Eating high-fat food keeps you from feeling deprived. Cheese, heavy cream, sour cream, cream cheese, mayonnaise, butter and oil are all healthy parts of a low carb diet.
- Say Goodbye to Pasta, bread And Rice
To lose weight, most people have to stay under 20 grams of net carbs per day (net carbs is the number of grams of carbs minus grams of fibre, because fibre doesn’t send blood sugar spiking).
That rules out bread (two slices contain about 24grams of net carbs), rice (over 40 grams in a cup), and pasta (about 40 grams per cup). Once you hit your goal, you can slowly add in more carbs that don’t have a big impact on blood sugar.
- Be Picky About Vegetables
Starchy (carb-heavy) vegetables – most of the ones that grow underground, as well as corn – are off limits. But you can have up to four cups daily ofleafy greens such as lettuce and spinach. Limit broccoli, culiflower, green peppers, okra and brussels sprouts to two cups per day.
- Sy No To Hidden Sugars
Fruit, that legendary healthful food, is packed with sugar, aka carbohydrates. So are fruit juices. Other concentrated sources include soda, cakes and candy.
You may be able to keep diet sodas, light beer, dry wine and sugar free sweets on the menu and still lose weight.
- Eat As Much As You Want
When it comes to protein and fat, you don’t have to use portion control. Your hunger will go down automatically when you start eating this way – all you have to do is stop eating when you’re full.