CARB COUNTING GUIDE
When choosing ingredients for your low-carb lifestyle, it is handy to have some easy-to understand knowledge of how many net carbs are found in common ingredients. Conventional carb-counting guides can be confusing, as they often contain ready-made products and meals, which are irrelevant when you are cooking your own food. I have simplified things for you and put together a list of some of the most common items you are likely to be using on a daily basis. The nutritional information provided has been researched using the USDA database of nutrition information.
It is obvious that most meats, fish, and full-fat dairy products such as cheese contain little to no carbs, so, to simplify things, I did not include those in the carb-counting guide. See the below sections for some of the most common fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and dairy products you may be using in your cooking. Instead of listing the items from A to Z, I’ve opted to show you the ingredients from low net carbs to high, highlighting which ingredients should be used most often, which ingredients should be used sparingly, and which ingredients to avoid. I even included some of the highest carb items such as potatoes, sweet corn, peas and bananas, so that you can see how the net carb counts of the ingredients compare.