Low Carb Foods

While not meant to be all-inclusive list this is a brief overview of foods that are typically thought of as being acceptable when pursuing a low carb lifestyle.

MEATS, POULTRY and FISH

Most meats are low-carb, many having none. But beware of processed meats as sometimes the fillers used contain carbs that add to your count.  Also be wary of  faux seafood.  While crab has zero carbs the fake variety has tons! 

  • Fish
  • Chicken
  • Seafood
  • Poultry
  • Beef
  • Pork
  • BACON!

EGGS and DAIRY PRODUCTS

Eggs are very low in carbs, most people count 1 per egg just to be sure but they are a great source of protein while filling you up! Omelets are wonderful BUT be wary of them in restaurants. Think to ask if they use fillers when they make them! You’d be surprised how many chains add pancake batter in them to make them more fluffy!  

  • Heavy Whipping Cream
  • Half and Half
  • Almond Milk
  • CARBmaster Milk
  • Butter
  • Cheese
  • Cream Cheese
  • Sour Cream
  • Sugar-Free Whipping Cream

When shopping for dairy products opt for whole fats, do not buy low fat, as they contain a lot more carbs. Check the labels, you’ll be surprised!  Milk is high in carbs but you will find many substitutes like those mentioned above. A great alternative is to water down heavy whipping cream! It’s rich and very low in carbs. Butter is a great source for fats. Remember you want to be sure your body does have enough fats to burn as that is what it is going to use for fuel when you take away it’s carbs and sugar.  Cheese is usually very low carb. Be sure to check the label if you are considering anything outside the ordinary varieties.  The same thing goes for cream cheese and sour cream. They also make great dips for celery or pepperoni chips! 

OILS, FLAVORINGS and CONDIMENTS

Fat and oils contain zero carbs so use them wherever you’d like.  

  • Mayonnaise (full, not low fat)
  • Sugar-Free Ketchup
  • Mustard
  • Sugar-Free Syrups
  • Sugar-Free Peanut Butter
  • Sugar-Free Jelly

VEGETABLES

  • Black Olives
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Chives
  • Celery
  • Cucumber
  • Eggplant
  • Iceberg & Romaine Lettuce
  • Mushrooms
  • Peppers
  • Sauerkraut
  • Spinach
  • Zucchini

FRUITS

  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Blackberries
  • Raspberries
  • Black Raspberries

The one exception I can think of off the top of my head to the “berry rule” is elderberries, they are VERY high in sugar content so you will want to avoid them!

SNACKS and BEVERAGES

  • Almonds
  • Pecans
  • Cheese
  • Pepperoni, including chips
  • Sugar-Free Candy
  • Atkins Bars
  • Quest Bars
  • Sugar Free Soft Drinks
  • Coffee
  • Bullet-Proof Coffee and Tea
  • Tea
  • Drink plenty of WATER!

Listen to you own body! Some people tend to “stall” when they eat foods or beverages that contain artificial sweeteners, others cannot eat too much dairy without adverse results.  The only way you will know if that pertains to you is to pay attention when eating them.  Many people, myself included, can eat them all without any ill-effects.  Just use common sense and you’ll be fine!

When in doubt look it up! If the item you want to eat is not labeled Google “carbs in _____”  The Internet has a wealth of information awaiting you!  And ASK! I am always around so you can contact me through this site OR hop over to the Facebook page and we can chat! I love chatting AND helping! 

 

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