The Dark Side of Sweeteners

Sweeteners problems - low-carb keto

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”

How to cope with carb cravings

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”

Can you trust "net carbs" claims on low-carb products?

net carbs claims

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.  

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Are all polyols zero-carb?

Carbs in polyolsLow-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?”

Simple mind hack to avoid diet failures

low-carb diet mind hackWeight 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”