Low-carb hack #3 – eat less of dairy products and nuts

Not so great for weight loss

Not great for weight loss

How do you make it simpler to stick to a low-carb lifestyle in the long run? Making low carb simple is our mission, and here’s another practical hack that you could start using today.

Go dairy and nut free (or just eat less of them)

There are a few foods that are relatively low carb, but which might become problematic if you consume too much of them – especially for weight loss. The two most common ones are dairy products (other than butter) and nuts.

Here’s why:


Dairy products tend to have some carbs, especially the ones that are not full fat such as milk, yoghurt and cottage cheese. Even dairy with more fat such as cream and cheese might be problematic in large quantities because the carbs add up – making it hard to stick to a strict low-carb diet.

Furthermore, the milk proteins found in these create quite a high insulin (the fat-storing hormone) response. The exception is butter, which has close to zero protein and carbs.

Here are our top dairy-free recipes:



The main reason nuts can be a problem is that the carb content is high, and it’s very easy to eat a lot of them in one sitting.


You’ll lower your insulin levels if you eat less of these foods. This usually results in weight loss.

Learn more:

How to Lose Weight #12: Eat Less of Dairy Products and Nuts

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

Low-carb tips and guides


Diet Doctor Low-Carb Hacks #2

Diet Doctor Low-Carb Hacks


Low Carb for Beginners

How to Lose Weight


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