To try and eat a low number of carbs each day is very tricky at first, particularly if you’re used to an every day American diet. It means no bread straight off the bat. It means no pasta, no cereal, no rice, no muffins… and so on and so on. Even if you’re only trying to cut down carbs and not remove them completely, you’re going to find it tough.
So here are some solutions. Ideas for how you can fill in 3 of your meals a day.
First… make use of eggs.
Eggs are so awesome in many ways. But mostly, they’re quick and easy to prepare, they’re no carb and super high in protein, and are packed with other micro nutrients. You can throw them together with other ingredients to make them flavorful, they’ll fill you up for a long period of time…. and on the list goes.
It’s an easy breakfast option for me. Throw a few eggs on a pan with some onion and possibly even bacon? (BOOM) and you’re set. This will last you until well into your day and you’ll be pretty much carb free.
Next, you need to make use of lean meats. This is traditionally annoying because lean meats take preparation. Not everyone is in the position where they can get to a stove a couple times a day. Some people just don’t want to. One great option to make use of here is… Tuna. Love it or hate it, tuna is quick and easy to prepare, healthy and very filling… super high in protein, can be mixed with a lot of things for flavor, and can be knocked up in a very short time. This is often what I’ll have for lunch while I’m following the eat stop eat diet. Takes me 10 minutes to put it together and I throw in kale, some crushed peanuts, and some curry powder too. Easy, done, now we only need to worry about dinner.
Dinner is mostly the easiest because you’re at home and you have all your ingredients at hand. What can you not make for dinner here? Chicken breast, a cut of steak, a pork fillet… heck even ribs every now and then! Dinner should be your easiest meal to prepare. Alternatively if you want to keep it less meat heavy, you can substitute in tofu and other “fake” meats. Tofu is boring yes, but in a nice curry, with a nice creamy sauce that’s not too thick… tofu can fill you up.
What’s more, dinner is where you can round out the no carb diet with a big hit of vegetables. You need those nutrients and as they also take time to prepare, there’s no better time than now to make sure they get into your diet for the day. Focus on greens here and pile that plate with broccoli, lettuce, spinach, as well as zucchini, cucumber, plus carrot, red peppers, onion, and whatever else you’ve got on hand.
The key is to make up your own combinations for best results. The point I want to make is that eating low carb doesn’t need to be all that difficult. I hope this post has proven why.Mail this post