Low Carb Food List for Success
The low carb food list from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has about 1,000 low carb food options on it. It’s a great tool if you have time to look it over, but like most people, you probably don’t. That's why we’re going to break it down into three simple categories to make it easier for you. But first, let’s talk carbs.
There are two main types of carbs: Simple and complex. Complex carbs include starches and dietary fiber, while simple carbs include both natural and refined sugars.
As a general rule of thumb, consult the low carb food list and avoid foods with added sugar or sweeteners, but don't necessarily avoid everything that tastes sweet just because you're trying to avoid carbs.
Vegetables are an important component of the low carb food list because they supply essential vitamins and minerals to your body. The USDA recommends that women ages 19 to 50 eat two half cups of vegetables a day, while men in the same age group should eat three cups a day. Also keep in mind that vegetables are cholesterol-free and usually low fat, with some exceptions, such as avocados.
Berries are also an important component of the low carb food list. They are higher in carbohydrates than are vegetables, but they contain dietary fiber which can help maintain a healthy weight and lower the risk for diabetes and heart disease.
Fish is high in protein and omega-3 fatty acids, which are both good for your body. The USDA recommends consuming fish, nuts and seeds as part of your protein intake each week to ingest these healthy oils. You also can substitute beans for some of your protein requirements too. Black beans contain 23 total grams of carbs, but after subtracting the 15 grams of fiber, you're left with only 8 grams of carbs, making the beans a good low-carb food choice.
Vegetables, berries (and other fruit) and protein are the three main food options from the low carb food list that you should be feeding your body for successful weight-loss.
How we can help
A low carb food list with nearly 1,000 food options can be overwhelming. Thankfully, you don’t have to sift through it all on your own.
Now that you know what you should be eating for healthy and successful weight-loss, you’ve just got to find the time to shop for ingredients, prepare meals and cook delicious entrees. Unfortunately, that can be much harder than it sounds because learning what ingredients to use and selecting healthy recipes, shopping, cooking and cleaning is a lot of work. That’s why we do it for you. We don’t mind because our goal is to see you succeed.
We follow a low carb diet plan and believe in the healthy weight-loss based on real science and the unique knowledge that food is medicine.
If this sounds like the program for you, we offer two innovative programs: a men and a women’s program with the option to receive five-or-seven-days’ worth of delicious and healthy entrees. The two programs range from $130-$160 and tasty snacks are also an additional option at just $1.50 a snack. The number of snacks you’ll receive varies. Women receive two snacks per day and men receive three snacks per day.