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Doing A Low-Carb Diet: Expectation Vs. Reality

Expect the unexpected.

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Expectation: "I'm going to have to start counting calories."

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Reality: Counting calories isn't a necessity with a low-carb diet; the focus is more on the quality of what you eat, not the quantity.

While eating reasonable portions is important for absolutely every diet to be successful, and low-carb diets are largely about replacing empty calories with healthy ones, counting each one isn't important.
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While eating reasonable portions is important for absolutely every diet to be successful, and low-carb diets are largely about replacing empty calories with healthy ones, counting each one isn't important.

Expectation: "GOODBYE, COMFORT FOOD!"

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Reality: It's actually not that hard to find satisfying substitutes or healthier twists to your favorite meals.

There are tons of delicious low-carb recipes out there for all cooking skill levels. Plus it's easy to keep staples like bread in your diet with products like Sola bread!
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There are tons of delicious low-carb recipes out there for all cooking skill levels. Plus it's easy to keep staples like bread in your diet with products like Sola bread!

Expectation: "My meals will consist of salads and cottage cheese, and I will be very sad."

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Reality: Low-carb diets need natural fats and protein to work in the body's favor, and these foods can be prepared in a plethora of ways to please your taste buds.

Beside the amazing low-carb, low-sugar options there are with your favorite kinds of food, there are awesome ways to get the textures, flavors, and bites that you crave without carbo-loading — hello, riced cauliflower and zucchini pancakes!
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Beside the amazing low-carb, low-sugar options there are with your favorite kinds of food, there are awesome ways to get the textures, flavors, and bites that you crave without carbo-loading — hello, riced cauliflower and zucchini pancakes!

Expectation: "If I am replacing carbs with fat, then red meat and ice cream can't hurt as much!"

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Reality: It's important to choose foods with healthy unsaturated fats and healthy proteins on a low-carb diet.

Even though a bit of ice cream or cake isn't going to hurt you, you still need to practice moderation no matter what your diet is. However, low-carb, reduced-sugar treats are a great option to satiate the cravings!
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Even though a bit of ice cream or cake isn't going to hurt you, you still need to practice moderation no matter what your diet is. However, low-carb, reduced-sugar treats are a great option to satiate the cravings!

Expectation: "If I don't want to lose weight, I shouldn't bother with a low-carb diet."

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Reality: A low-carb diet may help improve many serious health conditions such as reverse risks for cardiovascular disease or lowering cholesterol.

When you start eating healthier, you notice it in practically every aspect of your life in a great way, which is why diets should be considered lifestyle changes rather than trends to try for a few weeks!
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When you start eating healthier, you notice it in practically every aspect of your life in a great way, which is why diets should be considered lifestyle changes rather than trends to try for a few weeks!

If you want to take the first step to a low-carb diet, Sola products are here to help make it easier (and yummier)!

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