43 Zero Carb Foods

Here is a list of 43 zero carb foods, including meat, seafood, dairy, vegetables, drinks, oils and condiments.

43 Zero Carb Foods from stepawayfromthecarbs.com

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There is such a thing as a no carb diet. Although I find this way of eating a little too extreme, I still find it useful to know what can be considered “free” food in terms of carbohydrates.

Note: I realize that some of these foods aren’t 100% lacking in carbs – but I consider under 1g net carbs per serving to be almost as good as zero. If this idea doesn’t fit with your way of eating, please disregard this list. Please check nutritional data labels on food before purchasing.

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!


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


  • Fish
  • Shellfish
  • Mollusks


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




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13 thoughts on “43 Zero Carb Foods

      • While Crystal Light has all “zeros” on its nutritional label….there is something it it that adversely affected my daughters blood sugars. She has been diabetic since she was two and every single time she drinks Crystal Light, her blood sugars spike. So, if your body is sensitive like that, you may not want to drink it.

    • Why not try a squeeze of lemon or lime to sparkling water, add some frozen unsweetened berries & ice cubes for a refreshing LO-carb drink, fiber from the fruit when eaten.

  1. Great list! Just keep in mind that an egg is .6 g carbs, heavy cream .4-.6 g per Tbsp, and cheese- especially grated varieties- can have up to 2 g per serving.

    Labeling laws allow these items to show 0 carbs- but if you eat a lot of eggs, heavy cream and cheese as many low carbers do, it can really add up! Pinning the list!

    • I weigh 195? I think how many carbs a day should I eat do u know? Or point me in the direction of that information. Plz an thanks

      • I have some information here that might help. There are so many variations of low carb diets, and they all recommend different amounts of carbs.

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