Anytime an individual considers living a low carb lifestyle, even though there is a ton of information out there, it’s always easiest to mentally prepare yourself if you have something laid out in front of you, like a diet plan. Even with the sheer amount of diet plans out there for nearly every diet ever created, there really aren’t as many low carb diet guides as you might think. Sure, there are paid ones, which is fine, but until you know you’re 100% committed, it’s always best to grab a free one if the option is available to you.
Typically, a good diet plan will contain the following information:
1. An introduction that gets you mentally motivated and pumped up to start or continue your new way of eating.
2. Typically, it will contain a list of recipes. Usually one whole week’s worth of breakfast, lunch, and dinner recipes is perfect. Anything more than that isn’t overkill, but might border on information overload.
3. After the list of recipes, a good diet plan will keep you motivated, and perhaps provide some tips and tricks on how to save money on the food, snack ideas, and other bonuses to help you on your journey.
4. It should conclude with more motivational content, words and factual information, even real life stories that will really get you excited about starting your journey.
Low carb dieting isn’t necessarily difficult, however, without proper motivation, it will test you. Sure, eating meat, cheese, eggs, and all of that good stuff perks low carb dieter’s interest at first, and it should, but just keep in mind after the first few weeks (or even sooner if you’ve low-carbed in the past), it will get to be somewhat tedious. If you’re used to eating three-hundred carbs per day, and you drop it down to twenty or so, you’re going to have cravings, and that’s where a good low carb diet plan will come in handy.
If you end up purchasing a physical book that has a low carb diet plan, that’s great, as you can have it laying around ready to read whenever you need it. More conveniently, if you obtain a low carb diet plan in the form of an eBook (usually a .pdf), you’ll have it handy on your computer for quick access, but better yet, you can print out several copies of it, which you could put on your nightstand, leave one in your car, one at your parents house etc, etc.
Bottom line, if you’re going to jump into a low carb lifestyle, then the best thing you can do for yourself is do a little research, find a good diet plan, and stick to it. Stay motivated, because the weight will come off, but you have to be committed, and without guidance, that can sometimes be a challenge!