There is much information to find about how to begin a lifestyle with fewer carbohydrates.
We have listed some information that we think can make it easier for you.
CarbZone recommends that you consult with your doctor before you change your lifestyle, this is just a simple guide and may not fit each individual's needs.
WEEK 1-2
During the first 2 weeks, it is important to get rid of your sugar addiction, and therefore you are only allowed to eat 20 grams of carbohydrates per day.
Be sure to look at the product's nutritional values to see how many carbohydrates it contains. If you need to lose much weight you can stay at 20 grams of carbs a day for up to 6 months. However, if you do not have much weight to lose it is better to move on to the next phase, where you get to eat more varied.
Here is a simple guide to what you should and should not eat during the first 2 weeks. This is not a complete guide but a guide.
  • Water
  • Mineral Water
  • Broth
  • Decaf Tea or Coffee
  • Herbal Tea
  • Fish
  • Chicken
  • Seafood
  • Meats
  • Egg
  • Spices
  • Olive Oil
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Butter
  • Cheese (85-115g a day)
  • Lettuce (6 dl/day, or 4 dl lettuce and 2 dl vegetables)
  • Vegetables (find out which >vegetables are low in carbs, i.e cucumber, tomatoes, and peppers)
  • Cream (85-115g a day)
  • Crème Fresh(85g a day)
  • Sour Cream (85g a day)
  • Olives (10-20 a day)
  • Avocado (1/2 a day)
  • Lemon Juice (2-3 teaspoons)
  • Fruit
  • Berries
  • Bread
  • Pasta
  • Flour
  • Milk
  • Sour Milk
  • Yoghurt
  • Grains
  • Beans
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Soda
  • Carrots
  • Margarine
WEEK 3- the rest of your life
During week 3, you add 5 grams of carbs a day, so that you now eat 25 grams of carbohydrates total. You then continue to increase by 5 grams of carbs per week until you no longer see any weight loss.
If you start to gain weight, you should reduce your intake by 5 grams, and thus you have found the level of carbs that you can stay on for life. Most likely you will end up at 50-150 grams a day depending on your metabolism and how much you exercise.
It is recommended that you add the extra carbohydrates from the following groups and in this order.
  1. More lettuce and vegetables
  2. Cheese
  3. Nuts and grains
  4. Berries
  5. Beans
  6. Fruits
  7. Grains