7 Secrets to Sticking to Your Low Carb Diet

Written by Sylvie Charrier

You've readrepparttar books, you've watchedrepparttar 131292 infomercials, and you've tried your best, but you just can't seem to makerepparttar 131293 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 findrepparttar 131294 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 keeprepparttar 131295 carbs onrepparttar 131296 plate andrepparttar 131297 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 celebraterepparttar 131298 choice you've made to go low carb. Attitude is everything!

Bumps inrepparttar 131299 Road: Plan Ahead

Plan outrepparttar 131300 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 inrepparttar 131301 land of high carbs, drawrepparttar 131302 line at your waistline and just say no to high carb foods. Waiting until next Monday orrepparttar 131303 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 alwaysrepparttar 131304 key!

6 Great Ways to Enjoy Your Low Carb Diet

Written 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 outsiderepparttar "I can't eat anything" box and start seeing allrepparttar 131290 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.

2.Get Spicy

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 takingrepparttar 131291 bland and making it bold!

3.Go Meatless

Dumprepparttar 131292 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 ofrepparttar 131293 many meat substitutes in your local store. Whether you're looking for fish, chicken, steak, or sausages, you'll find thatrepparttar 131294 meatless version of each often hasrepparttar 131295 same consistency and taste asrepparttar 131296 original. The beauty of it, of course, is these meat-free dishes are often dramatically lower in fat and calories thanrepparttar 131297 meats they replace. In most cases,repparttar 131298 protein count is higher, andrepparttar 131299 net carbs are very low too!

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