No carb and low carb diets are being followed by millions of people today for one simple reason. They work. Whether you are trying to lose weight or you are controlling your blood sugar due to diabetes, decreasing the amount of carbohydrates in your diet is important.
The big problem with these diets is finding snacks that are low carb or no carb. Most common snack foods are loaded with carbohydrates. Corn and wheat are no-nos when counting carbs and most popular snacks are loaded with both. Two other common ingredients in processed snacks are sugar and high fructose corn syrup. Because of this, snack foods are usually a killer when it comes to counting carbs. But here are two options for you that are delicious and really satisfy the hunger pangs.
The first no carb snack is bacon. I found this idea when I wanted to satisfy the crunch my mouth was craving when I got up chips. Potato chips are loaded with carbs. A bowl of 15 chips will have around 22 grams of carbohydrates. Bacon gives me the crunch with no carbs. Fry four or five strips of bacon up until they are crisp then take them off the heat and let them cool. They turn out as crispy as chips and I find them satisfy my hunger better.
The second no carb snack is pork link sausages. These are easy to prepare ahead of time and easy to take with you to work or school. Pork is a great source of protein and most sausage links are zero carbs. Go to the store and buy a package or two. Cook them up and after they cool sort them into plastic sandwich bags for storage in the refidgerator. Put four or five links in each bag. Then, as you are leaving for work or where ever, it is easy to put the links in your purse, lunch box, or backpack. When you need a snack you can eat the links cold or you can heat them in a microwave for a delicious, warm snack.
Some people prefer sausage made from turkey or some other meat. These work just as well as pork links but be sure to check the carb count on the package. Some food manufacturers hide carbs in the sausage by adding fillers like corn meal or wheat flower.
Bacon and sausage links are only two of the no carb snack foods you can enjoy while counting carbohydrates. There are lots of other options for you to enjoy in your battle against excess weight and blood sugar spikes.