Low carb shop (UK, EU): Stuff that's hard to find

Low-carb sugar substitutes

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Sugar is finally getting some media attention as the ultimate diet demon. All dieticians now seem to agree that there is nothing good about refined sugar, and everyone would be better off cutting it out completely. Low-carb dieters have, of course, known this for a long time. White sugar is pure carb, and there is no place for it whatsoever in a low-carb diet. Fortunately, giving up sugar doesn’t mean … Read More →

30 low-carb snacks ideas

Low carb snacks

What can you snack on when you are on a low-carb diet? Certainly not the stuff other people usually eat – like pastries, fruit or sweets. Don’t despair though – there are many low-carb snack options available, you just need to get used to them. Below are some ideas for different situations, for example, when you are out and about, or when at home but don’t have time to cook. … Read More →

Low-carb amaretti biscuits

Amaretti - low-carb, gluten-free

Amaretto biscuit is the laid-back, unpretentious Italian cousin of the French macaron. Both are made with ground almonds and egg whites, but amaretto’s texture is infinitely easier to achieve – especially when baking without sugar, which is of course what we will be doing. Ground almonds (also called almond flour) are a staple of low-carb baking, so this recipe is an obvious one to adapt. Amaretti should be crunchy on … Read More →

Low-carb food shopping (UK)

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Switching to a low-carb diet is a big lifestyle change. Learning about low-carb foods and getting used to shopping the low-carb way is essential to your diet’s success. Most of us perform regular tasks such as shopping without thinking much – just acting out of habit, buying similar things over and over again. So if you are used to structuring your meals around pasta, rice and potatoes, you will need … Read More →

Atkins Diet – What to Expect

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Having recently posted an overview of five popular low-carb plans, I’ve been asked which is the one I prefer myself. So I have to say, for me personally, it is still the good old Atkins. Having lost a substantial amount of weight on Atkins back in 2007, I still follow Atkins Maintenance principles, with some additions. Below is my subjective view and advice about what’s it like to go on Atkins. … Read More →

What is the best low-carb diet?

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“Which low-carb diet is the best one?” is the perennial question I get asked time and again. My answer is always the same – there is no such thing as the best diet overall. We are all different – there is no single solution that would be suitable for everyone.

Low-carb flourless chocolate biscuits

Low-carb, flourless biscuits

As much as I love baking with low-carb flours (usually almond or coconut), sometimes you can get away without using any flour at all. This recipe for low-carb, gluten-free chocolate biscuits is completely flourless – basically you just use cocoa powder instead. You just can’t go wrong with that much cocoa! This recipe is super-simple and takes about 20-25 minutes total to prepare and bake. Carb count is less than … Read More →