Start with Low-Carb
Start with Low-Carb

How Do I Start With The Low-Carb Diet? (Entry Into Low-Carb The Easy Way)

(Low-Carb High-Quality) Are you highly motivated to change something in your life? You want to live healthier and also lose weight by means of a low-carb diet? But the quantity of different low-carb information is too much and you want a simple start with maximum success? Then you are in the right place. I’ll show you how to get into your low-carb diet.

Important Note:

    We have been living low-carb for over 10 years. In this time, we have tested various low-carb dietary theories and developed Low-Carb High-Quality (LCHQ). LCHQ is healthy, balanced and successful. However, these tips for getting into low-carb do not follow a certain low-carb type, but are a generall approach of the low-carb topic.

I’m always shaken to see how restricted views in the field of low-carb diets are in the social networks sometimes. Often, it feels like an addiction is just being exchanged for another.

People change their nutrition quickly from an extreme eating habit that causes obesity to an extreme eating habit with massive restrictions, and they even try to convert others too.

The abstruse is, the majority of these people are no longer active or fallen back into old patterns after a few months. Since I support different large low-carb groups on Facebook, I can tell you that people who restrict themselves the most, are the first to give up. Therefore, consider whether it is reasonable to listen to such persons.

There are so many different low-carb diets and ways to eat low-carb that there is not the one right variation. Some of these low-carb diets or nutritional forms I presented in the article “You should know these low-carb variations before you start with low-carb.” You should definitely take a look at the different variations of low-carb.

Start Your Low-Carb Journey In a Smart Way And Not With a Crowbar

Here we use an ancient truism. Every journey starts with the first step. As we both know, you first have to find yourself on a long journey and mistakes will be made. However, that’s a good thing! As this is the only way to improve yourself.

Just because my way of low-carb nourishment fits for me, doesn’t mean it fits for you. Your journey won’t be over in the blink of an eye. Look to your left, look to your right and talk to other fellow travelers.

And then there are travelers, who simply pause at a time. They look at different angles of their current situation and, most importantly, they question the things. All this is good, right and belongs to a smart low-carb diet. I began my low-carb journey quite simple, with almost banal steps.

Perfection is not necessary for low-carb.

Honestly? Low-carb is not as difficult as you might think. A simple healthy carbohydrate reduction is enough to master 80% of low-carb. And with this you will be usually successful – especially if you are using low-carb as a reduction diet.

When people ask me about the food they should avoid at the begin of a low-carb diet there are roughly three main groups:

  • Every variation of ready-made meals
  • All white flour and every pseudo grains (exceptions are quinoa & oat bran)
  • Every industrial refined sugar variants

You have already won a lot if you avoid these three groups. Before anyone asks – “But what about bananas, or honey, or, or, or.” Briefly remember that this article deals with the entry into low-carb and an entry should primarily be done quick and easy.

For example, I also eat the pseudo grain quinoa. However, I’ve been deeply engaged in my low-carb diet for a long time.

As already mentioned, you should eat in a smart way. Of course, it’s not useful to eat a kilo of bananas every day. However, a handful of fruit or a teaspoon of honey will neither throw you off nor make you fat.

So, relax at the start of your low-carb diet and leave unnecessary stress to others. Ultimately stress is one of the main reasons for overweight.

Did you know?
Bananas are an allowed food in the 4. phase of the Atkins diet.

Find Out More About Low-Carb From Different Sources

Social media, such as Facebook, has become the only source of information for many people. Especially in groups, many half-truths can arise. Some of these can even be harmful.

Keep in mind that in Facebook groups, even amateurs can express their opinions. If even experienced and studied nutritionists continually gain new knowledge through research and teaching, thereby rejecting old procedures and still make mistakes – what do you think the quality of the thrown around advices of amateurs will be?

Don’t get me wrong. There are a lot of brilliant minds on the internet, with a lot of profound expertise, that never gone to university. That isn’t necessary. However, you can believe me that these people read through thousands of pages of professional books and always consulted and compared different high-quality sources.

Yes, I’m a part of that group, that never studied nutritional science at a university. I’ve got a degree but not in the field of nutrition. I’m at home in business informatics.

However, I have also learned how to acquire profound knowledge, and also apply this in everyday life. In addition, I can assert that I have acquired more knowledge in the last few years as a result of my passion for this topic than many university students. Because nothing is a stronger drive than passion.

Caution: Low-Carb Is Not No-Carb

A big mistake that can often be seen in a low-carb diet. Suddenly all the foods which contain even some carbohydrates are removed from the diet. The problem with this type of diet is that most foods contain carbohydrates.

Even if only in very small quantities. No matter what you are going to try, you will not be able to escape the hated little things. But as always emphasized, this is not necessary. A balanced low-carb diet will bring you much more efficiently to your desired goal than any unnecessary restrictions.

Clear Up Your Kitchen For Your Low-Carb Start

A very important point that many low-carb beginners underestimate. In the kitchen and shopping lay the greatest dangers. When I made my first cut and gave up the carbohydrate, my household swarmed with fast carbohydrates, unhealthy food and, above all, sweets. I was a real sugar junkie.

And if you consume something with pleasure for all your life, it is not easy to let it go. Especially if it is also in front of your nose. Of course, you should not throw your food away, after all, it was expensive. You also don’t throw food away in principal, but what else to do? There are enough other possibilities.

  • Binge eating before the start of your cow-carb diet,
  • Give away the food to friends and acquaintances,
  • A great “farewell dinner” with friends and acquaintances,
  • Donate the food to charitable organizations!

No matter what you choose, for your personal day your storage chambers should be clean. Now we come to something substantial – namely the basic food to your low-carb start.

These foods can shape a basis

This list for a low-carb entry is neither complete, nor do I claim it is ideal for every person. At least, this isn’t possible at all. Every person lives with different attitudes, visions, flavors, funds and other variables after all.

In the end, you have to go your own way. I can only offer a possible framework and inspiration.

These foods can be kept in stock (excerpt)

  • butter
  • chia seeds
  • crème fraiche
  • dark chocolate without suggar
  • eggs
  • psyllium husks
  • seasons of all kinds
  • Greek yoghurt
  • oat bran
  • ground hazelnuts
  • garlic
  • coconut flakes
  • coconut milk
  • coconut oil
  • coconut flour
  • cottage cheese
  • herbs of all kinds (fresh and dried)
  • pumpkin seeds
  • linseeds (whole and crushed)
  • ground almonds
  • vegetables
  • olive oil
  • protein powder (neutral / vanilla)
  • quark
  • sunflower seeds
  • whole milk
  • erythritol
  • xylitol
  • lemons / lemon juice
  • onions

In The End Only One Thing Helps – Do Your Thing!

As explained in our articles on the low-carb basics, there are too many different low-carb diets and ways to eat low-carb. In the end, it is important that you feel comfortable in your way and can achieve success with low-carb. Not matter what others might think.

Of course, there will be a lot of pressure from peers in social media, I’m aware of this fact. However, a somewhat foul quote from a former Formula 1 racing driver fits quite good at this point. This may also change the view on some of these opinions.

Opinions are like assholes – everyone has one (David Coulthard)

I also have my own opinion on low-carb. Personally, for example, I do not think the restriction of the 10/100 rule is useful as it makes no sense in a nutritional science point of view. If it helps you personally, then pull your low-carb diet through with it. Period!

In the end, you stand alone and have to deal with it yourself. No one of these thousands of virtual group members will stand by your side for the rest of your life. They are maximally short-term supporters, no more no less.

Start With Low-Carb – The Conclusion

You have actually reached this place and have troubled yourself through these many sentences? Then I hope you liked this article and could take something out of it. The last thing to say: I wish you a lot of success on your low-carb way. Remember – low-carb is what you make out of it and not what others want from you!

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