The best medicine is at the end of our forks…
Everyone is unique and there is no magic diet that will suit everyone. As we are constantly bombarded with misleading diet-related information, it can be confusing to know whether to adopt a low-fat diet, low-carb diet, or whether to ignore it all. Our low carb diet will help resolve all of that.
Our lower-carb diet results in the most weight loss and provides many health benefits, while remaining a sustainable way of eating in the long term.
What is low-carb?
There is no official definition of a low carb diet however, there is different classifications. But a general overview is: cutting down on the amount of carbohydrates you eat to less than 100g a day. But low-carb eating shouldn’t be no-carb eating. Evidence proves that sticking to both a low-carb diet and a low-calorie diet is one of the most effective ways to lose weight quickly.
Our low-carb, high-protein, moderate fat meal plan cuts carbs while still meeting the recommended amount of fibre each day from fibre-rich fruits vegetables, like berries, broccoli and hearty spinach. You'll still see some traditional carbs in the plan, like legumes and sweet potato, because they are healthy foods that you don't need to fully exclude in order to eat low-carb.
Why choose low carb?
When you avoid sugar and some starches, your blood sugar tends to stabilize and the levels of the fat-storing hormone insulin drop. This helps increase fat burning and may make you feel more satiated, thereby naturally reducing food intake and promoting weight loss.
- We have four calorie options to choose from – 1200, 1500, 2000 and 2500.
- We deliver daily – 4 meals each day, Breakfast, Lunch, Snack and Dinner.
- Every meal is scannable via MyFitnessPal app to help you keep track of calories and macro-nutrients.
One of the BEST parts, about living a low carb lifestyle, is that you don’t have to starve yourself or eat less. Still not sure about low-carb? Find out if it is right for you, here.
What is the difference between Keto & low carb?
Our Keto diet is a very low carb meal plan that includes as little as 20g of carbs per day. It is made of prominently high amounts of saturated fats and moderate amounts of protein. Eating our keto meal plan will put you in a state called ketosis.
Our low-carb meal plan is high in protein and includes no more than 100g of carbs in a day. It includes moderate amounts of fats found in animal and plant foods such as nuts, olive oil, butter, coconut oil, seeds, to name a few. Our low carb meal plan will not put you in ketosis.
Health benefits of low-carb diet:
Low carb diets have been associated with reducing obesity and type 2 diabetes.-Weight loss
-Normalise blood pressure
-Reduced blood sugar and insulin levels
-Increased HDL (good) cholesterol
-Reduced sugar cravings
Who the low-carb diet is for:
- -Those wanting to lose weight
- -People wanting to change their eating habits
- -Type 2 diabetics
- -Polycystic ovarian syndrome
- -People wanting to enjoy a lower-carb diet
This meal plan is nutritionally balanced, we’ve counted the calories for you, and it contains at least five portions of fruit and veg per day. Please note that the full nutritional information and exact specifications for all meals and snacks is available on the labels.
Average macro percentages, per day:
Carbs - 16%
Protein - 30%
Fat - 54%
Please note that this diet CANNOT be made dairy-free, vegetarian, or pescatarian at the moment.
At Love Yourself, we are dedicated to ensuring your meals are nutrient filled to invigorate your body and help you stay healthy. See below next week's menu.
Menu for 2nd to the 6th of August
MondayBreakfast – Matcha chia pudding with raspberries
Lunch – Khoresh-e fesenjoon with pomegranate seeds
Afternoon Snack – Lemon poppy seed muffins
Dinner – Courgette with soft ricotta, peas & mint
TuesdayBreakfast – Spinach, tomato, and mozzarella baked eggs
Lunch –Chicken with Med-style vegetables & feta
Afternoon Snack – Sweet cherry shake
Dinner – Chicken, mushroom and butter bean stroganoff
WednesdayBreakfast – Ricotta & courgette bake with a smoked salmon salad
Lunch –Thai green chicken curry
Afternoon Snack – Seed bars
Dinner – Asparagus, boiled egg & a bean salad
ThursdayBreakfast – Apricot & date nut-nola with yoghurt
Lunch – Chicken & mushroom cauli-risotto
Afternoon Snack – Fibre-rich smoothie
Dinner – Beef strips with stir-fried greens
FridayBreakfast – Almond cake with apple and cinnamon compote
Lunch – Jerk cod with a mango salsa
Afternoon Snack – Almond & raspberry bark
Dinner – Mozzarella, tomato and broccoli pesto salad
SaturdayBreakfast – Mediterranean frittata
Lunch – Chicken with lemon and tarragon sauce
Afternoon Snack – Chicken and almond butter balls
Dinner – Fakes soup (Greek lentil soup)