Can you imagine a zero carb world, in which nervous counting does not exist?
There is a huge list of low carb foods. Zero carb foods are more restricted, when talking about the fruit and veggie area. But there are still over 100 choices for rich satisfying meals.
Using the No Carb Foods List
Technically, the fats are the only food that are completely zero carb. The meat and the seafood also contain trace amounts. The food that is on this list have very minor amounts of net carbs – fractions of a gram. most low carbers consider them ‘no carb foods’ because these foods are so close to zero.
- The “almost” zero carb foods are a bit higher, but a single serving from the list is still under 1 net carb.
- You should track your servings. Trace amounts of carbs add up.
Tips for Going Zero Carb
- You’ve decided to go low – really low. These three easy tips simplify starting your zero carb diet.
- Give yourself a few days to prepare.
- Check your fridge and cabinets, move any higher carb foods to the side, and fill the space with your favorite no carb foods.
- Plan a zero carb grocery trip and stock up!
- Focus on what you ARE allowed to eat.
- Zero carb foods are savory and delicious. You won’t feel like you’re depriving yourself.
- Have fun. Try new things.
If you are eating foods with no carbs, you are cooking more often. Having some fun with your food is a good way to build positive associations.
There are zero carb foods in almost every food group, so it’s easy to enjoy a variety of foods when going no carb.
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Which Foods Have No Carbs?
While there are quite a number of foods that have low carbs, foods with zero carbohydrates are much more limited.
Below are foods that have absolutely no carbs based on the National Nutrient Database published by the US Department of Agriculture.
No Carb Beverages
Ok, this may be an obvious one, but in case anyone was wondering. Water remains the healthiest carb-free drink. Make sure to drink enough water during the day to stay hydrated and for optimal bowel movements.Sparkling water and club soda are also carb-free.
Coffee & Tea. Any black coffee or tea you make are carb-free. However, once you put in milk or sugar, it is no longer carb-free!
No Carb Fresh Unprocessed Meat
The following fresh unprocessed meats have no carbs. Note that any meat that is processed typically has carbs, including beef in fast food burgers and beef jerky:
No Carb Fresh Unprocessed Fish
The following fresh unprocessed fish have no carbs:
No Carb Oils
The following oils have no carbs. Keep in mind that oil has a lot of calories, so you should not over-consume oil:
- Olive oil
- Sunflower oil
- Safflower oil
- Corn oil
- Soybean oil
- Canola oil
- Peanut oil
- Sesame oil
- Coconut Oil
Zero Carb Dairy
- Whipped Cream (check each label)
- Heavy Cream (check each label)
It’s possible to find zero carb cheese, particularly hard cheese. Most cheese is low carb, ranging from 0 to .5 net carbs per ounce (complete list below).
Zero Carb Seasoning
Adding some flavor to zero carb foods makes things much easier and luckily for you there is a variety of low carb spices to choose from. There are eight which even speed up the fat burning process.
- Salt and Pepper
- Ground Cinnamon
- Most Hot Sauces
- Pre-mixed Seasonings (check the label)
- Yellow Mustard
- Dill weed
- Zero Carb Oils and Fats
- Olive oil
- Coconut oil
- MCT oil
- Avocado oil
- Fish oil
- Animal Fats (including lard)
- Butter (particularly grass-fed)
- Shining Water
- Club Soda
- Diet Soda (pay consideration on the fake sweetener)
In spite of the fact that aspartame, sucralose, saccharine and stevia are generally promoted as no-carb sugar choices, the powder and granular variations ordinarily pack follow measures of carbs.
Critical: Be mindful that simulated sweeteners likewise adversely influence your blood insulin levels, much the same as sugar does.
Liquor ought to dependably be devoured tolerably on the grounds that the body blazes liquor before it smolders fat for fuel. It’s exclusive when all liquor is processed that your body begins blazing fat. Drinking liquor can put off ketosis for a few days.
(Very nearly) Zero–Carb Foods
As one serving of these nourishments contains under 1 net carb, they are alluded to right around zero-carb sustenances. You can eat these without expecting that your eating regimen arrangement will be hampered.
Very nearly Zero Carb Fruits and Veggies
Assuming, be that as it may, you need to go zero carb, you have a plenty of verdant green vegetables including spinach, lettuce, celery, kale, turnip. Avocados are likewise an awesome expansion to your zero-carb diet as they are right around zero carb, additionally an extraordinary wellspring of sound fat. Raspberries are rich in fiber and join well with servings of mixed greens or whipped cream.
Serving size: 1/2 container
Bok Choy .7
Serving size: 1/4 container
Garlic (1/2 clove) .5
Pokeberry Shoots .5
Asparagus (3 pieces) .6
Yellow Squash .7
Almost Zero Carb Dairy
Eggs .2 to .7 (depending on the type)
Almost Zero Carb Cheese
You can choose from a variety of unprocessed cheeses with no added flavors or ingredients. They include 0 to 1 net carb per serving. Hard cheeses will be the lowest; softer, creamy cheeses will be the highest.
The following cheeses and net carb amounts are from Fat Secret, Popular Cheeses. Check each label.
Serving size: 1 oz. = 1″ cube = ¼ cup grated (approx..)
Mexican Blend Cheese .5
Neufchatel .1 to .8