Remember to aim for 20 grams of carbs or less per day. Some of the following food items are higher in carbs , so you'll have to watch your total intake for the day.
Example: If you want to eat a dinner that includes
Foods to eat
Meat: Any type: Beef, pork, lamb, game, poultry, etc. Feel free to eat the fat on the meat as well as the skin on the chicken. If possible try to choose organic or grass-fed meats.
Fish and seafood: All kinds: Fatty fish such as salmon, mackerel, sardines or herring are great. Some seafood is higher in carbs (like scallops) so check carb count to stay within your daily total. Avoid breading.
Eggs: All kinds: Boiled, fried, scrambled, omelets, etc. Preferably organic eggs.
- Natural fat, high-fat sauces: Using butter and cream for cooking can make your food taste better and make you feel more satisfied. Try a Béarnaise or Hollandaise sauce, check the ingredients or make it yourself. Coconut fat or olive oil are also good options. Learn more
- Vegetables that grow above ground: Cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage and Brussels sprouts, kale, collards, bok choy, spinach, asparagus, zucchini, eggplant, olives, spinach, mushrooms, cucumber, lettuce, avocado, onions, peppers, tomatoes etc. Low-carb vegetables guide
- Dairy products: Always select full-fat options like real butter, cream (40% fat), sour cream, Greek/Turkish yogurt and high-fat cheeses. Be careful with regular milk, reduced fat and skim milk as they contain a lot of milk sugar. Avoid flavored, sugary and low-fat products.
- Nuts: Great for a treat (in moderation) instead of popcorn, candy or chips. Learn more
- Berries: Okay in moderation, if you are not super strict or sensitive. Great with whipped cream