Perfect Lower Carb Snack Options

Perfect Lower Carb Snack Options

When a person switches over to a diet with a reduced amount of carbs, they may feel as though their snack options are limited. Fortunately, there are some good lower carb choices out there.

Here are some ideas!

Lower carb snack options

Zucchini wraps-

Zucchini is just great in general on a low carb diet. You can slice it thinly and put in a tuna/mayonnaise filling- like what is show in the above picture.

Coffee and cream-

If you are a coffee drinker, consider having some with heavy cream in it! It can give you energy all while filling you up.

Parmesan crisps-

These are close to crackers! Some might find them too pungent though. There are cheese crisps that come in different flavors/cheese types that may be more mild than these parmesan ones.

Lunch meat, pepperoni slices and cheese-

These three things or a combination of them are great choices for a snack. A lot of people may eat them with crackers and/or bread for a sandwich- just skip those for a lower carb option!

Lower carb pudding-

Mixing together sugar-free pudding and two cups of heavy whipping cream gives you a decadent, lower carb treat. It is great for a snack and/or dessert.

Bacon-

Um… why not?

A handful of nuts-

Nuts provide good fats and nutrients all while being lower in carbs than other snacks. Combining a handful of nuts with something else (i.e. a cheese stick), can make for a great and filling snack!

There are more options out there!

Watching carbs is an adjustment at first because there are so many carb laden foods out there. Once you look more into this way of eating, you will find that you do not need to feel deprived. There are delicious and filling options available to turn watching carbs into a long term thing.

The foods pictured in this post are just some of my go-to snacks. My absolute favorite snacks right now are sea salted cashews and cheese.

What lower carb snacks do you guys like?

Thanks for reading!

#lowcarb #keto #pcos #womenshealth #health #diet #diabetes #insulinresistance #food

Postmenstrual Syndrome

Postmenstrual Syndrome

Yes, I typed that title in correctly. Most people talk about Premenstrual syndrome as being a mild to hell-on-earth affliction. Not many people talk about Postmenstrual syndrome though.

It does exist. I refuse to believe that I am the only one to experience it.

What postmenstrual syndrome is

Simple…it is a collection of symptoms that occur after your period instead of before. The same symptoms can occur which include nausea, lightheadedness, fatigue, headaches, cravings, cramps, bloating, irritability, acne breakouts, sadness etc.

One can get premenstrual syndrome as well as postmenstrual syndrome (that really sucks to have both). Or one might have no premenstrual syndrome symptoms at all and then only postmenstrual syndrome symptoms for a week after the period ends.

What causes it

From what I have read, it is all down to wonky hormones. It is said to be something that can happen if you have a cycle where you did not ovulate and/or you have PCOS (hey, that sounds familiar!).

I also read that insulin resistance may cause postmenstrual syndrome.

My experiences with it

I am dealing with it as I type this. There have been other cycles where I dealt with it as well. I hate that it happens.

For this cycle, I did not have my usual premenstrual syndrome symptoms that happen around five days before I start bleeding. Since my husband and I did have sex during what was supposed to be my fertile window, I was thinking that maybe I had fallen pregnant ( pipe dream!).

It definitely wasn’t pregnancy. I got my period like clockwork and it was pretty heavy too. There were no cravings,bloating, nausea, shakiness, lightheadedness, sadness, irritability, sore breasts and bleeding gums beforehand as usual.

Like the other times this has happened, I felt lucky. Unfortunately I wasn’t lucky because all of the aforementioned symptoms started happening right after I stopped bleeding.

It sucks because these are supposed to be the days during the cycle where I feel great physically, mentally, emotionally and cognitively. Now I am sitting here feeling sick and snapping at people.

What I am going to do about it

I have been saying this for a while now but I need to start watching my carbs. It is time to do this especially because I do think I have an issue with insulin resistance. I have been feeling tired after meals that were heavy on carbs.

If doing this can help me with my pre and post menstrual syndrome symptoms than it is something I must keep working on. I don’t know how to stop falling off of the bandwagon though.

Have you dealt with postmenstrual syndrome before? What were your experiences with it?

Thanks for reading!

#pms #womenshealth #insulinresistance #prediabetes #pcos #pcosawareness #hormones