Which sounds like the best option for a modern diet: (a) Steak, asparagus, and mashed potatoes, (b) Chicken, salad, and rice, or (3) Fish, spaghetti squash noodles, and zucchini? You might be looking very closely at the meat options, but you should think more carefully about those carbs! The staple diet consisting of a protein, a vegetable, and a carb was meant for the society of the past, not today’s simplified world. Gone are the days of walking 10 miles uphill each way to go to the grocery store. Our eating habits should reflect that change. I’d like to answer a few questions I’m sure you have and share with you a few reasons you won’t regret cooking without carbs.
First, I’d like to address the first question that you probably have. Is it possible to have delicious meals without carbs? Of course it is! I see carbs as a product of habit. We’ve always seen them on our plates and feel like a meal isn’t quite the same without them. This gets a bit tricky because it ends up being a self-fulfilling prophecy. You’ll never know what you’re missing out on until you try some delicious carb-free meal options!
You’re probably also wondering if it’ll be easy. Fortunately for you, there are countless delectable, feel-good options without the carbs that are just as easy to prepare as the staples I talked about above. It’s as easy as making changes like replacing traditional rice with cauliflower rice or swapping a sandwich out for a salad. As a matter of fact, I usually save time because I don’t have to worry about boiling potatoes or cooking rice!
I constantly hear from people searching for the magic fix to all their healthy eating concerns. Look no more. Carbs are usually the reason for your troubles. To show you this, I’ve got a homework assignment for you. Go do a rough tally of the calories of each item in your next several meals. I’d bet you’d find that the carbs, like bread, rice, and grains, are almost always the biggest source of calories in your diet. Like I said before, our world is becoming more automated every day. We don’t need those extra calories anymore!
Let’s not forget one of the most important benefits of all. There’s more to food than simply sustenance. On the one hand, foods like bread and rice have carbs and not much else at all. On the other hand, fruits, vegetables, and proteins have the essential nutrients your body needs. Even the 3-part staple diet turns to vegetables, proteins, and fruits to meet your nutrition needs. Swapping out those pesky hollow carbs for something nutritious will both slim your waistline and fill you with energy!
Let’s do a quick recap. Cooking without carbs is easy and delicious. A quick online search gives you a glimpse at all the possibilities. It’s also good for cutting calories. To top it off, you’re going to feel better every day because of all that extra nutrition! What’s there to lose? You should try it for yourself and feel the difference. I did, and I’ve never looked back.