120 Foods Making You Lose Weight Fast
Did you know that there is a long list of low carb foods which means that needn’t count calories when you consume them? Zero carb foods are more restricted, when it comes to the fruits and veggies. However, there are still more than 100 choices for rich meals.
It is believed that fats aren’t the only foods that are 100% zero carb. What’s more, meats and seafood have trace amounts. The foods that are on this list have a small amount of net carbs-fractions of a gram, which is close to zero and this is why these foods are considered to be no carb foods.
The ‘almost’ zero carb foods are a bit higher. Nonetheless, one serving from the list is still under 1 net carb.
Remember to track your servings.
Tips for going zero carb
If you’ve decided to go low, follow these 3 tips:
- Have a few days to prepare
Check your fridge and move any higher carb foods to the side. Fill in the empty space with your favorite no-carb foods.
- Focus on what you are allowed to eat
You needn’t feel as if you are depriving yourself as zero carb foods are delicious!
- Try new things
Eating no carb foods means that you will need to cook more. Therefore, experiment and have fun with food while preparing it.
No carb food labels
A lot of food labels list foods as having zero carbs. Hence, if the food contains less than 1 gram of carb, the labeling laws allow the food companies to print zero grams on the label. For example, sugar substitutes, cheeses, spices, and eggs.
The foods that you are about to read have zero carbs and are based on the National Nutrient Database published by the US Department of Agriculture.
Zero carb meat
Meat is rich in vitamins and proteins and most of the natural meats have zero carbs. Cured, packaged, and processed meats do have some carbs due to the added flavoring, preservatives, or starchy binders. Therefore, always check the labels.
Beef, veal, lamb, pork, fowl, organ meats, game meats, exotic meats
Zero carb seafood
Cod, flounder, sole, haddock, halibut, sardine, swordfish, tuna, trout, salmon, catfish, bass, crab, shrimp, lobster, squid, oysters, mussels, clams
Zero carb dairy
Butter, whipped cream, heavy cream
There is a possibility to find zero carb cheese, especially hard cheese. Usually, most of the cheese is low carb, ranging from 0 to .5 net carbs per ounce.
Zero carb seasoning
There are more than 60 low carb spices that you can use to flavor zero carb foods and make them more pleasant and tasty for consumption.
Salt and pepper, vinegar, ground cinnamon, most hot sauces, pre-mixed seasonings, yellow mustard, dill weed, chives
Zero carb oils and fats
Olive oil, coconut oil, MCT oil, avocado oil, fish oil, animal fats, butter
Less healthy, yet zero carb oils
Mayonnaise, vegetable shortening, canola oil, peanut oil, sesame oil
Zero carb beverages
Water, sparkling water, club soda, coffee, tea, diet soda
Zero carb sweeteners
Saccharine, sucralose, and Stevia are advertised as no carb sugar substitutes by some companies. Nonetheless, the powder and granola ones do have trace amounts of carbohydrate fillers.
Zero carb alcohol
Always be cautious when you consume alcohol of any kind and never exaggerate too much.
Gin, rum, vodka, whiskey, tequila, and scotch
Almost zero carb foods
A single serving has less than 1 net carb so you need to measure carefully and spread your extra carbs throughout the day.
Veggies and fruits
Spinach, lettuce, celery, kale, etc. are great options for going zero carb. Hence, although they are usually thought of as veggies, avocados are fruits, with almost zero carb and sources of healthy fat. What’s more, raspberries contain a lot of fiber and are excellent for sprinkling over a salad or top with whipped cream.
Serving size: 1/2 cup
- Spinach .2
- Parsley .4
- Avocado .5
- Radish .5
- Lettuce .25
- Bok Choy .7
- Celery .8
Serving size: 1/4 cup
- Mushrooms .5
- Garlic (1/2 clove) .5
- Pokeberry Shoots .5
- Cabbage .5
- Asparagus (3 pieces) .6
- Coconut .5
- Yellow Squash .7
- Raspberries .7
- Cauliflower .7
- Broccoli .8
- Cucumber .9
Almost zero carb dairy
Eggs are zero carb, and range from .2 to 1 net carb per egg. The free-range and organic eggs have larger yolks which makes them lower in carbs.
Eggs .2 to .7
Almost zero carb cheese
Unprocessed cheese without flavors or added ingredients has 0 to 1 net carb per serving. For example, cheeses from FatSecret, Popular Cheeses, etc. When you are in doubt, always check the label.
Serving size: 1 oz = 1″ cube = 1/4 cup grated (approx.)
- Asiago .9
- Blue .6
- Brie .1
- Camembert .1
- Cheddar .3
- Colby .7
- Edam .4
- Fontina .4
- Goats .6
- Gouda .6
- Gruyère .1
- Havarti .7
- Mexican Blend Cheese .5
- Monterey .1
- Mozzarella .6
- Muenster .3
- Neufchatel .1 to .8
- Parmesan .9
- Provolone .6
- Ricotta .8
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