Perhaps you’re already familiar with the basic aim of a low carbohydrate to minimize glucose storage in order to burn more fat. You need to choose the foods you incorporate in your diet wisely to avoid any adverse effects and also to have the most effective results possible. Here are a few meals that most people have successfully shed pounds with.
Typical Breakfast Menu
2 medium sized low fat or sugarless ham or sausage
1 apple or papaya
1 medium omelet
1 cup tea, juice or coffee
The breakfast menu has apple or papaya as a source of carbohydrates. The omelet and meats will provide protein and the drink helps boost alertness for the day’s activities. People may feel free to add vitamins and other mineral supplements.
Typical Lunch Menu
8 ounces of grilled chicken breast
1 bowl of salad with 2 tablespoons of dressing
1 glass of water or juice
The chicken breast provides around 20 grams of protein for muscle maintenance. The bowl of salad will help keep you full until your next meal or exercise. Take note that the dressing used only amounts to two tablespoonfuls to limit excess fat and calories. The chicken is grilled to keep it fat free. It is recommended that you remove the skin before eating. Water keeps you hydrated while the juice can provide some more sugar for extra energy.
Typical Dinner Menu
8 ounces of lean steak
1 clear soup
1 bowl of seafood salad with 2 tablespoons of dressing
1 glass of water or red wine
The lean steak provides another 20-25 grams of needed protein. The seafood salad also has protein plus fibrous carbohydrates to help keep you feel full through the rest of the night. The clear soup and water will keep you hydrated. Red wine is also allowed which serves as an antioxidant and antihypertensive. You can take additional vitamin and mineral supplements after dinner. In addition to the drinks indicated for each meal, you can add one or two more glasses of water.
For snacks, you may eat 2 tablespoons of peanut butter, a piece of low-glycemic fruit like apple or papaya or 2 slices of cottage cheese. Drink 8-10 glasses of water everyday to stay hydrated and avoid hunger pangs.
Bigger individuals may need more calories but they still need to check that they’re consuming foods that are healthy and low in fat. Have a physical therapist check your recommended dietary allowance so you have an idea about your maximum calorie intake.