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Most diets incorporate a portion of the overall diet to cutting back on carbs. Cutting back on carbs is a good thing because it means cutting back on sugar, and of course there is weight loss involved here. We will be looking at some low carb diet tips to help us do just that. Diet plans differ in the amount of carbs to cut back, but they all suggest reducing the carb intake as part of the plan.

There a few things that happen to our body’s when we go through a strict low carb diet. In some case’s, especially in a zero carb diet like the Adkins diet (first two weeks) where the intake is zero, or almost zero carbs. First thing is that after a couple of weeks of zero carbs, our body’s go into a state of ketosis. What the heck is that? Basically what happens is our body’s use the stored fat for energy. We become a fat burning machine. Without taking in any sugar, fat is used as energy so with every move we make we are losing our own fat, and that’s a very good thing. After losing the desired weight, carbs can be added a little at a time. Low carb diet tips can be found anywhere (just google the term) in order for you to stay on track with this. You can find out if you are in the state of ketosis by using strips that you test your urine with. They can be found at any vitamin shop, and they come with a color code on the container. I think the closer you get to dark purple the better.

These low carb diet tips come straight from the horses mouth. I personally went through the Adkins diet a long time ago, about 25 years ago. It was looked at as sort of a Fad back then by the Medical Field. They considered it a dangerous thing to go into ketosis. But as the years went by and more and more people lost weight  with it, it kind of became main stream in the diet industry. I myself lost a lot of weight at the time, a client of mine gave me the supplement forskolin extract to try and I gave it a shot. After going through all the trendy diet programs without success, I couldn’t believe how much weight I lost after taking forskolin

I’m not pushing forskolin for every, but hey, I’ve got to be truthful. I’m in my late sixties now and prefer a more moderate approach to weight loss. One that has a certified trainer and nutritionist that can set things up for me and help me to be a slimmer, healthier and more beautiful person. There is plenty more low carb diet tips but we will save it for another day. Hope these were helpful and you had as much fun reading this as I had writing it.

5 Low Carb Snacks

Low Carb SnacksApples & Cinnamon
Cut your favorite variety of apple (we like Granny Smiths!) into slices, then spray lightly with non-fat cooking spray, and sprinkle with cinnamon.  Just make sure you are using real cinnamon and not one of the sugar laden cinnamon toppings.

Steamed Cauliflower or Broccoli
Tired of raw cauliflower and broccoli?  Switch it up and skip the fattening veggie dips by steaming it instead.  Then sprinkle with a small amount of low-fat Parmesan cheese with salt and pepper to taste. Yum!

Frozen Grapes
Love grapes but can’t stop yourself from eating an entire bag? Wash them and then freeze them instead, and you can have a full cup for only 60 calories. When your grapes are frozen, they take longer to eat and because of the cold you will be less likely to overindulge.  And to have it take even longer, chose grapes with seeds so you need to split each grape in half to take the seeds out first.

Sugar-Free Jello
Jello is a favorite childhood snack but many dieters associate jello with sugar and calories.  But in reality, the sugar-free Jello has only 80 calories for the entire box. Add some fruit, such as orange slices or chopped peaches/nectarines (if you use canned, make sure the fruit is packed in water or juice and not the high calorie sugary syrup), and you have not only a healthy snack for you, but one for the whole the family too. Need it for snacks on the go?  You can also set it in individual serving containers for packing in lunches.

Baked apples
Apple pie taste but without the calories!  Chop up an apple, add splash of lemon juice, a bit of cinnamon and 1 tsp of brown sugar (be sure to measure, not guess!) in a microwave safe bowl.  Mix well then microwave for two minutes (watch carefully so you don’t accidentally crisp it!).   Melanee Madison has faced the many challenges of losing weight after pregnancy and knows just how difficult it can be for new moms to drop the pounds while looking after kids!