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How to go Low Carb

I have been eating a low carb now for a little over a year.  I lost 25 pounds, have more energy and better skin.  In other words, it’s been worth the effort.  It has also been worth the effort to everyone who has tried it and stuck with it.  I’ve noticed that there is a way to approach low carb eating that leads to a great amount of success and more sustainability.  Here are my suggestions:


  1. Become absolutely convinced that it is the best way to eat – You must establish in your own mind that low carb eating with help you achieve your health goals.  Get your questions answered and your doubts resolved.  The reason this is important is because you’ll need that assurance to persevere when you hit the inevitable rough spots.
  2. Count the cost –  Evaluate the mechanics of eating low carb in terms of shopping, meal planning, preparation and expense.  This is not something you can do without careful planning, especially at the beginning.  Figure this out before you start.
  3. Anticipate the trouble – You will run into difficulty and challenges.  Don’t let them ambush you, you may not survive!  This is all about keeping your expectations realistic.
  4. Start in stages – This is an optional suggestion.  When I went low carb I had already been eating gluten free for a while.  I’m not sure how I would have done if I had had to quit gluten and carbs at the same time.  I know some have done so but it was difficult.  When I quit eating gluten I actually had food dreams for three weeks!
  5. When you fail, don’t beat yourself up – You would be the rare person who can start this without any false steps.  Don’t dwell on the failure, simply start over.
  6. Get help – Tell your family and friends what you’re up to and enlist their support.  It will help hold you accountable and you may even get their support.  We need all the support we can get.
  7. Use me as a resource – I’m happy to help and love to see people succeed in this.  Believe me when I say that how you eat is a critical factor in your good health and I’m motivated to see you succeed.


What do you think would be the biggest obstacle in adopting a low carb lifestyle?

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  1. Elaine says
    Mar 16, 2015 at 4:31 PM

    Comfort food. The texture you find in a muffin, you can't find in fruits/veg or protein. That's where I fall...

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