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Top 70+ Foods to Consume on a Low Carb Diet, High Fat Diet

The purpose of following a low carb lifestyle is to put the body into a state of ketosis where the body relies on burning fat for fuel instead of glycogen stores (sugar).

Top Benefits for following a lower carb, higher fat lifestyle include:

  • Increased weight loss by burning body’s stored fat
  • Decrease hunger associated with carb-heavy diets
  • Increased satiety (feeling full)
  • Decreased inflammation
  • May increase immunity

Proteins, fat and carbohydrates are all a part of the macronutrients (macros) that play a vital role in your body’s health.

Proteins

Protein is an integral part of a low carb diet. Having protein in your diet helps with muscle repair and growth, maintains healthy skin, hair, nails, and bones as well as our internal organs and creation of hormones and enzymes. Various research shows that aiming for 20-30 grams of protein per meal is sufficient for a low carb diet.

Carbohydrates

Most low carb diets focus on consuming fruits and vegetables versus foods like rice, bread, and potatoes to name a few. Most of your carbohydrates when trying to burn fat as a fuel source will revolve around vegetables and some fruit.

Fats

Adequate amounts of healthy fat is necessary for optimizing our metabolic rate. Foods that have fat occur naturally and have been processed on a small basis are the safest bet.

If you’re new to this new way of eating, here are some of the top 70+ foods you can consume on a low-carb, high fat diet

Beef

  • Ground beef
  • New York steak
  • Filet
  • Rib-eye steak
  • Strip Steak
  • Flank Steak
  • Sausages

Pork

  • Tenderloin
  • Chops
  • Country-style ribs
  • Baby back ribs
  • Sausages
  • BACON!!!

Fish

  • Salmon
  • Cod
  • Whitefish
  • Catfish
  • Tuna
  • Herring
  • Trout
  • Sardines

Shellfish

  • Shrimp
  • Clams
  • Oysters
  • Prawns
  • Lobster
  • Mussels
  • Scallops
  • Crab
  • Octopus

Lamb

  • Rack of lamb
  • Chops
  • Roast
  • Ground lamb

Turkey

  • Whole turkey
  • Turkey breast
  • Turkey leg

Game meat

Eggs

Tofu

Chicken

  • Whole chicken
  • Breast
  • Tenderloin
  • Wings
  • Thighs
  • Ground chicken

Veggies

  • Arugula
  • Asparagus
  • Bell peppers
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Eggplant
  • Spinach
  • Radishes
  • Mushrooms
  • Kale
  • Green beans
  • Zucchini

Dairy

  • Whipping cream
  • Heavy whipping cream
  • Full-fat Yogurt
  • Full-fat sour cream
  • Half and half
  • Organic grass-fed butter
  • Cream cheese
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Swiss cheese
  • Colby cheese
  • Blue cheese
  • Havarti cheese
  • Crème fraîche

Fruit

  • Tomatoes
  • Watermelon
  • Coconut
  • Apricot
  • Cantaloupe
  • Strawberries
  • Blackberries
  • Raspberries
  • Lemons
  • Limes
  • Avocado

Nuts and Seeds

  • Almonds
  • Pine nuts
  • Peanuts
  • Chia seeds
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Pistachios
  • Macadamia
  • Brazil
  • Pecans
  • Walnuts
  • Hazelnuts
  • Flax seeds

Dairy products

  • Olive oil
  • Coconut oil
  • Avocado oil
  • Nut sources
  • High-fat meats
  • Lard
  • MCT Oil

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About the Author

Elisa Itkowitz

Elisa Itkowitz, MS, RD is a recognized digital content developer for Telehealth, Telenutrition, and Nutrition Informatics platforms. She has pioneered ways to bring traditional RD counseling into the digital marketplace by developing and optimizing strategies and solutions for business growth and client retention. Much of Elisa’s work includes researching and designing strategies for optimal market adoption and user data engagement for digital nutrition platforms. Her successes have led her clients to joining Apple Store’s top health and fitness app. Elisa is passionate about helping her love of dietetics embrace the digital community and finding ways to optimize one's counseling skills by using innovative resources.

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