Low carb dieting and workouts

Workouts low carb dieters you can enjoy outside

We love to eat low-carb, but it's equally important to stay active no matter what your diet/lifestyle choice

At Heylo, we are big believers in doing whatever makes you feel good so as the weather gets warmer, we’re looking forward to getting outside and enjoying our exercises with the sun on our face. 

Wondering what exercise you can do outside? We’ve got you…


Walking and running is perhaps the most obvious exercise you can enjoy outside and is one that can be done all year round (but in our opinion, is far more enjoyable in the glorious sunshine than the icy winter mornings!). 

The beauty of an outside walk/run is that you can do it at your own pace. From a leisurely stroll or a brisk walk through to a fast-paced run, you can enjoy exercising to your own limit. 

Don’t want to go out alone? Invite some friends or family members to join you or have a look online for your local walking/running club. These clubs are a great way to meet new people whilst getting your blood pumping. 


Cycling is a fantastic way to add some exercise into your day whilst enjoying the sights around you. 

Why not challenge yourself to cycling to and from work at least twice a week? It’s a great way to start the day and provides the perfect opportunity to switch off at the end of a busy working day.

Nature is full of beauty so take a ride to somewhere new and discover some of your local town or village’s best nature spots. You could even take a low-carb, keto friendly picnic with you too!

Open water swimming

Take the plunge with some open water swimming. If you’re lucky enough to live near enough to the sea or a river that is suitable for swimming, then go for it and take a dip. 

The benefits to open water swimming are endless with it being proven to improve blood circulation and mental health being just two of them.

The water may seem cold when you first dive in but trust us, the buzz and feeling it gives you during and afterwards is so worth it!

HIIT Workouts

High intensity interval training workouts are guaranteed to get your blood pumping and are a great way to help with weight management and improving your fitness levels too. 

You can do HIIT workouts with no equipment or just with a couple of weights and can do these in your own garden, or local playing field.  


Most towns and villages host outdoor bootcamps at the local park. These classes are a brilliant way to combine exercising and socialising. 

You can often find the best classes local to you with an online search or by joining the local Facebook groups and asking on there. 

Bootcamps tend to cover a range of exercise techniques and welcome people of all abilities so whether you’re new to exercising or you’re a regular looking for your new challenge, there’s bound to be a class that’s right for you.

What to eat when keeping fit on a low carb diet 

Staying low-carb is obviously made easy with Heylo. Already high in protein and fibre, our products are ideal for giving you much needed, healthy sources of energy. But even we have to admit - it takes more than just bread, cereal and other low carb staples. 

While on a low-carb diet, it’s important to choose foods that support your general fitness goals. Focus on:

1. Lean proteins: Incorporate sources like chicken, turkey, fish, lean cuts of beef, and tofu for muscle recovery and maintenance.

2. Non-starchy vegetables: Load up on leafy greens, broccoli, cauliflower, corgette, and bell peppers for vitamins, minerals, and fibre

3. Nuts and seeds: These provide healthy fats and protein. Almonds, chia seeds, and flaxseeds are good options.

4. Berries: Limited quantities of berries (e.g., blueberries, strawberries) are lower in carbs and rich in antioxidants.

5. Avocado: A great source of healthy fats and fibre.

6. Greek yogurt or cottage cheese: Opt for low-carb, high-protein options for calcium and probiotics.

7. Eggs: They’re rich in protein and essential nutrients.

8. Olive oil and coconut oil: Use these for cooking or as dressings for healthy fats.

9. Fatty fish: Salmon, mackerel, and sardines are excellent sources of omega-3 fatty acids and protein.

Remember, if you are unsure about anything, you can consult a healthcare professional or registered dietitian for personalised advice on your specific low-carb diet and fitness needs. 

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