Here is another post to help you get on your way to starting a low carb diet. It’s not going to be easy, but once you start a low carb diet and stick with it for at least 30 days your body doesn’t crave those carbs as much. I know because I’ve been there. So here is how to start a low carb diet.
How to Start a Low Carb Diet:
1. Start by cutting out all the carbs you can and know of: breads, crackers, sugars.
Limiting your carb intake may prove to be difficult in the beginning, but it is easier and more efficient than trying to reduce your fat or caloric intake. If you continue to limit your carb intake, after a while you will find that your cravings will greatly reduce and stop. The addiction lessens as your low carb eating becomes easier and your lust for carbohydrate rich foods subsides.
2. Do not limit your fat intake along with carbs.
Simply limiting your calorie intake or limiting your fat consumption for a few weeks or months may result in temporary weight loss, however the weight can quickly return as old eating habits do too.
3. Eat foods high in protein.
One of the main reasons why a low carb diet allows you to achieve sustainable weight loss is because the fats and proteins you eat are two components for satiety. Eating protein foods doesn’t make you crave more protein foods. Once you have eaten your meal, you won’t be almost immediately craving for another one. You will feel full.
4. It has to be a life choice.
For my husband and I this is now our lifestyle. If you want to sustain your weight loss, your diet should also be something that you are prepared to continue with. If long-term weight loss is truly your goal, make a lifestyle choice to reduce the amount of carbs you eat every day. You will lose weight, feel better and improve your health considerably.
5. If you are ready to go hard core, cut all carbs, and all sugar.
When I was finally ready to hit this diet with all I had I gave up all sugar and all carbs for the entire month. It wasn’t easy, I had some not so desirable side effects but once I got through those 30 days everything had been working quite well for me. My diet satisfies me and I find plenty of options to stay on course.