Saturday, February 16, 2019

Low Carb San Diego 2019 Save the Date!!!! July 25-28, 2019

Low Carb USA is expanding all over the US.

My favorite event is, of course, San Diego!!!

Here's my list of top 10 reasons why I like to attend Low Carb USA San Diego

1. Lots of people, just like me, sharing our stories, resources and favorite foods. I learn so much and there is growing group of long term weight maintainers who will gladly answer any question attendees  might have. Is low carb sustainable? Of course it is.

Awesome volunteers Low Carb USA 2018

2. The speakers and famous podcasters hang out in the hallways and answer questions. For hours after their lectures. The speakers also pose for photos, sign books and are generally awesome. Last year, 3 documentaries were filming at Low Carb San Diego!!!!
Fat: The Documentary first day of filming!! Jill, Vinnie, and me

The awesome Georgia Ede, MD

Well hey, look how tall Shawn Baker, MD is!!! Awesome!

3. Location: Right in my back yard- downtown San Diego is about 3-40- minutes travel from my house by car or train. If you bring your family and they aren't as interested, send them to the zoo, on a harbor tour or to Coronado for the day. Or the museums in Balboa Park.
Scooter around downtown San Diego with the fam or your new Low Carb Friends

4. Ground Breaking standard of care protocols are being developed at the meetings and will offer people like me a choice between low fat WW points counting and Low Carb, higher fat. Had I been offered that as a child, I might not have tried to eat myself to death as an adult. Word!!!
Adele Hite MPH, RD and Gary Taubes kicking off the Standard of Care meeting

5. Many of the vendors are pretty great. SWAG!!! You can walk through the vendor show all 4 days for free and get swag and samples. Just saying...

6. There are continuing education units for many medical professionals. Not all, so check with your licensing body before you count your CEUS' before they hatch. :)

7. Connect with local Low Carb groups in cities near you. There are sign up sheets at the back of the room for OC, LA, and other cities where you can attend meat-ups near your home.
In LA, you can hang out with Ben Saur, in San Diego, meet him in the hallway

Create funny polls, follow new friends on social media..

Met podcaster and dentist Matthew Standish, DDS! 

8. Walk to great low carb restaurants in the area. Check with the volunteers at the front of the lecture hall and we will get you to your grub within your budget and food likings.

9. Take a break on the waterfront, play Pokemon, bring your camera and enjoy San Diego.

10.  Learn, keep up with the latest in low carb health benefits. Consider changing something up if its' not working. Share with your friends and family and coworkers.
Epic sights right across from the Low Carb Conference

See you there!! Volunteering 3 years, attending 4th year in a row. :) So happy.



  1. Why are all the great low carb events in California? I trust you when you say this is a good event, and I am certain that it doesn't revolve around eating as so many of these events do. We need good events that promote this way of eating and living with the science behind them and without an endless food fest! This is one i would consider attending. Thanks for sharing, Karen, and I hope you're doing well.

    1. Good news, Ali, the Low Carb Events are starting up all around- Low Carb Denver for the middle of the US. Dr Gerber and Dr. Taylor (NZ, I think) sponsors the Denver event, although there are very overlapping concepts and speakers.

      Guess what? The San Diego event is food focused somewhat. But I choose not to hang out at the fat bomb or cookie vendor. And I don't attend the dinners since the food has quite a bit of dairy. I just focus my time on the early part of the day and head home when the dinners start. I'm a morning person and eater anyway. Everyone seems to have a great time at the dinners, and that is cool. Lots of networking and additional time to schmooze with the speakers. Very valuable.

      The world, as it is now, is not designed for recovered food addicts, only for consumption, overeating. I forge ahead, carving out my own domain. And I make no apologies. Luckily the Low Carb USA groups and the NSNG groups accept me. And there are more, many more weight maintenance folks in these groups than I ever met in the WW crowd. Very good reasons for this. I know you know this. :) Onward!