There is such a thing as a no carb diet.
Note: I realize that some of these foods aren’t 100% lacking in carbs – but I consider under 1g net carbs per serving to be almost as good as zero. If this idea doesn’t fit with your way of eating, please disregard this list. Please check nutritional data labels on food before purchasing.
These foods don’t contain starch except for the vegetables which have less than 1 gr. net carbs per serving. It’s best to stick to organic products (fish and meat), as processed meats such as bacon, salami, sausages, jerky and burgers might contain more carbs. Here’s a list of 43 zero-carb diet foods:
- Organ meats
- Pork rinds (an exception to the processed rule!)
- Most types of cheese
- Heavy cream
- Corn oil
- Olive oil
- Sunflower oil
- Coconut oil
- Peanut oil
- Avocado oil
- Sesame oil
Vegetables (between 0 and 1g net carb per serving):
- Fresh herbs
- Leafy greens (lettuce, arugula, spinach, Swiss chard, kale, turnip greens, etc.)
- Chicory family (endive, radicchio)
- Alfalfa sprouts
- Vinegar (except balsamic)
- Mustard (avoid honey mustard)
- Full fat mayonnaise
- Hot sauce
- Herbal tea
- Tea (without milk or sugar)
- Diet soda
- Coffee (without milk or sugar)
- Drink mix powders
Here are 6 tips for eating zero-carb foods:
- Keep yourself full
Eat organic meat and eggs until you’re satiated, and you won’t have to deal with cravings later.
- Eat animal products
Make sure to include organic meat, eggs and dairy products in your diet as they have no carbs.
- Don’t count calories
Just eat when you’re hungry and quit when you’re full – there’s no reason to constantly count calories.
- Drink water when you’re thirsty
Although it differs from person to person, drinking tap water when you’re thirsty will work for anyone. For some people, unsweetened tea, Seltzer and sugar-free coffee work great, but that might not be the case for you.
- Eat enough fat
Fat will boost your energy levels and keep you satiated.
- Avoid sweets
Eliminating sweets and desserts from your diet is key for losing weight and going zero carb. Eating a zero-carb diet is the best approach for reducing your sweet cravings and stay in shape.