Do you often indulge in low-carb cakes, Keto bars and other sweet treats? Well, they are sugar-free – so it’s not a problem, right?
Unfortunately, that’s not always the case – at least for some of us.
We are all different. Sweeteners and similar products can have adverse effects on some of us, but none whatsoever on others.
Keep reading “The Dark Side of Sweeteners”
Started a low-carb diet – but can’t stop craving carbs? Sugar and other refined carbs are addictive – almost like a class A drug. Getting hooked is easy. Breaking away is hard.
A low-carb diet is the best long-term solution to escape sugar addiction. But adapting to your new lifestyle might take a while.
And cravings can attack at any point.
Keep reading “How to cope with carb cravings”
Are net carbs a myth? The term was first popularised by Dr Atkins.
Some carbohydrates, such as fibre, are not digested by our bodies. So it makes sense to exclude them from your daily carb count.
This distinction matters to those of us who follow ketogenic low-carb diets, like Atkins or Keto, with very low carb limits of around 20-30g a day.
Keep reading “Can you trust "net carbs" claims on low-carb products?”
Are you sure your daily carb count is accurate? It’s the one thing you must get right – or your diet won’t work – for obvious reasons.
And yet surprisingly many people get this wrong.
So how can you ensure your carbs count is correct? Here are our best tips on to how to count your carbs quickly and accurately.
Keep reading “How to get your carb counts right”
Are you thinking about trying low-carb? You already know it’s a great way to lose weight. But exactly how low is “low-carb”?
Do you have to cut out all carbs? Do you need to follow a specific diet like Atkins or Keto?
These are important questions to consider before you start your low-carb weight loss.
Keep reading “How "low" is a low-carb diet?”
Have you just started a low-carb diet, like Atkins or Keto? Feeling a bit overwhelmed?
Changing your lifestyle is not easy. There is so much to learn and get used to.
Here’s a quick compilation of top low-carb diet tips for beginners, to help you glide into your new lifestyle and transform your body.
Keep reading “Top 5 Low-Carb Diet Tips for Beginners”
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?”
Weight loss is hard, even if you have found the right diet that works for you.
You can educate and motivate yourself through diet books, blog posts, videos and online communities.
But you might still fail. Because it all comes down to one crucial factor – your impulse control.
Can you ignore your sugar cravings? Or your desire to have a treat – right now? Keep reading “Simple mind hack to avoid diet failures”
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”