By Sherry L. Granader, CNC
When you first start eating a low-carbohydrate diet, you may be thrilled to know that you can eat steak, bacon, fish and chicken and still lose weight. However, a low-carb diet is not just about eating protein. It includes a variety of other foods that are full of good fats such as avocado and nuts, but also lots of vegetables that loaded with fiber and will keep you full and satiated.
Foods that are high in fat include coconut and olive oil, butter, cheese and cream. You still want to keep your protein intake about the size of a deck of cards at every meal. Avoid breads, pastas, crackers, sugar, soft drinks and juice. Limit your fruit intake to one serving per day.
Here are some options for breakfast, lunch and dinner to stay on your low-carb eating plan:
Low-Carb Breakfast Ideas
Snacks, Side Dishes And Appetizers
And Yes – You Can Have Dessert On Low-Carb Diet
For dessert, you can enjoy ice cream, pies made with coconut or almond flour for the crust, fruit, peanut butter or butter cookies, pudding, and chocolate truffles. How does that sound? You will find that desserts can still fit into a low-carb eating plan. It is time to head to the grocery store and stock up on these foods for a successful low-carb diet that your whole family will love. There are plenty of options to choose from – let’s get cooking, the low-carb way.
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