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Low Carb Food List

Now that I have walked through how to follow a Carb Cycling Diet in my previous blog post, I thought it would be a good time to discuss what types of foods to eat while on the low carb diet period.

Below is a complete list of foods you can eat and typical drinks which are considered low on a net carbs basis. Keep in mind, this is just a majority of the most common low carb foods. There are other types of low carb foods, but they are not as commonly found in grocery stores and low-carb-mealrestaurants.

This would make a great low carb grocery list!

All Types of Fish
– Salmon
– Flounder
– Tuna
– Trout
All Types of Fowl
– Chicken
– Duck
– Turkey
All Types of Shellfish
– Clams
– Crab
– Oysters
– Shrimp
– Lobster
All Types of Meat
– Bacon (natural, uncured is best)
– Beef
– Ham
– Pork
– Venison
– Lamb
Eggs Any Way You Like Them
– Deviled
– Fried
– Hard Boiled
– Omlets
– Scrambled
Cheeses
– Blue Cheeses
– Cheddar
– Cream Cheese
– Feta
– Gouda
– Mozzarella
– Parmesan
– Swiss
Salad Vegetables
– Celery
– Cucumber
– Iceberg and Romaine Lettuce
– Mushrooms
– Peppers
– Radishes
Other Vegetables
– Asparagus
– Artichoke
– Avocados
– Broccoli
– Brussels Sprouts
– Cabbage
– Cauliflower
– Green Beans
– Hearts of Palm
– Kale
– Olives
– Onion
– Sauerkraut
– Snow Peas and Snap Peas
– Squash
– Spinach
– Zucchini
Salad Dressings (2 tbs)
– Blue Cheese
– Caesar
– Oil and Vinegar
– Ranch
– Italian
Fats and Oils
– Butter
– Mayo (no sugar added)
– Olive Oil
– Vegetable Oils
Sweeteners
– Splenda
– Stevia
– Truvia
Beverages
– Club Soda (add a lime for flavor)
– Decaf or Regular Black Coffee – My favorite is Starbucks Americano! (add Heavy Cream and Splenda/Stevia if needed)
– Diet Soda
– Tea (no sugar added)
– Unflavored soy/almond milk
– Water (and lots of it!)

Keep your eye on your overall carb intake and make sure you stay under 50g of net carbohydrates per day.

You can get this list in a downloadable PDF format by entering your name and best email into the boxes below!

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What are Net Carbs? When digested, most carbohydrate turns into glucose, hence the name – digestible carbohydrate. Your body also digests some other carbs, but they refuse to turn into glucose. The good “rebels” (fiber) put out a good fight and are not digested at all.

These non-metabolized and non-digestible carbohydrates, often referred as “Net” carbs. Even though fiber is counted and included on food labels as carbohydrate, it is not absorbed, and has no impact on your blood-sugar levels.

How to calculate net carbs? Subtract the number of grams of total carbs from the number of grams of total fiber. So if a food has a total carb content of 20g but also has 10g of fiber, the net carbs would be 10g. Easy enough, right?

Check out my next blog article where I provide a Simple Low Carb Sample Diet!

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