So how does a bread qualify as low-carb, exactly? Well, Kelly Jones, RD, notes it really depends on a person's daily carb goals. "But, I would say up to 12 grams [net carbs] per slice." (FYI: Net carbs equals total carbs minus fiber.) And if you do go for a slightly higher-carb option, you can always try an open-face sandwich with one slice of bread.
If you're a fan of Food for Life's Ezekiel bread, the Ezekiel 4:9 Flax Sprouted Whole Grain Bread is their lowest carb option, providing 14 grams of carbs and 4 grams of dietary fiber per slice (net carbs = 10 grams). Made from freshly sprouted organically grown grains, Ezekiel 4:9 is rich in protein, vitamins, minerals and natural fiber with no added fat or sugar.

I love this recipe so much! The first time I made it I subbed the wrong amt of ground sunflower for the sesame, it didn’t turn out as tall but it still tasted great. Sliced and froze it and it was totally satisfied my bread craving! Got another one going right now, can’t wait to eat it. This recipe is so simple it’s easy to make again, so many of the low carb breads are complicated and don’t turn out well enough to be worth the effort. Thank you for giving us this recipe Martina!


This will depend on several factors. Apart from the ingredients you use and the process you follow, even the shape and size of your bread loaf can affect the final result. On the photo below you can see that the loaf on the bottom is not as fluffy and well risen and two on top. That's the bread I made in a wider bread loaf pan and I also added the second part of the warm water too late (after all of the dry ingredients). This resulted in a less fluffy, flatter, more dense bread. It was still tasty though!
You could take it a step further and dehydrate the bread in the oven right after you bake it. To do that, I removed the bread from the loaf pan by grabbing the edges of the parchment paper and placed it directly on the rack in the oven. I then baked it at 100 °C/ 212 °F for about 30 minutes. Other than that, this keto yeast bread can be toasted in a toaster or under a broiler just like regular bread.
Not everyone should opt for a low-carb diet. If you’re pregnant, it’s possible to be on a lower-carb diet (and may even be indicated if you are told you have gestational diabetes), but talk to your doctor to find out what’s right for you and to ensure that you’re covering any potential nutrient gaps. “Many women who are pregnant find that the thought of eating protein and fat makes them sick,” says Spritzler. This can be especially common in the first trimester. “They naturally want more carbs. You should always listen to your body,” she says.
“Their original size low-carb tortillas contain only 50 calories each with three net carbs and a whopping 11 grams of fiber! For women, that's over 40 percent of your recommended daily value for fiber in one serving,” says Harris-Pincus. Use these to make pizza or soft fish tacos. “They also make amazing breakfast wraps stuffed with eggs, black beans, cheese, and roasted veggies,” she says.

Regarding the active dry yeast vs the instant yeast, I actually once accidentally used the instant type and followed the same steps - it still worked, proofed nicely but it is not necessary to proof it, that is true. And no need for honey/sugar either. You can just add it to the dry mix. If you do that, remember to use the same amount of water (do not reduce). Thanks for such a great feedback! 😊

A study in The Journal of the American Medical Association comparing diets found that women on the Atkins diet lost more weight and experienced more health benefits. After one year on the Atkins diet, people in the study lost an average of 10 pounds. They also had improved triglyceride levels and lower blood pressure. But experts say any diet that helps you lose weight will probably improve your cholesterol.


For some extra crunch and wholesome ingredients with limited carbs, try Wasa Multi Grain crispbread. Each slice has 11 grams of carbs and 2 grams of dietary fiber (NET carbs = 9 grams). The combination of four grains (rye, wheat, oats and barley) provides 12 grams of whole grains and only 45 calories per slice. If you're looking for a gluten-free option, try the Wasa Gluten-Free Original crispbread with 9 grams of carbs and 1 gram of dietary fiber per slice (net carbs = 8 grams).
The Atkins Diet says its approach to carbs will burn off your body's fat stores, regulate your blood sugar and help you achieve optimal health, while not leaving you feeling hungry or deprived. Once you're at your goal weight, the Atkins Diet also says it will help you identify your personal carbohydrate tolerance — the number of grams of net carbs you can eat each day without gaining or losing weight.

You can see the results, too. In January 2015, the Journal of Nutrition conducted two studies comparing lower-carb and low-fat diets, finding that of the two approaches, going lower carb helped people shave off more visceral fat, a type of belly fat that hugs organs and is linked to disease. (3) A meta-analysis published in June 2016 in Obesity Reviews also concluded that in obese people, a low-carb diet reduced fat over the course of a year (but not body weight), with the greatest benefits seen in a very-low-carb diet. (4)
Preferred foods in all categories are whole, unprocessed foods with a low glycemic index, although restrictions for low glycemic carbohydrates (black rice, vegetables, etc.) are the same as those for high glycemic carbohydrates (sugar, white bread). Atkins Nutritionals, the company formed to market foods that work with the diet, recommends that no more than 20% of calories eaten while on the diet come from saturated fat.[14]

In addition, the Atkins Diet isn't appropriate for everyone. For example, the Atkins Diet recommends that you consult your doctor before starting the diet if you take diuretics, insulin or oral diabetes medications. In addition, people with severe kidney disease should not follow the diet, and the weight-loss phases of the diet aren't suitable for women who are pregnant or breast-feeding.
I'm sorry to hear that Marjolijn! This could be due to the type of psyllium - did you use powder or ground whole husks? I tried a few more ways to make this bread but never managed to re-create that hollow effect. It only happened to me once with another keto bread (see image in this post: The Best Low-Carb & Paleo Bread - The Ultimate Guide). It could be down to over-processing the dough or using too much baking powder.
Phase 1: Induction. In this strict phase, you cut out almost all carbohydrates from your diet, eating just 20 grams of net carbs a day, mainly from vegetables. Instead of getting 45 to 65 percent of your daily calories from carbohydrates, as recommended by most nutrition guidelines, you get only about 10 percent. "Foundation" vegetables, such as asparagus, broccoli, celery, cucumber, green beans and peppers, should account for 12 to 15 grams of your daily net carbs.
"It's important to pay attention to ingredient labels," says Mary Ellen Phipps, MPH, RDN, LD founder of Milk & Honey Nutrition. For gluten-free options, Phipps says to look for breads that are made with grain-free flours like almond, tapioca and arrowroot. "And be careful of low-carb options that add unnecessary amounts of fiber in the form of inulin or other processed fibers. While most people tolerate these fine, some people can experience GI upset as a result," advises Phipps.
Low-carb diets may improve high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol and triglyceride values slightly more than do moderate-carb diets. That may be due not only to how many carbs you eat but also to the quality of your other food choices. Lean protein (fish, poultry, legumes), healthy fats (monounsaturated and polyunsaturated) and unprocessed carbs — such as whole grains, legumes, vegetables, fruits and low-fat dairy products — are generally healthier choices.
As low-carb dietitian Franziska Spritzler, RD, CDE, who’s based in Orange County, California, points out, when you cut back on carbs, blood sugar and insulin levels generally go down, which can be a good thing for some people. “Carbs are broken down into glucose, which raises your blood sugar and prompts your pancreas to produce insulin to drive sugar into your cells,” says Spritzler. “When you’re overweight or obese, your blood sugar goes up and your pancreas sends out insulin, but your cells may not be responsive, leading your pancreas to overproduce insulin,” she says. High insulin increases hunger and prompts fat storage, she explains.

If you have type 1, it's important to know that the best way to keep your blood sugar levels steady is to carb count rather than following a particular diet. And there is no strong evidence that following a low-carb diet is safe or beneficial, which is why we don’t recommend this diet for people with type 1 diabetes. But some people with type 1 have reported needing less insulin and losing weight from following a low-carb diet. 

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