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The Real Deal of Low Carb Foods

Are low carb foods really your miracle worker, or are there underlying facts that are leading your astray?

Many people are unaware that many different types of foods contain carbohydrates. In fact, carbohydrates are constantly frowned upon because of the constant accusations that they are either “unhealthy,” “heavy,” or “fattening.” However, that is not necessarily true. Carrots, nuts, corn, yogurt, wraps, sauces and peanut butter contain carbohydrates. In fact, there are many other types of foods that contain carbs besides those. The list can go on and on. What really defines gaining weight by eating carbs is the amount one intakes. If one considers to consume a low carb diet, they will really feel a difference in their body weight. Foods that consists of high carbs, tend to take longer for the body to break down and digest. Therefore, after eating a plate that consists of a high portion of unhealthy carbs, one may still feel hungry since their body has not yet broken it down. When people tend to consume low rather than high carb foods, they find themselves less hungry. That is why people tend to prefer following a low carb diet. When one is considering to take out carbs from their diet, they should really refer to just cutting some out, like white bread, in order to have a sense of physical well-being. There are a variety of low carb foods that one should consider incorporating in their diet. Here is a breakfast, lunch, and dinner low carb foods recipes. A few recipes of many!

Bacon and Egg Muffins

Yum! Muffins without a high amount of carbs? How? Just preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. While oven is preheating, cook spinach for only about a minute, turn off the heat. In the same skillet that the spinach was cooked, add bacon and your choice of herbs. Mix. In a separate bowl, whisk 10 eggs together with salt and pepper, along with garlic powder. Place the spinach mix evenly in each muffin cup of a muffin cup pan. Then, the whisked eggs should be poured evenly over each muffin cup with the spinach mix. Bake the muffins for about 20 minutes.

Cilantro and Lime Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Rather than using tortilla wraps, replace them with lettuce wraps. Go on to cook the chicken and season with lime and cilantro. If you are not a fan of cilantro or lime, you can obviously go on to change the seasoning to your preference (just make sure it does not consist of high carbohydrates). When the chicken is cooked, assemble your wraps. Lay out the lettuce to fill them with chicken. You can add slices of avocado and a bit of sour cream to really give you a burst of flavor!

Portobello Pizza Stuffed Mushrooms

Craving Pizza, but trying to cut the carbs? Here is a great recipe to help the craving! Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Place parchment paper over a baking sheet and spray olive oil over the paper to prevent the food from sticking. Remove all of the inside of the mushroom, or the gills, with a spoon. Face the mushroom’s “head” down so that it looks like a mini bowl to fill. Fill the inside of each mushroom with 2 tablespoons of marinara sauce. Make sure the marinara sauce is low in sugar and not added with any. Then, go on to sprinkle each with 2 tablespoons of mozzarella cheese and 4 pieces of pepperoni. If you do not like pepperoni, feel free to remove it.

There are many other recipes to help benefit a low carb diet, especially when one gets the craving of high carbohydrate foods. It is normal to overwhelmed in the beginning, our bodies sometimes don’t deal well with change. However, just try to think of the results and feeling of well-being and healthiness. In fact, one should feel the difference of their health and body weight in only a couple days. 

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