The 3 Week Diet

A Guide to Starting an Almost Zero-Carb Diet

More people are jumping into the zero-carb bandwagon, and for good reason.

It helps them lose the excess weight and keeps their energy at a healthy level. Plus, it lessens one’s likelihood of developing diabetes.

Going from a ton to almost-zero carb can be very challenging. That’s why it’s important to ease yourself into it, like how we did it! If you’re finding it hard to give up on your carbs, here are a few helpful tips.

  1. Change your pantry

The food you have at home is what you will always eat. It’s what you’ll be driven to prepare and consume anytime you’re hungry. If yours is a pantry stocked with high-carb foods, then you’re not going to achieve your weight loos goals.

Open your cabinet and get rid of anything that’s high in carbs. Start changing your grocery list and stock up on the right choices.

  1. Don’t remove carbs instantly

Like what we previously said, ease yourself into it. Don’t just suddenly go all cold turkey on your carbs. It’s only going to make you feel frustrated.

The key is gentle transition. Otherwise, you’re only going to want to come back to consuming carbs the minute you completely (and instantly) deprive yourself of it.

  1. Try new things

The no-carb diet opens up a lot of opportunities to get creative in the kitchen. Contrary to popular belief, there are so many low-carb and no-carb food options available in the market. Plus, they’re whole, fresh and 100% healthy.

Here’s a list to get you started.

Zero Carb Seafood

  • Cod
  • Flounder
  • Sole
  • Haddock
  • Halibut
  • Sardine
  • Swordfish
  • Tuna
  • Trout
  • Salmon
  • Catfish
  • Bass
  • Crab
  • Shrimp
  • Lobster
  • Squid
  • Oysters
  • Mussels
  • Clams

Zero Carb Dairy

  • Butter
  • Whipped Cream
  • Heavy Cream

Zero Carb Seasoning

  • Salt and Pepper
  • Vinegar
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Most Hot Sauces
  • Pre-mixed Seasonings (check the label)
  • Yellow Mustard
  • Dill weed
  • Chives
  • Zero Carb Oils and Fats

Zero Carb Oils

  • Olive oil
  • Coconut oil
  • MCT oil
  • Avocado oil
  • Fish oil
  • Animal Fats (including lard)
  • Butter (grass-fed)

 

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