Simple Steps to Help Cut Carbs in Your Diet

If you are thinking of beginning a low carb diet, you may feel intimated by the idea of such a big change. In some cases, the complete overhaul of your diet can be so scary that you never begin in the first place. There are a few simple steps you can take before going all-in on a low carb diet that can make the entire process a much smoother transition for you. Read below to learn all about these simple steps:

Eat more veggies. Of course, you don’t want to increase your intake of high-carb vegetables such as potatoes, but there are many different types of vegetables that can be added into your diet to take the place of the foods you will have to remove when you begin your low carb diet. By increasing vegetable intake before beginning your diet, you can begin to explore and find great-tasting options that will make the transition in your diet much easier.

Increase protein intake. Since low carb diets typically include a lot of protein, if you increase your intake of this type of food over time, the decrease of carbohydrates in your diet will be less noticeable when you make the switch. Discovering new types of foods and new ways to make them can help, as you won’t feel as though you are missing out on great foods when you make the switch to a full low carb diet.

Taste-test low carb food options. If you have a high-carb weakness, such as tortillas, breaded foods, or any other type of food, begin exploring low carb options before beginning your diet. There are many different types of low carb products available on the market, but you may not like all of them. If you wait until you begin your low carb diet to buy a food and you hate it, you may be tempted to sway from your new diet plan. By knowing in advance what types of low carb breads, tortillas, etc. you enjoy, however, you can make the transition to a low carb diet without feeling like you are missing out on great foods.

By taking these small steps before beginning your low carb diet, you will be able to make the switch without trepidation or hesitation and ultimately achieve success.

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Living Without Bread – Tips for the Low Carb Dieter

Bread is a big part of our lives. It may not be something that ever really crosses a person’s mind until they begin a low carb diet. Then, suddenly, it becomes very apparent how often bread is included in meals. For some, bread accompanies every large dinner as a side. For others, rolls or biscuits are included. There are sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs, and many other meals that feature bread of some sort as a big part of the meal. That’s why, when you first begin low carb dieting, you may really miss it. Read on for a few simple tips that can help you adjust to your new bread-less world. 

Substitutions may taste different that traditional bread, but are often better than no bread at all. Any time you make a change in your diet, such as eliminating carbs, there will be some different flavors involved that will take some adjustment. There are a wide variety of low carb breads available on the market, both online and in your local physical grocery store, that can replace traditional bread. While these low carb versions will taste slightly different than your regular bread, there are so many varieties that you are sure to find one you like. Over time, you will adjust to the new flavor. In many cases, after eating low carb bread regularly, if you ever have traditional bread you won’t enjoy it as much as the bread you have become accustomed to.

Compensation for missing bread with other foods is often a great way to keep yourself from craving the bread you are missing from your diet. There are a variety of ways this can be done, but if you compensate for the missing bread with another food, it is important to be sure it is of a low carb variety. There are many recipes available that use a different food item in the place of bread for sandwiches or items that would otherwise use a crust or tortilla. You can also come up with your own ideas and test them out to find a great way to compensate for the missing bread in your low carb diet. This is also true for other versions of bread, such as croutons, in which you can substitute a variety of different types of low carb foods.

Elimination of bread from your entire diet may be extremely difficult at first, but it will get easier over time. For some people this is the best option, as having other low carb versions of bread don’t taste the same to them or are more costly than traditional bread. It can also be a good idea to eliminate bread completely in the beginning, while compensating for the lack of bread with other foods, and later introducing low carb varieties of breads.

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