Pick foods that are based upon vegetables. Vegetable do not have that many carbs. This is especially good advice when you go out to eat. Pick side dishes that are vegetable based. So many side dishes are high in calories and smothered in carb rich foods. For instance, steamed vegetables would be viewed as an excellent side dish. They can also be considered good snacks. One of the hardest parts of eating a low carb diet is choosing good snacks. Carrots, Broccoli, Cauliflower all make great and carb free snacks. If there are any carbs in these veggies, then the levels are very low.
Using coconut flour is another way to cut down on carbs. Coconut flour, which is low in carbs, can be used in place of white and wheat flour. You can still enjoy baked goods, pancakes, and other baked goods that use flour this way. Refined flour doesn’t work as part of a low carb diet. Coconut flour, however, is a great substitute. Not to mention, coconut is rich in various nutrients. Coconut water makes a great health drink, for example. Using this flour means you can eat regular breakfast foods and not worry about the carb count.
Another easy way to cut down on carbs is to use a bowl instead of a tortilla. Sure you’ll have to do a few more dishes this way, but isn’t it worth it if it help you cut down on your carbs? You serve dishes from fajitas to breakfast burritos out of a bowl and they will taste delicious. You still cook everything the same, but rather than putting everything into a tortilla, you use a bowl.
This works for pretty much everything, except for a quesadilla. A bowl of melted cheese isn’t an appetizing meal. Tons of people think that they only have to eat a low carb diet and they are healthy. This is false. When you are on a low carb diet, you have to make sure that you are getting enough vitamins and nutrients and that you don’t eat too many calories. One of the reasons that eating a low carb diet is difficult is that most of the things we crave when we want to snack are filled with the bad carbs. If you get used to making good decisions; however, you’ll find that eating a low carb diet is easier than you think!