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Losing Weight on a Low Carb Diet Plan

Low carb eating to lose weight means becoming more conscious about the carbohydrate content of ordinary foods. Yes, calories are still the crucial factor in weight reduction, but learning about carbs is important, too. Also, don't forget to take regular physical exercise. As Dr Atkins said: if you don't exercise you're not on the Atkins Diet!

Cut Out All Refined Carbohydrates

Switching to a healthy low-carb diet means eliminating alcohol, sugars and refined carbohydrates (high glycemic value carbs) from your daily eating. These refined carbs should be replaced with carbs that are low on the Glycemic Index

Refined carbohydrates come from a range of foods - not just from the obvious bread, pasta, cakes, cookies, chips, ice cream and candy. They include most breakfast cereals, canned foods, frozen entrees and prepared sauces, nearly all of which have a relatively high carb content.

See also: Glycemic Index Foods Chart

Low Carb Shopping

Changing your eating habits starts with your shopping. If you have the right foods in your pantry and refrigerator, eating low-carb is easy. Here's how to start:

Foods Not to Buy

- Fat-free foods like mayonnaise, salad dressings, cream cheese, etc.
- Sauces or salsa where sugar is one of the main ingredients
- Jams, jellies or syrups
- Highly processed or sugar-coated cereals
- Pancakes, bagels, muffins or waffles
- White bread, rolls or processed crackers or crispbreads
- White rice and pasta
- Chips, pretzels, popcorn
- Regular Sodas
- Alcohol

Low Carb Foods to Buy

- No-sugar added sauces and dressings
- Real mayonnaise to be used sparingly
- Whole wheat or whole grain or rye bread
- Oats and high fiber bran cereals
- Brown rice and whole wheat pasta
- Lean meat like turkey breast, chicken, ham
- Fish, including oily fish like sardines, mackeral and salmon
- Lean breakfast strips or Canadian Style bacon
- Eggs
- Avocados
- Nuts, include walnuts, Brazils, pecans and almonds
- Seeds, include pumpkin, sesame and sunflower
- Beans and Lentils
- Fresh or frozen vegetables including celery, peppers, tomatoes, lettuce, cucumber, broccoli, cauliflower, turnip, cabbages and kale.
- Fresh Fruit - especially berries, apples, kiwifruit
- Flaxseed and olive oil

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