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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 - a list by StepAwayFromTheCarbs.com


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

Note: Some of items listed here aren't 100% carb free – but they ARE all either zero or under 1 gram of net carbs per serving. If this idea or any of the individual items don't fit with your way of eating, please disregard this list or the item in question. Always check nutritional data labels on food before purchasing.

These foods do not naturally contain carbohydrates, apart from those in the vegetable list which contain between 0 and 1g net carb per serving, and heavy cream which is also exceedingly low. For meats and seafood, the key is to go for unprocessed food. As soon as someone processes the meat or fish (think ham, bacon, jerky, burgers) there is a an increased chance that they will be high in carbs – especially once manufacturers start adding sugar! If you want to see my new and revised list of actually zero carb foods, check out my new Guide to Carb Free Foods!

Want to grab this list of zero carb foods in a handy FREE printable? Scroll down for a link!

So which food have no carbs?

I've divided the list into the following sections: meat, seafood, dairy, eggs, oils, veggies, drinks, condiments, and other assorted products and foods with no carbs!

Zero Carb Meat:

 

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Jennifer Roth

Tuesday 1st of October 2019

Two reasons I was looking for zero carb foods: 1. To balance out my carbs when I eat something that has a little more carbs 2. I'm experimenting with eating my carbs at lunch and in the afternoon, zero carbs for dinner :)

captobvious84

Sunday 21st of July 2019

thanks for the article.

i also don't follow the "no carbs" diet because we do need SOME carbs, though the amount we actually need is low. and it really irks me when someone says 20g net carbs is "Really High" for a daily amount, considering the people that believe so have never counted a carb before they ever dieted. or else they would realize 100-300g carbs per day is not unusual for a typical person (which is also why the typical person is not "lean").

so i follow atkins, and anything more extreme is not healthy. i also do exercise with weights, so i prefer atkins over keto for that reason (protein is underrated). keto isn't bad if done right, but fads don't last very long. I'm not saying i would never do keto, but I would have to be able to minimize my carbs even more so than with the atkins diet (while also bringing up the amount of fat in my diet). so maybe one day ill try it. but "zero carb" is a no go (fyi, keto is NOT even zero carb, people need to do more research before some of the comments they make).

but i do read some of these articles because it's good to see if i can modify some of my foods in my meals to bring the amount of net carbs i eat to a minimum.

great list of foods!

Jaqi

Wednesday 30th of October 2019

I really never knew there was a difference between the two diets. My mom did the "Atkins" diet by consuming little-to-no-carbs for a few weeks every time she wanted to lose a few lbs., so when I was in my teens and twenties, I'd do the same, but not often, as I was mostly always thin. Now, in my thirties I gained A LOT of weight within a span of about four years. Since twenty-six days ago, I have been on a practically zero-carb/carb-free 'diet', which I call Atkins, but which I was noticing (and thought) people now called "The Keto Diet". I know that being on it this long is probably not the healthiest thing, ergo why I was looking for foods I could maybe begin adding back little by little, but I am adamant (and somehow, developed the willpower - YEAY) TO LOSE 70 lbs. All that said, I am about to Google the difference between the two. Thanks.

Mike Ess

Wednesday 3rd of April 2019

Lactose is a carbohydrate. There is 10 - 16 grams of carbs in 1 Cup of heavy cream.

Margarine is not dairy.

Georgina

Thursday 4th of April 2019

According to the USDA, one cup of fluid heavy cream contains 6.76g of carbohydrates - and one cup is way bigger than a serving - which is more likely to be two tablespoons.

Nagendra

Monday 18th of June 2018

I really enjoy with your information. And thank you posting like this type articles.

Jennifer

Friday 6th of November 2015

Thanks for the update

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