Dana Carpender started her writing career as a self-published author. In 1995, after months of creative low fat cooking featuring whole grains and other “ healthy ” carbohydrates, and despite five step aerobics classes per week, she found herself a size 20, and gaining! Worse, her blood pressure was rising, and she was left dragging by energy swings. Dropping carbs long before it was fashionable, Carpender lost 40 pounds with no hunger, achieved normal blood pressure and excellent blood lipids, and found herself with more energy in her forties than she ’ d had in her twentie.
Carpender lives in Indiana, Indiana with her daughter, two ogs, and a rabbi, all of whom eschew junk food. When she ’ s not cooking, writing, or reading the latest nutrition research, she power-walks, read mystery novels, and is an enthusiastic Toastmaster, taking the occasional trophy.