While new on LCHF you could find pleasure in a carb counter that helps you counting your carbs on a daily basis. Especially until you’re familiar with your meals, and what they consist of carb-wise, it might be helpful. That’s why I started this page, Carb Counter.
Well, having tried to finish these carb tables for a while, I decided to change my plan. Just now, May 2016.
I think you’re basically much better off either getting a carb-counter-app for your phone, or just to follow the signals from your body and your increasing well-being. Let me explain why, keep reading.
How about counting carbs and what to be aware of?
We are living in a country, where carbohydrates are part of almost all we eat and drink. Getting used to the LCHF ways of living and lowering our intake of carbs respectively increasing your intake of healthy fat, you might find a carb counter or an app most helpful, but I would like you in the outset to be aware of your actions and choices more than counting the calories and carbs in you nice food. Please find help in this simple guide.
Well, the complexity of the matter is the overall picture. We have seen low-carb diets many times before. Back in the nineteen seventies most people followed official validated rules of lowering the fat intake based of partly the discovery of the cholesterol of the type LDL (Low-Density Lipoprotein). We got all the light- and fat-reduced products that unexpectedly gave us the problems with sugar and additives just make the food taste of SOMETHING! We can call this for the processed food. I’ll write about the cholesterol later specifically.
Facts about carbs
A high carb lifestyle causes a high blood sugar, as the carbs are transferred into glucose. The pancreas produces insulin to send the blood sugar into our cells and muscles providing energy. Quite quickly though the blood sugar lowers and sends signals to the brain craving more, which is why we so often on a high carb diet feel hungry shortly after our meals. This is the answer to why people eat all the time nowadays (which is a minor generalisation). So many cravings for sugar and snacks, and the result is more frequently hunger feelings and increased weight.
After I started the LCHF lifestyle myself back in 2014, I only eat twice a day, and sometimes I enjoy a snack of cheese or chorizo together with my coffee – or simply a lovely fat coco/butter coffee, but that’s it!
If you fel happy and like to control your carb intake, the app will do fine. If you are more to the liberal way og adapting to the LCHF lifestyle, stick to these rules;
- No grains, flour, corn, sugar and no fat reduced products and avoid additives. No beer, sorry about that.
- Eat all you want of meat, vegetables, fish, full fat dairy products and natural fat.
You are the responsible one, so choose your LCHF path based on these simple rules and decide for yourself to which level you need to count. Thanks for reading all this – I thought it was important instead of just listing carbs per item.