How do you manage doing a no carb diet?

Has anyone ever had to be put on a no-carb diet due to being overweight? How did you guys manage? I’m struggling to manage, and its only day 3


There is a fantastic group page with a wealth of excellent information. Members and administrators are VERY helpful & supportive. “Reversing Diabetes with a Ketogenic Diet”
****Great group EVEN if you AREN’T diabetic *****

What is your fat intake

I do intermediate fasting no carbs or low carbs and no sugar it’s actually quite easy. Look up Dr Jason Fung on YouTube

Do low carb instead of no carb. However, a no carb/low carb diet isn’t exactly sustainable. It’s better to switch out your unhealthy foods/snacks for healthier choices and look at it as a lifestyle change instead of a diet. Also how many times a day are you eating? Are you staying active? Just changing your diet isn’t going to do much. We’re actually going to start low carb again if anyone is interested I can share what worked for me before (was losing around 2lbs a week) if you PM me. Would love to trade recipes or tips from those starting a low carb or on low carb.

My husband lost almost 100 pounds in a year on a no carb diet. He was severely overweight and really had to do something. He really needs to lose more. I don’t know your personal situation but If it’s important enough you’ll be able to do it. It’s just a matter of what you actually need for yourself

I lost 176 lbs and have maintained that loss on low carb/keto for 3 years now. It is 100% sustainable if you understand it. Usually bad habits are triggered by something like stress, emotional eating, etc. Once you figure out how to overcome those triggers, changing your lifestyle will come easier. There are various Facebook groups that will absolutely help you with your journey. Search them out and join. #atgoalsince2018


Try using the carb manager app. It help count macros.

Carnivore. Hubby and I do carnivore five days a week… It’s not terrible. I actually really enjoy it. Between low carb and keto and now carnivore we’ve lost 215 lbs combined.


Have lots of snacks that are no carb like fruit and veggies that make it easier.


High protein, low carbs. You don’t need to cut them out completely but an 80/20 or 90/10 diet is needed to lose weight.

Look into eat like a bear on facebook, lots of support and nothing you have to buy

In my honest opinion no carb is bad for you hard to sustain and once you can’t anymore you can gain the weight back easier. It’s okay if you want to do that forever but a balanced diet would benefit you more. Don’t make yourself suffer :heart::heart::heart: if you have any questions I can help you.


You have to have some carbs :woman_shrugging:t3:, fruits and veggies have carbs.


In a few days the cravings go away. Carbs are like crack. Other than a slice of pizza 1 or 2 x month I don’t do bread, potatoes, rice, cereal etc any starches anymore. I don’t miss it and feel 100% better.


I love the Fast 800. Found it much easier to stick to when I combined the no carb, low calorie diet with time restricted eating. Perfect for me and easy to stick to it.

We do clean keto- no artificial sweeteners just Whole Foods and healthy fats.


Keto I done very low carb I only eat 5 to 10 carbs a day, meat eggs then I added some veg after a month depends on how low carb you want to do, check out keto on Facebook loads of groups loads of advice

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The first week of keto sucks…once you get past it, you are good!

Don’t do it! My niece tried it and got really weak to the point of almost falling out…

If you love pasta, try nupasta angel hair!

That’s my new years resolution… I haven’t made it a whole day yet :roll_eyes::woman_facepalming:

The first wk or so is the worst … because ur body is craving carbs… stick to it chick… it is worth it xx

i do lazy keto is easy to do easy to stick to no more than 20 carbs a day ive lost 76lbs less than 10 mos

I was put on a strict diet preparing for bariatric surgery. Very low carb and low to moderate fat. No grain, dairy, fruit, alcohol, sugar, oils or carbonated drinks. 60-80g protein/day. I’d tried just about every major diet and I’d be constantly hungry, lose very little then gain it back. I had developed health issues made much worse by obesity, things that severely impacted my quality of life and would’ve been life threatening with time if I didn’t make serious long term change. On my surgeon’s diet I lost about 80 pounds in 8 months, had sleeve gastrectomy and lost another 40. I’m at a healthy weight, which is still amazing to me. I went from a size 24-26 to a 4. My health issues are either gone or dramatically improved. I had a baby and gained some weight back but I’m almost done losing that again. Bariatric surgery is not for everyone and it’s not a magic answer. I can only eat about a cup of food at a time, but it’s still up to me to make healthy choices and avoid nonstop snacking. I had to start bariatric vitamins plus b complex, calcium and iron on the pre-op diet, and will need special vitamins for life. For me, it’s worth it.

The transition to low carb is HARD! It’s very much an addiction, and causes withdrawal type symptoms for a week or so. Extreme fatigue, cravings, headaches, nausea. It’s commonly called carb flu. If you can power through that it gets better. Your body learns to default to protein as a slower burning fuel instead of carbs, which are like jet fuel. After that energy levels get much better, and you’ll notice more consistent energy, no more crashes like you get a while after eating carbs. Eating on plan becomes routine, and your sense of taste and smell change. Everything begins to taste sweet, broccoli and carrots taste candied. It makes me crave strong dark veggies just for something that’s not sweet! On the long term diet I do have some dairy, but still avoid grain and really limit fruit. I eat a lot of eggs, cheese, lean meats, protein shakes with 15+g protein and 5 or less g carbs, low carb veggies (no potatoes, corn, limited peas). I don’t count carbs, just avoid my off limits list and make sure I get my protein in then fill up with veggies. I have a lot of loose skin and lost some hair, pretty typical when you lose half your body weight. The skin is permanent, way too stretched out to ever spring back, but my hair is growing back. I’m 3 years out from surgery.

This type of plan is extreme, and I wouldn’t recommend trying it without medical supervision from someone qualified and supportive. It needs regular checks for nutrient levels to keep you safe and healthy, but when nothing else works it’s worth it :slight_smile:

Talk to Tami Byrd. On FB she can help she has lost over 200 pounds

So I’ve just started a keto diet 5 days ago. Eating 7% cards (33g) 23%protein (82g) and 70% fat (166g). Im finding it quite easy. Have all my meals planned out for the. Some lovely new recipes to try. Not missing cards at all. I do take supplements of electrolytes, fibre, magnesium and potassium. :slight_smile:

It’s a keto diet pretty much it’s hard for some but for others it’s pretty easy my aunt did a keto diet for 2.5 years and lost close to 120lbs and she loved it I on the other hand tried it for a month and lost 10lbs but went back to carbs now it’s super hard for me to get back to that diet

Don’t think of it as a diet. Stop drinking sodas and sugary drinks. Best thing is also drop the artificial sweetners as well. When eating pastas, rice, or flour products cut everything in half. Best thing that could work for you is ask your doctor to recommend you to a nutritionist. With their help could recommend foods to replace carb intake and healthy snacks to eat. Trust me a nutritionist will be your best bet.

I have successfully done the low carb diet and lost many many lbs. Once you know the diet, it’s easy to follow. I lost 40 lbs for my wedding a few years ago. You can drink, eat a lot. Just count the carbs. I easily was doing less then 25 a day.

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I do low-carb/no-carb (keto) cleanses/diets pretty regularly. After the first week, my cravings for carbs and sugar stop. I have more energy and my stomach doesn’t feel so messed up (I’ve had severe stomach problems since I was a teenager). A lot of research and some sort of health/diet/food tracking app helps to keep me on track and understanding the nutrients I’m ingesting.


I lost 25lbs doing keto (20g net carbs per day) which is total carbs minus fiber and sugar alcohols).
You need to know your eating habits. I am a convenience snacker. So, I altered my keto plan to reflect more convenience.
Just about anything you used to eat can be turned into something keto/low carb friendly.
My first step was finding a sweetener that I liked (monk fruit).
I learned to make homemade spice mixes (like taco) bc I couldn’t believe how many carbs were in those premade packets.
My biggest struggle is potatoes because there just isn’t any low carb equivalent so I have a cheat meal once a month.
There’s a whole world of low carb and keto friendly snacks and breads out there.

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My diet is and has always been very carb heavy! For years all I ate was toast but I tried the Keto diet last year and it was so easy! The food was great and filling I loved it! Unfortunately after 6 weeks my body still wasn’t in Ketosis and I didn’t lose any weight which is such a shame because I could’ve easily made that my lifestyle forever. The cravings don’t last long at all, only a few days for me. And so many people have lost weight on it. Give it a go and see how you get on. Good luck

I don’t do keto but I only eat meat, vegetables, and fruit ans lost 25 lbs in 2 months. Basically as natural as possible. I even eat potatoes just try and limit them a little.

It would be nearly impossible to do no carb but low carb is manageable. Like keto. You count total carbs of 20. Read labels. It’s not that hard

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I started no carbs in October never thought I could do it 31 lbs I’ve lost and still going strong. I really skipped December cause of holidays and still didn’t eat them as much. Do it for your health.


Use the carb manager app, it works great!


You gotta get past the keto flu. Once you do that, you’ll feel better than you ever have. At day 3, it is about to feel real rough.

Tried it, nearly went to hospital ´cause it got me hypoglycemic. Lost 16 pounds in 8 weeks doing intermetted fasting instead, eat for 8 hours, fast for 16 hours (only drink water), low sugar intake, healthy carbs so whole weat pasta and bread, potatoes are allowed.

I did Protein Power basically I limited my self to 30 carbs a day and lost like 90 lbs in 4 months. I vote me a personal George Foreman grill and ate alot of meet when I was hungry and I saved at least 12 carbs a day so I could have 2 Chocolate chip cookies or a handful of semi-sweet chocolate chips after dinner. The first week is the hardest but if you can get past that it gets alot easier. I still ate mcdonald’s hamburgers just with out the bun or a grilled chicken sandwhich and used lettuce as my bun. I did straight carbs though, I didnt go with the sugar alcohol carbs. If it said total carbs were so and so that is what I went with

I love the low carb diet. It works fast and good and you can still eat !

I tried a low to no carb diet and drank lots of water … it was actually surprising how much I didn’t crave carbs after about a week … and I was a very carb loving person! I eventually just knew that was a food I couldn’t eat. Mash potatoes and some items I will eat VERY occasionally… like Thanksgiving and once in blue moon. I actually would eat them and after 3 bites, not even want it cuz my body was so use to healthier foods

drink a full glass of water half hour before you eat to stop feeling hungry.

I’ve done a low carb diet and still on it because I know me lol. If I completely quit the carbs Ill binge eat them eventually. So I limit to rice, pasta, or bread to once a week.

Following… how the hell do you replace bread and potatoes?! Like I would struggle!


I did low carb bc of PCOS and other health issues. It was hard the first week or so bc your body is detoxing but after that i orikise it gets better and so much easier! My cravings are gonna and I’m eating to fuel my body not bc I’m bored


No carb is next to impossible to sustain for very long

Don’t forget you subtract the fiber that helps. Like if it 12 grams of carbs and 6 grams of fiber you only count 6 grams of carbs

  1. become fully knowledgeable on what low carb or keto means. There are so many version and it doesn’t mean eat all the dairy, fat, bacon, and cheese you want.
  2. find a good Facebook group to help you on your journey, I personally recommend UCANKETO or Keto for the Clueless
  3. keep it simple at first!!
  4. electrolytes are CRUCIAL to avoid cramps and keto flu
  5. meal plan meal plan meal plan or you will find yourself swinging in to a fast food joint because its easier.
  6. forgive yourself if you slip up

Ive been keto for 3 years in April. My blood work is perfect.

I suggest watching Fat Fiction on Amazon Prime. Eye opening! I’ve lost close to 100 lbs!

We’re you given any sort of direction or diet to follow? I did a strict keto diet last year. It works like a charm. I felt like crap the first two weeks. You find ways to improvise. Google is your friend. I also had a book with recipes and tips I followed.


Only eat organic veggie cleaned and meat. Fish 3 x a week avoid anything that turns into sugar in the body. Bam new body!

Talk to your doc. But keto or no carb isnt healthy. Short term is fine but ive talked to nutritionists, a gut health specialist and my doc about it. I got gallbladder issues from it and always had headaches n nausea. The fat intake of it is ridiculous. U may lose weight but your arteries are clogging in the mean time.

Im doing the keto diet. So far im on day 6 and have between 30 and 50g of carbs a day. I cut carbs slowly, not all at once and yesterday i only had 28g. 3lbs down so far and honestly i feel so much better in myself. Anytime i get a craving for sugar or carbs, i drink water with lemon and lime slices. That seems to work. Hope it goes well for you.

I have no advice lol I’m on a seafood diet :joy: I see food and eat it!!!

There’s carb cycling. You eat Carbs 2 days then 5 days you have 0 carbs. Its a lot of veggies and white meat. Cauliflower rice is good and oatmeal

Keto is good just keep it simple

5 to 7, or 9 fruits and veggies daily, lots of water, great for weight, complexion, overall health and energies!

I see a lot of Keto. Which is great, but involves a lot of counting macros. Maybe look into Paleo? You are supposed to eat like a caveman. Which means…POTATOES! Its not everyone because it is high in protein, but I’ve lost about 8 lbs in the last 2 weeks. I eat pasta but its veggie pasta. Not spaghetti squash, just green or gluten free pasta. I eat pizza but its gluten free and lactose free. It takes time. But you mostly get to enjoy your foods. Just no dairy and no gluten. No counting!! ( i buy almond flour and tapioca flor to make my own bread) good luck and I’m rooting for you!!!

There is no possible way I could do no carbs lol best of luck to u!

I applaud and admire you. Once you get over the first 3 days it will become so much easier, you are doing great.

I’m doing keto/low carb. I’ve lost 8.6lbs in a week. It gets easier when you find foods you love to eat! You can do it :slight_smile:

It’s not easy but you can do it! You should try they’re very helpful! It’s free to join .I am down 23lbs and have never felt better!