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144 Foods To Avoid On A Low Carb Diet (High Carb Food Checklist)

144 Foods To Avoid On A Low Carb Diet (High Carb Food Checklist)

Sugars

  • White Sugar
  • Brown Sugar
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Any Food with Added Sugar
  • Processed Food with Added Sugar
  • Junk Food with Added Sugar
  • Jams and Preserves
  • Some Sauces (check nutritional label and ingredients)
  • Fructose (sugar in fruit)
  • Some Salad Dressings (check nutritional label and ingredients)
  • Cocoa Mix
  • Molasses
  • Honey
  • High-Fructose Corn Syrup
  • Syrups

Baked Goods and Swets

  • Cookies
  • Cakes
  • Pie
  • Brownies
  • Donuts
  • Pastries
  • Muffins
  • And All others

Candy

  • Chocolate Bars
  • Hard Candy
  • Chocolate Cotton Candy
  • And All Others

Packaged/Processed Snacks

  • Flavored Nuts
  • Pretzels
  • Rice Cakes
  • Breakfast Bars
  • Cheese and Crackers Snacks
  • Raisins
  • Potato Chips
  • Tortilla Chips
  • Popcorn
  • Pop-tarts
  • Granola Bars
  • Twinkies
  • Cupcakes
  • And other boxed snacks and products, always check labels

Dairy

  • Flavored Dairy
  • Added Sugar Dairy
  • Fruit at the bottom or sugar added yogurt
  • Whole and skim milk
  • Soy milk
  • Ice cream
  • Margarine
  • Pudding
  • Cottage Cheese

Fruits

  • Medium Sugar Fruit
  • Blueberries
  • Coconut Meat
  • Cantaloupes
  • Watermelons
  • Nectarines
  • Papaya
  • Peaches
  • Apples
  • Grapefruit
  • Honeydew Melons
  • Guavas
  • Apricots

High Sugar Fruit

  • Oranges
  • Kiwifruit
  • Pears
  • Pinapple
  • Plums
  • Cherries
  • Grapes
  • Figs (also starchy)
  • Bananas (also starchy)
  • Mangoes
  • Tangerines
  • Pomegranates
  • Dates
  • Applesauce
  • Dried fruits (worst)

Starchy Vegetables

  • White Potatoes (French fries and potato chips)
  • Sweet Potatoes or Yams
  • Corn
  • Peas
  • Squash
  • Root vegetables not advised for very low carb diets (beets, carrots, parsnips, rutabaga, turnips, butternut squash, and winter squash)

Grains and Starches

  • Any Fried Food
  • White Rice
  • Bread, Bagels and English Muffins
  • Croissants
  • Tortillas
  • Pasta
  • Cold Breakfast Cereals
  • Oatmeal
  • Cream of Wheat
  • Porridge
  • Barley
  • Amaranth
  • Millet
  • Quinoa
  • Spelt
  • Couscous
  • Bulgur
  • Rye
  • Muesli
  • Crackers
  • Traditional Pizza
  • Corn Starch
  • Pancakes
  • Waffles
  • French Toast
  • White Flour
  • Whole-Wheat Flour
  • Rice Flour
  • Corn Flour
  • Wholegrain starches are only less bad

Legumes

  • Pinto Beans
  • Black Beans
  • Kidney Beans
  • Chickpeas
  • Navy Beans
  • Lima Beans
  • Baked Beans
  • All Lentils

Drinks

  • Soda
  • Juice
  • All Sweetened Drinks
  • Sweetened or Flavored Tea
  • Sweetened or Flavored Coffee
  • Frappuccino Coffee Drinks
  • Milk Shakes
  • Root Beer Floats
  • Malts
  • Forzen Coffee Drinks
  • Sports Drinks
  • Beer Sweet cocktails – (Pina colada, daiquiri, mai tai, bloody mary, margaritas, screwdriver, white Russian, rum drinks etc.)
  • Wine coolers and alcopops

This by no means a comprehensive list, but we have managed to include many food items which are pretty common and you will encounter everywhere. This is a good list to clear up your keto basics. We keep updating the list time to time.

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