Low Carb Cereal - Where's it at?

Cereal - an American favorite
Cereal is a staple not only of the American diet, but also of much of the rest of the world.  Every day, tens of millions of people sit down at breakfast and pour a little milk over their dry, packaged cereal (or home-made if they're resourceful).

The dilemma is that millions of Americans are also beginning to adopt low-carb and/or Paleo diets.  As a consequence, more and more people are trying to avoid excess sugars, carbohydrates, and grains such as wheat and rice.  You may very well be one of these people - I certainly am.

The question then, is where is all of the low carb cereal?  Surely there must be at least a few major brands out there with a cereal that contains no grains and no carbs?  Right???

Is this really the only low carb cereal?
The sad answer is an emphatic NO.  There is none.  There are a few cereals that claim to be low carb, either on their packaging or by virtue of their name.  And while they may be slightly lower-carb than the sugary kids cereals that we all fondly remember, they are most certainly not anything approaching low carb or often even low sugar.

Furthermore, even for consumers who are not particularly worried about limiting their carbohydrate intake, but who may be concerned about limiting their intake of grains due to general toxicity or perhaps a particular condition such as Celiac, there are practically no cereals on the shelves of any supermarket that are made grain-free.  While products made from rice are generally safer than products made from other grains (due to the fact that rice is much less toxic in general), most of the rice-based products on the market are highly processed and often bleached, such that there is little to negative nutritional value in such products.

Above all else, most cereals contain added sugars, which none of us benefit from.  Whatever diet you're on, if you're on one at all, processed sugar plays no healthy role, and more and more scientific evidence is building up on the detriments of consuming fructose.

Personally, I'm astonished that there isn't yet a good low carb cereal on the market, but perhaps I shouldn't be too surprised, as most of the other low carb products I see (mostly in the form of bars) are both disgusting and relatively non-nutritious (sugar alcohols anyone?).  I think we all know that it's healthier in the end for us to actually eat whole foods, but the fact of the matter is that I just find it easier to have a bowl of cereal in the morning, and I'd like for someone to satisfy that need.

All There Is To Know About The Low Carb Diet

The low carb diet became popular after Dr. Atkins popularized it in the 1970s. However, the diet did not get its start during that time. For centuries, man has been consuming low carb foods. It wasn't until the twentieth century that the wonders of grains gained mythical proportions. The wheat and other grain industries started advertising to made bread and pasta seem like it is an essential part of your diet! That is not true. High carb cereals were also introduced to the market, but why eat them when you can have low carb cereals instead?
Italy and Japan have been used as examples due to the longevity of the people living there. But don't they consume a lot of carbs out there? Although our images of Italians consist of them eating pasta and pizza for every meal, the truth is that they rarely eat it. The same goes for the Japanese. Although rice is important in their diet, they usually eat only a very small bowl each day. Also, rice happens to be healthier than many other grains.
It is not uncommon to hear people asking for low carb diet advice. It is quite simple, really. You only need to steer clear of sugar, desserts, breads, and potatoes. Avoiding those four items will take you closer to your goal. Desserts are particularly difficult for people to let go of. They have become such important fixtures in our meals, but fret not, because you can try out low carb desserts! You don't have to abstain from desserts altogether. Many websites list detailed recipes for low carb desserts. Compared to other desserts, the carbohydrate content in these desserts are lesser.
If you want to ultimately lose weight, you should keep a close watch on the amount of calories you take in. Often, low carb dieters end up eating too much fatty foods when they are aiming to lose weight. While it is true that eating low carb foods will keep your weight down, you can speed up the process by decreasing your calorie intake. Therefore, stay away from bacon!
I often find that I naturally eat fewer carbs when I'm on a low carb diet. I typically get an omelet or fried egg. You can spice things up a bit by adding some soy sauce, hot sauce, or salt. These work great in adding taste to the eggs. For lunch, a salad is good to get some more vegetables. Put some protein into it as well so that you won't be hungry quickly. Salmon, tuna, and eggs are great protein items to add in. While salad dressings are generally high carb, there are also very good low carb dressings, such as Caesar dressing, olive oil, and vinegar.
Have the perfect and healthy dinner by having grilled salmon, roast beef, and some low carb spaghetti and meatballs! Whip up some low carb cookies that you can enjoy for dessert if you still have room to spare in your stomach. It's not that difficult to start eating low carb. There are plenty of choices available for every meal. I only gave you a few suggestions for meal plans. Start from there and you are bound to find a lot more!

Why Low Carb Desserts Are A Must

You may notice you suddenly feel exhausted after consuming a yummy treat for dessert. It makes me feel like I'm groggy and slow - like my mind has stopped functioning. This becomes particularly difficult when you are in situations where alertness and presence of mind is required. This is one of many reasons why I decided to try low carb desserts instead.
Low carb desserts are similar in taste to other desserts. They are equally sweet and delicious. However, the main difference is that they are made from low carb recipes. That pretty much negates the presence of sugar and flour. Instead, low carb desserts are usually sweetened with a naturally non-caloric sweetener, such as stevia. This provides the saccharine-sweet flavor that is normally provided by sugar but without the added calories. The flour is often replaced with something like coconut flour, flax meal, or almond meal. This means your dessert will have high fiber content instead of being pumped full of carbohydrates. This fiber will in turn help your digestion and help slow down any glucose from entering your blood. You wouldn't have to worry about experiencing any sugar crash after a meal. So, you will stay alert and awake for longer.
But increased wakefulness is not the only good thing you can get out of this. Eating low carb desserts will also help you lose weight. Instead of sugar, these low carb desserts will be using non-caloric sweeteners that pretty much trashes all those calories you'd normally get from sugars used in normal desserts. There is nothing wrong with zero-calorie sweeteners except our perceptions of them. Many think these sweeteners are not natural at all but, really, can you honestly say sugar is natural, after all the processing it is subjected to? Besides, not all zero-calories sweeteners have been manufactured artificially. A plant has been extracted and this is what is now widely used in many countries and known as Stevia. Japanese people have been using Stevia for decades to fight sugar addiction and excessive consumption.
It is natural for you to be a bit of a skeptic about this. After all, can something with no sugar and no flour really taste good? We could spend hours and hours discussing just how much I love low carb desserts, but you won't have a clear picture of it unless you actually try these desserts yourself. It's easy to get hold of low carb desserts these days. Some you can purchase online, and some you can make yourself.
You can't fail to find low carb dessert recipes since there's so many of them around. I have only recently discovered a recipe for delicious low carb fudge! I just chanced upon the recipe on one of my online forays. They are very easy to make and the ingredients are very few and also easy to find. If it were any other recipe, you will be hard-pressed to look for rare and expensive ingredients. When cooking with these recipes and using ingredients that are unfamiliar to you, make sure you follow the instructions carefully. Also, be discerning when you pick your recipes, because not all of them are as low carb as you might think. There are cases where supposedly low carb recipes actually have very high concentration of carbohydrates.
There's not much more to say about this except that I hope you go out and find some great tasting low carb desserts. 

Try Low Carb Recipes Because....

It's easy to keep eating daily without regard to your health. When we reach a certain age and are feeling the ill effects of past bad habits on our health do we start paying more attention. Often by that point it will already be too late. We might already have diabetes or something even worse. It is easy to fool yourself into believing that you will never have any of those problems but when and if you do, you will be left with nothing but regrets. From the obvious trend of people having lots of health problems being diagnosed of late, it is quite possible that you will also be joining their ranks.
One easy way to look after your health without too much impact on your life is to only cook low carb recipes. It is not that complicated at all! No matter what you've been told, you will find that the taste of normal recipes and low carb recipes are not that hugely different. You've already had stew, steaks, salads and omelets. Low carb diets have those types of foods too!
People who are enamored with desserts find it really difficult to stick to their low carb diets. Fret not. There are low carb desserts! These taste just as good as normal desserts but can be eaten without any adverse impact on your health!
And it's not just health that a low carb diet can improve! Do you have an old dress that you can no longer fit into but you still want to wear? Here's your opportunity. A low carb diet can also be helpful in making you lose weight! With the amazing advantages that a low carb diet can bring you, why else would you contemplate trying other types of diets?
What low carb recipes can you easily attempt? We would end up taking ages and lots of pages to cover all of them. Let me just give you a rundown of the simplest ones.
It doesn't take a lot of effort to prepare a slow cooker roast. Just place your meat into the slow cooker with some spices or seasoning and some beef stock or soy sauce. Let it cook for about 8 hours on low heat. Note that different slow cookers will differ on cook times and temperature settings. You will end up with tender and juicy beef. The flavor will burst in your mouth, thanks largely to the seasoning and spices that you mixed in. The best part of this recipe is how effortless it was to make. You can even go to sleep as the slow cooker is doing its job and when you wake up, you have a mouth-watering dish waiting for your enjoyment.
Another low carb recipe that I truly love is cauliflower soup. I had always thought that soups would be really difficult to make, but this soup is very simple. You simply boil cauliflower in chicken or vegetable stock along with some herbs, salt and pepper, then proceed to puree the cauliflower in an immersion blender. You will end up will a smooth great tasting low carb soup that you can eat day after day!
These recipes are only two of the amazing recipes that a low carb dieter can enjoy. I could only hope that, if you want to learn badly enough, you will be able to prepare these amazing recipes and enjoy them.