The 3 Biggest Mistakes People Make When Going on a Low Carb Diet

The 3 Biggest Mistakes People Make When Going on a Low Carb Diet

If you are looking to lose a lot of excess body fat a low-carb diet is the way to go, but unfortunately, we all make a lot of common mistakes when we diet.

Before you begin any diet, it is suggested you should consult your physician to make sure they are aware, so if anything goes belly-up, they have this information on hand for you. They can also help point you in the right directions too. Some things doctors don’t discuss, though. You don’t want to start a diet on the wrong foot.

What is a low-carb diet?

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A low card diet is a diet that mostly consists of protein, fat and healthy vegetables. With a low-carb diet, you will limit your carbohydrates intake which means avoiding pasta, sugary foods, and bread. Studies have presented that low-carb diets can help with weight loss and improve your health.  There are many different kinds of low-carb diets out there, so make sure you choose the one that’s best for you.

After you choose which low-carb diet plan is best for you, and you put that plan into place, be sure you are not making these big mistakes.

  • Eat plenty of fats

When you think of a diet, the first thing you hardly think you will hear is to eat plenty of fats. This, however, is a good thing when you are on a low-carb diet. Eating healthy fats from protein is going to give you energy and give you lots of other health benefits. You need to make sure you are choosing the right fats, though. Not all of them are good for you.

  • Limit your alcohol

You don’t have to give up alcohol altogether, but you should try and avoid certain drinks to keep you on track and limit how much you choose to drink also. While you will find low-carb drinks out there. Mostly with Hard liquor or wine, there are a lot of options you should avoid such as sugary cocktails and beer.

If you do choose beer, try to go with a light or ultra-light kind or else you will end up consuming way more carbohydrates than you are limited to on a low-carb diet.

A fact you should be aware of: When you are on a low-carb diet you are not putting as much fuel into your body, which makes your body burn stored fat.  A good guide to drinking while on a low-carb diet can be found easily.

  • Lack of planning

Starting a low-carb diet means you are about to make some major changes with what you are going to be digesting. It’s more than likely you have developed some sort of unhealthy eating habits (and this includes drinks), and you will find it is going to be harder than you realize to resist those sugary, carb-loaded foods.

This is why you should plan. Plan out what you will eat each day, what you will drink, and don’t stray from it. I would suggest you do this for quite a while till you have developed healthy eating habits. Out with the old and in with the new.

While we all know the many benefits of making healthy choices reflect what we see when we step on the scale, only healthy habit eating can get you so far. The recommended amount of exercise is 3-4 days per week. This is going to aid in your low-carb diet to achieve the results you are looking for.