Starting a Low Carb Diet by Eating Lots of Fiber

by Alesha Wilson
(Wilmington, NC)

The low carb diet is considered as one of the most effective diet plans in the world. Many fitness buffs stand by it, and many popular fad diets are spin-offs of the original low-carb diet plan. A regular person would find it confusing to start this diet because there are so any kinds of carbohydrates to consider. Starting a low carb diet goes beyond avoiding refined sugar and white flour, although this is the best way to start.

You will need good carbohydrates in your body even if you’re on a low carb diet. Some of the best carbohydrates that wouldn’t add to your excess weight come from fruits, vegetables, whole grains and nuts. Thus, if you just start your low carb diet today and you’ve quit refined sugar altogether, as well as stocked up on whole grains, brown rice and quinoa beans, you’re on the right track.

Here are some more suggestions for dieters on a low-carb diet plan.

Keep your carbohydrates consumption low by cutting your refined sugar intake and using artificial sweeteners. Some sweeteners are better than others, and make sure you know the brands with the best reviews, like Splenda. This tactic may be great in theory, but drinking coffee with less sugar than you’re used to could be a painful experience in the beginning. If you used to be big on sweets, eating without the usual sugar rush could take a lot of getting used to. Don’t force your body to go cold turkey on sugar, as this will cause more cravings.

Another way to start quitting refined sugar in the form of cakes, pastries and other delectable snacks is to use substitute snacks. Trick your taste buds by eating flavorful foods along with bland foods. For instance, whenever snack time approaches, have a cup of cooked beans along with your usual fruit juice. The sweet-sour flavor of your orange juice makes up for the bland taste of the beans.

Plan to eat foods that are nutritious and rich in fiber. Fiber-rich foods are full of carbohydrates that you can burn gradually and not the type that goes directly into your bloodstream. Fiber-rich foods like oatmeal, for example, have a significant amount of carbohydrates. One look at the label could confuse you. It says there that more than a dozen grams of carbohydrate is present. But this is simply fiber. Always take into account the fiber content when counting your carbohydrate intake for the day, which is necessary for those on a low carb diet.

Whole foods help you lose weight, and they also offer protection against diseases like irritable bowel syndrome and diabetes. Many fiber-rich foods are prominently featured in supplements that are great for keeping the digestive system healthy. Be more informed when it comes to the foods you can eat to get enough fiber and nutrients throughout your low-carb diet’s duration.

Alesha Wilson is a staff writer at Get Rockwell Nutrition at

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