43 Zero Carb Foods List + Tips For Eating Zero Carb

All these foods do not naturally contain carbohydrates, apart from those in the vegetable list which contain between 0 and 1g net carb per serving. For meats and seafood, the key is to go for unprocessed food. As soon as someone processes it (think ham, bacon, jerky, burgers) there is a higher chance that they have also added some carbs!Here is a list of 43 zero carb foods, including meat, seafood, dairy, vegetables, drinks, oils and condiments.

43 Zero Carb Foods List

 Zero Carb Foods

Meat

  • Chicken
  • Beef
  • Turkey
  • Duck
  • Veal
  • Lamb
  • Pork
  • Organ meats
  • Goose
  • Pork rinds (an exception to the processed rule!)

Seafood

  • Fish
  • Shellfish
  • Mollusks

Dairy

  • Butter
  • Margarine
  • Most types of cheese
  • Heavy cream (very very low carbs)

Eggs

Oils

  • Coconut oil
  • Olive oil
  • Sunflower oil
  • Sesame oil
  • Avocado oil
  • Safflower oil
  • Corn oil
  • Peanut oil

Vegetables (most contain between 0 and 1g net carb per serving)

  • Leafy greens (lettuce, arugula, spinach, swiss chard, kale, turnip greens, bok choy etc)
  • Cucumber
  • Radish
  • Fresh herbs
  • Alfalfa sprouts
  • Chicory family (endive, escarole, radicchio)
  • Celery

Condiments

  • Vinegar (NOT balsamic)
  • Mustard (avoid honey varieties)
  • Salt
  • Many types of hot sauce
  • Regular (full fat) mayonnaise

Drinks

  • Water
  • Tea (no milk or sugar)
  • Coffee (no milk or sugar)
  • Diet soda
  • Herbal tea
  • Drink mix powders (eg Crystal Light)

 

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Tips for eating zero carb

1) Eat only from the animal kingdom. Meat, eggs, and dairy. No carbs.

 

2) Stay full.  Eat meat/eggs/dairy until you are full and you won’t be as tempted to eat other things.

 

3) Eat enough fat. Fat will keep you full and will you give you plenty of energy.

 

4) Avoid all sweet tastes. It will be the quickest way to kill the cravings  that you may have for sweets.

 

5) Drink water when you’re thirsty.  Seltzer waters, unsweetened tea, and unsweetened coffee work for plenty of zero-carbers, as well.  Each individual has to determine for themselves what works best.  But regular water will definitely work for everyone, every time.  And I have found no benefit to forcing down gallons of water each day.  Just drink if you’re thirsty.  And stop when you’re not.

 

6) No need to count calories.  Eat when you’re hungry.  Stop eating when you’re not.

And if you’re only interested in reducing (not eliminating) the sugar and carbs in your diet, that’s great, too!  Any little bit of sugar that you can keep out of your diet is a win! But, eating a zero-carb diet is the quickest way to eliminate your sugar-cravings, give you the energy that need, and help you to lose weight.

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