What is a low carb way of eating?
A diet low in carbohydrates can mean a LOT of different things. But generally, it means less than 150 grams of carbohydrates per day.
Starches are higher in carbohydrates in other foods. Starches include grains like bread, rice, pasta, and quinoa, but they also include starchy vegetables like beans, peas, corn, and potatoes.
Other foods also contain carbohydrates, including:
and protein and fat sources like – dairy, nuts, avocado
What are the benefits of a low carb way of eating?
Strong research supports lower carb approaches for healthy, sustainable weight loss. Eating fewer carbs can:
– reduce appetite (1) (helping weight loss be effortless!)
– aid in more weight loss, 2 to 3 times as much in fact, compared to low-fat diets (2,3,4) – AND weight is typically lost around the abdomen, which is the most dangerous location of body fat
– lower blood sugar, blood pressure, and triglycerides, and raise HDL (the good kind) and improve the pattern of LDL (the bad kind) cholesterol (5,6)
In addition, many ladies find eating fewer carbs:
– Improves mental clarity
– Reduces inflammation,
– Decreases bloating, and
– And improves skin complexion
Please note! This specific meal plan’s calories and foods may not be appropriate for you. Always check with your doctor before starting a new meal plan.
Alright let’s get to the meal plan! Below is listed the grocery list, and the meal plan with pictures and recipes are listed after.
5-Day 1700 Calorie Meal Plan, Low Carb & High Protein
One 2% Plain Greek Yogurt With 1 Cup Frozen Berries
1 yogurt, plain, Greek, 2%, single-serving
1 cup raspberries, frozen, not sweetened
Switch out for non-fat and/ or flavored yogurts (<15 gm sugar/ serving) if preferred
Use fresh instead of frozen berries or any other fruit (besides berries) if preferred