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'I Did A Low-Carb Diet For 2 Weeks—Here's How Much Weight I Lost'


'I Did A Low-Carb Diet For 2 WeeksâHere's How Much Weight I Lost'
Women's Health

I realized how helpful it really was to keep track of what I was eating. I kept my daily journal on a Google doc and updated it throughout my day. Not only did it help me keep a daily tally of how many carbs I'd eaten, but it was also a great reference for looking up the number of carbs in foods I eat regularly.2. Meal prep is helpful, but not totally necessaryAnyone who knows me knows I'm a huge advocate of meal prepping. And planning my low-carb meals ahead of time made sense since I wanted to reduce temptation. However, when I got tired of my meals by day three and checked out the menus of a few restaurants online, I was pleasantly surprised to find it's easy to eat out on the low-carb diet. As a rule of thumb, I stuck to grabbing food from places I could accurately record the nutrition of my meal. And if that wasn't available, I'd use my best judgement to order as low-carb as possible. (Read: No bun or fries with my burger, please.)Related: 7 Foods I Prep Each Week to Make Sure I Eat as Healthy as PossibleJust as not all diets are created equal, neither are your favorite happy hour drinks. I quickly got into the habit of looking up the carbs per serving of foods online before (and sometimes after) I consumed them, and when doing a quick search for drinks I learned that most red wine and spirits are actually safe options.

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