If the goal is to cut carbs, and add some fat,
I would treat them as separate issues. Cut carbs if you wish, but keep the best carbs that you can. Vegetables, as well as lower glycemic fruit being the best sources of carbs, especially leafy greens. For fruit, try lower glycemic frutis such as berries. A cup of raspberries is 14.2 grams of carbs, and 8.4 of that is fiber. Apples, pears, plums, or even half a banana isn't the problem. The Food BUNNYKICKS described is ( cookies, cakes, pies, candy, soda pop. ), as well as some higher glycemic vegetables, which you may want to limit.
To increase fat, you can eat things like macadamia nuts, or avocados, and add a Tbsp. of olive oil to a dish. Full fat cottage cheese, whole eggs, meat, fish, or fowl are other options.
All a meal is, is a combination of fats, proteins, and carbs. Fat/protein tends to be easy, since 4 ozs. of meat,fish, or fowl, has both. Plenty of vegetables, and some fruit will balance the meal.
It is all a matter of what the other option is. Your diet doesn't need to be perfect, just improved. Over time, just keep making healthier choices. If fruit and vegetables don't qualify as healthy foods, what does?
On a low carb diet, you are going to get a majority of your carbs from vegetables, and a bit less from fruit, but these 2 groups will be the bulk of your carbs, as well as nuts, cheeses, and beans in smaller quantities. Go to the library, and get a book on glycemic index. Find out the foods that you can enjoy, especially if you are worried about fruit. Plums, berries, apples, and pears are quite low in carbs actually, and can always be cut in half.
Edited by: RUSSELL_40 at: 1/3/2014 (12:54)
Russell - current BMI 28.6
197 - bmi 30 - done
164 - bmi-25
| current weight: 181.0