9 Baking Problems Only Low-Carb Dieters Know (And How to Solve Them All)

Low-carb Baking Problems and How to Solve ThemAre you afraid of walking past a bakery?

Can you hear cakes whispering tempting promises? Knowing they are full of sugar doesn’t make them less desirable.

The rich fudgy texture of brownies. Butter melting on a fresh baguette. Scrumptious birthday cake.

You don’t have to say goodbye to your favourite treats. Because you can adapt them for low-carb lifestyle.
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Low-carb desserts guide

Low-carb desserts guideIf you started a low-carb diet, or just thinking about starting, then you are probably worried about desserts. No more sugar? Nothing sweet to treat yourself to – ever? How can you cope?
Fear not! Sweet taste doesn’t come from sugar alone – there are many sugar substitutes you can use instead. Some of them have little or no impact on your blood sugar and no calories, so you can safely indulge your sweet tooth without compromising your low-carb principles.
This article is the detailed guide to low-carb desserts – which ingredients to use, where to find them, types of low-carb desserts and, of course, links to recipes. Keep reading “Low-carb desserts guide”

Low-carb sugar substitutes

Low carb sugar substitutesSugar is finally getting some media attention as the ultimate diet demon.
Dieticians now agree that refined sugar has no nutritional benefits. Everyone would be better off cutting it out completely.
Low-carb dieters knew about this for a long time. White sugar is pure carb. There is no place for it whatsoever on a low-carb diet.
So does this mean you will never eat anything sweet again? Of course not!
Sugar substitutes and sweeteners are now widely available, both online and in the High Street supermarkets, shops and cafes.
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Low-Carb Snacks

Low-Carb SnacksWhat can you snack on when on a low-carb diet?

Certainly not the stuff other people usually eat – like pastries, fruit or sweets. Don’t despair though. Many low-carb snack options are available – you just need to get used to them.

Below are some ideas for different situations, for example, when you are out and about, or when at home but don’t have time to cook.

Net carb counts and recipes are included.

Download printable list of low-carb snacks >>
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Low-carb food shopping (UK)

Low carb shop UKSwitching to a low-carb diet is a major lifestyle change. Getting used to shopping the low-carb way is essential to your diet’s success.

Most of us perform regular tasks such as shopping without thinking. We just act out of habit, buying similar things over and over again.

If you are used to structuring your meals around pasta and potatoes, you need to learn new habits. Keep reading “Low-carb food shopping (UK)”

15 Ways to Cook Zucchinis (aka Courgettes)

Low Carb Zucchini RecipesZucchini – also known as courgettes or summer squash – are very low in carbs.  They clock up only 2g net carbs per 100g (3.5oz).
Zucchinis are very versatile. They make a perfect side dish for low-carb meals.
They also make a great sub for some high-carb ingredients. For example, you can use grated zucchinis in low-carb baking, or make zoodles instead of pasta.
Keep reading “15 Ways to Cook Zucchinis (aka Courgettes)”

Best low-carb high-fat foods

Low carb high fat foodsAll weight-loss diets include restrictions. On a low-carb diet, we say goodbye to carbs.
But ketogenic low-carb diets, like Atkins Induction and Keto, are also very high in fat. You MUST eat lots of fat in order for the diet to work.
How great is that? You can have the most indulgent and hedonistic meals – while losing weight!
This post lists the most scrumptious low-carb high-fat (LCHF) foods. Let’s count our blessings and rejoice.
Vegetarians and low-fat dieters – please don’t read this. It might be a traumatic experience for you. You have been warned! Keep reading “Best low-carb high-fat foods”

Low-carb gluten-free bread

low-carb-bread-gluten-freeWhich food do you miss the most after going low-carb? For me, it’s definitely bread. There are some companies out there that claim to make low-crab bread, but in reality (as this recent post on DietDoctor shows), you just never know whether their claims are true. The best solution to this problem is to make your own.
Making low-carb bread is actually easier than making traditional bread with wheat and yeast. (There are many benefits to avoiding wheat – carb content is just one of the reasons.) Keep reading “Low-carb gluten-free bread”

7 ways to cook Atkins Induction vegetables

Atkins Induction vegetablesAtkins Induction means goodbye to carb-rich side dishes such as rice or potatoes.
Instead, you can have vegetables – up to 20g of net carbs a day.
As vegetables are the main source of permitted carbs, you might actually eat more of them on Atkins than before.
If you are one of these people who never used to eat anything green, here are some tips on cooking Atkins Induction vegetables. Keep reading “7 ways to cook Atkins Induction vegetables”

Chocolate on a low-carb diet – oh yes, you can!

Unsweetened cocoaDo you think chocolate is the enemy of your low-carb diet? Do you crave it desperately anyway?

You don’t have to suffer. You can enjoy chocolate and stay low-carb.

On just one condition.

Chocolate itself is not high in carbs. It just gets laden with lots of sugar for mass-market products.

If you can avoid the sugar, you can have the chocolate.

How?

By getting sugar-free chocolate, sweetened with Stevia, erythritol, or another low-carb sweetener. Or making your own from scratch – it’s actually fun for chocolate lovers!
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