Have you tried keto and it didn’t seem work out for you? One possibility is that you might have been eating too much fat and calories. So before giving up, try switching to one of these 24 low-carb, low-calorie recipes instead.
Cut Fat and Increase Carbs
For some, cutting carbs too low can actually make it harder to lose weight. If weight loss has stalled after reducing carbs to 20 grams or less daily, you may want to try another approach.
Focusing on lean proteins and non-starchy vegetables to limit carbs and calories may be a better weight loss plan than eating high fat and low carb. So try cutting back on the oil and butter to see if helps shed those pounds faster.
A ketogenic diet uses fat to satisfy hunger. But when reducing calories, you’ll want to cut back on the fat. Low-calorie foods like fruits and vegetables contain fiber can make you feel full longer. Just choose those with lower carbs like celery, broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini, asparagus and berries.
Protein can also reduce appetite so you eat fewer calories. Although meat, poultry, and seafood are low in carbs, they tend to be higher in calories. Fish has fewer calories than meat. However, lean cuts of chicken, turkey, and pork have less than 100 calories for a 3-ounce portion. An egg is another source of protein that is low-calorie and low-carb.
Best Low-Calorie and Low-Carb Recipes
Recipes made with ground turkey, chicken breast, and fish are often lower in calories than beef dishes. Just be light if adding fat for cooking. Adding low-carb vegetables provides nutrients and fiber.
If you need some inspiration, you’ll find two dozen recipes in this collection that are both low in carbs and calories. To see each, click on the link contained in the caption of each image in the gallery. You can also pin this post for later if you don’t have time to check them all out now. Enjoy!
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