Meal Planning for a Low Carb Diet

It seems like every home workout plan, nutrition guru, and dieting channel in social media sticks to one basic concept, meal planning. The reason this seems to be the common denominator is because meal planning is key for a low carb eating plan to work. If you are new to meal planning, here are a few things to know before implementing it into your routine for you and or your family.

Start With a Master Food List

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Drinking Water and Low Carb Diet Part 2

Today I’m going to continue ways to get more water into your life. You may be thinking, “Another post about water?” Yes. It’s that important.

When we left off last, I said to drink water before every meal, make your own infused or flavored water and to choose a cup you love. Next we want to limit other drinks you consume.

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Low Carb Vegetable Food List with Carb Counts

When eating a low carb diet, it can be difficult to learn which types of carbs you should be eating. They are not created equal. Proper selection of vegetables becomes extremely important if you are following a low carb lifestyle or trying to adapt to a ketogenic lifestyle. The ketogenic diet is one that is very low in carbs, generally 20 grams or less, and most of those are derived from non-starchy vegetables.

Why the fuss? Aren’t all veggies good for you? Yes, but not all of them will help you achieve your goals when carb restriction is important to you. Continue reading

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Drinking Water and Low Carb Diet Part 1

It’s summer and it’s hot. Everyone knows that water is an important part of taking good care of yourself. However, it is all too common to not drink enough water during the day, either because you don’t enjoy it, you don’t think you have the time, or you simply forget. Water is essential for your body to function properly.

When you get enough water during the day, it can help with:

  • Improving your skin, hair, and nails
  • Relieving headaches
  • Reducing muscle cramps
  • Helping to flush out your body
  • Improving weight loss efforts
  • Giving you more energy

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Calorie Counting and a Low Carb Diet

 

Should you count calories while eating a low carb diet for weight loss? This is a question many people ask and it has many different answers. When people think of calorie counting, they cringe.  While all of us wish we could eat whatever we want without gaining weight, for most of us, this is simply not how it works.

While there are some people who can eat what they want and not gain weight, most of us have to watch our diet closely and pay close attention to the food we consume. Counting calories is one way people have decided to take charge of their body and lead a healthier lifestyle. Along with counting calories, a low-carb diet is an excellent way to try to lose weight.  Continue reading

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