Dana Carpender started her writing career as a self-published author. In 1995, after years 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 teens.

Carpender lives in Bloomington, Indiana with her husband, two dogs, and a cat, 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.

Books in order of publication:

How I Gave Up My Low-Fat Diet and Lost 40 Pounds..and How You Can Too: The Ultimate Guide to Low-Carbohydrate Dieting1999
500 Low-Carb Recipes: 500 Recipes, from Snacks to Dessert, That the Whole Family Will Love2002
15-Minute Low-Carb Recipes: Instant Recipes for Dinners, Desserts, and More!2003
200 Low-Carb Slow Cooker Recipes: Healthy Dinners That Are Ready When You Are!2004
500 More Low-Carb Recipes: 500 All-New Recipes from Around the World2004
The Low-Carb Barbecue Book2004
Dana Carpender’s Carb Gram Counter: Usable Carbs, Protein, and Calories–Plus Tips on Eating Low-Carb2004
Low-Carb Smoothies: More Than 50 Fabulous Recipes the Whole Family Will Love2005
Low-Carb Slow Cooker Classics: Healthy Dinners That Are Ready When You Are!. Dana Carpender2005
Dana Carpender’s Weight-Loss Tracker: A Daily Calorie, Carb, Protein, Fat, and Exercise Journal to Help You Lose Weight and Inches2005
Dana Carpender’s Every Calorie Counts Cookbook: 500 Great-Tasting, Sugar-Free, Low-Calorie Recipes that the Whole Family Will Love2006
Dana Carpender’s NEW Carb and Calorie Counter2009
1,001 Low-Carb Recipes: Hundreds of Delicious Recipes from Dinner to Dessert That Let You Live Your Low-Carb Lifestyle and Never Look Back2010
300 15-Minute Low-Carb Recipes: Hundreds of Delicious Meals That Let You Live Your Low-Carb Lifestyle and Never Look Back2011
500 Paleo Recipes: Hundreds of Delicious Recipes for Weight Loss and Super Health2012
The Best Recipes for Paleo Salads & Side Dishes2012
Fat Fast Cookbook: 50 Easy Recipes to Jump Start Your Low Carb Weight Loss2013
CarbSmart Grain-Free, Sugar-Free Living Cookbook: 50 Amazing Low-Carb & Gluten-Free Recipes For Your Healthy Ketogenic Lifestyle2014
Paleo/Primal in 5 Ingredients or Less: More Than 200 Sugar-Free, Grain-Free, Gluten-Free Recipe2015
The Low-Carb Diabetes Solution Cookbook: Prevent and Heal Type 2 Diabetes with 200 Ultra Low-Carb Recipes2016
Fat Fast Cookbook 2: 50 More Low-Carb High-Fat Recipes to Induce Deep Ketosis, Tame Your Appetite, Cause Crazy-Fast Weight Loss, Improve Sports Performance & Generally Improve Your Metabolism2016
200 Super Low-Carb Recipes: Delicious Recipes with 5 carbs or Fewer for Your Paleo, LCHF, or Ketogenic Diet2016
500 Ketogenic Recipes: Hundreds of Easy and Delicious Recipes for Losing Weight, Improving Your Health, and Staying in the Ketogenic Zone2017
Dana Carpender’s Keto Fat Gram Counter: The Quick-Reference Guide to Balancing Your Macros and Calories2019
The Keto For One Cookbook: 100 Delicious Make-Ahead, Make-Fast Meals for One (or Two) That Make Low-Carb Simple and Easy2019
The New 500 Low-Carb Recipes: 500 Updated Recipes for Doing Low-Carb Better and More Deliciously2019