3 Tricks for Reducing Carbs: Tips & Tricks

A pack of pork from Tesco is labelled with a s...

A pack of pork from Tesco is labelled with a sticker that says “No Carbs per serving”. This is aimed at people on a low-carbohydrate diet (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I’m not personally a fan of low-carb diets, but I understand they are all the rage. The diet my wife is on is a complex mix of low-carb and high-carb days designed to keep her body from adjusting to any one style of eating. Over time, I’ve figured out a few tricks for lowering the amount of carbohydrates you consume.

Low-carb tip #1: Use less bread on your sandwich

If you are a two-sandwiches-make-a-meal kind of person (I am), here’s a simple switch. Instead of 2 sandwiches, make 1 double-decker. The middle slice of bread joins to sandwiches together, lowering the amount of bread (and carbs) by 25%

Only eat one sandwich at a time? Make it an open face sandwich. 50% fewer carbs. Or switch to a tortilla and make it a wrap. Sometimes, I skip even the tortilla and roll the lunchmeat inside a slice of cheese.

Low-carb tip #2: Coconut Flour

Can’t stand the idea of giving up baked goods and other flour-y goodness? Switch to the lower-carb coconut flour over traditional wheat flour.

Low-carb tip #3:  Add fat

It may seem odd to consume more fat when you are trying to loose weight by eating low-carb, but adding a small amount of fat to your diet will reduce your cravings for carbohydrates.

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