Low carb diets mean eating fewer carbohydrates. A successful low carb family diet also importantly requires eating a higher proportion of fats, from healthy natural sources. Low carb diets are also called; high fat diet, ketogenic, keto, atkins, LCHF.
Low carb diet basics:
Low carb foods
Meals and snacks are made up of meats, fish, eggs, low starch vegetables and low GI index salad items, unsweet fruits and natural fats.
Foods to avoid
- High sugar foods; confectionary, cakes, biscuits, cereals, yoghurts, jams, sweets, corn-sugar-syrup.
Refined carbohydrates; pasta, breads, crackers, noodles, crackers.
Starchy foods that convert to sugars quickly in the bloodstream; potatoes, rice, corn, beans, lentils.
Low Carb Basic tips
Low carb diets are not be about going hungry, so there is no need to restrict your meal portions. There is no need to count calories or weigh your food. A typical low carb meal would mainly be made up of low starch vegetables (brocolli and cauliflower), meat or fish (grilled salmon) and health fats (pumpkin seeds and avocado oil). See our Low Carb Family recipes for ideas, or follow our Low Carb Start Up Plan – it’s free to Members.