Low-carb and Keto diets are becoming popular. I keep seeing new product brands – low-carb cookies, Keto bars, sugar-free sweets – all sweetened with sugar substitutes like polyols or artificial sweeteners.
It’s great to have so much choice. Unfortunately, not all these products are as good as they claim.
Small companies – usually run by low-carb dieters and enthusiasts – tend to do a good job. They care about their clients and make products that are genuinely low-carb. Keep reading “Are all polyols zero-carb?”
You already know about the benefits of a low-carb diet. Some of us are tempted to go even further.
Cutting down carbs to 20-30g a day makes you lose weight quickly and painlessly.
So, if you cut your carbs down to zero, it will be even better – right?
Not necessarily. Here’s why. Keep reading “Zero-carb diet – worth a try?”
Do you miss fruit on your low-carb diet?
Fruit is a great source of vitamins and fibre. But it is high in sugar.
Most fruit is off-limits on low-carb. Those of us who love fruit struggle to let it go.
Maybe you miss the sweet but tangy taste of fruit. Maybe it’s the crunchy texture.
Keep reading “Low-carb fruit cravings”
Low-carb snacks are bit of a challenge, especially for low-carb diet beginners. All standard options like sweets, pastries or fruit are high in carbs.
Sure, there are some low-carb foods that make great snacks – for example, cheese cubes, olives or berries. And natural whole foods are better for you than pre-packaged products.
Keep reading “Low-Carb Snacks to Buy”
Do you need nutritional supplements on a low-carb diet? Can they really make your weight loss easier and healthier? Or perhaps it’s all just hype, designed to make you spend megabucks on useless products.
There is no single definitive answer. There is a fair chance supplements could work for you. Millions of people get real results and tangible benefits from nutritional supplements.
Keep reading “Do you need supplements on your low-carb diet?”
Are you worried about low-carb food prices? Does a low-carb diet mean spending a lot more money on groceries?
Staple low-carb foods like fresh meat, fish and vegetables can be expensive – but for a good reason. High-quality foods are more nutritious and healthy than cheap refined carbohydrates.
Keep reading “How to save money on low-carb foods”
Is your carb intake as low as you think? Going over your daily carb limit – usually unconsciously – is a common problem on a low-carb diet.
Some people fall into this trap because they don’t pay attention. Maybe they don’t bother to track their food.
Guessing carb content instead of looking it up also leads to mistakes, as well as estimating quantities instead of weighing your food.
Keep reading “Hidden carbs – Don't let them sneak back”
You get home after a long day at work, feeling tired and hungry. You know the healthiest way to eat is to cook from scratch. But spending hours in the kitchen is the last thing you need right now.
Not to worry – there are plenty of quick ways to throw together a healthy low-carb dinner! Here are some simple dinner recipes you can make in 20 minutes or less.
Keep reading “Low-Carb Keto Dinners – 8 Quick and Simple Ideas”
Sugar is a pure 100% carbohydrate. On a low-carb diet, sugar is the first ingredient you must boot out – never to return. Good riddance! Sugar is highly refined, addictive and can harm your health and well-being in many ways.
Keep reading “How sugar sneaks up on us”
“Slow metabolism” often gets the blame when weight loss is difficult. But what does it actually mean?
In everyday life, it tends to be used as an umbrella term for various weight loss obstacles. This usage is not exactly scientifically accurate – but it does describe a real problem. Keep reading “How to speed up sluggish metabolism”