How to Stick to a Low-Carb Diet

Our decision to give the healthy lifestyle a shot may be due to health issues. Or, it can also be due to aesthetic reasons. Either way, the efforts we have to exert in our decision to keep our tabs on our health should be doubled, tripled, even.

Needless to say, opting for a healthy lifestyle should always be a conscious decision. Otherwise, we can get easily swayed by our half-hearted resolve to keep out of our sedentary lifestyles and give healthy eating habits a chance to do wonders for our health and well-being.

Chancing upon diet mantras may seem easy, but watch out because this is often not the case. In fact, most people find it relatively difficult to maintain their healthy eating habits because too many bout of temptation cause them to cheat on their diets.

One of the culprits that the diet-cheaters point is parties and celebrations. According to them, warding off unwanted pounds is especially hard, especially when the prospect of pigging out and drinking to their hearts’ content is too irresistible.

As the influx of the party-goers who don’t want to become party poopers arise, so does the need to offer them a list of do’s and don’ts when socializing with their peers:

Do the Math

Mentally calculate the amount of carbohydrates and fats in the food you put in your plate. This way, you can more or less have an idea how much calories you need to burn after the party.

No Means No

Note the unhealthy stuff you cannot eat and keep these foods at bay. Keep off too much rice, bread, pasta, flour and sugar. Bad habits may take a while to ;ive out off, but nobody said it is impossible.

Keep Your Eyes Open

While you are advised to fend off from foods that have large amounts of carbohydrates, you can still enjoy eating by choosing the right kinds of foods such as low-carb vegetables.

Be Picky

It’s alright to be choosy. With beer, that is. If you cannot fend off alcohol, at least grab some low-carb brews. Or better yet, get a glass of red or white wine, preferably those which are dry.

Keep At It

You may be unsuccessful in following your low-carb diet on the first few times you try it during a party or a social celebration. But don’t give up!

You can always start your diet again, but each time you do, make sure that you are more motivated and your resolve to stick to your diet is much greater than the last one.