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The Best and Worst Vegetables for a Low-Carb Diet
List of low-carb vegetables, as well as ones to avoid on low-carb diets.
Which Fruits Contain the Most Sugar?
Low-sugar fruits are best for those limiting carbs or sugars in the diet. This list of the best and the worst fruit for low-carb diets will help.
9 Beverages With More Sugar Than You Think
Sugar sweetened beverages sometimes have a shocking amount of sugar.
20 Low-Carb Ways to Satisfy Your Munchies
When you're eating low-carb, it's important to have a variety of quick- easy to prepare low carb snacks on hand. Here are over 20 ideas.
Check out This High-Protein Food List
List of various high-protein foods - meats, eggs, dairy, seeds, nuts, legumes, and the amount of protein in each food.
Can I Drink Alcohol on a Low-Carb Diet?
Carbohydrate counts of various alcoholic beverages -- wine, beer, spirits, and liqueurs. How to choose low-carb alcoholic beverages.
4 Different Easy Ways to Cook Spaghetti Squash
How to cook spaghetti squash - cut up or whole, by baking, boiling, microwaving, or even in a crock pot. Storage tips.
Top 10 Mistakes People Make With Low-Carb Diets
The top ten most common low-carb diet mistakes, and how to correct them.
Laura Dolson's Low Carb Food Pyramid
Illustration of a low carb food pyramid, with advice on how to decide how much of which foods to eat for a nutritionally complete low carb diet.
What Can I Eat on Atkins Induction?
What to eat and what not to eat during the Induction phase of the Atkins Diet, and what foods to phase in afterward.
12 High-Fiber, Healthy Menu Ideas
These 12 days of menus are suggestions to get you started on a healthy low-carb diet. They each fulfill a full day's requirements for vitamins, minerals, and fiber. They range between 20 and 50 grams of net carbohydrate (total carb minus fiber).
6 Steps to Getting Started on a Low-Carb Diet
Six steps to help you get off to a successful start on your low-carb diet.
Low-Carb Foods to Add to Your Shopping List
An aisle-by-aisle list of what to buy at the supermarket when you're on a low-carb diet.
The Most Surprising High Fiber, Low Carb Foods
Counts for fiber and usable carbs in some high-fiber low-carb foods.
Learn the Glycemic Index of Nuts, Snacks,...
Lists of foods with their glycemic index values, including ranges, with information about interpreting glycemic index numbers.
Craving Cheesecake on a Low-Carb Diet? Check...
Recipe for basic low-carb cheesecake, with link to strawberry topping and other low-carb cheesecakes.
An Easy Way to Remember Which Veggies are...
An easy way to remember which types of vegetables are lowest and highest in carbohydrates.
Menu Ideas for a Low-Carb Breakfast
Breakfast menu ideas for a low-carb diet -- egg dishes, hot and cold cereals, low-carb muffins, pancakes, and other low-carb breakfast ideas.
Everything You Need to Know about Ketosis
Information about ketogenic diets, advantages and disadvantages, pros and cons of testing ketones, and what people eat on ketogenic diets.
How to Get Through the First Week of a Low-Carb...
Getting through the first week of any change is the hardest part. Low-carb diets have special challenges, but if you're prepared for them, you can breeze through. Applies to Atkins, South Beach, and any diet with very-low-carbohydrate phase.
What to Expect in the First Month of a Low-Carb...
Find out what weight loss to expect on the first month of a low-carb diet.
Try This Deliciously Different Grilled Salmon
This tangy glaze is sweet and spicy, and works very well with the rich taste of salmon. I like it for grilled salmon, but it works for baked salmon as well.
Are Sweet Potatoes and Yams Low-Carb?
Carbohydrate information for sweet potatoes, including carbs, glycemic index, fiber, calories, nutritional information and glycemic load of sweet potatoes.
Are Bananas High in Carbs?
Banana information, including carbs, fiber counts, calories, nutritional information, and health benefits of bananas.
Try These Low-Carb Pancakes Made with Almond Meal
I actually think these low-carb pancakes taste better than the white flour kind, and almond meal is much healthier as well.
Recipe: The Mindblowing Low-Carb Bread
A healthy low-carb high-fiber bread that's easy to make.
The Surprising Carb Content of Watermelons
Watermelon information, including carbohydrate and fiber counts, calories, nutritional information, and low-carb recipes containing watermelons.
Cut Carbs with Shirataki Noodles
What are shirataki noodles, benefits of shirataki noodles, how to use them, recipes, and where to get shirataki noodles.
Laura Dolson's Low-Carb Food Pyramid
Illustration of a low-carb food pyramid, with advice on how to decide how much of which foods to eat for a nutritionally complete low-carb diet.
The 12 Best Low-Carb Cocktail Recipes
Many cocktails are loaded with sugar. Here some great cocktails which are sugar-free and low-carb. Most are also low calorie-cocktails.
Vegetables
Illustration of a low-carb food pyramid, with advice about eating vegetables for a nutritionally complete low-carb diet. Page 2.
A Guide for Low-Carb Eating in a Chinese...
It can be a challenge to eat low-carb when in a Chinese restaurant. This will help guide you through the menu.
How to Keep Your Diet Low-Carb While Eating at...
With careful choices, hitting the McDonald's drive-through needn't mean going off your low-carb diet.
10 Ready-Made Low-Carb Foods You Can Find at...
When you don't feel like cooking, put together a low-carb meal at the supermarket from ready-to-eat foods.
Learn to Make Tasty Sugar-Free BBQ Sauce
Did you know that most commercial barbecue sauces have between 16 and 30 grams of sugars in a quarter cup of sauce? Here's a yummy BBQ sauce that is sugar-free, low carb, and easy to make.
The Health Benefits of Flax Seed
Information about flax seed, including nutrition, health benefits, and safety issues. Links to lots of yummy recipes.
Your Complete Starter Guide to Reducing Your...
This is the online version of the "How to Cut Carbs" email course. If you would rather receive this in
How to Get Started on the Atkins Diet
Six steps to help you get started on the Atkins Diet.
This Is How Much Protein You Actually Need
What is protein? How much protein do we need? Is it possible to eat too much protein? These are important questions for people following a low carb way of eating, who usually are replacing part of their carbohydrate intake with protein.
Know the Carb, Fat, and Calorie Counts for Nuts...
This chart shows the calories, fiber, types of fat, and amount of carbs in one ounce of various nuts and seeds, from almonds to walnuts.
What Are the Carb and Calorie Counts of...
White (button) mushroom information, including carb and fiber counts, calories, nutritional information and glycemic load of mushrooms.
What is a Low-Carb Diet, Anyway?
What a low-carb diet is, with descriptions of the three main low-carb approaches.
What Are the Health Benefits of Avocados?
Avocado carb and calorie information, including carbohydrate and fiber counts, calories, recipes, nutritional information and glycemic load.
When Should You Buy Organic Fruits and Veggies?
A chart of 49 top-selling fruits and vegetables and their pesticide scores - including the Dirty Dozen fruits and vegetables to always buy organic.
Why Counting Carbs in Yogurt Isn't as Easy as...
How to count the carbs in yogurt - there's probably more to it than you think. All about choosing yogurt on a low-carb diet.
Good Protein Sources for a Low-Carb Diet
Low-carb protein foods lists - meats, eggs, seafood, chicken - what to eat and what to avoid on a low-carb diet.
11 Low-Carb, High-Protein Vegetarian Foods
A list of vegetarian high-protein low-carb foods, especially suitable for people who are trying not to eat a high-carb diet.
Cauliflower Mash: The Perfect Substitute for...
Pureed or mashed cauliflower is a great substitute for mashed potatoes. Low in carbs and high in nutrients, the
Cut Carbs With This Cauliflower 'Rice' Recipe
This is my method for making "rice" from cauliflower. If you haven't tried it, you must! It tastes very
What are Some Low-Carb Pasta Alternatives?
The many faces of low carb pasta. There are many low carb alternatives to pasta, and at least one good low carb pasta on the market. Plus information about shirataki noodles and others.
Try This Delicious Low-Carb Alternative to...
Spaghetti squash carbohydrate information, including carb and fiber counts, calories, nutritional information, glycemic load, and low-carb recipes.
Do Apples Have Carbs?
Apple information, including carbohydrate and fiber counts, calories, nutritional information, and low-carb recipes containing apples.
Online Body Fat Percentage Calculator
This online body fat calculator finds your body fat percentage by using measurements of your waist, hips, and neck.
Cut Carbs With This Cauliflower "Potato" Salad...
I made quite a few versions before coming up with a cauliflower salad that really is a lot like potato salad, but low-carb.
Don't Know What to Eat On a Low-Carb Diet?...
This menu has 20 or 26 grams grams of carbohydrate, and includes all essential vitamins and minerals, and 29 or 32 grams of fiber.
How to Eat Low-Carb at Fast-Food Restaurants
Three main rules to follow for low-carb fast food, with links to advice for eating low-carb at specific fast-food restaurants.
What Low-Carb Dieters Ought to Know about Carrots
Carrot carbohydrate information, including carb and fiber counts, calories, nutritional information and glycemic index and load.
Versatile Sugar-Free Muffin Recipe
These versatile sugar-free and low-carb muffins can be the basis for many variations, including low-carb sugar-free blueberry or apricot muffins.
Maltitol: Just Say No
The problems with maltitol, and better alternatives.
Berries: The Superfood That's Actually a...
Health benefits and tips for sugar-free cooking with berries - strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and cranberries.
Get More Fiber in Your Diet with This Versatile...
Lots of ideas for easy ways to add healthy, nutritious flax seed to your diet, including many recipes.
Protein
Illustration of a low-carb food pyramid, with advice on how to decide how much protein to eat for a nutritionally complete low-carb diet. Page 3.
Fruit
Illustration of a low-carb food pyramid, with advice on how to decide how much fruit to eat for a nutritionally complete low-carb diet. Page 4.
Ketosis: Is it Dangerous?
What is Ketosis? This is a lot of confusion about this term. Ketosis merely means that our bodies are using fat for energy. Learn more about this commonly misunderstood process.
How Many Carbs and Calories Are in Corn?
Carbohydrate information for corn, including carbs, glycemic index, fiber counts, calories, nutritional information and glycemic load of corn.
Everything You Can Eat on the Sugar Busters Diet
These Sugar Busters food lists including lists of acceptable and unacceptable foods for people on the Sugar Busters diet.
The Life-Changing Low-Carb Brownie
Yes, there is only one gram of carbohydrate in each brownie. And yes, they really are truly brownies in every way--taste, texture, and intense chocolate flavor. Can a brownie be low-carb and good for you? You bet. It's a miracle!
A Delicious Recipe for Low-Carb Banana Bread
This recipe for banana bread is low-carb, sugar-free, and gluten-free. And yummy!
Learn to Make Delicious Low-Carb Peanut Butter...
These sugar-free high-protein snacks are nice when you need a quick high-energy bite to eat. Very simple recipe.
This Sweet, Delicious Fruit Is Surprisingly Low...
Strawberry information, including carbohydrate and fiber counts, calories, nutritional information, and low-carb recipes containing strawberries.
How Fiber Affects Carb Counts in Food
Effective Carbohydrate Count definition, similar to Net Carbs.
Finally: The Low Carb Cocktail
How to concoct delicious but low-carb, low-calorie cocktails and other mixed drinks.
How Healthy Is Quinoa?
Quinoa nutrition information, including carbohydrate and fiber counts, calories, protein, and glycemic index and load.
Craving Carbs? Try These Ideas Instead
Ideas for low-carb substitutes for high-carb foods such as breads, pasta, candy, etc.
How to Make Oven-Baked (and Low-Carb!) Cheese...
These are an oven-baked version of the Italian frico. It's just basically thin rounds of baked cheese.
The Easiest Guacamole You'll Ever Make
Delicious guacamole, thrown together in 5 minutes. A very easy way to get kudos on your cooking!
The Calories, Carbs, and Health Benefits of...
Cucumber information, including carbohydrate and fiber counts, calories, nutritional information, and low-carb recipes.
The Forbidden Foods of Dr. Bernstein's Diabetes...
Lists of foods which are allowed or forbidden on Dr. Bernstein's Diabetes Diet.
Are the Dietitians Coming Around?
The professional organization of dietitians has made an extensive comment about the proposed Dietary Guidelines, and I was pretty shocked at some of the things they are saying. Stop demonizing saturated fat? And salt? Cut carbs to lower your risk of heart disease? Really??
7 Simple Carb-Cutting Steps
Would you rather cut carbs gradually rather than all at once? Here are some steps you can take to make it easier to control your carbs and stick to a low-carb diet.
How Healthy Are Tomatoes?
Tomato information, including carb and fiber counts, calories, nutritional information and glycemic load.
6 Ideas for Quick Low-Carb Breakfasts
A low-carb breakfast doesn't have to take a long time. Get out the door fast with these quick low-carb breakfast ideas.
What's the Deal with Flax Seed Meal, Anyway?
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Low in Carbs, High in Nutrition: All Hail the...
Green bean (snap bean, string bean) information, including carb and fiber counts, calories, nutritional information, glycemic load, and low-carb recipes containing green beans.
Make These Soda Alternatives at Home
Are you looking for alternatives to plain water and diet soda? Here are some ways to get your fluids in tasty ways.
Delicious Low-Carb Dinner Menu Ideas
How to put together delicious low-carb main dishes and dinner menus.
Protein Needs Calculator - Online Protein...
Two calculators to figure your body's protein needs using two different methods
How to Go Low Carb at Subway
What you can eat at Subway restaurants to stay on your low-carb diet.
Body Fat Percentage Charts for Men and Women
Charts of healthy ranges of body fat percentages for men and women. These charts are based on World Health Organization and National Institutes of Health Recommendations, and are adjusted for age. Body Fat Percentage is not the same thing as BMI.
What Are the Carb Counts of Your Favorite Dairy...
Carbohydrate in liquid dairy products and alternatives such as soy milk, to assist people who are reducing carbs in making decisions.
Which Fruits Are Lowest (and Highest) in Sugar...
How to remember which types of fruit are lowest and highest in sugar.
Quick Low-Carb Snacks You Can Find at...
Low-carb options at convenience stores.
Body Mass Index Calculator - Online BMI...
An online calculator to figure your body mass index (BMI) and a chart to explain it.
Fats
Illustration of a low-carb food pyramid, with advice on how to decide which fats to eat, and how much, for a nutritionally complete low-carb diet. Page 5.
Dairy Foods
Illustration of a low-carb food pyramid, with advice on how to decide which dairy products to eat, and in what amounts, for a nutritionally complete low-carb diet. Page 6.
What's the Nutritional Value of Cherries?
Cherry information, including carbohydrate and fiber counts, calories, nutritional information, and low-carb recipes containing cherries.
Are Blueberries Cool for Low-Carb Diets?
Carbohydrate and fiber counts, calories, health benefits and links to low-carb recipes containing blueberries.
20 Tips from Low-Carb Experts
The last day of the low-carb cruise this year was mostly taken up with several hours of questions and answers from the experts who shared their knowledge with
This Healthy Garden Vegetable Is Perfect for...
Carb information for zucchini, including carb and fiber counts, calories, recipes, nutritional information and glycemic load of zucchini.
6 Foods that Have More Carb Than You Think
These low-carb foods tend to trip people up because they either have more carb than people think, or people tend to eat more than they should of them.
Bring This Ranch Style Cole Slaw to Your Next BBQ
Coleslaw usually has a lot of sugar. This creamy, ranch-style cole slaw, great with barbecue, and is low-carb and sugar-free.
The Top 12 Low-Carb Dessert Recipes
Being on a low-carb diet doesn't mean you have to miss out on dessert! Get your hands on the most popular low-carb dessert recipes on the About.com Low Carb Diets site, and start whipping up dessert recipes that are both lip-smacking and low-carb diet friendly.
Is Rice Suitable for a Low-Carb Diet?
Rice nutrition information, including carbohydrate and fiber counts, calories, protein, and glycemic index and load of brown and white rice.
Cut the Carbs and Unwind with This Margarita...
Recipe for low-carb, sugar-free margaritas.
Whole Grains
Illustration of a low-carb food pyramid, with advice on how to decide which whole grains to eat, and in what quantities, for a nutritionally complete low-carb diet. Page 8.
Root Vegetables: Suitable for a Low-Carb Diet?
Carbohydrate counts of root vegetables - potatoes, yams, sweet potatoes, turnips, beets, rutabagas, celery root (celariac), carrots, and parsnips.
Enjoy Low-Carb Mexican with This Chicken or...
This fajitas recipe can be made outside on the grill or inside in a skillet. You can use it for chicken or beef fajitas, simply substituting chicken breast for the beef. The marinade is very easy to throw together.
The World's Most Delicious Low-Carb Lunches
Soups, salads, wraps, and other low-carb lunch ideas.
Low-Carb Summer Holidays
Ideas for what to serve for your low-carb summer holiday feast.
How to Get More Fiber on a Low-Carb Diet
A low-carb diet doesn't have to be low in fiber! The benefits of fiber, different types of fiber, and tips for getting enough fiber on a low-carb diet.
How to Thicken a Low-Carb Sauce
List of thickeners for low-carb sauces. How to make a low-carb White Sauce.
7 Tips to Finding the Best Lower-Carb Bread...
How to find bread that is healthy, lower in carbs, or less glycemic.
Figure Out How Much Carb is Right for You
Reduced-carb diets all suggest different amounts of carbohydrate restriction. How do you know which is right for you? Here are some guidelines to get you started.
What's the Nutritional Value of Brussel Sprouts?
Calories and carbs in Brussels sprouts information, as well as fiber, nutritional information, and glycemic load for Brussels sprouts.
How to Be a Low-Carb Vegetarian
Tips for vegetarians who want to or need to try a low-carb vegetarian diet. How to balance carbohydrates, proteins, and fats without meat.
You can Eat Low-Carb In a Mexican Restaurant
Low-carb Mexican eating is a cinch once you look past the tacos and enchiladas. A guide to the Mexican restaurant menu, low-carb style.
Legumes
Illustration of a low-carb food pyramid, with advice on how to decide which legumes to eat, and how much to eat, for a nutritionally complete low-carb diet. Page 7.
Are Lentils a Low-Carb Food?
Carbohydrate, fiber, and calorie counts for lentils; also glycemic index and glycemic load Information about the health benefits of lentils includes resistant starch info.
How Many Carbs Are in Cantaloupe?
Cantaloupe information, including carbohydrate and fiber counts, calories and nutritional information.
Flax Meal Peanut Butter Hot Cereal
This hot cereal is delicious, full of fiber, and you can make it right in your cereal bowl.
Carbs in Black Beans
Carbohydrate, fiber, and calorie counts for black beans; also glycemic index and glycemic load, and information about the health benefits of black beans, including resistant starch info.
How Sugar Alcohols Affect Your Body
Information about and comparisons of the various sugar alcohols, such as maltitol, sorbitol, and erithritol. How each impacts blood glucose, sweetness levels, and glycemic index.
Is Jicama Ideal for a Low-Carb Diet?
Jicama information, including carbohydrate and fiber counts, calories, nutritional information low-carb recipes, and glycemic load of jicama.
Is It Possible to Eat Low-Carb at Wendy's?
How to eat at Wendy's and stay on your low-carb diet.
Treats
Treats on a low-carb diet: What place should they have? Page 9.
Are You a Low-Carb Eater? Find Out Why...
Cauliflower information, including carbohydrate and fiber counts, calories, nutritional information and low-carb recipes.
What Is the Induction Phase of the Atkins Diet?
A description of the goals and methods of the Induction Phase of the Atkins Diet, with links to food lists and other tips for following the diet.
Low-Carb Snack and Dessert Videos
Videos showing how to make low-carb snacks and desserts, such as sugar-free cheesecake and peanut butter protein balls.
Onions Are Healthier Than You Might Think
Learn the health benefits of onions including onions' carbs and fiber, calories, nutritional information and glycemic load.
Can You Still Drink Beer on a Low-Carb Diet?
Going to celebrate Oktoberfest? How will drinking beer affect a low-carb diet? I answer a reader's questions about the alcohol, the carbs, and maltose.
Explore 3 Approaches to Making Sugar-Free Jam
The results of trying to make blackberry and strawberry jam sugar free in very ways. Recipes included.
Beans and Legumes You Can Eat on South Beach Diet
List of beans and other legumes. Legumes are a good source of slowly-digesting carbohydrates and resistant starch.
Try This Easy Low-Carb, No-Bake Cheesecake
This low-carb cheesecake recipe is easy to make, requires no cooking, and you can top it in many different ways. It is sugar-free and gluten-free.
What Cuts of Beef Are Acceptable on the South...
Meats, poultry, seafood, etc, which are low in saturated fats. Includes a long list of beef cuts.
How to Eat Low-Carb at KFC
With the inclusion of grilled chicken on their menu, low-carb dieters now have a few choices for eating at KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken). Here's some advice for the best choices.
10 Things Not to Do When You're on a Low-Carb...
10 things to stop doing to make it easier to stay on a healthy low-carb diet.
How to Spot Hidden Sugar in Foods
From brown rice syrup to maltodextrin, there are so many ways to say “sugar”, even in English. Learn to recognize the many ingredients on food labels which all mean the same thing to your body.
Are You Keto-Adapted?
A description of keto-adaptation, how we can help our bodies adapt, and what to expect during this process on a ketogenic diet.
The Many Uses of Almond Flour and Meal
Almond flour or meal is a nutritious alternative to flour in many low- carb and gluten-free recipes. Info and recipes.
Enjoy Happy Hour with These Sugar-Free Mojitos
How to make mojitos that are sugar-free, low-carb, and low in calories.
How to Make a Delicious Low-Carb Trail Mix
Trail mix is often loaded with sugar. Here's how to make it sugar-free and low-carb.
Carbs in Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans)
Carbohydrate, fiber, and calorie counts for chickpeas (garbanzo beans); also glycemic index and glycemic load. Information about the health benefits of chickpeas includes resistant starch info.
What Foods are Especially High in Carbohydrates?
Descriptions and examples of foods which are high in carbohydrates.
What are Chia Seeds, Anyway?
Nutrition and health benefits of chia seeds, plus 10 low-carb ways to serve them.
Easy Oven-Roasted Asparagus
How to make delicious asparagus in the oven. A similar technique works for the grill.
What's the Nutritional Value of a Mango?
Mango information, including carbohydrate and fiber counts, calories, nutritional information, and low-carb recipes containing mangoes.
Do You Know the Carb Count of Red Bell Peppers?
Red Bell Pepper information, including carb and fiber counts, calories, nutritional information and low-carb recipes.
How Many Carbs Are in Oats?
Nutrition information for oats, including carbohydrate and fiber counts, calories, protein, and glycemic index and load of various types of oats.
Making a Frittata is Easy!
How to make a basic frittata, which can be used with almost any vegetables, cheeses, and/or meats. It is quick to make, is a great vehicle for leftovers, and is easily transportable.
Broccoli: Why You Need More of This Healthy...
Broccoli information, including carbohydrate and fiber counts, calories, nutritional information and low-carb recipes.

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