The fact remains that the amount of calories in a gram of carbohydrate is same as a gram of protein, HOWEVER, the big however is that the amount of satiety protein rich foods give you is much higher than carbohydrate rich foods and there is science behind why this is so. Simply put proteins are low in density which means they are low in calorie for their weight. So, you don’t have to eat a lot of protein to feel full where as it takes a lot more carbohydrate to make you feel fuller.
In this article let us see what foods are low in carbohydrates so you can add them to your high protein diet and form a good diet plan if you are planning on losing weight.
Low Carb Vegetables:
Arugula, spinach, eggplant, mushrooms, broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini, bell peppers, fennel, cabbage, celery, Brussels sprouts, kale
Low Carb Fruits:
Tomatoes, avocado, blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, coconut, lemon, and limes.
Wild salmon, sardines, mackerel, shrimp, crab, tuna, mussels, cod
Meat, poultry, and eggs:
Chicken, turkey, beef, venison, pork, lamb, eggs
Nuts and seeds:
Macadamia nuts, flaxseed, Brazil nuts, chia seeds, walnuts, pecans, hemp seeds, hazelnuts, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, almonds
Cheese, cottage cheese, plain Greek yogurt, cream, butter
Extra-virgin olive oil, coconut oil, avocado oil, nut oils, coconut butter, MCT oil
Olive oil mayonnaise, mustard, unsweetened ketchup, oil-based salad dressings
Olives, No added sugar nut butters, sugar-free jerky, dried seaweed, nuts, low-carb crackers, Dark chocolate