Welcome to ‘LowCarbTogether’ a website designed to help you on your journey to wellness through low-carb eating. We are Katie and Giancarlo Caldesi – chefs, restaurateurs, authors and teachers.
Through reversing Giancarlo’s type 2 diabetes we have become pioneers of low-carb living and here we share our experience along with resources, recipes, science and suggestions plus a lot more besides.
Have a look at our unique CarbScale in our Why Low Carb section which will help you understand the amount of carbs you should be consuming in a day.
You will also find more on Giancarlo’s story which I am sure will ring true with many of you.
Have a look at our recipe section which we are adding to all the time. You will see the carb counts at the bottom of each one so you can be sure you know you don’t exceed your daily amounts.
Finally always check with your medical practitioner before starting a new diet, particularly if you are on medication.
WHY LOW CARB?
Check here for information we have collated from the experts who helped us on our journey to low-carb eating, Dr David Unwin (the low-carb GP) and nutritionist Jenny Phillips as well as other sources from across the globe.
Dr Unwin has worked with us across Giancarlo's journey into remission from type 2 diabetes and has written the forward to both our current low-carb cookbooks. He has also worked with us with the many articles and recipe features we have produced for The Daily Mail which can be found on their on-line site.
Click below for a wealth of information from our contributors plus handy charts that explain the science and logic behind the diet.
Sweets And Treats On A Low-Carb Lifestyle!
Caldesi Kitchen, Gerrards Cross, Bucks
You don’t have to miss out on sweet treats if you’re trying to cut out the sugar. On this cookery course Katie will show you some of her favourite sweet snacks and desserts using brand-new recipes as well as some of her favourites from her Amazon bestselling low-carb cookbooks, proving that while keeping to a low-carb or keto diet it is possible to enjoy a treat or a small “petite pudding” as she calls them. Everything is gluten-free too.
26 Oct 2020
Giancarlo's Low-carb Lifestyle
Join Giancarlo Caldesi on a recipe rich, hands-on cookery course.
Packed with information on how to finally nail weight-loss and in conjunction with the Caldesi’s latest cookbook ‘The diabetes weight loss cookbook’ this course will explore the many health benefits of a low-carb diet.
04 Nov 2020
Low-Carb And Gluten-Free Carb Swaps – Zoom Cookalong
On-line Zoom Course
Cook at the same time as low-carb expert Katie in the comfort of your kitchen and learn some great tried and tested recipes that prove that low-carb cooking can deliver delicious alternatives to traditional sugar or starch-based foods. Learn these quick (3 of them take just 5 minutes each) and easy ways to use vegetables instead of bread and pasta. The spinach sheets, bread and stuffed cabbage can be kept for a few days in the fridge or frozen so set yourself up for the week ahead.
15 Nov 2020
Have you got any questions for Katie? Just click through to her ‘Reverse Your Diabetes’ Facebook page and leave a comment on any post and she’ll do her best to answer. PS:- She can’t help with medical questions and will reply within the week.
Something was seriously wrong with Giancarlo Caldesi. The successful, energetic, larger than life character was listless, overweight and depressed. He had excruciating pain in his joints and everything was an effort. Find out how Giancarlo found better health through a low-carb lifestyle…
Our LowCarbTogether Nutritionist
Jenny is a science-based Nutritional Therapist with degree level qualifications in Chemistry and Nutritional Medicine. She is author of Eat to Outsmart Cancer, has co-written the two diabetes & weight loss books with the Caldesis and Dr David Unwin, and is contributing author for Kick Sugar with dentist James Goolnik.
Jenny is also a yoga teacher and offers retreats and workshops, encouraging people to invest time in themselves to future proof their health by eating better, moving more and enjoying time with likeminded people.
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Low-Carb in the Press
See articles about Katie and Giancarlo’s low-carb lifestyle here.
The Diabetes Weight-loss Cookbook
The Amazon best selling cookery book that was born from Katie and Giancarlo Caldesi’s adoption of a low-carb lifestyle after finding that Giancarlo was suffering from type 2 diabetes. It’s packed full of science and helpful hints plus loads of great low-carb recipes to help you lose weight and reduce your blood sugar levels.
The Reverse your Diabetes Cookbook
Following on from the success of their bestselling book ‘The Diabetes Weight-loss Cookbook’ Katie and Giancarlo Caldesi are back to guide you through how to reverse the progress of type 2 diabetes, lose weight and bring your blood sugar levels down to a normal level.
While famous for their authentic Italian food and drink our restaurants are unique in offering many low-carb alternatives on their menus. Check out our restaurants and menus here:-
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The information in this website is only part of how any particular person may decide which diet or indeed lifestyle is best for them. If you are on prescribed medication or suffer from a significant medical condition we strongly advise you to consult your own doctor before making changes. For example improvements in lifestyle and weight loss may also significantly improve your blood pressure or diabetes control requiring a reduction in medication.
The science part of this website is written from the viewpoint of people with type 2 diabetes or those wishing to lose weight. The recipes may also be suitable for people with type 1 diabetes provided of course that you consult your doctor as advised above.