Low Carb Diet Plan That Is Really A Neat Trick
You are not going to believe how easy this is, and just how well it works, especially, when you are a woman in your twenties and thirties (and for men it works even better).
Whether you are eating at home or in a restaurant, have 1/2 the carbs that would be in a standard, regular meal. OK. So, what does that look like? The simplest thing to keep in mind is when you have a bun or two pieces of bread for a sandwich, only eat half the bun or one piece of bread. You can still eat the sandwich! So what if some fingers are keeping the sandwich together by pressing on meat or something else instead of bread! You can use a napkin after you are done eating!
When it comes to hot, starch dishes, you need to ensure the standard portion is no more than a cup (8 ounces). So, that would mean you’d get 1/2 a cup (4 ounces). But you are still getting it! And you’d be surprised at how satisfied and successful you can be if you also follow these 10 supporting rules when you having a “1/2 Carb Day” or even just a “1/2 Carb Meal” (which counts too!):
(1) When you eat, only eat (do not watch television or read or have a conversation or drive at the same time)
(2) Take small bites & chew every bite of food no less than 8 – 12 times
(3) Avoid white flour and sugar products. You can and should have 2 to 3 servings of fresh fruit daily. If a very sweet piece of fruit (like orange or apple), one serving is 1/2 a piece.
(4) Feel free to double up protein portions with a given meal if still very hungry. Keep lean (and avoid highly salted and deep fried items). And do not go over 12 ounces total.
(5) Add 1 tablespoon cold pressed Flaxseed oil to salad or soup or veggies or protein at lunch.
(6) Keep total calories for day to roughly 1200 to 1500 (female) 1500 to 1800 (male) and total carbs to 40 to 80 grams a day.
(7) Drink six to eight 8 oz glasses of water daily and feel free to liberally squeeze in fresh lemon or lime.
(8) Have no soda. Have no more than 1 to 2 caffeinated beverages daily. Only drink pure fruit juices (4 oz). Add 4 oz water (dilute all fruit juices). Avoid alcohol.
(9) Do not use Splenda, Nutrasweet, or Sweet and Low type products.
(10) Do exercise that you do not dread 3 x a week for 20 to 40 minutes. Walking swiftly is a fine thing to start with. Adding some simple weight bearing exercises to this is better still.
Of course, any dietary or exercise related changes you are contemplating making should be first discussed with and approved by your health care professionals including doctors and nutritionists.