7 Secrets to Sticking to Your Low Carb DietWritten by Sylvie Charrier
You've read books, you've watched infomercials, and you've tried your best, but you just can't seem to make low carb diet thing work for you. Either you forget what you can't eat and blow your carb allotment or you remember and just can't find self-discipline to say no. And, now your weight loss turned into weight gain and—while you were once optimistic—you're now dejected and feel like a low carb flunky. If this sounds familiar, don't despair: We have 7 Tips to keep carbs on plate and weight off your hips.
Write It Down
Every day write down what you ate and make a note of what worked, what tasted good, what didn't work, and how you felt about your diet that day. Most importantly, write down at least 3 things every day that celebrate choice you've made to go low carb. Attitude is everything!
Bumps in Road: Plan Ahead
Plan out food in your day before it happens. Know where you'll be and if you need to pack ahead. There's nothing worse than ending up unprepared in a high carb zone!
Don't Waste Time Taking Back Your Waistline
If you start slipping in land of high carbs, draw line at your waistline and just say no to high carb foods. Waiting until next Monday or full moon or you find a lucky penny are not good excuses. Start taking back control of your carbs immediately.
Just Because It Says "Low Carb" Doesn't Mean You Can Eat 12
Just because something is low carb doesn't mean that it should be a free-for-all. Be sure to check on cholesterol, saturated fats, sugars, and calories before you start gorging on any low carb treat. Moderation is always key!
6 Great Ways to Enjoy Your Low Carb DietWritten by Sylvie Charrier
If there is one low carb diet complaint that we hear over and over again, it's that a low carb diet is so boring. Sure, they don't always use those words, but that's what they mean when they say "there's not enough variety," or "it gets so monotonous," or "there's nothing to eat." Luckily for you, these carb complainers are wrong. No one ever said that low carb dieting had to be boring. In fact, low carb dieting is not about restriction, but about enjoying really delicious, really diverse foods.
There are many ways to begin enjoying your low carb diet today! Here are 6 simple ways you can turn your low carb diet into a high taste adventure!
1.Mix It Up
Start thinking outside "I can't eat anything" box and start seeing all things you can eat on a low carb diet. You'd be surprised how many foods open up before your eyes when you stop focusing on what you can't eat and being looking around at what you can.
If you do nothing else to break your low carb blahs than fill your cupboards with assorted spices and seasonings, you'll still be thankful. Dress up your low carb foods with fresh herbs and tangy marinades. Add zip and zest with flavorful dressings and mouth-watering marinades. Jazz up your menu with lip-smacking low carb syrups and spicy sauces. The key is taking bland and making it bold!
Dump notion that you have to eat meat every day and try a vegetarian dish a few days a week. Believe it or not, you don't have to be a vegetarian to eat like one. In fact, studies have shown that vegetarians who follow a well-balanced low-carb, low-fat, high-fiber diet often have a lower chance of coronary artery disease, hypertension, and obesity. If that's not enough convincing, try any of many meat substitutes in your local store. Whether you're looking for fish, chicken, steak, or sausages, you'll find that meatless version of each often has same consistency and taste as original. The beauty of it, of course, is these meat-free dishes are often dramatically lower in fat and calories than meats they replace. In most cases, protein count is higher, and net carbs are very low too!