4 Ways To Cut Carbohydrates From Your Healthy Lifestyle
Cutting carbs – positive suggestions
Low carbohydrate diets and lifestyles require a large degree of self-control. Here are a few ways to help control your carbohydrate intake.
Firstly, get the carb-laden foods from your life. If your house is full of cookies, crackers, breads and other high carbohydrate foods, it is time to clean out the refrigerator. The easiest way to do this, outside of throwing everything out in the garbage and wasting the money spent, is to eat them. This may seem a bit odd, but rather than throw money out, reduce the amount of carbohydrates in the home gradually. Changing to a low-carb lifestyle can be accomplished if you are willing to make the sacrifices, but like most bad habits, it is easier to do it slowly and with a plan.
Now that you have removed the vast number of high carbohydrate foods from your home, as you shop for groceries in the future, avoid all the high-carb groceries. Have a grocery list with you when you shop and stick to it. There are any number of sites on the Internet dedicated to low-carb lifestyles and living. Frequent these sites for recommended shopping lists and foods that are carb-friendly. This way you will not be tempted with high-carb foods because the adage, “Out of Sight, Out of Mind” will ring true.
Become well-versed and read on what is and what is not low carb. Knowledge is your best protection against the wrong things to eat. There are a number of books and food charts to help you maintain your low-carb lifestyle. Reading and reviewing these books will insure that you will not fall back into a high-carb diet and life. Education is the key in any proper action, living a low-carb life is not hard. A low-carb lifestyle only requires knowledge.
Finally, be honest with yourself as you do this. There will be times you may slip and fall. It may happen. If it does, recognize it is not the end of the world and the sun will rise again tomorrow. Again the old saying rings true, “Fall 1,000 times, get up 1,001.” When you slip, recall what happened to make you slip. Think about some other behaviors or activities that you can do instead of breaking your lifestyle. Keep a record or journal of what happens. Going back to a previous event or mistake can help you strengthen your resolve to do better next time.
Good luck on your low-carb life!
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