What Makes Low Carb Hard?

What makes low carb hard? We asked our members and got almost 2,000 replies. Here are the results:

From the answers above you can see that many people don’t find low carb hard at all – that’s great!

For members who find low carb hard, the three main reasons are cravings, becoming discouraged due to a lack of results and too little social support. Here’s what can be done about those issues:

Overcome your obstacles

1. Carb cravings

There are three things you can do today to start combating your cravings:

First, we encourage people to clean out their pantries of carb-rich foods, and fill up on enough fat in order to keep hunger and cravings at bay.

Secondly, is it possible that there is an underlying sugar addiction that undermines your low-carb diet? We offer a video course about this problem:

  • What is sugar addiction?
  • How to quit sugar
  • How to avoid relapse
Third, join a Facebook group for people suffering from sugar addiction. It’s great to know that you’re not alone in your struggles, and it’s good to get support from others.

2. Lack of results on low carb

We encourage people to (re-) visit our page with the most important tips for losing weight.

Have you tried intermittent fasting? It’s usually a turbo-charger for any low-carb diet.

Are you unsure if you’re doing low carb right? Consider signing up for our free 2-week keto low-carb challenge!

3. Too little social support

Once again, for social support we recommend connecting with others by joining a low-carb group on Facebook or other social media.

Are there other things you can do to make low carb simpler? Please leave a comment below.

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4 comments

  1. Matthew Hanna
    I recommend avoiding the Facebook "support". I got kicked out of the most popular low carb group and a keto group for bringing up newer knowledge of LCHF and keto. I eventually got kicked off Facebook for arguing that the is a type 3 diabetes. I had to wait days to get back on. I'm not kidding. You piss off the wrong know-it-all people who have power and control and you will regret it. If you're not into the echo chamber of Facebook this won't end well for you.
  2. David
    There are social groups available other than Facebook. You can find a partial list here, but a quick google search will literally show hundreds. I like the offerings in fatsecret.ca

    http://www.diet-blog.com/06/weight_loss_forums_and_social_networks.php

    I also don't find LCHF difficult, but it is stressful in social situations when there are bowls of chips and sandwiches and other bad foods around and people are pushing these at you.

  3. Jill
    What makes low carb a little bit more difficult for me is that it can be inconvenient at times. But it's still worth it.
  4. Andrea
    I would love some more help like what kitchen gadgets should i have to make my life easier and recipes. I don't want to buy 100 products for kitchen , but something to make my life easier would be nice. I have a toddler , another baby on the way and i will be mostly alone. I already get frustrated with food.
    I never know what to eat. I 'm mostly on resting so i don't need the carbs or sugar. But i have the list of forbidden things already from pregnancy.
    I never ever know what to eat. Never! Is so stressful!

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