Every dieter and diet coach around the world will tell you that carbs are the enemy. Of course, that doesn’t mean you can’t have any carbs at all, that would kill you. But as the saying goes, everything in moderation. The real kicker is that few people want to try low-carb dishes.
Many people also set themselves up for failure with their diets by denying themselves delicious foods and fun. Eating should always be fun; that’s part of why dieting is so hard to stick to. There are many ways to make low-carb eating every bit as fun as non-diet eating; you just have to get a little creative.
There’s a huge misconception that all low-carb dishes are tasteless, boring, and awful. This couldn’t be further from the truth. There’s tons of fun, low-carb dishes that can spice up your menu without fattening it up. In this article, we’ll help you make low-carb more fun!
Eat Your Favorite Foods
Part of the reason everyone hates low-carb is that a lot of their favorite foods contain a lot of carbs and so they deny themselves their favorites, effectively depriving themselves of things that truly bring them joy.
Are you ready for the shock of a lifetime? You don’t have to actually deny yourself your favorite foods. You can have low-carb versions that are every bit as tasty and fun without all the unhealthy carbs. There are keto-friendly, low-carb recipes for bread, mashed potatoes, chicken wings, enchiladas, nachos, pancakes, and even cinnamon rolls.
Denying yourself your favorite foods sets yourself up for failure and makes you detest any dieting efforts. Don’t deny yourself your simple pleasures in life, it’s only setting yourself up for failure.
Make the Effort to Make Low-Carb Delicious
Low-carb does not have to be tasteless or disgusting, as so many think it is. They think that because of the fact that a lot of the store-bought low-carb items lack pleasant taste and texture. When you cook the food yourself, however, you get the freedom to make it however you want it.
Don’t settle for bad food. Look up some of the many incredible low-carb recipes available online and give them a shot. It’s also important to remember that you’re the chef; you can change the recipe in any way you desire. You don’t have to stick to anything in particular and you can add flavors that aren’t listed if you want them.
You should not be disappointed in the taste or texture of your food. If you’re not happy with your food, you won’t eat it. You’re setting yourself up for failure. You’re a priority, so treat yourself like it and stop eating bad foods.
Have a Support System
Going low-carb or mostly carb-free can be difficult on your own, especially when it comes to things like family dinners, dates, parties, etc. You’ll need all the support you can get! What better way to find that support than embarking on this journey with others? Encourage your family and friends to get healthier with you and start limiting their carbs.
Not only will this help you by having someone to talk to and support you, but also it will keep you from being so tempted during meals. This is particularly true for those that share a home with you. If everyone in your family eats low-carb, you won’t have to be tempted in diving into the unhealthy food sitting before you.
If you want to start and stick to a low-carb diet, you have to make your dishes tasty and fun. Dieting doesn’t have to mean depriving yourself of things you love. Be creative and do your research so you can find delicious and fun foods to eat and keep you strict on your diet. Don’t be cruel to yourself and don’t set yourself up for failure. Make low-carb eating fun.