How to Start a Low-Carb Diet For Beginners: A Step-by-Step Guide

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The Low-Carb Diet for Beginners

What to Eat

For a no-fail, low-carb diet guide of what to eat, let’s stick with what you can consume without guilt:

  • Meat (preferably lean proteins, like chicken breasts)
  • Fish
  • Eggs
  • Vegetables that grow above ground
  • Natural fats

All of these foods are below 5-percent carbs, so sticking to these foods will help you stay under 20 grams of carbohydrates per day.

What Not to Eat

As for what you need to steer clear of to adhere to a low-carb diet, you’ll want to avoid:

  • Sugar
  • High-starch processed foods, like pasta
  • Rice
  • Bread
  • Beans and legumes
  • Potatoes and other vegetables that grow below ground.

How Much to Eat

The refreshing thing about this low-carb diet for beginners is that you don’t need to count calories or weigh your food. The idea is to eat the low-carb foods discussed above when you’re hungry, and until you feel satisfied. So, you can put down the calculator and pick up those Meaty Veggie Roll-Ups!

Now this doesn’t mean you should buy a block of cheese and inhale it. There is always the term “everything in moderation” to take into consideration. Be smart! You’re not dieting to make life harder, right? 

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