Low Carb

Low-Carb Foods – What to Eat

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Are you wondering what low carb foods to eat? What do you have for breakfast for example? And what can you have instead of pasta or bread?

It’s possible to eat great, amazing food until you are satisfied… and still lose weight. On this page you can learn how to do it.

Here are the contents, choose a section or just keep reading below for all of it.

Food Lists

 

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Eat This, Not That


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Eat All You Like

  • Meat: Any type, including beef, pork, game meat, chicken, etc. Feel free to eat the fat on the meat as well as the skin on the chicken. If possible try to choose organic or grass fed meat.
  • Fish and shellfish: All kinds: Fatty fish such as salmon, mackerel or herring are great. Avoid breading.
  • Eggs: All kinds: Boiled, fried, omelettes, etc. Preferably organic eggs.
  • Natural fat, high-fat sauces: Using butter and cream for cooking can make your food taste better and make you feel more satiated. Try a Béarnaise or Hollandaise sauce, check the ingredients or make it yourself. Coconut oil and olive oil are also good options.
  • Vegetables that grow above ground: All kinds of cabbage, such as cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage and Brussels sprouts. Asparagus, zucchini, eggplant, olives, spinach, mushrooms, cucumber, lettuce, avocado, onions, peppers, tomatoes etc. Learn more
  • Dairy products: Always select full-fat options like real butter, cream (40% fat), sour cream, Greek/Turkish yogurt and high-fat cheeses. Be careful with regular milk and skim milk as they contain a lot of milk sugar. Avoid flavored, sugary and low-fat products.
  • Nuts: Great for a TV treat instead of candy (ideally in moderation). Learn more
  • Berries: Okay in moderation, if you are not a super strict or sensitive. Great with whipped cream.


Low carb foods

Read the nutrition label in the grocery store.
No more than 5% of carbohydrates for a food is a good rule of thumb.

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Drink on Most Days

  • Water
  • Coffee: Try it with full-fat cream
  • Tea

 
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For Special Occasions

You decide when the time is right. Your weight loss may slow down a bit.

  • Alcohol: Dry wine (regular red or dry white wine), whisky, brandy, vodka and cocktails without sugar.
  • Dark chocolate: Above 70% cocoa, preferably just a bit.



 

Avoid If You Can

  • Sugar: The worst. Soft drinks, candy, juice, sports drinks, chocolate, cakes, buns, pastries, ice cream, breakfast cereals. Preferably avoid sweeteners as well.
  • Starch: Bread, pasta, rice, potatoes, French fries, potato chips, porridge, muesli and so on. Wholegrain products are just less bad. Legumes, such as beans and lentils, are high in carbs. Moderate amounts of root vegetables may be OK (unless you’re eating extremely low carb).
  • Margarine: Industrially imitated butter with unnaturally high content of omega-6 fat. Has no health benefits, tastes bad. Statistically linked to asthma, allergies and other inflammatory diseases.
  • Beer: Liquid bread. Full of rapidly absorbed carbs, unfortunately.
  • Fruit: Very sweet, lots of sugar. Eat once in a while. Treat fruit as a natural form of candy. Learn more

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View list of things to clean out from your pantry
 

Watch Out for
Fake Low-Carb Products

Be very skeptical of special “low-carb” products, such as pasta or chocolate. Unfortunately these products usually work poorly. They have prevented weight loss for loads of people. They’re commonly full of carbs once you see through the creative marketing.

Bad FoodThere are dozens of companies trying to trick you into buying their “low carb” junk food, full of starch, sugar alcohols, flour, sweeteners and strange additives.

One of the largest such companies was recently fined 8 million dollars for shamelessly lying about the carb content of their products.

Two simple rules to avoid this junk:

  • Don’t eat “low carb” versions of high carb stuff, like cookies, bars, chocolate, bread, pasta or ice cream – unless you are SURE of the ingredients (perhaps from making it yourself).
  • Avoid products with the words “net carbs” on them. That’s usually just a way to fool you.

Read more about fake low-carb products
 
 

Eat Real Food


LCHF Foods

Focus on eating good quality, minimally processed real food. Ideally the food you buy shouldn’t even have a list of ingredients (or it should be very short).
 

How Low Carb is Low Carb?

It’s called Low Carb, not No Carb. So how much carbs can you eat in a day?

The answer is that it depends. But as a rough guide stay under 20 grams per day for maximum effect, and everyone who wants some benefits of low-carb eating (like effortless weight loss) should probably aim for at least staying under 100 grams of carbs per day.

Here are three examples of how a low-carb meal can look, depending on how many carbs you eat per day:

Learn about how many carbs can be appropriate for you
 


 

Low Carb Needs to be High Fat

A proper low-carb diet always means you get a lot more energy from natural fat (like butter or olive oil, etc.).

The body has two main sources of energy: carbs and fats. Take away most of the carbs and the body switches to burning fat for energy. This can come from your fat stores or the fat in your food.

This is why some smart people call low-carb diets “LCHF” (Low Carb, High Fat).

How much fat should you eat? As much as you need to feel satisfied. Whatever else the body burns it will take from your fat stores, as you lose weight. Eat much more fat than you need to feel great and it will slow down your fat loss. Eat too little fat and you’ll feel tired and hungry.

So how much fat should you eat? As much as you need to feel satisfied and great. Eat when you are hungry. Stop when you are satisfied. Then repeat. It’s that simple.

Learn more about the benefits of eating fat until satisfied

 
 






Low-Carb Breakfasts


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Breakfast is a great time to eat low carb. Who doesn’t love eggs & bacon? And there are so many more options – delicious, fast or both.

Here are 4 + 4 of our low-carb breakfast favorites, followed by even more fantastic options. Click the images below for the full recipes.
 

Four super simple egg breakfasts

Classic Bacon & EggsClassic Bacon & Eggs4.5 out of 5 stars5 star72%4 star14%3 star6%2 star2%1 star3%517 ratings517 Strict low carbStrict low carbFat73%Protein26%Carbs1%0 g carbs / serving Beginner 12 m0 minutes preparation12 minutes cooking timeBoiled eggsBoiled eggs4.4 out of 5 stars5 star74%4 star8%3 star8%2 star0%1 star8%35 ratings35 Strict low carbStrict low carbFat72%Protein27%Carbs1%1 g carbs / serving Beginner 6 m0 minutes preparation6 minutes cooking time

OmeletOmelet4.4 out of 5 stars5 star70%4 star9%3 star13%2 star2%1 star4%84 ratings84 Strict low carbStrict low carbFat75%Protein23%Carbs2%2 g carbs / serving Easy 5 + 10 m5 minutes preparation10 minutes cooking timeScrambled EggsScrambled Eggs4.4 out of 5 stars5 star66%4 star20%3 star5%2 star3%1 star3%270 ratings270 Strict low carbStrict low carbFat67%Protein24%Carbs1%1 g carbs / serving Easy 2 m0 minutes preparation2 minutes cooking time


 

Four more great options

Bacon Lettuce and Tomato with Oopsie BreadBacon Lettuce and Tomato with Oopsie Bread4.6 out of 5 stars5 star75%4 star14%3 star4%2 star4%1 star1%157 ratings157 Strict low carbStrict low carbFat86%Protein11%Carbs2%2 g carbs / serving Easy 5 + 10 m5 minutes preparation10 minutes cooking timeCauliflower Hash BrownsCauliflower Hash Browns4.5 out of 5 stars5 star65%4 star22%3 star8%2 star1%1 star2%142 ratings142 Moderate low carbModerate low carbFat78%Protein11%Carbs9%1 g carbs / serving Medium 5 + 15 m5 minutes preparation15 minutes cooking time

LCHF PancakesLCHF Pancakes4.4 out of 5 stars5 star66%4 star17%3 star10%2 star1%1 star3%287 ratings287 Moderate low carbModerate low carbFat76%Protein18%Carbs6%10 g carbs / serving Easy 5 + 20 m5 minutes preparation20 minutes cooking timeLow-Carb FrittataLow-Carb Frittata4.5 out of 5 stars5 star72%4 star15%3 star7%2 star2%1 star2%268 ratings268 Strict low carbStrict low carbFat79%Protein19%Carbs2%3 g carbs / serving Easy 5 + 35 m5 minutes preparation35 minutes cooking time


 

More low-carb breakfasts

  • Leftovers from last night’s dinner
  • Coffee with cream
  • A can of mackerel and boiled eggs
  • Avocado, salmon and sour cream
  • Cheese with butter
  • Boiled eggs mashed with butter, chopped chives, salt and pepper
  • A piece of brie cheese and some ham or salami (or a full breakfast tapas plate)
  • High-fat yoghurt with nuts and seeds (and maybe berries)

All Low-Carb Breakfasts

 

The no breakfast option

plateDo you NEED breakfast on a low-carb diet? No.

On a low-carb, high-fat diet you’re likely not as hungry and you don’t need to eat as often. Skipping breakfast is perfectly fine if you’re not hungry. Perhaps you’ll only have a cup of coffee.

In fact skipping breakfast is a popular version of intermittent fasting. This can really speed up weight loss… and type 2 diabetes reversal. As a bonus you’ll save time and money.

Are you feeling brave enough to skip breakfast?

Read more about Intermittent Fasting





 
 

Low-Carb Lunches and Dinners


 
Low-Carb Lunch and Dinner

Suggestions for low-carb lunches and dinners:

  • Meat, fish or chicken dishes with vegetables and a rich full-fat sauce. There are many alternatives to potatoes, such as mashed cauliflower.
  • Stews, soups or casseroles with low-carb ingredients.
  • You can use most recipes in cookbooks if you avoid the carbohydrate-rich ingredients. It’s often a good idea to add fat (e.g. butter, cream) to the recipe. Or check out our full low-carb recipe site.
  • Drink water with your meal or (occasionally) a glass of wine.

 

Recipes

Here are four popular meal options, for many more check out our low-carb meals page.

Low-Carb PizzaLow-Carb Pizza4.4 out of 5 stars5 star62%4 star21%3 star10%2 star4%1 star1%765 ratings765 Strict low carbStrict low carbFat70%Protein27%Carbs3%6 g carbs / serving Easy 5 + 25 m5 minutes preparation25 minutes cooking timeHamburger Patties with Creamy Tomato SauceHamburger Patties with Creamy Tomato Sauce4.5 out of 5 stars5 star65%4 star20%3 star9%2 star1%1 star2%426 ratings426 Strict low carbStrict low carbFat75%Protein24%Carbs1%2 g carbs / serving Easy 20 + 15 m20 minutes preparation15 minutes cooking time

Pesto Chicken Casserole with Feta Cheese and OlivesPesto Chicken Casserole with Feta Cheese and Olives4.4 out of 5 stars5 star64%4 star19%3 star10%2 star4%1 star1%468 ratings468 Strict low carbStrict low carbFat76%Protein21%Carbs3%7 g carbs / serving Medium 15 + 30 m15 minutes preparation30 minutes cooking timeSalmon Tandoori with Cucumber SauceSalmon Tandoori with Cucumber Sauce4.3 out of 5 stars5 star61%4 star16%3 star13%2 star4%1 star3%65 ratings65 Strict low carbStrict low carbFat84%Protein13%Carbs3%8 g carbs / serving Easy 5 + 20 m5 minutes preparation20 minutes cooking time


 

Instead of potatoes, rice and pasta

There are many ways to replace potatoes, pasta and rice that result in far fewer carbs. Below are four of the most popular options, find all of them on the low-carb side dishes page.

Low-Carb Cauliflower MashLow-Carb Cauliflower Mash4.1 out of 5 stars5 star51%4 star25%3 star11%2 star4%1 star7%120 ratings120 Moderate low carbModerate low carbFat78%Protein15%Carbs7%6 g carbs / serving Easy 10 + 5 m10 minutes preparation5 minutes cooking timeCauliflower Rice – An Essential LCHF Side DishCauliflower Rice – An Essential LCHF Side Dish4.2 out of 5 stars5 star60%4 star16%3 star10%2 star10%1 star1%104 ratings104 Strict low carbStrict low carbFat0%Protein0%Carbs0%8 g carbs / serving Easy 5 + 5 m5 minutes preparation5 minutes cooking time

Butter-Fried Green CabbageButter-Fried Green Cabbage4.4 out of 5 stars5 star69%4 star14%3 star8%2 star3%1 star3%89 ratings89 Liberal low carbLiberal low carbFat80%Protein5%Carbs12%7 g carbs / serving Easy 5 + 15 m5 minutes preparation15 minutes cooking timeBroccoli and Cauliflower in Cheese – A Great Low-Carb Side DishBroccoli and Cauliflower in Cheese – A Great Low-Carb Side Dish4.3 out of 5 stars5 star58%4 star21%3 star12%2 star4%1 star3%113 ratings113 Moderate low carbModerate low carbFat72%Protein19%Carbs9%8 g carbs / serving Easy 5 + 12 m5 minutes preparation12 minutes cooking time

 


Other simple sides

  • Salads made from above-ground vegetables, perhaps with some kind of cheese. Try out different kinds.
  • Boiled broccoli, cauliflower or Brussels sprouts.
  • Vegetables au gratin: Fry squash, aubergine and fennel (or other vegetables you like) in butter. Add salt and pepper. Put in baking dish and add grated cheese. Bake at 225° C (450° F) until the cheese melts and turns golden.
  • Vegetables stewed in cream, e.g. cabbage or spinach.
  • Avocado
  • Vegetable spaghetti can be used instead of pasta. Learn how to make it

All Low-Carb Side Dishes
 

 

Dining out or meals with friends

Dining Out

  • Restaurants: Usually not a big problem. You can ask to have potatoes/fries switched for a salad. Ask for extra butter.
  • Fast food: Doner kebab can be a decent option (avoid the bread). At hamburger chains the hamburgers are usually the least bad option. Avoid soft drinks and fries, obviously. Drink water. Pizza toppings are usually OK, and the stricter you are the less of the pizza crust you will eat.
  • Nuts or cheese are good “emergency food” when there are no other adequate options to be found.
  • If you eat strictly everyday it’s less of a problem to make a few exceptions when you are invited out. If you’re not sure what will be served you can eat something at home before you leave.


 



 

Low-Carb Snacks and Desserts

On a low-carbohydrate diet with more fat and a bit more protein you will probably not need to eat as often. Don’t be surprised if you no longer need to snack. Many people do well on two or three meals per day.

If you always get hungry between meals you’re probably not eating enough fat. Don’t fear fat. Eat more fat until you feel satisfied.

Here are quick options if you want to eat something right away:

  • Rolled-up cheese or ham with a vegetable (some people even spread butter on cheese)
  • A piece of cheese
  • A boiled egg from the refrigerator
  • Canned mackerel in tomato sauce
  • Babybel cheese

Snacks

Olives and nuts may replace potato chips as snacks. Here are more options:

  • Mixed nuts Learn more
  • Sausage: Cut it in pieces, add a piece of cheese and stick a toothpick through them.
  • Vegetables with dip, Try cucumber sticks, red, yellow or green peppers, cauliflower, etc.
  • Cream cheese rolls: Roll some cream cheese in a piece of salami, prosciutto/cold cuts or a long slice of cucumber.
  • Olives
  • Parmesan cheese crisps: On a baking tray, form small piles of grated Parmesan cheese. Heat in oven at 225°C (450°F). Let them melt and get a nice color (be careful – they burn easily). Serve as chips, perhaps with some dip.

Recipes

Low-Carb Pancakes with Berries and Whipped CreamLow-Carb Pancakes with Berries and Whipped Cream4.4 out of 5 stars5 star66%4 star17%3 star10%2 star1%1 star3%287 ratings287 Moderate low carbModerate low carbFat76%Protein18%Carbs6%10 g carbs / serving Easy 5 + 20 m5 minutes preparation20 minutes cooking timeSnack TapasSnack Tapas4.3 out of 5 stars5 star60%4 star20%3 star10%2 star10%1 star0%30 ratings30 Strict low carbStrict low carbFat76%Protein20%Carbs3%4 g carbs / serving Easy 10 m10 minutes preparation0 minutes cooking time

Cheese PuffsCheese Puffs4.3 out of 5 stars5 star63%4 star14%3 star9%2 star9%1 star2%82 ratings82 Strict low carbStrict low carbFat80%Protein18%Carbs2%0 g carbs / serving Easy 1 + 10 m1 minute preparation10 minutes cooking timeLow-Carb Coconut and Chocolate MousseLow-Carb Coconut and Chocolate Mousse4.1 out of 5 stars5 star60%4 star12%3 star11%2 star7%1 star8%115 ratings115 Liberal low carbLiberal low carbFat78%Protein6%Carbs16%16 g carbs / serving Medium 10 + 10 m10 minutes preparation10 minutes cooking time

All Snacks & Dessert Recipes

Note

Please note that eating when you are not hungry – e.g. when snacking if front of the TV – will slow down weight loss. The options above are simply less bad for your weight than regular high carb snacks.
 
Learn more about the benefits of only eating when hungry
 



 
 


 

Low-Carb Bread

Low-Carb Bread


Will you have a hard time living without bread? There are good low-carb options, unfortunately it’s hard to find them in stores. “Low carb” bread from stores tends to be either (A) not even remotely low carb, or (B) chock full of gluten:

 

Recipes

Low-carb bread is fairly easy to do at home though. Here are four great options.

Bacon Lettuce and Tomato with Oopsie BreadBacon Lettuce and Tomato with Oopsie Bread4.6 out of 5 stars5 star75%4 star14%3 star4%2 star4%1 star1%157 ratings157 Strict low carbStrict low carbFat86%Protein11%Carbs2%2 g carbs / serving Easy 5 + 10 m5 minutes preparation10 minutes cooking timeLow-Carb Naan Bread with Melted Garlic ButterLow-Carb Naan Bread with Melted Garlic Butter4.5 out of 5 stars5 star65%4 star21%3 star8%2 star3%1 star1%208 ratings208 Strict low carbStrict low carbFat92%Protein3%Carbs3%3 g carbs / serving Easy 5 + 20 m5 minutes preparation20 minutes cooking time

Low-Carb Sesame CrispbreadLow-Carb Sesame Crispbread4.3 out of 5 stars5 star59%4 star22%3 star10%2 star4%1 star3%211 ratings211 Moderate low carbModerate low carbFat73%Protein17%Carbs6%1 g carbs / serving Easy 3 m + 1 h 0 m3 minutes preparation1 hour 0 minutes cooking timeSoft Low-Carb Loaf of BreadSoft Low-Carb Loaf of Bread4.2 out of 5 stars5 star60%4 star15%3 star14%2 star3%1 star5%195 ratings195 Moderate low carbModerate low carbFat79%Protein12%Carbs5%2 g carbs / serving Medium 5 + 45 m5 minutes preparation45 minutes cooking time

 
 



Vegetarian Low-Carb

View Vegetarian Recipes


 

 

 



 

More Recipes

For many more recipes go to the main low-carb recipe page.

 



 

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Keep reading about How Low Carb Works

 



 

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53 Comments

  1. Daphne Anne Campbell
    Thanks so much for the information been struggling with my weight for years and have finally decided enough is enough and its time to beat the bulge!!!!
  2. adele
    Please email this lists. As I am still battling with Banting...need lots of your helps. I am still craving for sweet things.
    God bless
    Adelexx
  3. Helen Batting
    Please will you include a comprehensive and accurate food chart showing carb levels for 100g of all common foods. The online ones are contradictory and confusing.
    Thank you.
    Reply: #5
  4. Hazel
    Dr. Eenfeldt:

    I'm reading your book on vacation 1500 miles from home.
    The book is packed with info that's new to me, though I will have been on low-carb 6 years this November, and I read almost exclusively about health issues (too soon old, so much new info).

    Your book spurred me to experiment with intermittent fasting. I had noticed a slight pain in my thumb (where x-rays show I have no collagen). Whenever I recognize I have inflammation it's a flashing red signal that I need to do something besides take NSAIDS. So I began to eat one meal per day, late in the afternoon/early in the evening, and I skip breakfast and lunch. I use sour cream and heavy cream to make my salad dressings, and I usually have meat, fish, or poultry (with their fat) at my meal. I no longer count carbs but I try to keep my level 5 c.g. or less per meal, every day. By the morning of the second day the inflammation in my hand was gone, and also stiffness in my neck and my feet. All my joints feel normal (not bad for 70 y.o.), and I move freely without stiffness or pain anywhere. I don't have a scale because I don't care what I weight, just how I feel, but I do feel slimmer. At my last blood test my A1C was 0.5.

    I'm only about half way through the book and I thank heaven for all the low-carb-high-fat information that I hope will prevent recurrence of long-standing breast lumps (which disappeared in the first weeks of LCHF) and bleeding colon polyps (surgically removed 10 years ago).

    From cessation of serious metabolic syndrome in a few weeks, to now, 6 years later, I feel wonderful at a time in life that I thought I might never reach. I have a slim silhouette, I'm flexible and without pain. Life is good.

    I'm thankful to everyone in the LCHF research community; I'm alive and well because of all of you, and many others are too.

  5. Good tip Helen. We'll look into that.
  6. Maria
    The recipes look & sounds good, all of it does. As a diabetic I do need to lower my carbs in addition to exercising. How does all this high fat affect your cholesterol? Doesn't it just increase it? Can you still lose the weight while on steroids?

    Thank you

  7. Em
    You mention asparagus as vegetables that grow above ground. I guess you mean the green version. How about white version? They don't grow above ground but I don't regard them as root vegetables.
    Reply: #8
  8. Em, you can eat them.
  9. R.Alfsen
    Does anyone know if smoked meats(with a lot of fat) are good? I heard there might be health risks due to the smoking of meat, is this true?
  10. Chiko
    Thank you so much for this invaluable information!! I would like to know about following a LCHF diet with FODMAP guidelines as well. How effective will this be. I have a very bad case of bloating for years and have just started researching FODMAPS. Any advice?
  11. Hauraa
    Hello ,
    Thank you for all the information
    I like it and I want to start as soon as possible
    But is it ok if I have just done another strict diet bevore? Who is rich of fruit and less fatt
    ???

    And what about my husband his liver is high fat is it ok for him to start this diet aswell?

    Reply: #15
  12. Hauraa
    And is it ok to use lemon in this diet or not?
    Replies: #13, #14
  13. Lemons contains some carbs so I wouldn't eat more than 1-2 lemons per day 😉
  14. It's okay to use lemon, yes.
  15. Hauraa, yes. Both you and your husband can get started right away.
  16. Lucy
    Can i eat cauliflour?
    Reply: #19
  17. Lucy
    And what about Low Carb high Protein Bars?
    Reply: #18
  18. Avoid it.

    If you are doing a lot of strength training and don't have the time to get the protein from natural sources then it might could be OK.

    Don't miss to read this:
    http://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/what-to-eat

    And what about Low Carb high Protein Bars?

  19. It's highly recommended to eat! 🙂

    Can i eat cauliflour?

  20. Laurie
    Is arrowroot flour used in a low carb diet?
    Reply: #21
  21. Arrowroot flour contains mostly carbs and should therefore be avoided in large quantities.

    But if you use small amounts to thicken your sauce for example I would consider it to be OK.

    🙂 Peter - Team DietDoctor

    Is arrowroot flour used in a low carb diet?

  22. angila
    i was told i was boarderline diabetic and my son who is adhd was told to use the GI diet. I was wondering if this is for us? Would this spike blood sugar?
  23. Jim
    Is it ok to go LCHF with high cholesterol and high blood pressure? Plus family has a record of heart problems.
    Reply: #54
  24. Tessa Sukhwinder
    I'll try some of these recipes.
  25. Elle
    Assume you know that the Real Meal Revolution cookbook is out of print at Amazon? There are no used copies either.
  26. Darrin
    You can find some recipes on the Real Meal Revolution website :

    http://realmealrevolution.com/recipes#cat_16,p1

  27. Clarence
    My son is allergic to tree nuts. What can be used instead of almond flour? also are there substitutes for Almond milk /cashew milk?
  28. Lysette
    A good alternative to almond flour is sunflower flour. You can easily make it yourself by reading http://www.thekitchn.com/glutenfree-sunflower-seed-flour-187105
    If you Google sunflower flour you will find several good articles.
    Also, instead of almond milk you could try coconut milk.
  29. Odile Desimpelaere
    The recipes look really good! If you are alergic to almond, what can bea used instead?

    Thank you for your reply.

  30. Tarun Preet
    We at Indian weight loss blog believe in eating local food. When you eat the food your genes like, you can lose weight without much effort. This is the reason of our confidence in Indian diet plans for weight loss. We provide effective Indian diet plans which not only make you shed weight, but help you improve your wealth as well.
  31. Fay
    I bought The Real Meal Revolution when it was published in UK.Some interesting recipes but no carb counts !
  32. Katherine
    I don't see any reference to vinegars. I like to use balsamic vinegar on my salad with olive oil or I use lemon and olive oil. Some balsamic are high carb, but some are low, and I use those. Is that acceptable?
  33. Mspotato
    Can I eat Grapefruit?
    Reply: #34
  34. Can I eat Grapefruit?

    If you are trying to lose weight by eating strict LCHF then I would avoid the Grapefruit.

  35. Joy Winston
    Peter, I have been keto for three years. I do love wine. I gained about 12 lbs and decided to start again. I have been off the wine now for four weeks and strict keto. Have keto strips and definitely in ketosis. Working out more too. Have not lost a single pound. Less than 20 carbs a day...high fat...some protein. Any advice???
    Reply: #39
  36. lizbeth
    Can I have black forest ham? Or Turkey deli??
  37. lizbeth
    Also can I have honey or soymilk??
    Reply: #38
  38. Hi Lizbeth!

    Honey is pure carb and should be avoided. I would not recommend soy milk, but if you love it then 200-300 ml a day should not be a problem.

    (Forest ham should be OK so goes for Turkey deli but turkey it's low in fat so it's also important to add sources with high fat content when you eat it.

    Also can I have honey or soymilk??

  39. If you think that you are following the recommendation for eating LCHF correctly. Then I would suggest that you try fasting one or two days a week and see if that helps. It seems to help a lot of people to loose additional weight.

    Good luck. 🙂

    Peter, I have been keto for three years. I do love wine. I gained about 12 lbs and decided to start again. I have been off the wine now for four weeks and strict keto. Have keto strips and definitely in ketosis. Working out more too. Have not lost a single pound. Less than 20 carbs a day...high fat...some protein. Any advice???

  40. Charity
    Just started the LCHF lifestyle four days ago..made the cauliflower rice today..it was so good...am fasting most days..only eating dinner..and hoping to reach ketosis..jus wondering how much exercise should I be doing? I need to lose about 50kg...I currently weigh 125kgs and am 38.
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  42. Roneet
    please tell safe soft and hard drinks
  43. Bobirak
    Ufff, eating all that fat will kill you faster than eating liberally carbs. Disgusting all the fat, meat and nasty foods as if advertised by meat and egg and dairy producers. Hmmm
  44. Rieann
    Butternut squash, grows above the ground on a vine, can you eat it on LCHF? I absolutely love baked potatoes and butternut squash, don't mind giving up one but not both if at all possible.

    No breading, I have been making my own breading mix with almond meal, onion powder or flakes and mixed herbs, is that OK. Usually fry chicken, pork or lamb schnitzels in lard, butter or coconut oil. I find this works as well as tastes great.

    Why the emphasis on bacon, sure bacon is nice but it is processed, has a lot of nitrates and other things in it, and it is expensive here in Australia, especially as approx. half the weight is fat that is cooked out during the cooking process. Would not any meat be suitable to use.

    Are organ meats allowed, brains, kidneys, liver, sweetbreads, tripe. Cheaper cuts of meat are delicious stewed, are they allowed.

    Addit, I am almost 70 years old, less that 150cm short and weigh approx. 100kg and have been treated for breast cancer, just want to lose some weight and maybe get some energy.

  45. Tara
    Hi this sounds great really want give it a go getting desperate so hope it works
    Can u tell me stuff like houmus and tatziki are allowed and veg does that include peas carrots sweet corn
    And also gray and tomatoe purée is that allowed
    Thank you
  46. Sabiyya Lavery
    Hello. I'm on a moderate carb diet. My baby is almost 5 months now. I weigh 54 kg but i still have belly fat. My husband says it's going but i feel like that all my body is getting in shape besides my belly. Do you think strict low carb diet can help? i do a lot of exercises 4 times a week as well.
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  48. Claudia
    Hi, I would like to know what will happen with my cholesterol levels if I start a LCHF diet

    Thank you

    Reply: #49
  49. Hi Claudia 🙂

    Read more about cholesterol here:
    http://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/side-effects#cholesterol

    Hi, I would like to know what will happen with my cholesterol levels if I start a LCHF diet
    Thank you

  50. Priyanka Pyne
    Dear diet doctors... I am trying to follow ur LCHF diet instructions..... I need to know....how many chaptti I can take in a day and can I have some puffed rice in this occurrence? And most importantly.... I take a lemon juice with honey every morning..... Cn I continue that?
  51. rafeef
    i have been doing it but my weight kind of got stuck and i'm not losing more weight what should i do ?
    Reply: #52
  52. Hi Rafeef!

    Read our 18 best tips for weight-loss here:
    http://www.dietdoctor.com/how-to-lose-weight

    Good luck! 🙂

    i have been doing it but my weight kind of got stuck and i'm not losing more weight what should i do ?

  53. Kim McG
    I am happy to have found this site as I have recently realized that for me LCHF needs to be a permanent shift in my lifestyle, not a temporary weight loss strategy. What I am wondering is whether this eating style is safe for my children. I have a 14 year old daughter and a 12 year old son. Neither of them are naturally thin and I see them being drawn to high carbohydrate foods like addicts. I would like to steer them in this direction, but I am a little unsure Ann's am concerned that their pediatrician might not be well informed about this topic. Most doctors still have the low fat mindset. I would appreciate your feedback. Thanks
  54. Gail
    I'm new to all of this but was wondering if Jim #23 ever got an answer to his question? I am in the same boat with the cholesterol and heart...

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