120 Zero Carb Food List Plus Almost Zero Carb Food List

In this article we will present to you a list of over a hundred food choices that will help while on a low carb diet.

Meats and seafood contain traces of carbs so they can be considered ad zero carb food.  Many foods have traces of carbs in them, but if they are lower than 1 they can be considered as low carb foods. You should be careful because the small amounts of carb can add up quickly. Only fats have zero carbs in them.

Here are some tips to get started on zero carb diet:
  • Fill your fridge with no-carb foods few days before starting the diet, or separate the food in your fridge to low-carb and high-fat foods.
  • Zero carb food can be very tasty.
  • Experiment in the kitchen, because zero-carb meals can take more time to prepare.
Always read the food labels

Sometimes food producer put zero carbs on the food labels, because the labelling allows them to put zero carbs if the food has less than 1 carbohydrate.

Here is a list of foods that has zero-carbs
Seafood
  • Clams
  • Lobster
  • Cod
  • Flounder
  • Sole
  • Trout
  • Haddock
  • Shrimp
  • Tuna
  • Halibut
  • Salmon
  • Bass
  • Swordfish
  • Crab
  • Catfish
  • Squid
  • Oysters
  • Sardine
  • Mussels
Meat

Only the organic meat has zero carbs. The processed meat has some carbs because it has been produced with numerous additives and preservatives.

  • Pork
  • Veal
  • Beef
  • Lamb
  • Exotic Meats (such as emu ostrich and)
  • Organ Meats (kidneys, brains, tongue, liver and heart)
  • Game Meats (bison, venison,, ostrich, caribou)
  • Fowl (duck, turkey, chicken hen, goose, quail)
Seasonings
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Most Hot Sauces
  • Zero Carb Oils and Fats
  • Yellow Mustard
  • Vinegar
  • Chives
  • Coconut oil
  • Dill weed
  • MCT oil
  • Avocado oil
  • Fish oil
  • Pre-mixed Seasonings (check the label)
  • Animal Fats (including lard)
  • Butter (particularly grass-fed)
Dairy products
  • Butter
  • Heavy Cream
  • Whipped Cream
Sweeteners:
  • Aspartame
  • Saccharine
  • stevia
  • sucralose
Beverages
  • Water
  • Tea
  • Club Soda
  • Coffee
  • Sparkling Water
  • Diet Soda
Alcohol
  • Gin
  • Scotch
  • Whiskey
  • Tequila
  • Vodka (unflavored)
  • Rum (unflavored)

When you drink alcohol, drink with caution because it can postpone the state of ketosis for few days.

List of almost zero-carbs
Cheese:

Serving size: 1 oz = 1″ cube = ¼ cup grated

  • Cheddar .3
  • Asiago .9
  • Blue .6
  • Camembert .1
  • Colby .7
  • Edam .4
  • Brie .1
  • Fontina .4
  • Goats .6
  • Monterey .1
  • Provolone .6
  • Gouda .6
  • Havarti .7
  • Gruyère .1
  • Mexican Blend Cheese .5
  • Ricotta .8
  • Mozzarella .6
  • Muenster .3
  • Parmesan .9
Fruits and Vegetables:

Serving size: 1/4 cup

  • Cucumber .9
  • Raspberries .7
  • Mushrooms .5
  • Garlic (1/2 clove) .5
  • Cabbage .5
  • Yellow Squash .7
  • Coconut .5
  • Asparagus (3 pieces) .6
  • Cauliflower .7
  • Broccoli .8
  • Pokeberry Shoots .5

Serving size: 1/2 cup

  • Celery .8
  • Avocado .5
  • Spinach .2
  • Parsley .4
  • Bok Choy .7
  • Radish .5
  • Lettuce .25