Keto Low Carb Food List + Carb Counts
I spent my morning creating this Ketogenic Food List PDF for anyone that struggles with low carb foods and menu planning. As a coach and writer, I talk about what works for me, but I try to remember that not everyone lives the same lifestyle I do.
One of the things I have struggled with (and okay, gotten pissed about) lately is the trend in the low-carb and ketogenic space to switch from total carb counting to net carb counting. It’s very frustrating for people who, through trial and error, have found that they need to count total carbs instead of net carbs.
It also feels very “bait and switch” to me, because many products and recipes will be listed as having only 2 net carbs, which you get all excited about, but then you click the link and find that when you look at the carbs, and fiber, and sugar alcohols, you’re WELL over your limits.
I understand that for some people net carb counting works and that’s why I’m including that information too. But, it doesn’t work for everyone, so in this printable guide you will find total carb counts.
Pick your poison. Everyone has their own path. Start with net carbs and see if you can get that to work for you. There’s no need to make it more difficult than it has to be. But if you’re doing net carbs, and struggling, consider going “totes.”
Caveats for this guide:
- This list IS NOT all inclusive. It’s just a handy guide you can keep with you, or on your phone so you have some sort of reference with you. If you’re looking for something more inclusive, you might try a carb counter from amazon.
- Always check your labels. If it’s in a package check the label. Check the carb count. Then if it says it’s 0g, less than 1g or even 1g of carbs, check the ingredients – look for any of the sneaky names for sugar.
- It’s not pretty. When you try to make something with this amount of data, space is at a premium. I opted to make a smaller PDF, rather than have a bloated PDF full of pretty images. #functionalityFirst