Top Tips for Turning Your Low-Carb Diet into a Way of Life
When you start a low-carb diet, you want it to become a way of life so that you can reap the health benefits for the rest of your days – and many health benefits there are to be reaped! In order to do this, your diet needs to become a way of life. We have some top tips to help you.
Put Your Health First
After the threats posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, being healthy has never seemed more important to many of us in South Africa and around the world. Maintaining a healthy weight, managing any existing illnesses such as diabetes and generally improving your overall health and wellness matters greatly. Whether you are choosing to follow a low-carb diet to manage diabetes, lose weight or due to allergies, putting your health first is a great way to ensure that your low-carb diet becomes part of your lifestyle.
Work Out How Many Carbs YOU Need
Every person is different, and while being on a low-carb diet does mean eating fewer carbs, it doesn’t mean eating no carbs. When reducing your carbohydrate intake, you’ll need to work out the carb level that keeps YOU functioning properly and feeling at your best. You want an intake that will provide low hunger, high energy, help you manage or lose weight and keep your blood glucose level stable. You don’t want to be craving more carbs. Once you have found this, you will have found your sweet spot and will be able to really see the benefits of eating the right amount of carbs for your body.
Being able to cook some low carb meals will make following the diet and making it a part of your lifestyle that much easier and enjoyable. Instead of eating out often, why not cook your meals at home? Not only can you control what you are eating, but you’ll also save some Rands! There are some really great low-carb cookbooks available at your local bookstores and online, that will teach you the basics of low-carb cooking and share some delicious recipes. Invest in one of these and enjoy some time in the kitchen!
Opt for Low-Carb Comfort Foods
Our comfort foods are often packed with carbs, but we have some good news! You can still enjoy low-carb versions which are just as tasty. If you’re craving a steaming bowl of pasta, switch your noodles for zucchini noodles. After a pizza? Go-Lo’s low-carb pizza bases can be topped with your favourite low-carb toppings for a scrumptious dinner without the added carbs. Normal rice can be switched with cauliflower rice – the options are endless and with more people choosing to follow low-carb diets, there are more and more yummy recipes being created.
For a range of fabulous low-carb nutrition solutions, from breakfast oats to pitas and bread, visit Go-Lo’s online store today!