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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
An Easy Way to Remember Which Veggies are...
An easy way to remember which types of vegetables are lowest and highest in carbohydrates.
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.
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).
The Most Surprising High Fiber, Low Carb Foods
Counts for fiber and usable carbs in some high-fiber low-carb foods.
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.
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.
Top 10 Mistakes People Make With Low-Carb Diets
The top ten most common low-carb diet mistakes, and how to correct them.
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 Surprising Carb Content of Watermelons
Watermelon information, including carbohydrate and fiber counts, calories, nutritional information, and low-carb recipes containing watermelons.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Low-Carb Blueberry Almond Breakfast Pudding
This easy, healthy, low carb breakfast pudding can be made with any berries or other addtions as listed. Make it in the microwave in under 5 minutes.
Are Bananas High in Carbs?
Banana information, including carbs, fiber counts, calories, nutritional information, and health benefits of bananas.
Recipe: The Mindblowing Low-Carb Bread
A healthy low-carb high-fiber bread that's easy to make.
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.
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.
What's the Nutritional Value of Cherries?
Cherry information, including carbohydrate and fiber counts, calories, nutritional information, and low-carb recipes containing cherries.
Cut Carbs with Shirataki Noodles
What are shirataki noodles, benefits of shirataki noodles, how to use them, recipes, and where to get shirataki noodles.
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.
Online Body Fat Percentage Calculator
This online body fat calculator finds your body fat percentage by using measurements of your waist, hips, and neck.
Happy Low-Carb 4th of July
Ideas for what to serve for your low-carb summer holiday feast.
The Health Benefits of Flax Seed
Information about flax seed, including nutrition, health benefits, and safety issues. Links to lots of yummy recipes.
The Easiest Guacamole You'll Ever Make
Delicious guacamole, thrown together in 5 minutes. A very easy way to get kudos on your cooking!
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.
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.
The Forbidden Foods of Dr. Bernstein's Diabetes...
Lists of foods which are allowed or forbidden on Dr. Bernstein's Diabetes Diet.
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.
Body Mass Index Calculator - Online BMI...
An online calculator to figure your body mass index (BMI) and a chart to explain it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Vegetables
Illustration of a low-carb food pyramid, with advice about eating vegetables for a nutritionally complete low-carb diet. Page 2.
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.
What Are the Health Benefits of Avocados?
Avocado carb and calorie information, including carbohydrate and fiber counts, calories, recipes, nutritional information and glycemic load.
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.
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 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.
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.
What is a Low-Carb Diet, Anyway?
What a low-carb diet is, with descriptions of the three main low-carb approaches.
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.
The Calories, Carbs, and Health Benefits of...
Cucumber information, including carbohydrate and fiber counts, calories, nutritional information, and low-carb recipes.
Quick Low-Carb Snacks You Can Find at...
Low-carb options at convenience stores.
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.
Berries: The Superfood That's Actually a...
Health benefits and tips for sugar-free cooking with berries - strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and cranberries.
Are Blueberries Cool for Low-Carb Diets?
Carbohydrate and fiber counts, calories, health benefits and links to low-carb recipes containing blueberries.
Here's the Right Way to Read a Nutrition Label
How to read a Nutrition Facts food label, with emphasis on important points for people eating low-carb diets.
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
Which Fruits Are Lowest (and Highest) in Sugar...
How to remember which types of fruit are lowest and highest in sugar.
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.
Maltitol: Just Say No
The problems with maltitol, and better alternatives.
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!
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 Healthy Are Tomatoes?
Tomato information, including carb and fiber counts, calories, nutritional information and glycemic load.
Finally: The Low Carb Cocktail
How to concoct delicious but low-carb, low-calorie cocktails and other mixed drinks.
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.
How to Get Started on the Atkins Diet
Six steps to help you get started on the Atkins Diet.
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.
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.
How Fiber Affects Carb Counts in Food
Effective Carbohydrate Count definition, similar to Net Carbs.
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.
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.
Protein Needs Calculator - Online Protein...
Two calculators to figure your body's protein needs using two different methods
What's the Deal with Flax Seed Meal, Anyway?
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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 Go Low Carb at Subway
What you can eat at Subway restaurants to stay on your low-carb diet.
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.
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 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.
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.
Mom's Prize-Winning Zucchini Casserole
My mother's original of this zucchini casserole won an award in the 1960's - we had a plaque hanging in our kitchen. This works with any kind of zucchini or green summer squash, including a combination of squashes.
Enjoy Happy Hour with These Sugar-Free Mojitos
How to make mojitos that are sugar-free, low-carb, and low in calories.
This Sweet, Delicious Fruit Is Surprisingly Low...
Strawberry information, including carbohydrate and fiber counts, calories, nutritional information, and low-carb recipes containing strawberries.
Cut the Carbs and Unwind with This Margarita...
Recipe for low-carb, sugar-free margaritas.
A Delicious Recipe for Low-Carb Banana Bread
This recipe for banana bread is low-carb, sugar-free, and gluten-free. And yummy!
How Healthy Is Quinoa?
Quinoa nutrition information, including carbohydrate and fiber counts, calories, protein, and glycemic index and load.
Do Apples Have Carbs?
Apple information, including carbohydrate and fiber counts, calories, nutritional information, and low-carb recipes containing apples.
Could Weight Gain Cause Overeating?
Reporting and comments on writings by Drs David Ludwig and Mark Friedman in the May 2014 JAMA and New York Times on whether abnormal fat accumulation could be the cause of overeating.
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.
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.
Are You Ready to Make Delicious Low-Carb Almond...
This is a very easy pie crust to make. It goes very well with the fresh blackberry pie.
How to Thicken a Low-Carb Sauce
List of thickeners for low-carb sauces. How to make a low-carb White Sauce.
What Foods are Especially High in Carbohydrates?
Descriptions and examples of foods which are high in carbohydrates.
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.
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.
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 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.
Are You a Low-Carb Eater? Find Out Why...
Cauliflower information, including carbohydrate and fiber counts, calories, nutritional information and low-carb recipes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Why I Test My Blood Sugar
Most of the time people with prediabetes don't test their blood sugar -- here's why it works for me.
How Many Carbs Are in Cantaloupe?
Cantaloupe information, including carbohydrate and fiber counts, calories and nutritional information.
7 Tips to Finding the Best Lower-Carb Bread...
How to find bread that is healthy, lower in carbs, or less glycemic.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How to Make Crunchy Celariac Chips
A step-by-step illustrated guide to making celeriac chips (also called celery root), a lower-carb alternative to potato chips.
What's the Nutritional Value of Summer Squash?
Summer Squash information, including carbohydrate and fiber counts, calories, nutritional information and glycemic load of summer squash.
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.
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.
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.
Onions Are Healthier Than You Might Think
Learn the health benefits of onions including onions' carbs and fiber, calories, nutritional information and glycemic load.
Make Tasty Low-Carb Whipped Cream in 4 Easy Steps
Making your own homemade whipped cream is easy - did you know the store-bought stuff is usually neither whipped nor cream? How to whip cream in only 5 minutes.
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.
The World's Most Delicious Low-Carb Lunches
Soups, salads, wraps, and other low-carb lunch ideas.
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.
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.
You Should Know These Low-Carb High-Potassium...
How well do you know your high-potassium foods? Take this quiz, and then see a list of foods high in potassium.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Just Add Bacon: A Great Low-Carb Broccoli Salad
Most traditional broccoli salad recipes have a fair amount of sugar, due to raisins as well as sugar in the dressing. I've attempted to reduce the sugar, but keep the same salty-sweet flavor combination of the classic cold broccoli salad, with bits of bacon and sunflower seeds.
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.
Sugar-Free Strawberry Shortcake in 6 Simple Steps
You don't have to write off strawberry shortcake just because you're on a low-carb diet!
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Here's a Great Low-Carb, High-Nutrition Menu...
This low-carb menu for a day contains 35 grams usable carbohydrate and 23 grams fiber, plus essential nutrients.
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.
How Much Carb in a Potato?
Carb info for potatoes, including carb, fiber, and calorie counts, and the glycemic index and load of potatoes.
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.
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.
What's the Nutritional Value of a Mango?
Mango information, including carbohydrate and fiber counts, calories, nutritional information, and low-carb recipes containing mangoes.
The Surprising Health Benefits of Celery
Celery carbohydrate information, including carb and fiber counts, calories, nutritional information and glycemic load if celery.
5 Tips for Low-Carb Restaurant Dining
Tips for low-carb dining in restaurants. Links to chain restaurant menus, and tips for eating out in ethnic restaurants (Chinese, Mexican, etc.)

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