May 18 2012
If you have put on excessive weight and feeling like going to the doctor for a check- up and getting some remedies, Get ready beforehand for switching over from your normal diet to a low carb or carb free diet. How strict a diet chart you are going to be handed over by your doctor depends on the condition of your health but it is better to be ready for a strict one. However, if the date of appointment is two or three weeks away, you can switch over now to get a bit reduced by that time to get some relief in your diet. Start with a 1200 calorie low carb diet. Though there are endless options for low carb diets, 1200 calorie low carb diet is considered as the ideal diet for losing weight and pushing away diabetes, obesity, hypertension and various cardiovascular disorders. Enter Google and search for 1200 calorie low carb diet. You will find plenty of options there. Download one or two diets or combine by picking items from different diets to make an exciting low carb diet for yourself.
To make yourself habituated with a low carb diet, you can prepare a list of low carb foods and then look for best low carb recipes that can be made with these food items. Making a list of low carb foods wouldn’t be a difficult task for since lots of delicious food items come under this category. So what you need to know first is what the best low carb foods are. Green vegetables like spinach, broccoli, lettuce, pepper, capsicum, cabbage, cauliflower and asparagus aretop examples of best low carb foods since they are absolutely carbohydrate free and are rich in fibers, vitamins and minerals. Tomato, cucumber and beans could also be part of your diet since they are vital sources of vitamins and help in reducing weight.
Though most doctors do not include meats and eggs in low carb diet charts, you can have them in small quantities. Low fat meat like chicken and turkey, egg white and fishes like salmon, albacore tuna, mackerel, herrying and halibut wouldn’t hamper your health much if you have them occasionally. Look for best low carb recipes for chicken, turkey and these fishes. Since egg is high in protein it would be better if you can have the white portion leaving the yolk. You can have eggs as boiled, poached or scrambled.
If you have decided to switch over from normal diet to a low carb diet then accept the fact that you have to stop eating white foods like rice, breads and pastas. However, you can enjoy a similar taste by opting for low carb breads that are made of whole wheat and are rich in oat bran and flax, which help in preventing heart diseases. Opt for Atkin’s or Joseph’s low carb breads that are less starchy and absolutely cholesterol free. To make your sandwiches delicious, replace butter and normal cheese with low fat cheeses like Swiss cheese, cheddar cheese, mozzarella, goat cheese and gouda cheese.