For now, I am using the various sources online to plan my meals and snacks and to keep myself informed and motivated. I wanted to share these with you so here they are:
- A carb guide intended for diabetics 1. Includes lots of useful info.
- A food exchange list 1 that has lots of nutrition info.
- Printable low-carb grocery shopping list 1 (source page)
- Keto grocery list 1
- Bunch of Pins with low-carb shopping list ideas
- Low Carbe Diem is a great info resource (recipes, tips, etc.)
- Ditch the Carbs site
I will be adding to/updating this post often, so check back.
On a personal note, I want to mention (again) that low-carb eating helps the body weigh less but doesn't lighten the pocketbook. Now that I am watching the carbs, I find that I have eliminated a lot of impulse grocery buying. Better food and less food seems to be a theme on this diet.
Not only is it easier to eat better on this 'diet', but I find I'm more fulfilled with less food. Prior to going low-carb, I was constantly hungry - either for a good meal or for something to snack on. In the past few days, I am having to remind myself to eat something. My snacks are smaller and I'm drinking more and more water.
I hope some of this is helpful for you. I will be posting some reviews in the next couple of days, then I'll be back to sharing recipes and tips for low car.