Do 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”
You already know about the benefits of a low-carb diet. Some of us are tempted to go even further.
Cutting down carbs to 20-30g a day makes you lose weight quickly and painlessly.
So, if you cut your carbs down to zero, it will be even better – right?
Not necessarily. Here’s why. Keep reading “Zero-carb diet – worth a try?”
Do you need nutritional supplements on a low-carb diet? Can they really make your weight loss easier and healthier? Or perhaps it’s all just hype, designed to make you spend megabucks on useless products.
There is no single definitive answer. There is a fair chance supplements could work for you. Millions of people get real results and tangible benefits from nutritional supplements.
Keep reading “Do you need supplements on your low-carb diet?”
When you think of vitamins, which food comes to mind first? Is it oranges? Or perhaps apples, mangos or grapes?
Either way, I bet you are thinking of fruit.
Fruit has a great reputation. These beautiful, juicy, brightly coloured treats are supposed to be packed full of vitamins, fibre and all sorts of goodness.
Keep reading “Best low-carb sources of vitamin C”
Are low-carb diets healthy? Critics say no. But the answer is yes – provided you do it the right way and follow all the guidelines.
Cutting down on the carbs is, of course, the key requirement. But it’s not the only one. Just like people on “standard” diets, you also need to watch your nutritional balance. Keep reading “8 tips for a healthy low-carb diet”
Keto Diet is easier than low-fat or calorie-counting diets. It lets you lose weight without going hungry.
But you might run into some problems, especially in the beginning. Sugar cravings, Keto flu, tiredness and mood swings can strike at any point.
Can you fix these problems with supplements? Scientific research confirms that you can. Keep reading “7 Ways to Boost Your Keto Diet with Multivitamins”
Do you worry about getting enough vitamins on your low-carb diet?
You have cut out vitamin-rich foods like fruit and grains due to their high carb content. But you know that vitamin deficiency is not good. And some people still go on about low-carb diets being unhealthy. Keep reading “Low-Carb High-Vitamin Foods”
Do you wonder if you need supplements to support your low-carb diet? Low-carb diet authors and dietitians recommend supplementation, especially in the beginning.
Lack of essential nutrients can derail your diet, no matter how hard you work.
Getting all the required vitamins from low-carb food is possible, but requires meticulous planning.
If you don’t have the time or the patience, a multivitamin is a cheap insurance policy against possible deficiencies.
Keep reading “Choosing the Right Multivitamin for Your Low-Carb Diet”
You started Atkins Diet to lose weight quickly, effectively, and without feeling hungry.
Millions of people have done just that in 40 years since the original book was published in 1970s.
Despite this track record, critics still claim that balanced nutrition on Atkins Diet is impossible.
Could they be right?
It is true that you would consume less of some vitamin-rich foods such as fruit and grains, especially during Atkins Induction (Phase 1 of the diet).
But you would get more proteins, amino acids and healthy fats, which also contain plenty of vitamins and nutrients.
Keep reading “Vitamins and supplements for Atkins Diet”