Low carb meal plan: Happy-gut diet #1

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Low carb: Happy-gut diet #1

Did you know low carb diets can help with gut health — and can be incredibly beneficial for those dealing with chronic digestive issues, such as SIBO, leaky gut, and IBS?

Just ask our newest Diet Doctor team member, Erika McKellar, who before going low carb, struggled with gut health for most of her life. ⁠

This week’s meal plan is low carb, dairy-free, egg-free — and will help anyone in search of recipes that are gentle on the digestive system. It includes gut-friendly foods, such as bone broth, squash, ginger, avocado, and high-quality meat and fish. ⁠

Here’s to your health and happiness! Inside and out.

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More meal ideas

Looking for more recipes? We now have 182 low carb meal plans available – including ones that are keto-approved, quick & easy, budget-friendly, vegetarian-compliant, as well as, Team DD favorites. With so many options, there’s no reason you should have to feel bored or uninspired while eating low carb or keto.

And remember, you can feel free to adjust, change, or skip any recipe in this meal plan. It’s entirely up to you!

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Here, you can browse through some of our most popular recipes. That’s right, the ones DD members come back to time after time.

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FREE Basic meal plan

This free meal plan will get you started with seven days of low carb and keto meals that come to less than 20 grams of net carbs per day. These satiating meals include some of Diet Doctor’s most popular dishes, such as: 4-ingredient chicken parmesan, Bacon-wrapped keto burgers, and Asian keto stir-fry with broccoli.

We also like to make things easy — your dinner will double as the next day’s lunch, so there’s less cooking and more time to do other things you enjoy!

If there’s anything on this plan you’d rather skip or swap, you can sign up for our membership to customize it (and any of our other 200+ meal plans) or create a personalized plan with meals you love.

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