In the early days of cutting carbs, make sure that you always have something to snack on, close by. The following options are easy to carry or store in your office drawer, handbag or if possible in a fridge in your workplace.
- Roasted or raw almonds
- Boiled eggs (boil several eggs on Sunday so you always have them available to snack on during the week)
- Take some Just Nuts to work and snack on spoonfuls over the day or have a serving for lunch
- Fresh fruit a maximum of 1 piece per day. Eat fruit which is in season and locally available. Avoid bananas and grapes
- Slices of cheese with carrot and celery sticks
- Natural unsweetened (not low fat) yoghurt.
Full fat Greek is a good option
- Leftovers from last nights dinner – reheated if possible
- Wrap left over salad and cold meat in nori sheets for an easy sushi alternative
- Seed crackers with cheese slices
- Make salad with cold meat and vege, cheese, top with olive oil, or if possible store the ingredients at work and make the salad during your lunch break. It will ensure that you leave your desk, and get your mind off your job for a while
- Make some Low Carb English Muffins and they will store in the fridge and can be toasted when needs. Top with avocado, or make a toasted sandwich using the muffin
- Drink plenty of water, still or sparkling (avoid flavoured water). Flavour sparking water yourself: Iced Bubbling Ginger Tea
- Coffee, no sugar please. Ask for full fat milk, not trim. Be careful when adding milk to your coffee, you will be surprised at how much carbohydrate is hidden in milk. Consider cream or almond milk instead of milk in coffee
- Diet soft drinks, but keep to a minimum. One or two a week are fine, however you should find that as your yearning for sweet food abates you will no longer need to seek out artificially sweetened beverages
Remember; avoid foods that are ‘low fat’. These foods will contain added sugar. Fat is not to be avoided and will help you feel fuller for longer.