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The Best and Worst Vegetables for a Low-Carb Diet
A list of low-carb vegetables, ranked from lowest to highest in carbs, 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.
4 Different Easy Ways to Cook Spaghetti Squash
How to cook spaghetti squash in easy ways - cut up or whole, by baking, boiling, microwaving, or even in a crock pot, Includes storage tips.
Lots and lots of High Fiber, Low Carb Foods
Feel as though you aren't getting enough fiber on your low-carb diet? Here's a list of foods which are high in fiber, but low in carbohydrate.
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
A list of various high-protein foods - meats, eggs, dairy, seeds, nuts, legumes, and the amount of protein in each food.
A Low-Carb Super Bowl Party Menu
Lots of recipes and ideas for yummy low-carb things to eat at Super Bowl Parties
An Easy Way to Remember Which Veggies are...
An easy way to remember which types of vegetables are lowest and highest in carbohydrates.
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.
6 Steps for the Low-Carb Beginner
Are you new to low-carb eating? Here are six steps to help you get off to a successful start on your low-carb diet.
Everything You Need to Know about Ketosis
Information about ketogenic diets, some advantages and disadvantages, pros and cons of testing ketones, and what people eat on ketogenic diets.
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).
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.
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.
The Easiest Guacamole You'll Ever Make
Delicious guacamole, thrown together in 5 minutes. A very easy way to get kudos on your cooking!
How Much Will That Food Raise my Blood Sugar?
Here are lists of foods with their glycemic index values, including ranges, with information about interpreting glycemic index numbers.
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.
How to Thicken a Low-Carb Sauce
List of thickeners for low-carb sauces. How to make a low-carb White Sauce.
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.
Craving Cheesecake on a Low-Carb Diet? Check...
Here is a recipe for a great basic low-carb cheesecake, with links to other low-carb cheesecake recipes. Great topped with fruit.
Are Sweet Potatoes and Yams Low-Carb?
Carbohydrate information for sweet potatoes and garnet yams, including carbs, glycemic index and load, fiber, calories, and nutritional information.
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.
Cut Carbs by Eating Shirataki Noodles
What are shirataki noodles, the benefits of shirataki noodles, how to use them, recipes, and where to get these low-carb noodles.
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.
The Forbidden Foods of Dr. Bernstein's Diabetes...
Lists of foods which are allowed or forbidden on Dr. Bernstein's Diabetes Diet.
Which Fruits Are Lowest (and Highest) in Sugar...
How to remember which types of fruit are lowest and highest in sugar.
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.
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.
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.
Online Body Fat Percentage Calculator
This online body fat calculator finds your body fat percentage by using measurements of your waist, hips, and neck.
The Health Benefits of Flax Seed
Information about flax seed, including nutrition, health benefits, and safety issues. Links to lots of yummy recipes.
Are Bananas High in Carbs?
Banana information, including carbs, fiber counts, calories, nutritional information, and s health benefits of bananas.
Top 10 Mistakes People Make With Low-Carb Diets
The top ten most common low-carb diet mistakes, and how to correct them.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Perfect Low-Carb Substitute for Mashed...
Pureed or mashed cauliflower is a great substitute for mashed potatoes. They are low in carbs, high in nutrients, and not hard to make.
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.
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.
12 Great 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.
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.
Ketosis: What is it? Is it Dangerous?
What is Ketosis? This is a lot of confusion about ketosis. Learn about this misunderstood process, why some think it's bad, and why they are wrong.
How to Get Started on the Atkins Diet
Six steps to help you get started on the Atkins Diet.
Quick Low-Carb Snacks You Can Find at...
Low-carb options at convenience stores.
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.
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.
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.
This Delicious Spinach Dip Recipe Makes...
Store-bought spinach dip often has sugar or other additives. You can whip up this easy spinach dip recipe quickly yourself, and it tastes better too.
Should Someone With Prediabetes Test Their...
Most of the time people with prediabetes don't test their blood sugar -- here's why it works for me.
How Much Carb is in That Food?
In counting carbs, should you use total carbs or net carbs? A complete guide to carb counting.
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.
What are Some Low-Carb Pasta Alternatives?
There are more low-carb alternatives to pasta. Here's what to eat when you have a pasta craving and you are on a low-carb diet.
What Are the Health Benefits of Avocados?
Avocado carb and calorie information, including carbohydrate and fiber counts, calories, recipes, nutritional information and glycemic load.
5 Healthy Snacks With Under 5 Grams of Carbs Each
Here are five healthy low-carb snacks which are under 5 grams of net carb each. #1: Ricotta with Raspberries.
Craving Carbs? Try These Ideas Instead
Ideas for low-carb substitutes for high-carb foods such as breads, pasta, candy, etc.
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
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.
Celebrate with Low-Carb Party Foods
There are lots of different party foods that are low in carbohydrate. Here are some favorites that everyone will like, whether on a low-carb diet or not.
What Fruits and Juices Are Allowed on the South...
Fruits allowed (and not) on the South Beach Diet.
What is a Low-Carb Diet, Anyway?
What a low-carb diet is, with descriptions of the three main low-carb approaches.
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.
What You Should Be Eating On the Paleo Diet
A description of foods allowed on the Paleo or Paleolithic diet, including differences between authors. The diet is also called the Cave Man Diet, Hunter-Gatherer diet, Stone Age diet, Neanderthin and others.
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.
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.
Truly Healthy Delicious Brownies
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!
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.
How Do Low-Carb Diets Affect Your Blood Sugar?
Low-carb diets are all about blood sugar. Basically, we eat low-carb diets to keep our blood sugar normal and stable. Learn why this is important.
How Fiber Affects Carb Counts in Food
Effective Carbohydrate Count definition, similar to Net Carbs.
Try These Delicious Low-Carb Lunches
Soups, salads, wraps, and other low-carb lunch ideas.
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.
Finally: The Low Carb Cocktail
How to concoct delicious but low-carb, low-calorie cocktails and other mixed drinks.
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.
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.
Maltitol: Just Say No
The problems with maltitol, and better alternatives.
How to Go Low Carb at Subway
What you can eat at Subway restaurants to stay on your low-carb diet.
Do Apples Have Carbs?
Apple information, including carbohydrate and fiber counts, calories, nutritional information, and low-carb recipes containing apples.
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 Make Oven-Baked Cheese Crisps
These crisps are an oven-baked version of the Italian frico (fricos are made in a pan on the stove).
Berries: The Superfood That's Actually a...
Health benefits and tips for sugar-free cooking with berries - strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and cranberries.
What's the Deal with Flax Seed Meal, Anyway?
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Do You Know the Carb Count of Red Bell Peppers?
Red Bell Pepper carb and nutrition information, including carb and fiber counts, calories, nutrients, and low-carb recipes with red Bell Peppers.
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.
Your Guide to Finding and Making Healthy Salad...
It can be hard to find healthy salad dressing in the store. Here are tips for choosing salad dressings, and easy ways to make your own.
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.
Make the Best Low-Carb Nachos Ever
How to make low-carb nachos, including various alternatives for the chips - vegetable chips, baked cheese crisps, tofu chips, and more.
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.
Delicious Low-Carb Dinner Menu Ideas
How to put together delicious low-carb main dishes and dinner menus.
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.
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.
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.
How Healthy Are Tomatoes?
Tomato information, including carb and fiber counts, calories, nutritional information and glycemic load.
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.
A Delicious Recipe for Low-Carb Banana Bread
This recipe for low-carb banana bread is sugar-free and gluten free, and many people have told me it tastes even better than regular banana bread.
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.
How to Make a Delicious Gravy Without All the...
How to make gravy that is low in carboyhdrates.
Body Mass Index Calculator - Online BMI...
An online calculator to figure your body mass index (BMI) and a chart to explain it.
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.
Are There Carbs in Grapefruit?
Grapefruit information, including carbohydrate and fiber counts, calories, nutritional information, and low-carb recipes containing grapefruit.
The Calories, Carbs, and Health Benefits of...
Cucumber information, including carbohydrate and fiber counts, calories, nutritional information, and low-carb recipes.
Are Blueberries Cool for Low-Carb Diets?
Carbohydrate and fiber counts, calories, health benefits and links to low-carb recipes containing blueberries.
7 Tips to Finding the Best Lower-Carb Bread...
Are you determined to eat bread while cutting carbs? Here's how to find bread that is healthy, lower in carbs, or less glycemic.
Easy Low-Carb Taco Salad for Dinner
You don't need tortilla chips for a great taco salad - this low-carb version of a taco salad has all the flavors, and it's easy to put together.
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.
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.
Is the Glycemic Index at all Helpful?
Issues surrounding the use of the glycemic index in making food choices. Does it do us any good to know the glycemic index of a food?
How to Eat Low-Carb at a Burger King
With careful choices, hitting the Burger King drive-through needn't mean going off your low-carb diet.
Vegetables
Illustration of a low-carb food pyramid, with advice about eating vegetables for a nutritionally complete low-carb diet. Page 2.
The Surprising Health Benefits of Celery
Celery carbohydrate information, including carb and fiber counts, calories, nutritional information and glycemic load if celery.
Enjoy Low-Carb Mexican Food with This Chicken...
This fajitas recipe can be made outside on the grill or inside in a skillet. You can use it for chicken or beef fajitas.
Protein Needs Calculator - Online Protein...
Two calculators to figure your body's protein needs using two different methods
What Foods are Really High in Carbohydrates?
Which foods are high in carbohydrates? Here are descriptions and examples of foods which are especially high in carbohydrates.
What Does a Day of a Healthy Low-Carb...
This one-day high-protein menu would work for almost any low-carb plan, including the Atkins Diet or Phase Two of the South Beach Diet.
Paleo Diet: The Forbidden Food List
A description of foods forbidden on the Paleo or Paleolithic diet, including differences between authors. The diet is also called the Cave Man Diet, Hunter-Gatherer diet, Stone Age diet, Neanderthin and others.
How Healthy Is Quinoa?
Quinoa nutrition information, including carbohydrate and fiber counts, calories, protein, and glycemic index and load.
Beans and Legumes You Can Eat on South Beach Diet
List of beans and other legumes and their place on the South Beach Diet. Legumes are a good source of slowly-digested carbohydrates and resistant starch.
What is A BMI? What is YOUR BMI?
All about the BMI - what is it, what are its limitations, what it means and a handy chart to find your own Body Mass Index number.
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.
Is It Possible to Eat Low-Carb at Wendy's?
How to eat at Wendy's and stay on your low-carb diet.
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.
How Much Carb in a Potato?
Carbs and nutrients in potatoes, including carb, fiber, and calorie counts, and the glycemic index and load. Also, low-carb substitutes for potatoes.
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.
What's the Nutritional Value of Spinach?
Spinach information, including carbohydrate and fiber, calories, nutritional information, low-carb recipes and glycemic load if spinach.
3 Healthy Low-Carb Meals Anyone Can Make
This menu has 30 grams of usable carbohydrate plus 25 grams of fiber.
Are You a Low-Carb Eater? Find Out Why...
Cauliflower information, including carbohydrate and fiber counts, calories, nutritional information and low-carb recipes.
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.
What's the Ketone Level in Your Blood?
How to test your blood for your ketone level, especially geared towards people on low-carb or ketogenic diets.
Onions Are Healthier Than You Might Think
Learn the health benefits of onions including onions' carbs and fiber, calories, nutritional information and glycemic load.
What's the Carb Count of Butternut Squash?
Carbohydrate and nutrition information for butternut squash, including carbs, glycemic index, fiber counts, calories, and nutrients.
This Nutritional Info Will Have You Reaching...
Carb information for cabbage, including carb and fiber counts, calories, nutritional information and low-carb recipes.
Can Low-Carb Dieters Chow Down on Whole Wheat...
A reader asks about eating whole wheat bread on a low-carb diet. Isn't it a nutritious choice?
Here's an Easy Way to Make Bacon in Your Oven
The easy way to cook bacon - bake it in the oven!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Are Oranges OK for a Low-Carb Diet?
Information about oranges, including carb and fiber counts, calories, nutritional information, and glycemic index and load.
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.
How the Sugar Alcohol Erythritol Affects Your...
Erythritol is the sugar alcohol with the least impact on blood sugar (that is, practically none) and has other great features as well.
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.
How to Test Your Urine for Ketones
How to test your urine for ketones, especially geared towards people on low-carb or ketogenic diets such as the Atkins Diet.
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.
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.
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.
The Complete Guide to Starting the South Beach...
Phase 1 of the South Beach Diet: Learn how to start on the South Beach Diet, what to eat, how to make menus, how to get support, etc.
How to Do the Sugar Busters Diet
What to eat on the Sugar Busters Diet - acceptable foods, forbidden foods, meal structure.
There's Just 45 Grams of Carbs in This Daily Menu
This menu has 45 grams carbohydrate and 27 grams fiber. It would be good for most low-carb plans after the first phase.
What's the Nutritional Value of a Turnip?
Turnip carbohydrate information, including carb and fiber counts, calories, nutritional information and glycemic index and load.
Low-Carb Garlic Parmesan Flax Seed Crackers in...
High fiber, low carb, tasty, crunchy, and nutritious. These crackers made from flax seed meal are easy to make once you get the hang of it.

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