Lisa MarcAurele turned to the low carb way of eating in 2001, shortly after she was treated for Graves' disease, an autoimmune disorder where the thyroid gland becomes overactive. After the treatment caused her metabolism to slow down, she was forced to change her eating habits to keep from gaining weight quickly. In 2010, Lisa started a food blog so that she could share the low carb recipes she was creating at home. Low Carb Yum has become one of the most popular destinations for people on low carb, ketogenic diets, now with over 700 recipes. She lives in Hartford, Connecticut.