The No Carb Food List

Mar 20 2017 - 11:31am

Your Handy No Carb Reference Guide

Carbohydrates are macro nutrients found in food. There are three kinds of Carbohydrates: sugar; starch and fibre. Carbohydrates are a source of energy for the body. In their absence, your body will use protein and fat for energy. While these are necessary for the body, a low carb diet has many benefits. If you need to reduce the carbs in your diet, you may find this No Carb Food List very handy.

If you want to get technical, fats are the only foods that are completely carb free. Even meats and seafood have trace amounts of carbohydrates.All plants, fruits, and vegetables contain some amount of carbs to varying degrees.

The No Carb Food List - Healthy Recommendation
The No Carb Food List and What You Should Know:

The items on this no carb food list have a minor, amount of net carbs – very tiny as in fractions of a gram, almost zero. The (almost) no carb foods are a bit higher, but still very low.

No Carb Food List: Meat
Beef
Veal
Lamb
Pork
Fowl (turkey, chicken, duck, goose, hen, quail)
Organ Meats (brains, tongue, liver, heart, kidneys)
Game Meats (venison, bison, ostrich, caribou, elk)
Exotic Meats (such as ostrich and emu)

No Carb Food List:
Seafood
Cod
Flounder
Sole
Haddock
Halibut
Sardine
Swordfish
Tuna
Trout
Salmon
Catfish
Bass

No Carb Food List: Seasoning
Salt and Pepper
Vinegar
Ground Cinnamon
Most Hot Sauces
Yellow Mustard
Dill weed
Chives, Basil, Oregano, Rosemary, Thyme, etc.

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No Carb Food List: Oils and Fats
Olive oil
Coconut oil
Grass-fed butter
Walnut Oil
MCT oil
Avocado oil
Fish oil
Animal Fats (including lard)

No Carb Food List: Beverages
Water
Sparkling Water
Club Soda
Coffee
Tea

Almost No Carb Foods
The items on this almost no carb food list expands your options without compromising your diet.

Almost No Carb Food List: Fruits and Veggies
Spinach
Lettuce
Celery
Kale
Turnip
greens
Avocados
Raspberries
Parsley
Radish
Bok Choy
Mushrooms
Garlic
Cabbage
Asparagus
Coconut
Yellow Squash
Cauliflower
Broccoli
Cucumber

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Almost No Carb Food List: Eggs and Dairy
Eggs
Heavy Cream
Cheeses:
Blue
Brie
Camembert
Cheddar
Colby
Edam
Fontina
Goats
Gouda
Gruyère
Monterey
Mozzarella
Muenster
Parmesan
Provolone
Ricotta

Give yourself a few days to prepare yourself for your new low carb diet. It helps to reorganize your fridge and cupboards. Move any high carb items to the side and fill the space with your favourite items from the no carb food list.

It may be a little challenging at first, but keep your end goal in mind, and you will achieve success. Focus on items that you are allowed to eat. Take the no carb food list with you on your shopping trip for easy reference. Enjoy trying new things and reap the benefits of your new diet.

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  • I find it interesting that raspberries are listed but no other berry-type fruit is. Do you happen to know why? Also, are there guidelines with coffee? Like, is it a certain kind of coffee, or could I go to Starbucks and order any kind I want?