Let’s talk Low Carb!
Fads come and go and one of the most popular fads is the #Keto diet. Yes, it can be a great tool for some but many go about it the wrong way! Let’s talk about 7 Low Carb Mistakes
Ignoring nutritional value of carbs. When eating Low Carb, choose whole or minimally processed carbs. Naturally occurring carbs are high-quality carbs! They give you vital nutrients like B vitamins, potassium, fiber, and vitamin C. Choose dark, leafy greans like arugula, spinach, swiss chard, and high fiber veggies like asparagus and celery! Also, broccoli, bok choy, green beans, fingerling potatoes, berries etc.
Eating too much unhealthy fat. Rather than reaching for packaged trans fats, choose mono- and polyunsaturated fats, as well as omega-3 fatty acids. Furthermore, you gan find GREAT sources of these types of fats such as wild caught salmon, flaxseeds, walnuts, avocados, nuts, and extra-virgin olive oil.
3. Portion size confusion! Understanding portion sizes can help prevent overeating while also ensuring you consume enough nutrients to fuel your body properly. Find out more with our Portion Fix Solution.
4. Eating too much protein!
To avoid getting too much of a good thing, aim for protein to make up a solid 30 percent or less of your diet, not half. Your body creates glucose from protein in a process called gluconeogenesis. See tip number 3. This goes back to portion size.
5. Not considering activity level: When eating Low -Carb, it’s crucial to determine correct carb intake for proper performance. What’s the ideal amount? That depends on many factors! Let’s work together to get your numbers.
6. Eating too many carbs on a Low-Carb plan:
This circles back to your activity level and portion sizes! Your body converts carbohydrates to fat in your liver so too many carbs = more stored fat.
7. Eating too many processed low-carb foods.
Choose whole or minimally processed carbs. Ingredients you recognize and can pronounce. Under 10 ingredients on a label and remember that chemicals are not necessary.
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