There are lots of great low carb diets out there.
The first one I ever tried was the one with Tim Ferriss and his slow carb diet.
Well a little background a first. I was working in Korea at a manufacturing facility (as an accountant). This place happened to have the wonderful benefit of serving us 3 meals a day (7am, 11:30am, and 5pm). The only down side was it was a ton of rice. I think it started when I was researching a little about why I always got super sleepy around 2pm. I read something about lowering your carbohydrate intake for lunch to combat 2pm sleepy. Tried it for a couple weeks. Totally worked.
So next I was trying to prep for a wedding (not my own) and wanted to get a slim. I found the Tim Ferriss slow carb diet and decided to give it a try. But I knew from past experience that I am not good at strict diets so I decided to just do one simple rule: Don’t eat any rice, noodles, or bread at work.
Once I got started I set a simple timeline of 2 weeks. I blew through that no problem. The weekends were a little tough because I didn’t have my meals quite as prepared but I did mostly eggs and canned tuna which I love.
Way surprised. This was totally motivating. So I went in a little deeper and tried a more long term approach of generally limiting carbs for a few weeks then doing normal eating for a few weeks. I did this for about 6 months and finally lost over 18 pounds. I kept that off for nearly 5 years (its about time to do another one of these diets)
Here’s a few low carb yum meals I made during the diet. They are simple and easy low carb meals:
I do 3 eggs and 3 more egg whites. fry them up and throw in a can of tuna. scramble them a bit and toss in a bit of sharp cheddar cheese. I could eat this all day. If I have it I’ll try a little salsa mixed in as well.
This might be strange but I take some fresh tofu (korean styles) and fry it in a bit of coconut oil. Then crisp up some nice bacon and make little tofu bacon sandwiches.
This is the best low carb yum I’ve had. Pick some good ground beef like for a hamburger (I go with lots of fat but your choice). Then grill that up with some garlic, onions, bell pepper, and a little chili powder.
This is a super simple and easy low carb meal. Take all the vegetables you have in the cupboard and chop em up. I like to go with broccoli, bell peppers, onions, carrots, and cucumber. Fry them up good. Then fry an egg separately and throw it on top. Dash with a bit of turmeric powder and yum yum yum.