How to cope with carb cravings

Started a low-carb diet – but can’t stop craving carbs? Sugar and other refined carbs are addictive – almost like a class A drug. Getting hooked is easy. Breaking away is hard.  

A low-carb diet is the best long-term solution to escape sugar addiction. But adapting to your new lifestyle might take a while.

And cravings can attack at any point.

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Cut Carbs, Cut Your Physique: How to Shred With a Keto Diet

Cutting on Keto

If you’re a bodybuilder or weightlifter, increasing muscle size and strength is clearly your usual priority. But when you’re prepping for a contest, photo shoot, or other main event, cutting becomes your main concern.

Dieting is the only way to drop excess fat and water to display chiseled muscles. And science shows that low-carb or ketogenic diets are the easiest way to get cut, shredded, ripped, and otherwise superlean.

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Can you trust “net carbs” claims on low-carb products?

net carbs claims

Are net carbs a myth? The term was first popularised by Dr Atkins.

Some carbohydrates, such as fibre, are not digested by our bodies. So it makes sense to exclude them from your daily carb count.

This distinction matters to those of us who follow ketogenic low-carb diets, like Atkins or Keto, with very low carb limits of around 20-30g a day.  

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How to get your carb counts right

Are you sure your daily carb count is accurate? It’s the one thing you must get right – or your diet won’t work – for obvious reasons.

And yet surprisingly many people get this wrong.

So how can you ensure your carbs count is correct? Here are our best tips on to how to count your carbs quickly and accurately.

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Top 5 Low-Carb Diet Tips for Beginners


Have you just started a low-carb diet, like Atkins or Keto? Feeling a bit overwhelmed?

Changing your lifestyle is not easy. There is so much to learn and get used to.

Here’s a quick compilation of top low-carb diet tips for beginners, to help you glide into your new lifestyle and transform your body.  

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Why offal is good for your low-carb diet

offal organ meats low-carb ketoDo you feel squeamish at the thought of eating offal? You are not alone.

Most people in the West shun organ meat and think of it as “subprime”. It is used in pâté and processed meats, but rarely cooked on its own.

This is really such a shame. Offal (also called variety meats or organ meats) is in many ways better than standard muscle meat. Keep reading “Why offal is good for your low-carb diet”