Any time you begin a new lifestyle, particularly when it is related to something that is such a big part of your daily life such as food, it is important to be prepared in advance if you hope to achieve success over the long term.
Below are simple tips to help you get started in low carb dieting, so you will be able to stick with your new healthy habits and achieve your healthy goals:
Incorporate a variety of foods – If you stick with just a few foods, you are likely to get bored quickly.
If you are bored with your dietary options, you are less likely to stick with your low carb diet over the long term.
Instead, explore a variety of different types of foods, including recipes as well as low carb breads and other types of foods.
By learning about, trying, and incorporating a wide variety of foods into your low carb diet, you will be less likely to get bored with foods and ultimately stick with your healthy eating plan for much longer.
Think of your healthy diet differently – It is easy to call your new eating habits a “diet,” but this gives an overall negative quality.
Instead, look at your new eating habits as a new experience. An exercise in exerting willpower and testing yourself.
Not only will you ultimately feel better physically, but you will be able to take pride in the accomplishment.
Don’t forget to substitute – It may be easy to cut out the carbs on a daily basis, but what about special events? When you attend a meal and you want to eat a hot dog or a hamburger (with the bread)?
Stocking up on substitutions you love is the only way to combat those occasions in which you simply cannot resist the bread, pasta or other high-carb fave.
There are many different types of substitutions out there, so don’t get discouraged if the first brand/type you try doesn’t appeal to you.
Many different types of low carb, sugar free substitutions taste very similar to the originals.
Are you ready to begin your low carb diet?
Be sure to check out our wide selection of low carb foods at Linda’s Diet Delites! We have breads, mixes, snacks, noodles, and much more to help you stick to your new healthy plan!