Top 3 Things To Avoid On A Low Carb Diet

Top 3 Things To Avoid On A Low Carb Diet

There are innumerable articles and websites out there that will tell you their own opinions about what to do, or not to do, on a low carb diet. I thought I would share some of my own personal opinions in the form of my top 3 things I avoid on my low carb life diet.

  1. Drinking your carbs and calories. These includes drinks such as juice, soda, smoothies, beer, wine, and any number of other calorie-dense, high-carb beverages. There are a couple of reasons I avoid these. For one, they don’t fill you up. You can drink juice and soda, and even smoothies, until your gut is busting, but they won’t keep you satiated for long. Instead of these drinks, I would recommend teas, water, and even diet sodas. I was a complete fiend for drinking a diet coke when I first started my low carb journey. I have since greatly moderated my intake to maybe one or two a week. However, during my intial 100 pound weight loss, I did drink diet soda. I do not think they are inherently bad, as you may have heard. I just think moderation is key. Recently, I have become a fiend for drinking some vanilla-chai tea that I brew from home. If you’re interested, it can be found at …
  2. Not eating enough. It is important to realize that when you are cutting carbohydrates out of your diet, you are also losing a lot of calories and energy that you once were supplying yourself with. When first beginning any sort of diet, it is important to take note of what your baseline metabolic rate is. With this information in mind, it is a good idea to incorporate non-carbohydrate foods for carbohydrates. I have seen it all too often (and had it happen enough times to myself). Once you get on a low carb diet, and you find yourself starving, that cheeseburger and french fries becomes completely irresistible. ¬†Which leads me to my next point …
  3. Sticking to your diet too strictly (setting yourself up for a fall later on). I love my sweets as much as any red blooded American. Probably even more so than some. Cheesecake, chocolate, pizza, burgers, french fries, you name it, I probably love it. It’s pretty much impossible to stay on a completely no-carb or low-carb diet indefinitely. Things come up. Parties, vacations, and even just having a night binge watching Netflix and and ordering Chinese food (you know you love it too), it’s important to give ourselves a break every now and again. The important thing is to make sure that your “cheat” meal, or even “cheat” day, does not continue into a “cheat” week. It can be hard to control that sweet tooth once it gets a taste. But believe me, it’s worth it to stay disciplined and not continue eating heavy carbs for a long period of time.

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