Wondering how to feel full on low carb diet? These hacks will get you through your first couple of weeks with success!
One of the biggest concerns that you may have about the low-carb diet is staying full.
I know we had tried eating low carb many times and ended up failing out of pure hunger!
In all honesty, there is a transition period where your stomach has to adjust to the lack of carbs.
Your body WILL GET ADJUSTED, and you can use these low carb hacks to get you through the transition period.
Without a large number of carbohydrates to fill your meals, your stomach can start to scream at you.
Try these tips to avoid that low-carb hunger and feel full on low carb diet.
Low Carb Hacks to Keep You Full
Use Ground Almond Flour
Instead of using regular flour, switch to ground almond flour for your meals.
There are many baked goods and that you can eat using almond flour and it will help get you through until your body adjusts.
This low-carb hack is filled with protein, and you’ll feel full while eating almond flour.
You can make a variety of items with almond flour, such as pancakes, muffins, or bread.
Almond flour is versatile and filling, so you won’t miss regular flour.
Yes, it’s a standing joke that you can turn cauliflower into anything…but really you can!
Did you know that you can use cauliflower as a substitute for mashed potatoes? Add a little cream cheese and they are creamy and delicious.
A rice substitute?
Pizza crust substitute?
Cauliflower is a healthier choice than regular potatoes and is considered a lower carbohydrate vegetable.
You can grind up and mash cauliflower to make mashed flakes.
You can also use ground up cauliflower as rice and create a pizza crust from it. Top the pizza with your favorites.
It’s the perfect vegetable to use because it doesn’t have much flavor so it will take on whatever flavor you give it.
A spiralizer is a simple kitchen tool that you can use to make vegetables into tiny strips that resemble noodles.
If you don’t have one, then you can use a sharp knife to cut up the veggies into small strips but the spiralizer is way more fun!
This low-carb hack lets you make your own healthy pasta and noodles.
Zucchini tends to be the most popular vegetable to spiralize in the kitchen.
However, you can also experiment with eggplant, peppers, and other veggies.
We eat zucchini spaghetti on a regular basis and think it’s delicious.
You can try our Zucchini Noodle Recipe!
One of the easiest low-carb hacks is to make wraps or tortillas with lettuce instead of flour items.
Wrap your favorites such as meat, vegetables, and salsa in a lettuce wrap to reduce the carbohydrates.
We eat lettuce wrap tacos almost weekly and they are so good!
The wraps will still taste delicious, but they’ll have lower calories and more nutritional value.
You don’t have to stick with iceberg lettuce and may want to try other varieties as you experiment in the kitchen.
I’ve found Butter Lettuce is the best for making little wraps.
You can even use cabbage leaves or collard greens if you want to be creative.
Regular potato chips won’t work on a low-carb diet, but vegetable chips you make yourself at home are fine.
Bake your chips in the oven and serve them with sea salt, olive oil, or spices.
You can even make them quickly in the Air Fryer with no additional oil.
You can make vegetable chips from zucchini, eggplant, squash, and other foods.
Pick your favorites and cut them into bite-size pieces.
Kale, spinach, and sweet potatoes all taste delicious as baked chips.
If you have some healthy snack choices, you will be less likely to cave and grab some the nearest carb.
Use Citrus Flavor
Lemons and limes make great low-carb substitutes for traditional salad dressings and sauces that may have too many calories.
A squeeze of lemon or lime can add instant flavor to a salad, soup, casserole, or other dishes.
We always have limes on the counter for a quick squeeze over chicken or tacos.
You don’t have to worry about carbs with this flavor option. Experiment with it in the kitchen and try adding it to different dishes.
Be creative. The key to staying satisfied with a low-carb diet is to think of creative ways to use healthy ingredients in your kitchen.
A simple taco bowl can turn into a fun meal with the right low-carb sauce.
Don’t be afraid to try new vegetables, nuts, or seeds on a low-carb diet.
A low-carb diet doesn’t have to be boring or unsatisfying.
Use these tips every day to feel full and happy while eating low-carb until your body gets adjusted.
Let us know your favorite low carb hacks to keep you full in the comments below.