Lisa MarcAurele

"I’m Lisa, the home cook behind the food posts at Low Carb Yum. I love food and my biggest weakness has always been sweets. To satisfy my sweet tooth, I have been baking since I was a teenager. It wasn’t until my junior year in college when I moved into an off-campus apartment that I began to experiment with real cooking. Working full time as an engineer can be very demanding and having kids at home doesn’t make it any easier. This is why I tend to favor quick and easy recipes.

I turned to low carb eating in 2001, shortly after having my thyroid irradiated for Graves disease. Prior to the treatment, I was used to eating anything I wanted since my metabolism was unusually high with an overactive thyroid gland. The radioactive iodine treatment caused my thyroid to become inactive and as a result, I gained 15 pounds in just a few weeks because I did not change my eating habits. Desperate to get back to my normal weight, I went on a restricted carb diet and quickly lost the extra weight. I continued watching my carb intake and my weight remained stable.

I started this blog in July 2010 as a way to save low carb recipes and share my low carb diet recipes with others. I had drifted away from low carb eating during a stressful period at work from 2007-2010 and gained about twenty pounds. Recording what I was eating and how it affected my weight loss goals in the blog during the first year provided a lot of motivation for me stay on track. Between low carbing and jogging several times a week, I ended up losing over twenty-five pounds in 7 months to a weight I had not seen in over fifteen years."