Low Carb for Life

When Vanessa Romero decided she was ready to commit to eating healthier to lose weight, she stumbled upon a book by Dr. Robert Atkins. She read his best seller Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution cover to cover. And it made sense.

The Atkins Diet is based on a low-carb, four-stage eating plan designed to help people lose weight and keep it off. This eating plan was just what Vanessa needed to clear out unnecessary carbs in her kitchen and pantry, and improve her eating habits. And it worked. She lost the extra weight and has kept it off. Now she teaches others about low-carb diets, smart eating habits, and the benefits of regular exercise and healthy lifestyle choices.

If you want to lose weight, or maintain a healthy weight a low-carb eating plan works for most people. Why? The vast majority of carbs most people eat are found in refined grains and processed foods (e.g. white bread, white rice, sugary cereals, pastries, pasta made from refined grains). These tend to be high in calories and are quickly converted to glucose after eating. If you're highly active you might use up all the energy from a carbo-load, but if you don't, excess glucose can be stored as fat.

Following a low-carb eating plan can help you with weight management. But it can also improve your health by helping you choose healthier foods. That's what happened to Vanessa, and now she's on a mission to show other people how to eat healthy for life.

So what kind of food can you eat on a low-carb diet? You don't have to give up fruits and vegetables. In fact, there are many fruits and vegetables that can be a regular part of a low-carb eating plan. Other foods that can be part of a healthy low-carb diet include nuts and seeds, low-fat dairy products, meat, fish, eggs, and even a little dark chocolate.

Want to add some variety to following a low-carb diet? Check out the selection of Low-Carbohydrate meals made from fresh ingredients that can be ready to eat in just minutes.