Beginners Reference For Reducing Carbohydrate Intake

The low carb diet is one of the most trusted ways of reducing excess weight. It simply involves eating less carbohydrates and healthier fats. Starches and sugars are a big no-no when it comes to the low carb lifestyle as well. The basics are as follows:

Foods to Eat:

• White meats

• Fish

• vegetables

• Natural fats, like butter

Foods to Avoid:

• Sugar

• Breads

• Pasta

• Beans

• Rice

• Potatoes

Looking at the list of basic do’s and do-not’s of eating the low carb way can look very bland and dull. But, with all of the research over the years and people that have come up with many new recipes, there is no better time than to get serious about that low carb diet plan. The fact is when we avoid sugars and starches in our diet, the levels of insulin in the body drop. This is important to know since insulin is the component of the body that stores fat. This in time will make you crave those foods less and less.

If you are a diabetic eating less carbohydrates can cause low blood sugar or (Hypoglycemia) to develop. Discuss any diet changes with your doctor so you can both determine the correct insulin levels for your new diet routine. Safety first here.

You can enjoy the same meats that you always have. Organically farmed is best here, if you’re able. Fish and shellfish of all kind are fine as well. If you’re an egg lover, then you’re in the clear as well, scrambled, fried, however you like them. Natural fats from butter and cream can help you get natural fats and help you feel more satisfied after a meal as well. Cheese and dairy are fine too. Do your best to include some berries and nuts in the routine as well.

On the flip-side of things, you need to avoid sugars, processed especially. Cereals, juices, fruits, beer, and margarine are all red flag foods and drinks. Soda is a big no-no here. Just don’t. Fruits are okay in small amounts, but eat them at your own discretion. Beer, sadly has a ton of rapidly absorbing carbs. Also bread, potatoes, beans and lentils will do your waistline no good here.

Here’s to your health!

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