Can you imagine a world which is carbs free and where nervous counting does not exist? If you are planning on starting the Atkins diet, you’ll be in the clear if you consume foods with zero carbs.

The list of foods which are low in carbs is long. However, these foods can be limited, especially in the fruits and vegetables area. Still, there are more than 100 choices for meals which are satisfying and rich.

The Zero Carb Food List

If speaking technically, the only foods which are carbs free are the fats. Traces of carbs can even be found in meats and seafood. The foods which are listed below contain a slight quantity of net carbs, a snippet of a gram. Hence, these foods are very close to zero carbs and they are considered ‘no carb foods’ by the majority of low carbers.

Tips If You Plan on Going Zero Carb

If you have decided to follow a low or zero carbs diet, take in consideration these three things:

  1. You will need a couple of days till you are ready

Check to see what is in your cabinets and fridge then move aside any high carbs food. Go to the store and purchase no carb food and stock it up.

  1. Put your center of attention on the foods you are allowed to consume

Foods which are zero carbs are delicious and savory.

  1. Enjoy. Try new recipes

Consuming zero carbs foods means more cooking time. Make the cooking fun.

Zero Carb Food Labels

A number of food labels list their foods as zero carbs foods. However, food companies can print ‘zero grams’ if the food contains no more than a gram of carbs, and this is legal.

Common example of these are cheeses, sugar substitutes, spices and eggs.

Zero Carbs Foods List

According to the National Nutrient Database, the below written foods have zero carbs.

Zero Carb Meat

Nearly all of natural meats have zero carbs and they are high in vitamin and protein. However, processed, cured and packaged meat like bacon, deli meat, hot dogs and sausages contain some carbs because of the starchy binders, preservatives or the added flavoring.

Zero Carbs Natural Meats

  • Veal
  • Beef
  • Pork
  • Lamb
  • Organ meats (kidneys, heart, liver, tongue, brains)
  • Fowl (quail, hen, goose, duck, chicken, turkey)
  • Exotic meats (like emu and ostrich)
  • Game meats (elk, caribou, ostrich, bison, venison)

Zero Carbs Seafood

  • Flounder
  • Cod
  • Haddock
  • Sole
  • Sardine
  • Halibut
  • Tuna
  • Swordfish
  • Trout
  • Catfish
  • Salmon
  • Crab
  • Bass
  • Lobster
  • Shrimp
  • Oysters
  • Squid
  • Clams
  • Mussels

Zero Carbs Dairy

  • Heavy cream
  • Butter
  • Whipped cream

Zero Carbs Seasoning

You can choose from more than 60 low carbs spices, and eight of these accelerate loss of fat:

  • Vinegar
  • Salt and pepper
  • Nearly all hot sauces
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Yellow mustard
  • Pre-mixed seasonings
  • Chives
  • Dill weed

Zero Carbs Fats and Oils

  • Coconut oil
  • Olive oil
  • Avocado oil
  • MCT oil
  • Butter
  • Animal fats
  • Fish oil

Not so healthy zero carbs oils:

  • Vegetable shortening
  • Mayonnaise
  • Peanut oil
  • Sesame oil
  • Canola oil

Zero Carbs Beverages

  • Sparkling water
  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Club soda
  • Diet soda
  • Tea

Zero Carbs Sweeteners

Stevia, saccharine, sucralose and aspartame are advertises as zero carbs substitutes. Nevertheless, the granular and the powdered ones generally contain some traces of carbohydrates.

Zero Carbs Alcohol

Be cautious when drinking alcohol. Before burning fat as a fuel, the body burns alcohol. Once the body has metabolized the alcohol, it starts burning fat. Everyone has a different reaction to alcohol, but some carbers can be knocked out of ketosis for a couple of days after consuming alcohol.

  • Rum
  • Gin
  • Whiskey
  • Vodka
  • Scotch
  • Tequila

Nearly Zero Carbs Foods

Your options are much bigger if you take in consideration the foods which are nearly zero carbs. One helping of these foods contains no more than 1 gram.

Nearly Zero Carbs Vegetables and Fruits

A lot of the green leafy vegetables like turnip greens, kale, celery, lettuce and spinach are excellent options for a zero carbs diet. Avocados, which are fruits although they are sometimes considered veggies, contain healthy fats and also nearly zero carb.

Helping: ½ cup

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

Helping: ¼ cup

  • Garlic (half clove).5
  • Mushrooms .5
  • Cabbage .5
  • Pokeberry Shoots.5
  • Coconut .5
  • Asparagus .6
  • Raspberries .7
  • Yellow Squash.7
  • Broccoli .8
  • Cucumber .9
  • Cauliflower .7

Nearly Zero Carbs Dairy

Eggs can be consumed as an egg salad, deviled, boiled, quiche, omelets, scrambled and fries.

  • Eggs .2 to .7

Eggs are nearly zero carb, however be sure to check the carton.

Nearly Zero Carbs Cheese

Size of the serving: ¼ cup grated=1″ cube=1 oz

  • Blue .6
  • Asiago .9
  • Camembert .1
  • Brie .1
  • Colby .7
  • Cheddar .3
  • Fontina .4
  • Edam .4
  • Gouda .6
  • Goats .6
  • Havarti .7
  • Gruyere .1
  • Monterey .1
  • Mexican Blend Cheese .5
  • Muenster .3
  • Mozzarella .6
  • Parmesan .9
  • Neufchatel .1 to .8
  • Ricotta .8
  • Provolone .8

Source: Health Team Advisor

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