I spent my morning creating this Low Carb Food List Printable for anyone that struggles with low carb foods and menu planning. As a blogger, I write about what works for me, but I try to remember that not everyone lives the same lifestyle I do. To be honest, I’m lucky because I don’t live a typical lifestyle. I live a mixed keto lifestyle because of my family.
On the one hand, I had to figure keto out for myself in the beginning. Then I had to figure out how to make it work for someone who HATES veggies and loves carbs (my husband), and finally, I had to learn how to safely introduce my children to the keto / low carb lifestyle. I think this helps me to keep an open mind when it comes to dealing with people from all walks of life and backgrounds. I have also helped family members and friends from all over the US start keto so I hope that you find this information helpful and relatable.
I don’t follow or recommend full carb counts to anyone ever so if you follow a full carb count plan, this guide is not for you. There are tons of different opinions out there about net versus full carb count, but Keto has worked for me. I am not an in progress story I have reached my goals with keto and did so with a net carb strategy. My entire family reached their goals the same way. I never recommend full carb counts because I think it’s unnecessary and extreme. The only way I would support a full carb plan is if it was prescribed by a doctor practicing function medicine. So, that’s just a little background on how I feel about the NET vs. FULL carb debate. Maybe I will write up a full post about this at a later time.
If you join any online groups, it won’t take long to find people who will try to guilt you into going “full carb count.” Don’t worry about what they say. Everyone has their own journey to walk. If you are making progress, stick with it. If you are struggling, and hitting plateaus take a look at the foods you are eating and the lifestyle you are living. Chances are good there are still changes to be made. I will certainly be writing more on this soon!