16 Tips for Eating Without (to many) Carbohydrates + 3 Tasty Recipes
More and more people want to eat without a lot of carbohydrates. This is because of the health benefits or to achieve or maintain a good weight.
But how do you put that into practice? In this article, I will give you the tips with which you can easily eat without too much carbohydrate.
What you will learn in this article:
- The reasons to eat without a lot of carbohydrates
- What the common mistakes are with eating fewer carbohydrates
- The tips to eat less carbohydrate in practice
- Recipes to eat without a lot of carbohydrates
Finally, I will give you 3 delicious recipes without lots of carbohydrates. So you will see that eating without a lot of carbohydrates can also be very tasty.
Reasons enough to eat without a lot of carbohydrates
There are roughly two reasons for not eating a lot of carbohydrates.
- The health benefits
- Checking the body weight/fat %
Reason # 1: The health benefits
Improving health by eating low on carbohydrates is, of course, a broad concept and it has an effect on health in several areas. Especially for (the occurrence of) the disorders that come under the metabolic syndrome, it has many health benefits.
A characteristic of the metabolic syndrome is too much visceral fat (fat around the organs, the liver in particular).
Not eating a lot of carbohydrates is very effective in getting rid of the organ and belly fat.
For example, low-carbohydrate food is useful for people with type 2 diabetes, but also to prevent type 2 diabetes.
By not eating a lot of carbohydrates you lower the risk of type 2 diabetes.
People with diabetes can eat more carbohydrates by keeping their blood glucose under control. This is important because it can prevent the annoying complications of type 2 diabetes.
Other conditions that fall under the metabolic syndrome are high cholesterol, high blood pressure and cardiovascular diseases.
It is often thought that eating fat is the cause of high cholesterol. But this is precisely caused by eating too many carbohydrates/sugars.
Eating fewer carbohydrates will improve cholesterol. The blood pressure will also be lowered. It will not surprise you that the risk of cardiovascular disease will also be reduced by eating fewer carbohydrates.
Another health advantage of eating low carbohydrates is that this will improve the intestinal flora. For this, you have to keep eating enough vegetables so that you keep getting enough fiber.
Reason # 2: Checking body weight
You can not eat a lot of carbohydrates until you reach your target weight. After you hit your target weight, you can keep a low carbohydrate lifestyle to stay at your ideal weight.
To get rid of kilos you will have to be more strict with the number of carbohydrates you eat. To stay on your weight you can let the reins celebrate.
The big advantage of eating low-carbohydrate is that it will not cost any effort because you will not have a constant sense of hunger.
By not eating too many carbohydrates, the ‘sugar addiction’ will disappear. With the disappearance of the constant appetite for sweets, it will naturally become much easier not to eat a lot of carbohydrates.
Compared with other weight-loss methods, eating low on carbohydrates is the winner. For example, low-carbohydrate food is 2 to 3 times more efficient than low-fat food. You can read more about this in my article about the low-carbohydrate diet.
Common mistakes in eating without too many carbohydrates
Do you want to take advantage of the health benefits of low-carbohydrate food or do you want to lose weight than it is important that you do not commit these common mistakes!