How do you manage doing a no carb diet?

If you love pasta, try nupasta angel hair!

That’s my new years resolution… I haven’t made it a whole day yet :roll_eyes::woman_facepalming:

The first wk or so is the worst … because ur body is craving carbs… stick to it chick… it is worth it xx

i do lazy keto is easy to do easy to stick to no more than 20 carbs a day ive lost 76lbs less than 10 mos

I was put on a strict diet preparing for bariatric surgery. Very low carb and low to moderate fat. No grain, dairy, fruit, alcohol, sugar, oils or carbonated drinks. 60-80g protein/day. I’d tried just about every major diet and I’d be constantly hungry, lose very little then gain it back. I had developed health issues made much worse by obesity, things that severely impacted my quality of life and would’ve been life threatening with time if I didn’t make serious long term change. On my surgeon’s diet I lost about 80 pounds in 8 months, had sleeve gastrectomy and lost another 40. I’m at a healthy weight, which is still amazing to me. I went from a size 24-26 to a 4. My health issues are either gone or dramatically improved. I had a baby and gained some weight back but I’m almost done losing that again. Bariatric surgery is not for everyone and it’s not a magic answer. I can only eat about a cup of food at a time, but it’s still up to me to make healthy choices and avoid nonstop snacking. I had to start bariatric vitamins plus b complex, calcium and iron on the pre-op diet, and will need special vitamins for life. For me, it’s worth it.

The transition to low carb is HARD! It’s very much an addiction, and causes withdrawal type symptoms for a week or so. Extreme fatigue, cravings, headaches, nausea. It’s commonly called carb flu. If you can power through that it gets better. Your body learns to default to protein as a slower burning fuel instead of carbs, which are like jet fuel. After that energy levels get much better, and you’ll notice more consistent energy, no more crashes like you get a while after eating carbs. Eating on plan becomes routine, and your sense of taste and smell change. Everything begins to taste sweet, broccoli and carrots taste candied. It makes me crave strong dark veggies just for something that’s not sweet! On the long term diet I do have some dairy, but still avoid grain and really limit fruit. I eat a lot of eggs, cheese, lean meats, protein shakes with 15+g protein and 5 or less g carbs, low carb veggies (no potatoes, corn, limited peas). I don’t count carbs, just avoid my off limits list and make sure I get my protein in then fill up with veggies. I have a lot of loose skin and lost some hair, pretty typical when you lose half your body weight. The skin is permanent, way too stretched out to ever spring back, but my hair is growing back. I’m 3 years out from surgery.

This type of plan is extreme, and I wouldn’t recommend trying it without medical supervision from someone qualified and supportive. It needs regular checks for nutrient levels to keep you safe and healthy, but when nothing else works it’s worth it :slight_smile:

Talk to Tami Byrd. On FB she can help she has lost over 200 pounds

So I’ve just started a keto diet 5 days ago. Eating 7% cards (33g) 23%protein (82g) and 70% fat (166g). Im finding it quite easy. Have all my meals planned out for the. Some lovely new recipes to try. Not missing cards at all. I do take supplements of electrolytes, fibre, magnesium and potassium. :slight_smile:

It’s a keto diet pretty much it’s hard for some but for others it’s pretty easy my aunt did a keto diet for 2.5 years and lost close to 120lbs and she loved it I on the other hand tried it for a month and lost 10lbs but went back to carbs now it’s super hard for me to get back to that diet

Don’t think of it as a diet. Stop drinking sodas and sugary drinks. Best thing is also drop the artificial sweetners as well. When eating pastas, rice, or flour products cut everything in half. Best thing that could work for you is ask your doctor to recommend you to a nutritionist. With their help could recommend foods to replace carb intake and healthy snacks to eat. Trust me a nutritionist will be your best bet.

I have successfully done the low carb diet and lost many many lbs. Once you know the diet, it’s easy to follow. I lost 40 lbs for my wedding a few years ago. You can drink, eat a lot. Just count the carbs. I easily was doing less then 25 a day.

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I do low-carb/no-carb (keto) cleanses/diets pretty regularly. After the first week, my cravings for carbs and sugar stop. I have more energy and my stomach doesn’t feel so messed up (I’ve had severe stomach problems since I was a teenager). A lot of research and some sort of health/diet/food tracking app helps to keep me on track and understanding the nutrients I’m ingesting.

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I lost 25lbs doing keto (20g net carbs per day) which is total carbs minus fiber and sugar alcohols).
You need to know your eating habits. I am a convenience snacker. So, I altered my keto plan to reflect more convenience.
Just about anything you used to eat can be turned into something keto/low carb friendly.
My first step was finding a sweetener that I liked (monk fruit).
I learned to make homemade spice mixes (like taco) bc I couldn’t believe how many carbs were in those premade packets.
My biggest struggle is potatoes because there just isn’t any low carb equivalent so I have a cheat meal once a month.
There’s a whole world of low carb and keto friendly snacks and breads out there.

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My diet is and has always been very carb heavy! For years all I ate was toast but I tried the Keto diet last year and it was so easy! The food was great and filling I loved it! Unfortunately after 6 weeks my body still wasn’t in Ketosis and I didn’t lose any weight which is such a shame because I could’ve easily made that my lifestyle forever. The cravings don’t last long at all, only a few days for me. And so many people have lost weight on it. Give it a go and see how you get on. Good luck

I don’t do keto but I only eat meat, vegetables, and fruit ans lost 25 lbs in 2 months. Basically as natural as possible. I even eat potatoes just try and limit them a little.

It would be nearly impossible to do no carb but low carb is manageable. Like keto. You count total carbs of 20. Read labels. It’s not that hard

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I started no carbs in October never thought I could do it 31 lbs I’ve lost and still going strong. I really skipped December cause of holidays and still didn’t eat them as much. Do it for your health.

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Use the carb manager app, it works great!

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You gotta get past the keto flu. Once you do that, you’ll feel better than you ever have. At day 3, it is about to feel real rough.

Tried it, nearly went to hospital ´cause it got me hypoglycemic. Lost 16 pounds in 8 weeks doing intermetted fasting instead, eat for 8 hours, fast for 16 hours (only drink water), low sugar intake, healthy carbs so whole weat pasta and bread, potatoes are allowed.

I did Protein Power basically I limited my self to 30 carbs a day and lost like 90 lbs in 4 months. I vote me a personal George Foreman grill and ate alot of meet when I was hungry and I saved at least 12 carbs a day so I could have 2 Chocolate chip cookies or a handful of semi-sweet chocolate chips after dinner. The first week is the hardest but if you can get past that it gets alot easier. I still ate mcdonald’s hamburgers just with out the bun or a grilled chicken sandwhich and used lettuce as my bun. I did straight carbs though, I didnt go with the sugar alcohol carbs. If it said total carbs were so and so that is what I went with