While carbohydrates aren’t necessarily the bane of living a healthy lifestyle, as some fad diets would have you believe, it’s true that too much of a good thing is never really a good thing. And unless you’re doing Olympic-style training daily, chances are you’re already eating more carbs than you need to.
Low-carb diets may not work for everyone, but being smarter about which carbs to eat is something anyone can benefit from!
Tips for Eating Fewer Carbs
Try to eat most of your carbs early in the day
Mornings are usually when you need the most energy because you’re burning the most fuel.
Load up on a carb-heavy(ish) breakfast, then limit your carbs for the rest of the day.
Limit your starchy carbs first
It’s tough going from 60 to zero, so eliminate what’s easy first, like ditching the cone and getting your ice cream in a cup.
When eating out, ask for veggies or another low-carb option for your side. Also: stick to water, which brings us to our next tip…
An important thing to remember when going low-carb is that it’s tough! But after a few weeks of cravings – and maybe some slip-ups (hey, we’re all human) – you’ll find you’re craving sugar and carbs way less than you used to. And don’t forget to tell us about your low-carb journey in the comments!
Kat Wiseman is a content writer for Span Enterprises in Rock Hill, SC. She has a B.A. in English-Creative Writing from Winthrop University and her RYT 200 from Yoga Alliance. When she's not writing or doing yoga, she enjoys Netflix marathons, mystery novels, and being at the beach.