The 2012 Low Carb Diet New Year’s Resolution

Whether you’ve tried a low carb diet before and fallen off of the wagon, or you’ve dieted before but never tried low carb, 2012 is the year to make a low carb New Year’s resolution. Here’s where to begin:

Every year, dieting and losing weight tops Americans’ list of New Year’s resolutions. The revelry of the holidays — and all of the fattening delicacies it brings with it — combined with the pitfalls of the typical low carb diet, usually leave people feeling and looking heavier this time of year. And yet, the New Year’s resolution diet quickly becomes a viscous circle — a revolving door weight loss and weight gain. By this time next year, you’ll most likely be the same weight or even heavier, and the only thing you’ll have to show for it is a few months of starving yourself.

Time to turn your New Year’s resolution into a diet revolution.

The “Diet Revolution” was the term coined by Dr. Atkins, the nutritionalist who first popularized the low carb diet back in the 1960s. He wrote several books about his Diet Revolution, and revealed that the big problem in Americans’ diets is not fat or calories, but rather carbs and sugar. He argued that modern man’s diet has shifted from a high-protein diet to a high-carbohydrate diet, and that our metabolisms are not capable of handling all of the extra carbs and sugar we consume. Thus, the only way to get back to a healthy weight is to switch from a modern high-carb diet to a more primal low carb diet.

I emphasize the term “primal,” because it has quickly become the new popular term in low carb dieting. Atkins himself never used that term, though he did talk about primitive man, and how their diet was healthier than the diet we currently engage in. Whether you’re looking to start a low carb or “primal” diet for your New Year’s Resolution, here are a few starting off tips: Continue reading The 2012 Low Carb Diet New Year’s Resolution

Low Carb Alternatives to Bread

As one of the mainstays of the western diet bread is often incorporated into at least one meal a day, and many people consume bread with breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Finding low carb alternatives to bread can be major hurdle for those on a low carb diet, but we’ve come up with some tips that you will find useful whether you are on the Atkins diet or just following a Low GI regime.

Lettuce Leaves

Believe it or not some sturdy iceburg or romaine lettuce leaves can hold most sandwich fillings and you can do away with burger buns if you really don’t want to go down a low carb alternative route.  Obviously you will need to let hot food cool down a bit if you attempt to eat it as hand-held food.

Egg Plant

Two slices of broiled egg plant make a delicious and healthy alternative to a regular sandwich, you can have a hot filling as well, try mozzerella, tomato & basil drizzled with olive oil for a truely Mediterranean lunch.

Tortilla Wraps

A standard white tortilla has a GI of 30 so is still much better for you than regular bread, however these wholemeal tortillas have only 3g of net carbs in each tortilla, so a delicious and healthy alternative to your lunchtime sandwich.

La Tortilla Factory Low Carb Wraps

Pita Bread

Compare the Gyclemic Index of a regular white pita of 57 to a baguette that’s 95 and you’ll immediately see the sense in switching, however these zero net carb pitas are just the thing if you’re following a stricter low carb diet.  Pita bread also makes a great alternative to pizza bases, just pile all your favorite low carb toppings on and you’re good to go.

Healthwise Bakery Zero Net Carb Pitas

Crisp Breads

Crisps Bread are great alternatives for both toast and sandwiches alike.  You can spread anything you want on them and they are excellent for snacks to keep you going between meals.   They are usually very high in fibre and these GG Scandinavian Crispsbreads have just 7g of carbohydrates per cracker.  They can even be used crushed up instead of breadcrumbs.
There are many low carb breads on the market and we at Linda’s Diet Delites have a fantastic range to choose from with different levels of net carbs and of course, different tastes and flavors.  This Healthwise Bakery loaf has just 2g net carbs per slice so your breakfast toast may not have to be a thing of the past.
Healthwise Bakery Rich & Hearty Multigrain Bread

Bagels

Again, thanks to the popularity of low carb diets there are now many types of low carb bagels available.  These ThinSlim Foods Low Carb Bagels have just 3g net carbs and 50 calories per bagel.

ThinSlim Foods Low Carb Bagels

Burger and Hot Dog Buns

If you really can’t face that family BBQ get together without your burgers being in a proper bread bun then consider our low carb burger buns and low carb hot dog buns. These Healthwise Bakery Zero Net Carb Burger Buns currently have 25% off.

Healthwise Bakery Zero Net Carb Burger Buns

Dixie Diner Low Carb Breadcrumbs

Dixie Diner Low Carb Breadcrumbs are now available in both plain and seasoned.

Dixie Diner Low Carb Bread Crumbs
Dixie Diner Low Carb Bread Crumbs

Check out all of our great low carb breadcrumbs at Linda’s Diet Delites!

Healthwise Bakery Low Carb Bread & Pita

Healthwise Bakery Zero Carb Bread in Rye flavor and the Healthwise Bakery Zero Carb Pitas are now back in stock! Take a look at our wide range of low carb bread at Linda’s Diet Delites!

Healthwise Bakery Low Carb Bagel and Low Carb Bread (Video)

New video on the Healthwise Bakery multigrain low carb bagel and Healthwise Bakery multigrain low carb bread.

Want to see the bread product page? Find it here: Healthwise Bakery Low Carb Bread

Want to see the bagel product page? Find it here: Healthwise Bakery Low Carb Bagel

Can’t see the video? Watch it directly on Youtube here: low carb bagels

Zero Net Carb Bagels & Zero Net Carb Bread

***Update to the below post.** Check it out here: zero net carb update Many people have been wondering what happened to the zero net carb bagels and zero net carb bread products we used to carry from Controlled Carb Gourmet. It turns out that although the products did have a following, the ingredients where too expensive and too scarce for the production to be possible so Controlled Carb Gourmet recently stopped producing all their zero net carb products.Controlled Carb Gourmet still has some of the cinnamon flavored zero net carb bread, but there definitely isn’t anymore zero net carb plain bread, zero net carb hamburger buns, or zero net carb bagels.WHAT TO DO?!?!?!?!!Well, if you haven’t already tried them, I highly recommend the individual low carb bagels made by the same company. All the bagels are low in calories, low in carbs, and so tasty even our customers not focused on low carb enjoy eating them.Or, I would also recommend the Carb Krunchers Bagels and Carb Krunchers Bread. These bagels are a little larger and definitely heavier than the individual low carb bagels.

Nutrawise Low Carb Bread and Nutrawise Low Carb Bagels

Nutrawise Low Carb Bread and Nutrawise Low Carb Bagels have recently been added to our catalog. These delicious bread products are low in calories, low in carbs, and high in protein.

Be sure to check out our wide range of low carb breads, only at Linda’s Diet Delites!