My basic feeling regarding low carb diets is that, generally, low carb, low sugar foods don’t have a lot of calories. A big old slab of steak really doesn’t have that many calories. But eating steak and lettuce wrapped this and that gets pretty old, pretty fast. The amount of “bad stuff” you can eat while still adhering to basic principles of the diet is pretty small.
This, of course, completely falls apart if you find something you absolutely love and can eat endless amounts of with 0 carbs/0 sugar. For me, that is smoked barbecue pork rinds. I know, disgusting right? I never had pork rinds before and would have thought so too. But goddamn, you get the right brand and flavor, and it’s just like eating potato chips, maybe even better! I can down a bag of those with ease and that’s 540 calories for a medium sized 3 oz. bag right there. Eat a few of those a day along with 3 balanced approved meals and you’re toast!
I’m sure that’s not the only delicacy out there, it’s just the first one I’ve found. Genoa salami is pretty good too, but I can get sick of that after a while.
Are low carb diets just a gimmick?