5 Practical Tips For Anyone Who Wants To Eat Less Carbs in 2020
5 Practical Tips For Anyone Who Wants To Go Low Carb in 2020
Whether you want to eat less carbs for weight loss, increased energy, hormone balance, or totally different reasons, it can often feel overwhelming and a little daunting to begin with.
It’s tough to know exactly how to start cutting down on your carb intake. Thinking about routines, recipes, eating out, and nutrition will help you feel at ease as you start making changes to the way you feed yourself. Let’s get started!
1. START CUTTING DOWN ON YOUR CARB INTAKE, IN A WAY THAT FEELS MANAGEABLE AND DOABLE.
When I first wanted to eat less carbs, I began with choosing one day to have just 1 starch for the day. It was easy enough (just one day out of seven) and I started finding simple low carb high fat meals I could make after work. Next, I tried 1 starch a day during the weekdays. Eventually, I went completely low carb high fat and never looked back.
The idea of still having my one starch a day really is realistic for me, as I’m able to choose what I LOVE. But don’t beat yourself up if it takes you while, or you eat more than one starch a day. Most important, how do you feel when eating low carb high fat?
This quick WTF Mexican Crack recipe changed my life. It’s low carb + high fat, easy to make, and freaken yummy! Having a meal you can whip up after a long day is a real game-changer, and will save you from reverting back to your old go-to (fried chicken tenders and french fries).
Simply going low carb is not good enough, otherwise you will beocome “hangry” among other things. Fats increase satiety, energy, aids in weight loss, long-term maintenance, and hormone balance. The servings you’ll need per meal is definitely individualized based upon height, nutrition goals, activity level, and health condition(s).
4. Buy less processed foods when grocery shopping.
It sounds so simple, but the first few low carb grocery trips can just feel weird. All of a sudden you’re limiting an entire section of the supermarket and it’s easy to feel like you’re forgetting something important as you check out. Buying less highly processed foods mean you’ll eat less sugar. So go ahead and cross a few things of your regular shopping list and replace them with more vegetables, healthy fats, meat, dairy, and fruit!
5. Choose a low carb food staple you love (think a non-starch veggie like cauliflower, cabbage, spinach) and master cooking it.
I’ll never master cauliflower rice (I’ve just resorted to buying it pre-packaged). However, I can make cabbage taste freaken amazeballs, whether it’s stir fried, roasted, or sautéed. Once you start eating less starches you notice that the same ingredients appear on restaurant menus and recipe lists all the time. So, pick a favorite and experiment with replacing it for a carb.