We think that a low carbohydrate diet is pretty good for almost everyone. The thing about carbs is that they just don’t do much for you, except fill you up. And even that is temporary.
Carbohydrates are deceiving. Many of the carbohydrates that we consume aren’t candy. They don’t seem to be filled with sugar. And they are a great addition to so many things that we love!
Growing up, we saw athletes fuel up on carbs before big competitions. This is where we got the term “carbo-loading”. We thought we needed them for lasting energy. But as it turns out, this wasn’t necessarily true. It’s not the best source of energy. And if you aren’t running marathons, those carbs you are consuming turn into sugar. In your body, sugar turns into fat.
So how do you go low carb? Well, you should technically start counting the carbs you consume each day. For most people trying to lose weight, we recommend under 50 grams total per day. But its’ hard to build momentum that way. When you are cutting out something in your diet, you want to focus on the big things. Get a big win.
What is the biggest source of your daily carbohydrate consumption
For many people, its’ bread. If you know that bread is huge portion of your carbohydrate consumption, start by cutting out bread at restaurants before your meal. Then go to substituting sandwiches at lunch with lettuce wraps. This might seem hard at first, but remember that you are only cutting out one thing! And by cutting out this one thing, you are well on your way to going low carb.
Going low carb doesn’t have to be meticulous. You just have to be intentional about what you don’t eat. Find where your big win would come from, and start there. If its bread, follow some of the suggestions above. If you have other big wins, let us know what they are! Leave a comment, or shoot us a message on our Facebook page.