Low Carb Restaurant Review Door 222Hi folks, Siegfried here with another restaurant review. I am writing these reviews because people ask me frequently how do we stay low carb when we are eating out. It is actually getting easier these day because lots of restaurants are getting gluten free menus. Door 222 is one of those. Now I have been coming here since they were called Next Door and they are still the same great place. I go here for tapas quite often and do not even eat a main course. Tapas are basically appetizers. In Spanish culture you go from bar to bar and have tapas and drinks. They are small plates meant for sharing.
Price Door 222Door 222 has great food. You get what you pay for. They do have happy hour daily from 3pm to 530pm. They have a separate happy hour menu that has plenty to keep anyone happy. I like the fact that they go locally as much as possible for their food stuffs. That means it is fresh and supporting our local economy. On this trip I went with the stuffed Peppadew Peppers with Serrano Ham , Goat Cheese and Balsamic Reduction which was 9 dollars. You can see the picture above.
Concept Door 222Door 222 has a variety of foods. While you might be fooled into thinking because of the tapas that it is a Spanish restaurant, they actually serve a wide variety of food. Burgers, steaks, seafood, and pasta made with locally sourced food when available. Great drink menu as well as some of their own concoctions. I find the construction of the place really cool. They took some parts of old building and incorporated it into their place. The really old thick beams and doors make the place very interesting.
Execution Door 222We visited on a Sunday and arrived around 415pm. Where they sat us down there was only one other couple there in our row. By the time we left over an hour later the whole place was full. What is amazing is there was no slowing of service. Our waiter was excellent and we never felt rushed or hovered over. The other cool thing is because of the way Door 222 is designed it never got too loud. They definitely work like a good team. I ended up having the Seafood Cioppino that has shrimp, clams, calamari, herbs, white wine, and Tomato Broth. It was excellent. I was definitely able to keep this a low carb meal with lots of flavor.
Value Door 222If you are going for great food and interesting atmosphere this is the place for you. Nice central location on 4th Street downtown Loveland. They do have special events. I remember doing a beer dinner pairing several years ago that was excellent. So if you are visiting Loveland check out Door 222.
Biggest Loser Diet Weight Loss Program Review
Price of Biggest Loser DietWhat is something useless worth. You can do their 30 day online program for 40 dollars. You can also go to one of their resorts and spend a couple thousand dollars. I have put a video below which shows what happened to the contestants after the show. Over 90 percent gained all or more of their weight back. So is either price worth it to you ? Unfortunately the TV reality show gave them a lot of attention and that rocketed that companies sales to the detriment of peoples health. You can go to TrueNorth Health Center in California for less and come out much healthier. No , I am not affiliated with them, but I admire their program.
Concept of Biggest Loser DietThey swear by the calorie restriction and exercise to lose weight theme. Lets talk about exercise. In the show they had contestants exercising up to 5 hours a day. Is that sustainable ? Heavy exercise does boost your metabolism. It also makes you hungrier and you tend to eat more because of this. Calorie restriction will eventually slow down your metabolism which will reverse your gains unless you change your way of eating which this diet does not accomplish. Below is an example of a breakfast shake. Banana, low fat yogurt, honey, pineapple juice, and honey will jack your insulin level through the roof and is not conducive to weight loss. Yes, you would have to work out 5 hours a day if you eat like that all the time.
ExecutionYou have to give them credit for this because they execute their program like no one else. Great website, great service, and their resort are are a resort. Here is a link to some reviews of their resorts. They have a recipe section which is nice. I even found a couple recipes that I could use for my low carb high fat lifestyle .
ValueThey get a big fat zero here. Go to the resort if you want to go on vacation, not to lose weight. Like I have stated many times in the past you will lose weight on any weight loss program, but unless you change the basics of your diet it will all come back. US News ranks this diet tied for fifth. You can see that review here. My advice is don’t do it.
Vitamin B3 Niacin and Weight LossNiacin is not popular among drug companies.They prefer to sell you a prescription drug to control your cholesterol instead of you going to a store and buying a cheap over the counter vitamin. Niacin was discovered when scientists were looking for the cure for pellagra.
What is Vitamin B3 NiacinB vitamins are water soluble which means they can dissolve in water. They are not stored in tissues like fat-soluble vitamins. Instead, excess water-soluble vitamins are filtered out through our kidneys and we excrete them in our urine. So how does niacin work and how does it benefit us? As with all B vitamins, it helps turn food into energy and keeps our hair, skin, eyes, nervous system and digestive system healthy. Significantly, Niacin can also help reduce bad cholesterol (LDL), as well as triglycerides and increase good cholesterol (HDL) in our bodies. HDL helps get LDL out of our blood stream. Niacin appears to help decrease plaque in veins and arteries. This can lead to a reduction in cardiac disease. There is ongoing research to see if niacin can help with diabetes type 1, Alzheimer’s, cataracts and osteoarthritis. The doses being studied are higher than the daily recommended amounts.
Where do we get Vitamin B3You can find Vitamin B3 in meats, fish, eggs, and greens. They now fortify breads with this Vitamin but I do not recommend that source if you want to live healthy. Levels of vitamin B3 that are found in food are good for our general health. Unfortunately, those doses are too small to impact your cholesterol. If you want to impact your HDL and LDL you should take dosages in conjunction with consultation with your primary care provider. The recommended daily intake for Niacin is as follows: Max daily for anyone should not exceed 35 mg Women: 14 mg daily Men: 16 mg daily
Side Effects of Vitamin B3B vitamins all work together so it is best to take them in a multivitamin. People with digestive issues or older people may find it useful to get an IV infusion of vitamins. Niacin can have some side effects. The worst ones are upset stomach, diarrhea and flushing. The flushing is harmless and will pass. If you take and aspirin before taking the niacin this will stop the flushing. You need to make sure you do not have an underlying diabetes because niacin can make it surface. Always consult your doctor or nurse practitioner before taking vitamin B3 or any other supplements. If you are interested in having vitamin evaluation please give the Loveland Medical Clinic a call at 970-541-0903. The Loveland Medical Clinic does weight management and runs a program that is partially based on the ketogenic diet. If you are interested in losing weight check out our programs HERE.
Broccoli Egg Ham Muffin Snack or LunchThis is an easy snack to create and store for future lunches. I like to eat each muffin with a serving of guacamole in order to get the fat content up there. I use a full cup of Wholly Guacamole with each muffin. This adds 80 calories of fat. It is delicious as well. I used to make twice this amount but since I only eat once a day now it was going bad. So adjust the amount to your desire.
- 3 eggs
- third cup of cooked diced ham(or substitute bacon)
- 1 cup (175 g) broccoli
- half cup (60 g) shredded cheese
- half tsp salt and pepper
- Preheat oven to 375°F/190°C and coat 6 muffin forms with olive oil.
- Steam broccoli and chop into small pieces.
- Whisk eggs together.
- Add broccoli, cheese, ham, salt and pepper and whisk some more.
- Pour batter into muffin forms and bake for 12–15 min.