These days you can hardly turn your head without seeing new findings that demonstrate the value of taking carbs off your diet. New diet plans are coming out all the time claiming to have the perfect combination of foods that will magically allow you to lose all your extra weight without lifting a finger or sacrificing any of the tastes you so love. It sounds so boring and hard to eat low carb foods but it doesn’t have to. It is my job and my joy, as a registered dietician, to work with people to find healthy food plans that are the best for them to achieve their health goals. I like to sit down with a client and talk to them about why they made the decision to see me. Because you see people have to get to some degree of desperation and desire to change before they go out of their way and make room for a dietician in their tight budgets. I love hearing people talk about their weight struggles and making healthy eating choices. So many people want to hear the truth about things like low-carb foods but media have been so misinformed. The questions I get most have to do with the facts of low carb diets and about transitioning to a low carb diet from all the things people ask me. People want to know if it’s an effective way of living or not and if so, how they can do it without making their meals boring and bland. I love having this low carb food discussion because I happen to be a carb lover who has re-adjusted my eating habits in the last few years. I tell all my customers that balance is an important key to any health or eating programme. I tell them that this is why it is unrealistic and even harmful to think that by eliminating all carbs or anything from our diets, we ‘re doing good for our bodies. The purpose of low carb foods, which can be great, is to still enjoy the tastes and health benefits (yes, benefits) of carbs while keeping them under control and in the process trying to maintain your health and weight. If you don’t have the time or money to make an appointment with a dietician, find some good information and read up on the truth about low carb foods. Your safety pays off. Be proactive, and find out the truth.