Getting Started

Sometimes, people think they have to do everything perfectly for low carb to work. That's not true at all! What we're looking for is not perfection, but improvement. And no matter where you are at, improvement is achievable. Every step counts!

Getting Started Right!

  • Read TAKING OUT THE CARBAGE by DJ Foodie. It's the best getting-started guide out there.
  • Check out my book, WEIGHT LOSS ZEN, because attitude is everything!
  • Start cutting down on sugar even before officially starting, for an easier transition.
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    Get some good quality multi-vitamins and Omega-3 supplements. If you have a sweet tooth, add L-Glutamine supplements.
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    Save some carb-friendly recipes and make a shopping list. Skip the specialty foods to start. Simple is best in the beginning.
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    Still want your baked goods? Baking is much different with alternative flours. Check out THE FAKERY to learn how to bake grain-free with consistently great results.
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    Stock up on full-sodium broth to help with transitional symptoms: buy some or make your own.
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    Set your start date and clear your house of the biggest temptations beforehand (but not by eating them)!
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    Go! Follow your plan religiously for the first 2 weeks. This dedication serves to retrain your tastes and does wonders for suppressing appetite and cravings.
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    Get support along the way Join us on the Low Carb Zen Facebook page for daily inspiration.

Eat only foods from the Atkins Induction food list for at least the first two weeks.

Count your net carbs (carbs - fiber = net carbs) and shoot for about 20 - 35 a day, max.

Drink lots of water! Work your way up to about 1/2 your weight in ounces of water.

Taking Out the Carbage by D.J. Foodie Book and PDF

Most of all, know: YOU CAN DO THIS

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