Seriously Low Carb – Many dietary changes may not solely be through choice but may also be for health reasons too.
Women Talking looks at the UK-based, award-winning brand, Seriously Low Carb, which is Keto and Low Carb friendly, providing credible alternatives to those products that were strictly off-limits yet craved by even the most battle-hardened keto follower.
For now, its specialist subjects are bread, rolls, pizza bases & pizzas – but their reach extends to preserves, brownies, and truffle bites whilst pasta and wraps will be launching imminently.
Why choose a low-carb diet?
Low-carb and ketogenic diets can be particularly helpful for people with diabetes and insulin resistance, which affects millions of people, not only in the UK but globally.
Low-carb diets that emphasise healthy sources of carbs, fat and protein may help lower the risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
Weight loss – Low Carb diets can help you shed excess weight and may improve blood sugar and cholesterol levels.
A large percentage of the fat lost on low-carb diets tends to be harmful abdominal fat that is known to cause serious metabolic problems.
Cutting carbs leads to a significant reduction in blood pressure, which should reduce your risk of many common diseases.
Managing Epilepsy – Low-carb and keto diets have proven beneficial in treating epilepsy and are being studied for their effects on other brain conditions.
Like so many intriguing brands, Seriously Low Carb was born from the personal circumstance. Founder Andy Welch was a ‘busy mind’ who wasn’t happy with the way his career was heading. Whilst the pay cheques remained enticing, his ‘work joy’ barometer had reached a new low ebb, whilst his sense of belonging and ‘personal worth’ was literally flat-lining.
In retrospect, it was Andy’s last corporate life foray within a particularly megalomanic environment that proved to be a step too far. Andy collapsed on a corporate flight home but this in truth was only the beginning as his life spiralled out into an unchartered world of depression and self-doubt.
In an unconventional bid to help keep his personal demons at bay, Andy decided to enter one of the world’s most gruelling Iron Man races, which in turn meant revisiting his dietary regimes, which was the very moment he discovered keto.
Keto in its simplest terms is a high-fat/low-carb regime that induces a state of ketosis in one’s body enabling one’s body to efficiently burn fat for energy rather than glucose.
The advantage that keto has is that it recognises that many of us are stuck on a treadmill of imperfect diets because we suffer from a metabolic disorder of fat accumulation, which means some bodies are predisposed to squirrelling away the fat that should be being burnt for energy. At its most stringent keto is not a short-term, faddy fix, it’s a longer-term commitment because bodies need time to re-adjust to a very different mindset.
Andy for one simply couldn’t accept that committing to a new diet which was turning his life around positively should also mean denying himself natural cravings for bread, pizza, and pasta….. there was a small number of low-carb alternatives that were already in circulation, however, none were especially enticing.
A simple craving for a healthy sandwich was Andy’s ‘eureka moment’ because he now had a cause, creating a far-reaching portfolio of full-bodied, indulgent necessities that excited his taste buds whilst adhering to strict, low-carb parameters.
Andy committed himself to a 9-month voyage of discovery, working alongside an array of knowledgeable bakers until finally, he had a tasty scalable bread. Following the success of the bread, Andy’s curious team started exploring new product avenues (pasta, pizza, preserves & truffles) to broaden their brand’s appeal yet further.