At a glance:
- A lower-carb diet is any diet under 200 grams of carbohydrates per day.
- The most effective low carb diets focus on real foods.
- Wellness shots supplement your body with ingredients that may be lacking on a low carb diet, providing good-for-you nutrients, energy, and digestive support.
There are plenty of reasons to opt for a low carb diet. Whether it’s weight reduction or blood sugar management you’re after, a low carb diet (under the supervision of a certified medical provider) may be the right fit for your lifestyle.
So what exactly is a low carb diet?
According to Kelly Schmidt, RD, LDN, a nutrition consultant in Columbus, Ohio, Americans eat more than 200 grams of carbohydrates per day, which means opting for any lower than that constitutes a lower-carb diet.
“You can put a label on the type of low-carb diet you want to do,” writes Schmidt for Everyday Health. “But the bottom line — and one reason low-carb diets can be so successful — is you should focus on eating more real food than not.”
One way to incorporate more real food, including fruits and vegetables, into your low carb diet is by supplementing with wellness shots.
From our experts, here are seven reasons why wellness shots are such a great addition to your low carb diet:
When you’re on a low carb diet, wellness shots give your body a nutrient boost.
When you're cutting back on carbohydrates, you often miss out on important vitamins and minerals that are in fruits and vegetables. Wellness shots can help ensure that your body is getting the nutrients it needs to support a healthy low carb journey.
Dave Shelton, Founder and Trainer, My Fitness System
Curb carb cravings with wellness shots.
Wellness shots are one of my favorite nutrition strategies. Low carb dieters may face several nutrient deficiencies, and wellness shots are a fast and convenient way to fill those gaps.
Wellness shots can also help curb cravings. Once the body starts to fill its nutrient reserves, cravings are minimized. Be sure to follow your wellness shots with a glass of water. A fully hydrated body transports and utilizes the nutrients in the shots more effectively.
MarieRuggles, M.S., R.D., C.N., C.D.E., Optimize Your Immune System
Wellness shots boost energy while you’re cutting carbs.
A common reason for quitting the low carb diet is a lack of energy. Carbohydrates are the body’s preferred source of fuel, so it can take some time for the body to become accustomed to using fats as an alternate source. During this transition period, it’s important to counteract a lack of energy with nutritious ingredients.
Wellness shots can give you a jolt of energy and help boost your metabolism if taken consistently. They have high concentrations of your daily vitamins and are an ideal source of daily sugar.
Opt for turmeric wellness shots for better digestion while low carb dieting.
Turmeric offers many health benefits, including its role in the digestion of food, which is why Ayurvedic medicine uses it as a digestive aid. The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of this spice make it beneficial for a healthy digestive system while low carb dieting. Turmeric is an effective anti-inflammatory that works with a low carb diet to prevent resistance to insulin and regulate blood sugar levels.
Corrigan Duffy, Food Blogger & Chef, Corrie Cooks
KOR Shot recommendations for daily turmeric: Vitality and Wellness Fire
Wellness shots containing melatonin can assist with sleep disruptions caused by low carb diets.
When you follow a low carb diet, it can take time for your body to switch to predominately burning fat. This can affect your hunger hormones and metabolism in the process. You may wake up hungry or have trouble sleeping at first. Melatonin, which is a natural sleep hormone, can help alleviate these problems by promoting a restful night's sleep. It’s best to start off with 1mg of melatonin and work up to the right amount for you. I generally recommend up to 5mg a day if needed.
Jesse Feder Registered Dietitian and Personal Trainer
KOR Shot recommendations for daily melatonin: Sweet Dreams
Incorporate ginger-forward wellness shots to fight digestion and bloating after high fat meals.
One of the many health benefits of ginger is that it’s a low carbohydrate and keto friendly food which aids in digestion and bloating especially after a high fat meal. It also has been known to help lower blood sugar levels and provide electrolytes which may be lost during a low carbohydrate diet.
Ginger root is one of the most common ingredients in low carbohydrate recipes as it doesn’t interfere with ketones. Ginger can also enhance thermogenesis and induce satiety, which in turn reduces hunger and may aid in weight management.
KOR Shot recommendations for daily ginger: Wellness Fire, Elderberry Defense, Green Up, Intense Defense, and Restore.
Catherine Furlong, RN & Nutrition Coach, Optimal Nutrition Coaching
If you’re leaning towards a low carb wellness routine, consider incorporating wellness shots to increase your nutrients, boost energy, and assist with digestion.
You can create your own custom Remix Box, incorporating Vitality and Wellness Fire (for digestion-aiding turmeric), Sweet Dreams (for sleep-enhancing melatonin), and your favorite ginger shots.
Supplement your wellness routine with KOR!