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8 Best Low Carb Diet Tips

Updated on May 27, 2013

There are many things that a low carbohydrate diet will do for you. They are a great way to lose the pounds and increase your metabolism. Limiting carb intake can have you looking better, feeling better and producing more energy for you in a short amount of time. Here, are 8 tip that you can use to help you on your way to a better you!

1. Cravings:

When you are on any type of diet, there is going to be cravings. However, long you are on your diet the cravings that you will have will become a nuisance. The idea is to replace the cravings with another activity. If, you get a craving go for a walk, exercise, play with your kids, or simply read. Just remember do not continue to do the activity that you are used to doing while having those cravings. If, you get a craving for potato chips while watching TV. Stop watching TV and do something else. This will help focus your thoughts while the craving passes and allow you to have better will power to improve your diet.

2. Stock Up!

Before, you start your diet make sure you do your best to stock up on all the foods you will need beforehand. You want to eliminate any unnecessary trips to the grocery store any way that you can. Try to have enough dinners for at least 7 days and plan your meals accordingly.

3. Make a menu

One way to have a little fun on your new diet is in the creation of meals. Having the ability to be a little creative in your menu choices will provide you the opportunity to feel more fulfilled and lose weight. It will help you stick to your diet and not get bored with other choice.

4. Snacks

Snacks are the number one killer of diets. One Twinkie and all that high carb sugar come rushing back into your system. One way to do this is to have a constant source of snacks around. It is choosing the right kind of snacks to have with you that is the key. Also, ensure that you have the right kind of low carb snacks like fruit, nuts, cheese and snack items.

5. Have fast food to break the monotony

Usually staying away from fast food in a diet is the best idea. However, with so much advertising and stress on people’s time it is more likely that you will hit one up at least once a week. The key again is to choose the right kind of food. Many fast food restaurants now have a healthier menu that you can have and still stick with your diet. There are tacos, salads, and other items that you can easily eat without going over your carb limit.

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6. Experiment.

Do not get stuck in the thinking you are only limited to a certain type of food. There are many options out there for people who are watching their carb intake that they do not see. Many manufactures are releasing low card alternatives for people. Go through your grocery store and compare all the items on your list. If, you are not sure if you will like something then try do not be afraid to experiment with the different varieties of choices.

7. Favorite Low Carb Meal

We all have favorite meals. It is more than likely that your favorite meal comes in a low carbohydrate selection. It could be sausage, pancakes, cheese or even bacon. Yes! There is a low carb alternative with bacon.

8. Water:

One of the golden rules to dieting is making sure that you have enough liquids in your system. This means you need to drink plenty of water. It has several affects while we are dieting. One thing is to drink plenty of water. Drinking water will help you feel full and keep you properly hydrated while on your diet. It will speed metabolism and burn fat a lot quicker than without it. Remember to drink a glass an hour before you go to bed and when you first wake up in the morning. These are the most essential times to drink water because of the long intervals while we are asleep.


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    breakfastpop 5 years ago

    Love the advice.

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    Nancy Yager 5 years ago from Hamburg, New York

    I like the way you make it so easy for anyone to follow. Thanks for the great hub.

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    Karre Schaefer 5 years ago from Eskridge, Kansas

    Great practical tips. Good job and thanks. Karre.