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Low carb diets are very popular for both weight loss and muscle gain.
However, I often see people making some big mistakes when attempting to follow a low-carb diet.
Here are the 3 biggest mistakes I have found:[ninja-popup ID=4372]
1. What is a Carb?
It is amazing to me how many people go on “low-carb” nutrition plans, yet seemingly have no idea which foods are full of carbohydrates and which aren’t!
One of the most common misconceptions is dairy products.
I have had several people tell me how they drink milk and eat yogurt on their low-carb diet.
Unfortunately, both of these foods are very high in lactose, a simple sugar.
The lesson here is that you need to be educated on what you ‘re eating if you expect to reap the full benefits of a low-carb approach to dieting.
2. Keep it Healthy
The second most common mistake I’ve found is that people use a low-carb diet as an excuse to eat foods that are horrible for their bodies.
People make the carbohydrate levels of a food the only determining factor for whether they can eat it.
- Pork rinds
- Cheese, etc…
These are all low-carb foods, but it doesn’t mean they’re healthy for you!
Don’t use low-carbs as an excuse to eat foods that are high in saturated fats and preservatives.
Remember that just about every low-carb diet calls for ample amounts of vegetables, lean protein sources, and healthy fats.
3. Exercise, Exercise, Exercise
Any diet works much better when combined with exercise, and low-carb diets are no exception.
And yes, women need to do resistance training too!
Hopefully this has shed some light on some common problems with low-carb diets.
Following the guidelines above will greatly enhance your results and your health!
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