Top low carbohydrate foods
There is a lot to be said for low carbohydrate foods. Therefore, this article is intended to be as comprehensive as possible. Yes, it is a bit long, but when you read it, you will have all the knowledge you need about low-carbohydrate foods to follow a low-carbohydrate diet.
In this article, you will find over 200 low-carbohydrate foods.
Don’t you have time to read it all now? In this case, you can consult the top 25 low carbohydrate foods.
Take this list of low-carbohydrate foods with you when you shop to start your low-carbohydrate diet today.
To make things easier, I divided these 25 low-carbohydrate foods into several categories. :
- Sources of protein
- Sources of fat
- Pulses and beans
Top 25 low carbohydrate foods
Poultry (chicken, turkey, duck)
- Black locust
- Smoked salmon
- Coconut oil
- Ghee (clarified butter)
- Fatty fish (ex: salmon)
- Cheese fat (Gouda, Gruyere)
- Cantaloupe Melon
- Pulses and beans
- Flat beans
- Green beans
- Sugar snaps
- Snow peas
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Why choose low-carbohydrate foods?
There are several reasons why low-carbohydrate foods should be preferred :
- To lose body fat quickly
- To lose visceral fat (around the organs)
- To reduce his calorie intake easily
- To eat better and more consciously
- To improve the intestinal flora
- To get rid of constant hunger
- To decrease leptin resistance (leptin is the hormone that sends the satiation signal to the brain)
- To stop being addicted to added sugars and refined carbohydrates
- To improve cholesterol levels
- To lower blood pressure
- To reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes
- To control blood sugar in case of Type 2 diabetes
- To reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease
As you can see, a hypoglycemic diet has many benefits, including reaching its target weight quickly.
A low-fat diet leads to weight loss 2 to 3 times faster than a low-fat diet.
Also, low carbohydrate foods provide much better satiety than low-fat foods.
Do you want to know why exactly following a low-carbohydrate diet is so effective in losing weight? In that case, I advise you to read my long article on the low carbohydrate diet. In this article, you will find out why carbohydrates make you fat and why you can lose weight without hunger by eating low-carbohydrate foods.
How much carbohydrate can we eat?
carbohydrate-rich foods most people overeat carbohydrate. And for a good reason: we eat bread at every meal and accompany lunch and dinner with rice, potatoes or pasta.
As for our snacks, they are often biscuits, cereal bars or chocolate bars, all very rich in carbohydrates. An average man consumes 2,500 kcal per day and an average woman 2,000 kcal. Knowing that most people are not “average”, you can calculate your daily calorie requirements here.
On average, the French consume 55% of their energy from carbohydrates. One gram of carbohydrate provides 4 kcal of energy. To lose weight, carbohydrate intake should be between 100 and 15 per day. This is much less than we are used to.
It is only when one consumes less than 15 of carbohydrates per day (depending on its size) that the body is forced to draw its energy from fat and turns into a real fat furnace.