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[dropcap style=”font-size: 60px; color: #00adef;”] W[/dropcap]hen I was first diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes, part of the treatment was to keep a food diary for a week.
Then I met with a dietician at the hospital to review what I’d been eating and my blood glucose readings.
While my blood sugar was exactly where it should be, my dietician was worried about me.
Haven’t you been feeling hungry?
You haven’t been having any snacks. Are you sure you’re not hungry all the time?
The thing is, I was feeling great.
For me, eating Low Carb wasn’t hard at all.
I was (and still am) completely satisfied by my meals so I hardly ever feel the need to snack.
But it did get me thinking about why some people really struggle to eat Low Carb…
What are the 2 biggest low carb mistakes?
Low Carb Mistake 1.
Not eating enough fat.
Our bodies have two options for fuel. Carbohydrates and fat.
It doesn’t take much imagination to see that if you’re cutting back on carbs to avoid a blood sugar roller coaster ride, then you need to switch to the other fuel source.
Hello our friend fat.
I know after all those years of hearing that fat is ‘bad’ and that ‘eating fat is going to make you fat’ it can be scary to start drizzling oil and butter on everything.
It doesn’t have to be hard.
Just include some fat with every meal. ‘
A handful of nuts, avocado, mayonnaise or peppery extra virgin olive oil. Yum.
If you’d like help transitioning to a Low Carb lifestyle, you can always join Simple Meal Plans. All the meals are low carb with the right amount of fat to keep you satisfied. Exactly how I eat every day.
So you won’t need to worry about anything.
Low Carb Mistake 2.
Trying a quick fix ‘diet’ approach.
One of the biggest problems with diets is that they focus on getting to a particular weight or fitting into those jeans.
So all your attention is focused on the outcome rather than the everyday changes that you need to make to get there.
But it’s way more complex than that.
Your health is determined by the accumulation of your food and lifestyle choices over the weeks, months and years.
Not one point in time when you’re on your best ‘dieting’ behaviour.
There is another solution!
It’s all about taking a long term approach to build your habits to put healthy eating on ‘autopilot’.
It can take time, but by taking small steps you’ll not only get where you want to go.
You’ll be able to stay there. Even when the world is a little crazy.
What about you?
Have you made either of these mistakes? Or is something else holding you back?
Let me know in the comments below.
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- 6 Surprising Lessons from Having Gestational Diabetes
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- How I Tamed My Alcohol Addiction
- 3 Reasons I LOVE Eating Low Carb
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