It might be a good idea to pick a day or two out of the week that you’ll try to avoid carbs, so you can start gradually. Cutting out carbs doesn’t mean you’ll go hungry either. You’ll replace the carbs with more vegetables and more protein, which will leave you feeling full for longer without weighing you down. You should notice that you feel more energised over the course of the day too.
It can sometimes feel a bit daunting cutting out staple foods from your diet so we’ve got some wonderful mouth-watering dishes that will make the process a lot easier. Why not give this light orange, fennel and hazelnut salad with ginger and chilli dressing recipe a go – it’s the perfect dinner party starter, packed with flavour, but without the calories to match. It’s quick and easy to make so you won't be stuck in the kitchen all day and you can throw it all together and toast the hazelnuts right before your guests arrive.
It's almost impossible to eat completely carb free and carbs still make up an important part of a balanced diet, but these recipes will give you options for how to eat fewer carbs or reduce your reliance on carbs to make meals more filling.
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