How To Make A Smooth Transition Into A Low Carb Or No Carb Diet

Every time someone tries a low carb or no carb diet, there is a time when that person feels surprised or shocked by the feeling of tiredness. It's the time when some people give up because they believe "this is nothing for me".

I don't see a reason why a diet like this shouldn't be for everyone, except for those with a heart condition. The human body has been going through phases like this for centuries and millennia. It's just the way nature is.

For those who find it difficult to start a low carb or no carb diet, here are some tips for a smooth transition - how to slip from unhealthy eating habits to stricter eating carefully.

Reduce unnatural carbs with natural carbs

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The first thing to do is to get rid of foods that have unnatural amounts of carbs. Foods very high in carbs are noodles, bread, rice, potatoes and candy.

These things have something in common: While only noodles, bread and candy are manufactured products, all the products mentioned are in some way industrialized. In the stone age, people were just looking for their own foods, but not having acres full of potatoes or growing rice for the whole village. So you are leaving out everything that hasn't been natural to humans for the longest time of their existence.

Of course, the big problem is that your body will leave you hanging by a thread now. In order to cope better with the changes, allow some fruits in your diet. When you feel like you can't take it any more, eat something sweet that is at least natural.

Here are some examples:


Anything goes. What's your favorite fruit? Go for it.

By the way, some fruits taste sweet despite having a relatively low amount of sugar. Raspberries are an example of that. I strongly recommend them.

You can do this for as long as you like, although, from my experience, it's enough to eat fruits for 2 days and then continue to the diet you were actually trying to go for. But there is also another stage for the transition.

Also note that you can always drink a soup if you feel weak or hungry. The soup should be clear and consist mainly of low-energy vegetables like green vegetables, mushrooms or onions. Herbs and spices can be your friends here.

Reduce carbs further by going from fruits to vegetables

Now that you have gotten used to eating nature's carbs, eat the less sweet variation of nature - vegetables. While fruits are very sweet, vegetables, for the most part, are less sweet and better for weight loss.

Of course, you need to know that some vegetables are still not okay. Don't eat potatoes, for example. Anything that has starch or sugar should be left out.

Here are some vegetables you can use:


I also have a nice tip for you there. Do you like spaghetti? There is a cool way to actually make noodles out of vegetables. Use a zucchini and peel it off until all the zucchini is turned into slices. These slices can be eaten like noodles. Just add a tomato sauce and you've prepared yourself a great meal!

This phase can already be called a diet. Of course, while you eat vegetables, you should start adding protein, for example make chicken salad instead of just vegetable salad. Fish is also good, and lentils are also okay, although they do have some carbs.

It shouldn't take very long to feel comfortable with this diet. When you feel ready, it's time to begin your actual diet.

Enter the diet phase

Now comes the time when you follow the guidelines of your low carb or no carb diet. Some of these guidelines have already been turned into reality by eating vegetables and protein sources. So the transition is as fluent as it can get.

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