7 Secrets to Sticking to Your Low Carb DietWritten by Sylvie Charrier
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Buy A Cookbook
Got low carb blahs? Can't think of anything low carb to make? Want to quit your diet because it's so boring? Buy a cookbook! There are countless great low carb cookbooks on market today. Beyond that, you can transform just about any recipe into a low carb version. Don't give up because you're bored, buy a cookbook and open up page after page of possibility.
A Loaf of Cabbage and Slice of Lettuce?
Where do those carbs like to hide? That's right—in bread! But, without bread, how do you keep your burgers bunched, your salami slammed, or your cheese closed? By wrapping it in a leaf of cabbage or lettuce, of course! Not only will it hold your sandwiches together, it gives a great crunch to every bite!
Send It Back
Many low carb dieters fall off bandwagon when eating out. Feeling that it would be impolite to refuse, they let complimentary bread and chips fill baskets, sneak in a side potato with main dish, and nibble on dessert "just this one time." Stand up for yourself when you eat out—don't let servers fill your plate or table with anything that might tempt you. Ask politely that they remove any breads or chips. Don't be embarrassed—this is your life and their jobs, which is more important to you?
Maintaining a healthy, exciting low carb diet is not only possible, it's important. Believe in yourself and your health and you'll have no problem keeping on down low.
Sylvie Charrier is the author of the revolutionary new book "Living La Vida Low Carb: The Vegetarian Way". As a busy work-at-home mom, she discovered simple ways to get more results from her low carb diet. She shares her recipe makeovers and health tips on her website http://www.VegetarianLowCarb.com/7-Secrets.html
6 Great Ways to Enjoy Your Low Carb DietWritten by Sylvie Charrier
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4.Make It Green and Leafy
Make boring a thing of past as you fill your repast with green leafy salads topped with all kinds of low carb treats! Turn your side salad into main dish by adding any of following in real or veggie versions: chicken, crab meat, shrimp, tuna, or turkey. Color your garden delights with any kind of cheese and top with perfect crunch of non-starchy vegetables, including alfalfa sprouts, chives, mushrooms, radishes, and snow peas.
5.Have a Snack Attack
When idea of having a steak for dinner just isn't enough to get you through afternoon, it's time you had a snack attack. Fill up on low carb snacks to give your tummy something to smile about. For something nutty, try small portions of macadamia nuts, peanuts, sunflower seeds, or walnuts. For something cheesy, there's nothing more fun than playing with (and eating) string cheese. Or, for ultimate treat, make a super smoothie. Make a smoothie by mixing your favorite low carb protein powder in water, or soy milk with your favorite berries and a pinch of Splenda®.
6.Low Carb Doesn't Mean No Carb
When nothing else is helping you get over your low carb blues, remember this: Low carb doesn't mean no carb. Your job is to rid your diet of refined and processed carbohydrates and replace them with good stuff: whole grains, vegetables, nuts, and fruits high in nutrients and fiber. When you realize that you don't have to go carb-free to let go of pounds, you'll stop waiting and begin enjoying all foods that are available to you on your low carb diet!
Sylvie Charrier is the author of the revolutionary new book "Living La Vida Low Carb: The Vegetarian Way". As a busy work-at-home mom, she discovered simple ways to get more results from her low carb diet. She shares her recipe makeovers and health tips on her website http://www.VegetarianLowCarb.com/Enjoy-Your-Low-Carb-Diet.html