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Low-Carb Shopping List

Posted Apr 21 2008 7:02pm 3 Comments

Many people would like to try the low-carb lifestyle, but are very unsure of what foods they can or can't have. It's not really difficult, but may certainly be overwhelming for those who are new to the idea.

Today I'm going to share with you a low-carb shopping list. I've printed this list out and keep it in my recipe binder where I can always reference it. For many of you, this may be old hat. But for those of you who are needing some direction in regards to food choices, I hope this helps.

Keep in mind that none of these food will have breading on them in any form. If you want something breaded, find a low-carb cookbook and try one of the many recipes available. My personal favorite for breading is mixing spices with crushed pork rinds and Parmesan cheese. :0)

Low-Carb Shopping List


Meat
Beef (all kinds)
Pork (all kinds)
Poultry (all kinds)
Wild game (all kinds)
Fish (all kinds)
Shellfish (all except imitation crab meat)
Deli Meat (watch labels - nitrate free is preferable)

Fruits and Veggies
Cauliflower
Green Beans
Artichokes
Spinach
Asparagus
Jicama
Broccoli
Yellow Squash
Zucchini
Okra
Spaghetti Squash
Onions
Green, Red, Yellow and Orange Bell peppers
Tomatoes (go easy on these as a general rule)
Cucumbers
Bean Sprouts
Brussel Sprouts
Radishes
Celery
Mushrooms
Lettuce
Bok Choy
Cabbage
Greens
Peppers (jalapeño, etc.)
Leeks
Snow Peas
Turnips
Eggplant
Tofu
Pumpkin
Raspberries
Strawberries
Blueberries
Blackberries
Cantaloupe
Lemons
Limes


Dairy

Heavy Whipping Cream
Half & Half
Sour Cream
Cottage Cheese
All hard and soft cheeses
Eggs (why is this considered dairy again?)
real butter
cream cheese

Other Items
*NOTE: Some (not all) of these items MAY cause stalls, so use wisely!
Sugar Free Jell-O
Sugar Free Pudding Mix
Diet Hot Cocoa (read labels)
Coffee
Tea
Water
Diet Soda
Crystal Light (mix is better than pre-made)
Kellogg K2o Protein Water Mix (again, avoid the pre-made)
Sugar Free Kool-Aide
Low-Carb Breads (read labels)
Low-Carb tortillas (read labels)
Sugar Free Chocolates (like ChocoPerfection)
Flax Seed
Nuts
Nut flours
Pork Rinds
Low-Carb shakes and bars
Vital Wheat Gluten
Guar or Xanthium Gum
Coconut Oil
Olive Oil
Stevia
Protein Powders
Splenda
Fiber Fit
True Lemon/Lime/Orange
Davinci or Torani Sugar Free Syrups



The above list is by no means exhaustive. I know I've left lots of items out. But you get the idea. Print out this list and carry it with you. When someone pooh-pooh's your plan, just pull this list out and say "Now tell me again how I'm depriving myself?" :0)
Comments (3)
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This is a good list for people who are starting their journey into low-carb eating.

Sheesh the spam on this site is incredible. Too bad there isn't a way to delete all that crap.

Congrats on already losing some weight! Many people can't tolerate simple carbohydrates. Processed grains, sugars in any form, and starches are the culprits that raise insulin levels and trigger fat storage. I'm one of many though who can not even handle small amounts of complex carbohydrates, so even whole grains have to be left out of my menus.

A diet based solely on carbohydrates could, in my opinion, be very harmful. You need proteins and fats to be properly nourished. 

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