Getting Started on a Low Carb Diet

In the previous posts, we’ve tackled some important points about carbohydrates and their role in our body. Carbohydrates have gained a unpleasant reputation today but they actually are needed by the body. We all just need to eat them in moderation since an oversupply can mean additional pounds. So now, you’ve probably decided to cut or regulate your carb intake. This post is about how you can start eating healthy and the initial steps you can take to be able to follow a low carb diet.

1. Know more about this diet

Information can easily be acquired in this day and age of the world wide web. Before embarking on any type of diet, arm yourself with the necessary data to gauge if you’re a suitable candidate. If you can consult doctors, that’s even better. It is also believed that low carb diets are boring, unhealthy and counterproductive but that’s only if you take in no carbs at all which is somewhat impossible.

2. Start small

As in any diet, your determination will be a big factor towards success. Experts say that starting small is one of the best ways to move forward. Instead of drastically changing your diet, change one or two components of the meal. As time progress, you can add a few more healthy changes until you’ve reached your goal.

3. Enlist help

Carbscontrol is an app we’ve especially designed to conveniently track your intake of carbohydrates. The app has a database containing thousands of foods with their corresponding carbs count. Enlisting the help of this kind of app can save you a lot of time since you don’t have to search the net for the carbs count of every single food you eat. The app also provides you with detailed daily, weekly or monthly views for you to keep track of your progress.

4. Decide on approach

There are various low carb diets that you can try and deciding on which one you’d like enables you to prepare well. Some examples of these types of diet include Atkins Diet, South Beach Diet and Paleo Diet. Each of this diet has its own merits and have been proven to be effective by celebrities and known personalities. They differ in names but I theory, each diet aims to cut your carbs intake to help you lose weight. There are lots of books and free information online differentiating these diet plans.