Low carb nutrition
Low carb nutrition
In a world increasingly characterized by overeating and the consumption of processed foods, low-carb nutrition offers a fresh perspective on how we nourish our bodies, specifically targeting women aiming for weight loss. Furthermore, this dietary approach encourages a return to the basics of nutrition, focusing on our body’s true needs and eliminating harmful products.
Research indicates that excessive carbohydrate consumption can lead to addiction, with our bodies requiring less than often assumed. Although carbs are an energy source, surplus intake leads to increased fat storage and a continual craving for more food, especially sugary products. Low-carb nutrition advocates for moderate carbohydrate consumption, regaining control over eating habits and building confidence in a healthier lifestyle.
This dietary method emphasizes the importance of making conscious choices. Breakfast remains consistent, while lunch and dinner offer the freedom to consume carbs, following the rule that if carbs are skipped at lunch, they can be included at dinner, and vice versa. This promotes healthy choices without the need to constantly avoid carbs. When opting for carbohydrates, it’s advised to choose healthy options like grains and legumes, avoiding sugar and alcohol as much as possible.
Low carb diet
This dietary approach offers flexibility, focusing on plant-based products and quality proteins. From plant-based yogurt with oats and flaxseed oil at breakfast to a nutritious salad with a plant protein source for lunch, the plan ensures adequate nutrient intake without overwhelming with carbohydrates. Dinner options remain versatile, with carb-rich additions depending on earlier daily choices.
The plan also encourages kitchen creativity, especially in making soups. Soups are a great way to enjoy seasonal vegetables and can be easily transformed into a meal by adding legumes or grains for those seeking a ‘healthy carb’ option.
Conclusion & inspiration
Low-carb nutrition promotes weight loss and a healthier relationship with food. By consciously choosing our diet, we relearn to listen to our body’s needs.
For extra inspiration, we conclude this blog with a delicious low-carb recipe!
Ingredients for two people:
- One zucchini
- Two carrots
- One bell pepper
- 100 grams of black beans
- Four tablespoons of hemp seeds
- Two handfuls of mulberries
- Two handfuls of cranberries
Use a spiralizer to slice the zucchini and carrots into thin strips. If you don’t have a spiralizer, a peeler works too. Chop the bell pepper and rinse the black beans. Mix the zucchini and carrot strips in a bowl with the bell pepper and black beans. Finish your rainbow salad with hemp seeds, mulberries, and cranberries.