Interesting articles about low carb living

Linda O’Byrne, our nutritionist, brings you a selection of positive and thought-provoking blogs that explore the many benefits of a low carb approach.

    16-04-2018

    It is easy to fall into a low-carb rut, where if you don’t put a little effort into spicing up your routine, it becomes easier to stray. Before this happens, try these tips.

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    22-03-2018

    We’re sharing our favorite Brussels sprouts recipes—just in time for Brussels sprouts season.

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    08-03-2018

    Fiber plays an important role in losing weight, maintaining stable energy levels, regulating blood sugar, managing your digestion, and controlling your hunger on a low carb diet.

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    13-02-2018

    Snacking on fruit is ideal if you want to have a healthy, balanced lifestyle. But some fruits have a far higher sugar content than others — find out about low-sugar fruits here.

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    15-12-2017

    Many people travel for their work or simply enjoy dining out, which can lead to carb overload. By using smart choices that you put into home meals, you can find low-carb options at any restaurant.

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    07-12-2017

    No need to feel deprived this Christmas, our festive menu is endulgent and delicious, yet low in carbs !

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    22-09-2017

    Whilst I agree that reducing sugar intake can only be a good thing, it doesn’t have to be expensive. By checking the labels on the foods you commonly eat, and replacing them with low sugar alternatives, you’re already half-way there.

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    18-09-2017

    According to the 2012 Australian Health Survey, Australians on average consume 229 grams of carbs per day. Twenty six percent of those carbs (60 grams or the equivalent of 14 teaspoons of white sugar) were sugars - a mix of naturally occurring…

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    17-07-2017

    A phrase I often here is ‘I’m an emotional eater’ and this is very common. There can be so many other reasons why we choose to eat, not just genuine hunger. So what is classed as genuine hunger?

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    25-04-2017

    Despite the common misconception, Atkins isn’t a ‘high protein’ diet but is rather ‘moderate’ in protein and higher in fat. In fact your intake of dietary fat should be higher than your intake of protein. Fat keeps you feeling fuller and also,…

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    19-04-2017

    Here are some popular low-carb food swaps for traditional carb-heavy snacks and meals!

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    22-03-2017

    Belly fat has many names, but whatever you call it, those extra inches around your middle are a serious matter, and not just because it makes it harder for you to squeeze into your favorite jeans. Belly fat is unique in that it can have a far…

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    22-03-2017

    When you first start on a health kick, the first few weeks are normally great. But then results can slow and motivation decreases.... Here are some strategies to help keep you on track.

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    08-03-2017

    One of the reasons the Atkins Diet is so effective and so pleasurable to do is that you can have a midmorning and a midafternoon snack. That way, you’ll head off fatigue, jitters, inability to concentrate, ravenous cravings for inappropriate…

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    01-03-2017

    So how can fat make you thin? Along with protein, fat helps make you feel full. And because fat carries flavor, it makes food more satisfying. It takes twice as many calories from refined carbs than from fats to provide the same level of fullness,…

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    21-12-2016

    Need some low carb inspiration for Christmas? Check out our sample menu:

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    15-12-2016

    For many people, gaining a few kilos at Christmas and then going on a New Year diet is a yearly event. It doesn’t have to be that way this year, you can continue to lose weight (or maintain if you’re at goal weight), and start the New Year in…

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    28-11-2016

    Road trips can be fun for the whole family. Whether it’s a cross-country excursion or a long weekend, it’s essential to have the right kind of food readily available so that you are able to avoid the potential dietary pitfalls of convenience…

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    28-11-2016

    Eat more, weigh less – that’s a common mantra at Atkins and it’s amazing how many people ask me if it’s normal for cravings, and preoccupation with food, to disappear after a week or 2 on Phase one. The answer is a resounding ‘yes’ as blood…

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