Low-Carbohydrate Diet

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Nonfood Factors

Exercise as you normally would. Experts recommend at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity activity most days of the week.

Is This Diet Vegetarian-Friendly?

Difficult. Depending on the specific diet, vegetarians may find little to eat that meets the severity of the carbohydrate restriction.

Eating Out

You will likely need to pass up or make substitutions for some things in your order. Examples include:

  • Order a green salad or vegetable salad without the croutons.
  • Request an extra serving of green vegetables in place of the mashed potatoes.
  • Order fajitas and eat the filling by itself without the tortillas.

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