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)”

Atkins Diet – What to Expect

Atkins Diet advice tipsHaving recently posted an overview of five popular low-carb plans, I’ve been asked which is the one I prefer myself.
For me personally, it is still the good old Atkins. Having lost a substantial amount of weight on Atkins back in 2007, I still follow Atkins Maintenance principles.
Here’s my advice on what to expect when you go on Atkins.
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15 ways to beat sugar cravings on a low-carb diet

sugar cravings low carb dietSugar addiction is a real thing. The effects of refined sugar on the body are similar to that of Class A drugs.

Once you are addicted, you are locked into a cycle of sugar highs followed by slumps and cravings for more, until your health starts to deteriorate (diabetes, obesity, heart problems).

Low-carb diets provide a way out of this nightmare cycle. Cutting refined sugar out of your diet for good is the only way to break the spell and get rid of the addiction for good. Keep reading “15 ways to beat sugar cravings on a low-carb diet”

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”

Vitamins and supplements for Atkins Diet

Supplements for Atkins DietOn Atkins and wondering if you have to take supplements?

Atkins Diet has a great track record. It helped millions of people to lose weight while staying perfectly healthy. But critics claim that balanced nutrition on Atkins Diet is impossible. Could they be right?

Keep reading “Vitamins and supplements for Atkins Diet”

Low-carb dieting: New Year round-up

Low-carb diet - where to startHappy New Year! Partying is over now, and it’s time to go back to clean eating and exercising. As expected, I am seeing a spike in visitors to this blog, looking for advice with their New Year resolutions to lose weight.
This is a brief round-up of materials for beginners on this website, especially for these newcomers, and for any returning visitors who are restarting their low-carb diet this January. Keep reading “Low-carb dieting: New Year round-up”

Weight Loss Success: Stop Believing in Miracles

Weight loss success- no diet miraclesWith just several days to go until the end of the year, many of us will be compiling our New Year resolutions soon. As always, weight loss is bound to be one of the most popular ones.
However, it is a well-known fact that most people will ditch their diet before the end of January, only to repeat the pattern again next December.
Why does this happen, again and again, year after year? Keep reading “Weight Loss Success: Stop Believing in Miracles”

Why I choose a low-carb lifestyle

Low-carb food photoIs your diet healthy and good for you? Are you 100% sure – and if yes, how do you know?
The world is full of information, research and advice – often confusing and contradictory. There is still no general consensus on low-carb vs low-fat: the debate rages on, and multiple scientific studies are available to support both camps.
Unless you are a nutrition scientist yourself, there is little hope of being able to form an informed opinion.
Keep reading “Why I choose a low-carb lifestyle”