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Tricks and Tips for Staying Low-Carb

Carbs are treacherous little things.

They comprise so many popular foods, but they aren’t always the best health-wise.

Like most nutritional components, carbs are essential to a healthy diet. People need them for long-term fuel throughout the day.

But in excess, carbs can add weight and lead to numerous health and heart-related issues. Without a proper workout routine, these potentially dangerous effects can multiply.

Low-carb diets are among the most popular in the world, but they’re not exactly easy. Fear not, because today we’re revealing some tricks and tips to help keep your carbs down and maintain excellent health.

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Foods You Might Not Believe Are Loaded With Sugar

Imagine an hourglass completely filled on one side. Picture that hourglass tilting a full 180°, forcing the sand on one side to slowly pile up on the other.

You’ll slowly start to see a mountain of sand form.

Now imagine that the sand was all the sugar America’s consumed this past year. Boy, that mound of sugar would probably be higher than Mt. Everest!

We love sugar. Its sweetness can comfort us when we’re down; it can also add a nice cherry on top (pun intended) after a hearty meal.

Unfortunately, sugars are bad for the body. They tack on calories that people don’t need if they’re trying to stay in shape. That’s why so many diets abstain from as much sugar as possible.

Or so they think…

There are a lot of foods that people love to tout as “healthy” that are actually stuffed with sugar. You might know sugar by one of its aliases: high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, corn sweetener, honey, molasses, glucose, sucrose, dextrose, or maltose.

Here’s a quick guide to some foods you’ll think twice about when it comes to sugar.

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Meal Prep: Creamy Low Fat Tuna Salad

Let’s be real here: when it’s Sunday evening and your prepping your meals for the week, you’re always just a little bit tempted to slap some tuna salad in some Tupperware containers and call it a day.

After all, it’s so quick and convenient to make, and the tuna salad itself is so creamy and yummy…

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Recipe: Baked Catfish and Mint Cabbage Salad

Want a light, refreshing salad that’s also a HUGE source of protein?

Of course you do! After all, you want to keep your dinners light but filling, since too many extra calories for dinner will just turn into fat while you’re sleeping.

That’s why we’ve come up with this delicious baked catfish salad for you!

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Meal Prep: Mango Chicken Salad

Meal Preppers, how many times have you gone with chicken salad for your meal prep before? A few dozen times, right? It makes sense: chicken salad tastes good hot or cold, and it is healthy, but…maybe, maybe, you’re a little bored with it.

Today’s recipe is going to fix that boredom. Get pumped for chicken salad’s wild and crazy cousin: mango chicken salad!  

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