Founded in 2015, LowCarbUSA® is an organization focused on dietary education and support by hosting scientific conferences, providing online coaching, a comprehensive library of scientific papers supporting the way of eating and a world wide database of ‘Low Carb Friendly’ healthcare providers and nutritionists. Learn more about Low Carb USA staff here and then navigate the rest of the website to learn everything you need to know about this Low Carb Lifestyle.
Doug Reynolds, Founder and CEO
By my early 30’s, I had run almost a hundred marathons and ultras and could eat pretty much anything I liked. As I approached 40, however, I noticed I was putting on a little weight each year and, no matter how hard I trained, I was not able to get the weight off again. In the end I was constantly injured and hating running, and life itself.
When I was first introduced to the concept of the Ketogenic / Banting lifestyle, I could not believe that an athlete could function without carbohydrates. However, I am an engineer at heart and I started reading all the research and I found it made total sense. It explained all the issues I was having, including the things I struggled with back when I was running well.
So I decided to give it a go. I had learned about the ‘Keto-Flu’ during my research so I was expecting that towards the end of the first week. The adaptation seemed to last about 10 days and after that the results were spectacular. My weight started coming down and running became easier and more enjoyable each day.
I am back down to the weight I was when I was 30, my recovery after training is better than it has ever been, my sore knees and other aches and pains have cleared up and I am no longer experiencing any respiratory issues.
I am now committed to helping to reverse the current consensus on diet here in the US and around the world. The consequences of the governmental dietary policies introduced in 1977 have been catastrophic and it’s time we all took a stand!
Pam Devine, Co-Founder and Operations Manager
I turned 47 last Fall, and am super excited that I’ve found something that works to help me lose the weight that I’ve put on since turning 40 which, no matter what I did, I couldn’t lose. I seemed to work out more than many of the people I encountered during my work day and was getting super frustrated with my failure to keep it under control. I’ve also found peace of mind, feeling totally satiated and more focused than I’ve ever been!
I have a passion for helping people and have over 40 years’ experience in service-based environments including customer, employee, or marketing team support in either a healthcare diagnostic setting, hospital, doctors’ office, retail, and the corporate arena. I always find pleasure in making an experience easier, and more worthwhile.
I also have extensive experience with hosting events and overseeing the day to day operations of a large organization. Now I’ll be doing it for something I’m really passionate about too!
With our commitment to put on events to share all the latest research with our growing community and with our coaching program we will be able to ‘Turn Consensus On It’s Head!! Won’t you join us and help make strides, one meal at a time, towards halting the catastrophic rise in obesity, type 2 diabetes, and other chronic diseases that we’ve seen since 1977.
Chris S. Cornell, Marketing Manager
Chris S. Cornell weighed 278 pounds at age 51, when he realized he had to take action to improve his health. After reading “Why We Get Fat” by Gary Taubes, he started to understand the benefits of a low-carb diet, and he got down to a ‘normal’ weight for the first time in his adult life. Now 55, Cornell has maintained a 90-pound weight loss for the past year-and-a-half.
Cornell is a writer, photographer, and journalist, who lifts weights and runs. He is also a cancer survivor, and he posts frequently on Twitter (@BiggestComeback) with the goal of helping others improve their health and fitness.
Cornell is VP of Digital Marketing at WOW Production Services. He has successfully managed public relations, social media, and digital marketing activities for a wide range of clients, including films, advocacy organizations, medical practices and hospitals, non-profits, governmental agencies, restaurants & hotels. He particularly enjoys helping spread the word about low carb because of his first-hand knowledge of how it can help reverse obesity and improve health. He recognized early on that quality content and relationships are the fuel that drive social media success. A former journalist and professional photographer, he knows how to find the ‘story’ that will connect a business or organization to its true fans.
Jess Dudley: Contributing Blog Author
Jess Dudley began her lowcarb journey in 2014 for the 3rd time. Keeping the weight off has always been her struggle. This time she got involved with community early on and it’s been the game changer. She likes to say, “It’s not the weight loss I like to talk about, it’s what I did with the success! That’s the bigger story.” She is the founder of “Find Your Food a collective of people helping each other through small groups. Jess has been involved with over 150 small group meetings in the last 2 years. An active speaker at her gym, local hospital and small businesses Jess communicates hope and help that comes from the community story she carries. Find Your Food hosts Online support groups, Small groups, Retreats and workshops. As an active blogger, Jess candidly shares the things she’s learned on the journey at Find Your Food.org. “Blogging helps me share the story, the struggles and the hope I carry. If people know there is hope, they’ll reach out again for help! It’s up to those of us with lowcarb success to simply share our stories and spread that hope! Community and forums are a great place to make that happen!” “I’m really looking forward to linking arms with Doug and Pam as they seek to create more community opportunity. This will be a game changer!” ⋅
Kristie Sullivan: Contributing Blog Author
Kristie Sullivan began her low carb journey in 2013 after a lifetime struggle with obesity. Because of her personal success, she began helping others learn how make a low carb diet a delicious lifestyle. She established a YouTube channel, Cooking Keto with Kristie, and published a collection of easy, everyday low carb recipes called, Journey to Health: A Journey Worth Taking. Kristie focuses on a clean eating approach to a very low carbohydrate diet. She also has a Facebook page called Simply Keto and a closed Facebook group, called “Low Carb Journey to Health (Cooking Keto with Kristie)”. Kristie is also part of the Diet Doctor team and writes weekly blog posts about making low carb high fat a long-term lifestyle.
Kristie lives in the beautiful Sandhills region of North Carolina with her family. She holds a Ph.D. in Educational Research and Policy Analysis from North Carolina State University and works in higher education assessment, evaluation, research, and accreditation.