So you survived the holidays (barely…) and now you’re ready to dive into getting back on track with a low carb challenge. You’re not alone.
People the world over are starting their “diets” either today or tomorrow. But lets face it, today is a great day to start! Even if you’re hung over.
In fact, being hung over is the best reason to start taking care of yourself. Wouldn’t you say? And since today is the first day or the year, the first day of the month and the first day of the week, I’m going to say that there might never be such a perfect day to start. So lets get going!
We all like a challenge that has rules to follow. After all, that’s why diet books sell so well each and every year. Always a “new” approach and a big promise that if you follow THIS particular book’s rules, you’ll finally get the weight off for good. And all you have to do is live on 300 calories per day. Easy, right?
Ha! I’m so NEVER going down that road again! Not when I have a low carb / keto plan to follow.
You see, I’m no different then you. I splurged over the holidays too. It’s nearly impossible not to. But I’m also paying the price for it and it’s just not sitting comfortably with me anymore. So for this low carb challenge, I’m going to give you an outline. But my outline leaves plenty of room to adjust for your own needs. Because lets face it, we all have individual needs, even when following a low carb diet. So adjust to your hearts content for you and your lifestyle. Just keep it low carb.
For me, I’m back to avoiding dairy on a grand scale. I think I splurged more on dairy over the holidays then I did on carbs! Dairy is truly my downfall. So that will be my focus. Think about what your focus should be. If it’s truly just to cut carbs, then you’re golden! But if you have other needs, make sure you work those in there as well.
Let’s get started.
THE LOW CARB CHALLENGE:
Check out/download/get familiar with the lists above. They will be your guide when shopping at the grocery store.
Your mission: should you choose to accept it, is to eat the above foods only for the next 6 months. (Or whatever time frame you feel comfortable committing to. But the challenge will go through June 1st of 2018. That’s it! Just stick to a low carb meal plan using the foods on the shopping list. But please note, this list is not formulated for anything other than being low carb.
You will need to: Decide on the number of carbs you will eat each day and stick to it for the duration of the challenge. You will also need to make an personal adjustment for your individual needs. Remember, I’m not a dietitian. I’m providing a challenge, but the details are largely up to you.
Need more info?
If you feel like you need more information on eating low carb or Keto (yes, there is a difference), check out these articles: