Our Journey


Jo – To me, being low-carb/keto is not a diet or a fad. It is a lifestyle that me and my family have adapted.  When I was pregnant with my daughter, I found out I had gestational diabetes and my whole world changed.  Suddenly, all my favorite Asian dishes that included rice and noodles were forbidden and for the health of my unborn baby, I had to completely change the way I ate. For a foodie like myself, that was really difficult and challenging.

Thankfully, after I had my daughter, my sugar levels went back to normal, however, I was told that I had a fifty percent chance of developing diabetes within the next ten years so I am on this journey to beat the odds.  Through extensive research, I believe that adopting a low-carb lifestyle is the key to being a healthy individual for my family as well as myself and I want to share this journey through our Asian inspired recipes with the rest of you.

Mark – My journey to low carbing and LCA developed very organically.  As my wife mentioned, she was diagnosed with gestational diabetes with our first daughter, so I just adjusted my cooking to become more ‘low carb’ (no keto when pregnant).  However, after doing more research on keto, I realized the many benefits of the keto lifestyle and gradually transitioned over to going fully low-carb/keto.

Couple of years went by and life threw a curve ball at me, resulting in the departure of my 12 year career.  I took a short break and then resumed the dreaded ‘corporate’ interview process.  During that time, the one question that always came up was ‘why do you want to work here?’, with my canned response being ‘I would like to do something I am passionate about’.  So one night as my wife was mock interviewing me, I responded with my canned response.  Expecting the next question from her, she instead paused and said, ‘you know, you like to cook, you’re good on the computer and you like to take pictures, why don’t we start a low-carb/keto website’.  That was the exact moment I realized what my true passion was!  Creating recipes and food experiences, taking photographs and hopefully, inspiring someone to explore the low-carb/keto life!

Thank you so much for visiting and we hope you will be able to join us on this journey here at LCA!!

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