Sticking To Diets is Hard, But Now It Can Be Easier


Lindsey Marshburn, Reporter

Sticking to nutrition goals is often hard when you don’t have much time in the morning. But with more people trying different diet plans- from the high- fat ketogenic diet to the nutrient- dense Whole30- fast food chains are taking note that consumers want more breakfast foods low in carbs. Some are offering totally new items, while others are sharing meal hacks and swap options for diners. If you’re trying to cut carbs, it’s important to understand what truly qualifies as a low-carb meal. Bonnie Taub-Dix, RDN, creator of and author of “Read It Before You Eat It- Taking You From Label to Table,” told Today food that the term can be confusing because it’s subjective. Generally most people following a low-carb diet eat no more than 15-20% of their daily calorie intake as carbs. For most people, that equals to about 120 calories of carbs, or about two slices of bread. While following a low carb plan isn’t for everyone, paying attention to the nutritional profile of your meals is a good habit to pick up, especially when you’re dining out.