No Carbs for Dinner


This diet works on the assumption that starchy carbs create energy, which needs to be burnt off with exercise. If you eat your carbs at night then do no exercise, they will turn to fat. So, by eating the starchy carbs during the day, you are more likely to burn them off.

If you do this alongside reducing the fat and sugar intake, ensuring a balanced diet and increasing the amount of daily exercise you should be able to reduce and maintain your weight.

(EmilyJones's food tips)

 Foods you can have

Breads, Grains, Cereals, Pasta, Rice
Meat and Fish
Fruit and Fruit Juices
Vegetables and Legumes (e.g. Beans)
Dairy Products - Milk, Cheese, etc
Eggs and Egg Substitutes
Nuts and Seeds
Fats and Oils
Herbs, Spices, Sauces
Others, Snacks, Sweets, etc

Not OK

 How To Follow No Carbs for Dinner:

Allow yourself the occasional treat so that you don't get bored.
Get as much variety in your recipes for the same reason.
Weigh yourself each week, to keep yourself motivated.
Aim to lose 1-2 lb's per week and you shouldn't be disappointed.
  by member EmilyJones
member since: 03 Jan 07

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Recent Recipes

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Zucchini Noodles
A great pasta substitute.
cals: 80kcal | fat: 6.98g | carbs: 4.32g | prot: 1.36g
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Caramelized Brussels Sprouts
Brussel sprout haters will be sure to change their mind after enjoying this fantastic dish.
cals: 131kcal | fat: 10.35g | carbs: 8.98g | prot: 2.55g
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EmilyJones's top tips

1.Make sure you eat your carbs during the day, to eat a balanced diet. Do this with a packed lunch (Cold - potato salad, pasta salad, rice salad, Sandwiches, pitta breads etc) (Hot - Baked potato, Potato and Leek soup etc)
2.Change something in your routine, to ensure you get at least 20 minutes exercise each day. Walking is excellent exercise so long as you walk briskly and raise the heartbeat and it is easy to include in your daily routine. You can go for a walk at lunchtime before eating your food, or walk all or part of the way to work.
3.For the evening, starchy carb free meal, make sure you get plenty of variety, as this is the most difficult part - it can get boring. Be creative in the kitchen. Never stop looking for new recipes.
4.If you're not great at eating fruit, try prepared fruit (like Del Monte Fruitini's or tinned fruit). Drink plenty of fruit juice. Try V8 (a drink which is similar to tomato juice, but contains the juice of 8 vegetables). Drink smoothies and fruit milkshakes (I like to blend banana, milk and yogurt for my breakfast).
5.If you do not already, start buying low fat alternatives (semi skimmed milk, low fat margerine etc)

About / History

I read about this in a book called Body Blitz, written by Joanna Hall. See more info at:

  Why choose "No Carbs for Dinner"?
 Promotes rapid weight loss
 Maintain your goal weight

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