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Tuesday, May 01, 2007

The Lamest Excuse For Not Doing Low-Carb

When it comes to being on the low-carb lifestyle or really any diet for that matter, you have to fight the nagging tendency to allow your plan to become so monotonous and predictable that it becomes booooorrrrrrriiinnng! Many of the opponents of low-carb especially try to discourage people from trying this way of eating by scaring them into thinking they'll be bored.

What a crock!

That's about the lamest excuse for NOT doing low-carb that these antagonists have yet to come up with. Their thinking is people on the low-carb life are stuck eating meat, cheese and eggs all day. While eating that way is certainly one way to low-carb, most of us who make low-carb our healthy lifestyle change eat a few more foods than that.

So how do you keep the low-carb diet from being so boring that you feel like ditching it for good? The answer is simple, my good friends. You just don't allow it to bore you stiff. Sounds too easy, doesn't it? But it's a lot more elementary than people make it out to be. Let me show you.

When you think of breakfast while low-carbing, most people just automatically assume you must eat eggs. These are an amazing protein-packed way to start your low-carb day (and I could eat them everyday for many days in a row and not get tired of them with melted cheese on top and a touch of pepper...man, that hits the spot!), but you have other foods to enjoy, too--fresh strawberries or cantaloupe, a low-carb bar like GoLower or Atkins, a protein shake, a ham and cheese wrap, and so much more.

Click here to see more of my tips about how you can ward off boredom when you are livin' la vida low-carb.

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5 Comments:

Blogger Anwen said...

Absolutely couldn't agree more. Also, I have found that if I find something I really like (e.g. a thing I make with ground steak, onions, bacon lardons, herbs, cayenne, mushrooms and tomato paste all cooked up and put on top of raw spinach, yum!!) I have a tendency to overdo it, especially if it's easy to make. So, I make sure that I don't have the new favourite too often, so that I don't get utterly bored stiff of it!

5/01/2007 2:37 AM  
Blogger Scott Kustes said...

Don't forget the easiest way to keep your eating interesting: herbs and spices. On top of that, being of plant origin, they are extremely healthful. I wrote an article that was published in the Performance Menu (Issue 26) a few months back discussing the health benefits of numerous popular herbs and spices. If you're interested, just head over to my blog and find the post titled "My First Published Article" (March).

Cheers Jimmy,
Scott Kustes
Modern Forager

5/01/2007 8:58 AM  
Blogger renegadediabetic said...

Low carb is as interesting as you make it. Just check out websites for recipes and use your imagination. It was liberating not having to worry about fat content any more.

Plus, it's a lot more interesting to the taste buds than the bland, low-fat crap.

5/01/2007 1:55 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

Hmm...what do you eat if you are low carb? Well, let's see, every meat, seafood, cheese, vegetable, fruit, seed, and nut on earth. You just don't eat processed junk, or bread, or cereal, or pasta. Those things might be chewy and filling, but they aren't very flavorful and they're really the boring food, if you think about it. Since going low-carb I eat far MORE variety than I did before. All kinds of veggies, fruits, interesting combinations of herbs and spices, on and on...

5/01/2007 8:06 PM  
Blogger Jeff Hamlin said...

"Their thinking is people on the low-carb life are stuck eating meat, cheese and eggs all day. While eating that way is certainly one way to low-carb, most of us who make low-carb our healthy lifestyle change eat a few more foods than that."

Who cares what they think? And it's not like you need to eat veggies or fruits anyhow. Why the obsession with appeasing the naysayers?

5/02/2007 2:30 AM  

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