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?