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30 Healthy Low-Carb Foods to Eat

Submitted by admin on Tue, 09/06/2016 - 08:35

You've decided you're going on a low-carb diet. So what do you actually eat? The key to not feeling deprived is to consume a variety of foods from all the food groups—even grains can fit nicely into low-carb eating. At EatingWell, we recommend that on a low-carb diet you get about 40 percent of your calories from carbs, or at least 120 grams of carbs total per day. That amount helps you maintain a balanced diet and get all your nutrients in. It's also more doable and less restrictive than following super-low-carb diets.

What Does a Healthy Serving of Carbs Look Like?

Oh, carbs. People love to love carbs and love to hate carbs. But carbohydrates aren't a demon food. In fact, they provide energy to our bodies and brains, and the right ones are packed with other nutrients like fiber, vitamins and minerals.

Best Carbs for Clean Eating

Submitted by admin on Tue, 04/11/2017 - 13:48

The idea behind eating clean is focusing on the healthiest foods in each category. That means fresh vegetables and fruits, healthy proteins and fats and whole grains. When it comes to the carbohydrates in your diet, stick to healthy ones. That means whole grains over refined grains and sugar. Whole grains deliver fiber, antioxidants and inflammation-fighting phytonutrients. The cleanest whole grains are the ones that look the most like they did when they were harvested, like quinoa, brown rice and oats.

3-Day Low-Carb Vegetarian Meal Plan: 1,500 Calories

Submitted by admin on Tue, 06/28/2016 - 14:39
If you're a vegetarian looking to lower your carb intake, then look no further—this 3-day, 1,500-calorie meal plan is just the thing to help you get started. The registered dietitians and culinary experts at EatingWell have put together a delicious and healthy meatless meal plan that is lower in carbohydrates, but not so low that you'll miss out on important nutrients, like protein and certain B vitamins.

3-Day Low-Carb Vegetarian Meal Plan: 2,000 Calories

Submitted by admin on Tue, 06/28/2016 - 08:29

If you're a vegetarian looking to lower your carb intake, then look no further—this 3-day, 2,000-calorie meal plan is just the thing to help you get started. The registered dietitians and culinary experts at EatingWell have put together a delicious and healthy meatless meal plan that is lower in carbohydrates, but not so low that you'll miss out on important nutrients, like protein and certain B vitamins.

How to Start a Low-Carb Diet

Submitted by admin on Wed, 06/08/2016 - 10:10

Maybe you have a neighbor who went on a low-carb diet and lost a lot of weight. Or you heard about so-and-so celeb who did it for a role or to lose the baby weight. Whatever your motivation, sometimes a low-carb diet can seem like the magic solution for weight loss.

3-Day Low-Carb Vegetarian Meal Plan: 1,200 Calories

Submitted by admin on Tue, 06/07/2016 - 12:19

If you're a vegetarian looking to lower your carb intake, then look no further—this 3-day, 1,200-calorie meal plan is just the thing to help you get started. The registered dietitians and culinary experts at EatingWell have put together a delicious and healthy meatless meal plan that is lower in carbohydrates, but not so low that you'll miss out on important nutrients, like protein and certain B vitamins.

7-Day Meal Plan: Healthy Carb Swaps

Submitted by admin on Wed, 05/25/2016 - 12:42

Whether you're looking to better manage or lower your daily carb intake or are simply searching for some exciting new recipes, this delicious 7-day meal plan is a great place to start. Carbohydrates deliver energy, vitamins, minerals, and fiber—so there's no need to cut carbs out of your diet completely. Focus on the healthy carbohydrate sources: vegetables, fruits, beans and whole grains. And to cut down on your intake, swap in lower-carb alternatives.

Carbohydrate Bargains

Submitted by admin on Tue, 06/05/2012 - 14:26
When you eat to manage diabetes you’ll need to stay on top of the amount of carbohydrates you take in, trying to keep it consistent throughout the day and from one day to the next, so that your blood glucose doesn’t go too high or too low. (Staying consistent also helps you keep better track of how your body reacts to carbohydrates.) Think of it as following a carbohydrate “budget.”