Diet Doctor Low-Carb Hacks

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We receive many questions from readers wondering what they should do to make sure that they stick with their new low-carb lifestyle in the long run. That’s why we’ve decided to give you some practical hacks that you can incorporate into your life today.

It’s perfect, since our goal is to make eating low carb as simple as possible for you. So without further ado, here we go:

Out of sight, out of mind

When you start eating low carb, decide to get rid of everything in your kitchen that’s high carb. This makes it much simpler to stay low carb. Especially get rid of everything that triggers cravings and overeating (like chocolate or cookies).

You’ll soon notice that when you only have real food in your kitchen, you’ll stop thinking about how much you’re craving carb-rich foods and foods that cause you to overeat – “out of sight, out of mind.”

If you can’t stop thinking about those cookies or that peanut butter in your fridge, maybe it’s time you throw it out, and eat something else that doesn’t give you cravings. This leads us to our second tip:

Kill cravings and hunger with fat

Are you hungry or do you crave bad foods? Stop that by eating more fat. For example, coconut oil can give you rapid energy and curb appetite. In other words, it’s a great way to kill cravings and help you stick with your low-carb regimen.

You can add some in your coffee and make a coconut latte (mix it with a hand blender for better texture), or try some bulletproof coffee.

Remember, however, that low carb is not about stuffing yourself with fat all day long whether you’re hungry or not. It is possible to have more than you need.

So how much is the right amount? There’s no one-size-fits-all answer. Add enough fat to your meals, so that you stay satisfied until the next meal. Use it when hungry or when you feel cravings. Listen to your body.

Realize that it becomes easier and easier to eat low carb

The longer you stick with a low-carb diet, the more low-carb habits you incorporate into your life, the easier it will become to continue.

After a while, you won’t even think about what low-carb breakfast you should eat or what you should say to your nagging aunt when she puts Danish rolls in front of you. Just stick in there, it becomes easier.

Do you think that these tips are helpful? And what are your best tips for low-carb living?

Tips and guides

More

Low Carb for Beginners

How to Lose Weight

Videos

Advanced Low-Carb Tips! – Interview with Dr. Eric Westman
Low-Carb Living – Dr. Stephen Phinney

6 Comments

  1. Niklas
    My #1 advice ... Stay away from the muggles and the places they eat for the first few weeks.

    Work from home if you have the option to do so, if not always bring your own lunch-box that you can prepare at home.

    Eating at restaurants is like walking through a minefield when you start out, carbs everywhere, mind your step.

    After a few weeks you will skip lunch without thinking twice and be just fine with a cup of coffee with some butter/coconut oil. When you get home you can eat some real food instead.

  2. Steve
    I agree it does get easier once you get over the carb addiction, which only took a week or two for me. I seldom think of carbs these days, apart from the odd sausage roll! I have found in the past that in fact after a while, suddenly having sugars or carbs makes me feel quite unwell, which reminds me not to bother.

    It says above about getting rid of peanut butter. I have that every day, it's high in fat and protein and low in carbs, but I expect there are many variants so you need to be careful. I love the stuff but only have a little.

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  3. Cindy C
    As for nut butters, the problem can be how fresh it is, plus mold problems, or digestion problems.
  4. Apicius
    Don't start on a Monday, or whenever your work week starts. If your last day of work for the week is Friday, start LCHF or intermittent fasting on Friday or Saturday. Go through the weekend (off work) to get started, and then by Monday, when you are back at work, your cravings will have subsided.
  5. esmarie burger
    I do not struggle so much to leave carbs alone,my struggle is with SUGAR!!!!! Help please!!!!!!
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  7. Melanie
    So anyone share a house with a total sugar fiend, who is petrified of fat (chicken skin is bad for you) and prefers to starve themself periodically, rather than live life without sugar?

    I'd love to throw it all out, but the peasants would be revolting!

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