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If you’re thinking of trying a low carb diet, but aren’t sure what’s on the menu, you may be surprised by how liberal the protein choices are. Your basic goal is to stay below a certain carb threshold for the entire day.
For most people, you’ll want to keep your total daily carb intake below 30 grams. The closer you can get to zero the better, but you’ll be fine with small amounts of carbs throughout the day.
Here’s a basic low carb diet example.
Is It Okay To Eat Fat?
Most people are shocked that eating butter, cheese, bacon and other no-no foods are a main staple of zero carb diets. You should only be eating these high fat foods on a strict low or no carb diet. When your carb intake isn’t low enough, eating these foods can increase your body fat.
If you’re on a strict low carb diet, where you’re committed to staying below 30 grams of carbs each day, then you can eat foods with high amounts of fat and still lose body fat.
If you’re only “kind of” doing a low carb diet, where you’ll be eating 50-70 grams of carbs each day, it would be a bad idea to eat high fat foods.
Below 30 grams of carbs = High fat foods are okay
Above 30 grams of carbs = Protein should be lean, low fat
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Common Protein Choices
Common Snack Choices
Example Diet: 1,800 Calories
Breakfast (400 Cal) – 7am
2 Slices Bacon
Morning Snack (100 cal) – 10 am
Lunch (500 cal) – 12pm
Afternoon Snack (200 cal) – 3pm
Dinner (500 cal) – 6pm
Mahi Mahi With Cauliflower (Get Recipe)
Dessert (100 cal)