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8 Ways You Sabotage Your Low-Carb Diet without Realising

Top Low Carb Diet Mistakes You’ve been on low-carb diet for a while. At first, it was great. Pounds were melting off. You had lots of energy. You were eating delicious food and not feeling hungry. The best diet ever!

But then your weight loss stopped. What went wrong?

One of the common low-carb diet mistakes below might have derailed you. These mistakes are easy to make if you are not paying attention. Any one of them can sabotage your diet and prevent weight loss.

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Low-carb quiche with asparagus, goat cheese and Parma ham

Low carb quiche with asparagusDo you like asparagus? Most green vegetables are boring. But not asparagus! It has a strong and interesting taste. Its carb content is low – 3g net carbs per100g. Serving it steamed with some butter and salt is enough to make a wonderful side dish.

The perfect time to have asparagus is now, while in season. You can buy asparagus all year round. But the out-of-season versions, flown from half across the world, are just a bland caricature of the real thing. So let’s do something interesting while it lasts!

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Ten Top Habits to Escape from Carbs, Lose Weight and Keep it Off

Low-carb diet success habitsDo you ever break your diet rules? Of course you do. We all do.

Why can’t you stick with it? Some think the key to success is willpower. But willpower is a limited resource. It won’t be sufficient to battle all temptations for months to come.

And yet, some people do succeed. They lose weight and they keep it off. How do they do it?

The latest behavioural research says your habits are the key. Once we acquire a habit, it becomes a certainty. Like brushing your teeth or taking a shower.

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How to Make Fabulous Sugar-Free Low-Carb Chocolate Eggs (or Bunnies)

Low-carb Easter eggsEaster is coming. Chocolate eggs are everywhere. As are the chocolate bunnies in golden foil. There are stacks upon stacks of them in supermarkets. Their bright wrappers silently scream at you to eat more sugar.

But we can’t do that. That would be against our low-carb principles. So what shall we do?

You know that chocolate doesn’t have to be loaded with sugar, don’t you? We can make our own perfect low-carb eggs and bunnies without using any.

So let’s say yes to chocolate and no to sugar.

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Low-Carb Scotch Eggs – a Perfectly Portable Parcel of Protein

Low-Carb Scotch Eggs - perfect low-carb breakfastThe Scotch egg is an all-time classic British recipe, beloved in its homeland. If you are not from Britain, you might find it a big baffling. But it really is a brilliant recipe. Basically, it is an egg wrapped in a sausage. Simple and clever!

It comes out as a small and perfectly portable parcel of protein and fat. Ideal for a low-carb breakfast on the go or a quick snack.

Traditional recipe calls for the breadcrumbs coating for the eggs. For a low-carb version, we just swap breadcrumbs for almond flour, or just skip this step.

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8 Ways to Blast through Low-Carb Flu and Dive into Ketosis

Banish Low-Carb Flue - Get Into Ketosis FastHave you just started a low-carb diet? Do you find yourself feeling exhausted and overcome by tiredness? Perhaps you are thinking that going low-carb wasn’t a good idea after all…

You might already know that these symptoms are not uncommon, especially if you are doing low-carb for the first time. Also known as “low carb flu” or “Atkins flu”, this phase is completely normal – although by no means pleasant. This condition usually happens when you cut your carb intake very sharply, to about 20-30g a day, in order to induce ketosis.

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7 psychological reasons for diet failure

Diet failure reasonsThe New Year Resolutions time is upon us again, and weight loss is on top of many lists. But we all know what happens next. By the end of January, these ambitions will be abandoned and most people will settle back into their old routines, disappointed and disheartened, only to repeat the whole sad cycle next January.

Why does it keep going wrong, year after year? I think the key to successful weight loss is not just what you do with your body. It is all in your mind.

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