Low Carb Diet Menu

Low Carb Diet Menu

by laura on December 7, 2011 · 1 comment

low carb diet menu

photo by Tina Rupp

Low Carb Diet Menu, It’s Not Complicated

 

Putting together a low carb diet menu is easy once you learn the types of foods that you can eat. A low carb diet is one of my personal favorite, tried and true ways to lose weight and maintain it. And because I am a lover of proteins and fatty foods, this diet works for me.

I do love foods that contain fat, and I also recommend them because they are healthy in moderation. I generally do not endorse diets that involve extremes, like eating a ridiculous amount of fat and protein for example.

Any diet that follows extreme measures like these is bound for failure and likely damage to your body as well. Even when you follow a low carb diet menu, there must be balance. The low carb diet menu should include lots of vegetables and change up the type of vegetable at each meal if at all possible.  A good amount of fiber and the many beneficial minerals, enzymes, and other nutrients present in plants (vegetables), all of these are crucial to the success of your diet and your health.

Nuts and seeds should also be included in a low carb diet menu. You really cannot go wrong with nuts and seeds. They are a great source of fiber, healthy fats, vitamin E, minerals and more. Nuts and seeds are a portable nutritional powerhouse. They also fill you up and keep you satisfied for a long period of time without having to eat large quantities. Oh and did I mention that nuts and seeds are low carb?

 

Putting It All Together, A Low Carb Diet Menu

Let’s start with my favorite meal of the day, breakfast. And one of my favorite foods is often eaten for breakfast and is a terrific addition to any low carb diet menu. Eggs! Eggs are great because they can take on so many flavors and be served a gazillion different delicious ways. Eggs are also insanely nutritious and filling. If you feel the need for bread or biscuits in the morning there are tons of low carb choices out there. Personally, I prefer to make my own low carb pancake mix. It is very easy, delicious, and economical.

 

Sample Low Carb Diet Menu, Tons Of Ideas!

Sample Low Carb Diet Menu, Breakfast:

  • Spinach omelet with cheese and or bacon(not sugar cured bacon)
  • Low carb pancakes with flax and sugar-free maple syrup
  • vegetable frittata
  • low carb granola
  • low carb muffins and breakfast breads

Sample Low Carb Diet Menu, Lunch:

  • salad of mixed greens, nuts, olives, cheese with grilled steak, chicken or fish and vinaigrette
  • asian lettuce wraps
  • lettuce wrapped cheeseburger with all the fixings
  • quesadilla or meat burrito prepared with low carb tortilla
  • veggies and dip

Sample Low Carb Diet Menu, Dinner:

  • greek salad with shrimp or chicken
  • low carb pasta with meat sauce and cheese and side green salad
  • cheese or meat enchiladas prepared with low carb tortilla
  • low carb chicken pot pie with side salad or veggie
  • asian stir fry
  • cream based soup (low carb)
  • zucchini lasagna (my personal fave) recipe to com

As you can see from the long list of delicious foods, it is hard to get bored on a low carb diet menu. There are so many choices. The low carb products that are now available are far superior to the ones that were around years ago. Things like low carb tortillas, low carb pasta, and low carb breads are actually tasty and appetizing. And there are so many low carb baked goods that are quick and easy to make at home.

I can tell you from personal experience that low carb diets do work. Personally I love my carbs, but it only takes me a few days to adjust to a low carb diet menu; and I always drop weight really quickly and feel great while doing it.

As I said before, I do not recommend going to extremes. Don’t completely eliminate carbs from your diet. Eat some healthy carbs like fruits and vegetables and if you eat fruit with protein the sugars will be absorbed much more slowly by your body. This will avoid and insulin spike.

Another tip, don’t gorge yourself on proteins and fats. It will overwork your kidneys, liver, and gallbladder. Proteins and fats of all kinds are really great for your health, unless you over do it. Don’t be afraid of saturated fats, just make sure that you are getting other types of fats as well so that your body stays in balance. Follow my advice and you will be more than satisfied following a low carb diet menu.