The Grocery Store on Low Carb

You’re going to the grocery store and you’re on a low carb diet. The way you shop today could make or break your diet. Don’t vex.

Here’s everything you need to build a solid low carb grocery store strategy, a few techniques and a food list to stay organized.

  • 2 Things you must do when shopping low carb
  • Printable low carb grocery list

 

low carb grocery store srategy

 

These two techniques are easy, but make a huge difference when shopping for low carb foods at the grocery. Temptation is everywhere. Now is not the time to ‘wing it.’

 

1. Edge Out the Competition

Shop around the edges of the grocery store.

“Sticking to the perimeter” is a great strategy for low carb grocery shopping. The aisles of the supermarket contain most of the high carb and processed foods. If you’re not buying it, don’t visit it “just to look.”

 

2. Prevent Wandering Eyes

Keep a low carb grocery list with you while you shop. Don’t leave the house without at least a simple, low carb grocery list. Lists save time and prevent ‘grey area’ food choices.

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a printable atkins low carb grocery list

 

Meat, Poultry, Fish and Seafood, Eggs

Meat is a staple of the low carb diet. Add any of these proteins to your cart.

Eggs are flexible, fast and extremely nutritious. They are also a source of healthy fat.

Note: Oysters and liver have more carbs, so some low carb diets recommend limiting them in the Induction phase.

 

Dairy and Cheese

Stock your cart with cream, grass fed butter, full-fat cottage cheese, sour cream, hard or soft block cheeses, ricotta and full-fat yogurt.

 

Healthy Oil and Fat

Most experts agree foods high in saturated fats (butter or coconut oil for example) are not a problem in the context of a low carb diet.

  • Use oils which are healthy and high in omega 3 fats.

Note: Partially hydrogenated oils should always be avoided.

  • Butter, coconut oil (highly recommended) and olive oil are healthy choices.

 

Coconut Oil

high fat low carb extra virgin coconut oil

Extra Virgin Coconut Oil is essential for rapid fat-burning. Fats from coconut oil aren’t stored. Instead, coconut oil fats are used immediately for energy.

 

Avocado Oil

La Tourangelle Avocado Oil is all-natural, expeller-pressed, non-GMO and Kosher. La Tourangelle has a fruity roundness – great for both sweet and savory applications.

Soul-Bread-Avocado-Oil

 

Produce

Choose seasonal, low carb fruits and veggies. Leafy greens and bright colors are your go-to items. Avoid starchy veggies and most root veggies.

Try any of these 48 low carb fruits or 54 low carb veggies next time you shop.

 

Zoodles and Veggie Pasta

Spiralizers are another fun, favorite tool of low carbers.

  • Zucchini spaghetti (Zoodles)
  • Cucumber ribbon strands
  • Sweet potato, radish or turnip curly fries
  • Long spiral squash strands

Paderno-spiralizer

Paderno Spiral Veggie Slicer

The Paderno vegetable slicer makes spiral cuts for veggie noodles in seconds.

The spiral veggie slicer comes with three blades: a shredder blade (small holes), a chipper blade (large holes) and a straight blade.

 

Inspiralized Cookbook

Spiral Veggie cookbook

The Inspiralized cookbook shows you how to transform more than 20 vegetables and fruits into delicious meals that look and taste just like your favorite indulgent originals.

Zucchini turns into pesto spaghetti; jicama becomes shoestring fries; sweet potatoes lay the foundation for fried rice.

 

Veggie Spiralizer Cookbook

Spiralized vegetables cookbook

Top 98 recipes Spiralizer Cookbook is a step-by-step guide on using a spiralizer, includes a list of spiralizer-friendly veggies and delicious recipes:

  • Paleo-Friendly Carbonara
  • Roasted Carrot and Coconut Crostino
  • Chicken and Zoodle Bowl
  • Mediterranean Zoodle Platter
  • Zucchini Rice with Sweet Cider Dressing
  • Parmesan Broccoli Noodles with Tomatoes
  • Beet Noodles with Tangy Mustard Dressing
  • Gluten-Free Parsnip Puttanesca
  • Avocado and Beet Omelet
  • Rutabaga Spaghetti with Truffle Marinara Sauce
  • Summer Prosciutto and Cottage Cheese Pasta

 

Frozen Food

Being on a low carb diet means more cooking and prep work. Having a few frozen items around saves time and energy.

  • It’s a good idea to have frozen meats, fish, vegetables and berries handy.
  • Avoid everything else in this section like a voluntary tax audit.

 

Canned Goods

Some canned goods shorted cooking time. Canned goods are not equal in carbs. Read every label and check for added starch.

Add these to your low carb grocery list:

  • Black or soy beans (measure carefully, use sparingly)
  • Olives and coconut milk (use often)

 

Seeds and Nuts

Most nuts and seeds (including butter made from them) are fine if you measure out the carbs before serving.

  • Some low carb diets avoid legumes, which include peanuts.
  • Use unsweetened coconut when possible.
  • Flax, almond and coconut flour/meal are great low carb grocery items for baking.

 

Spices and Condiments

Some spices and herbs help you lose weight faster on a low carb diet.

To increase your fat burning, choose:

  • Mustard, full-fat mayo, high fat salad dressing,  hot sauce, soy sauce (gluten free), pesto sauce, broth/bouillon, dill pickle relish.

 

Artificial Sweeteners

Dr. Atkins prefers sucralose (Splenda), but small amounts (2 to 3 servings) of saccharine (Sweet N Low) are also allowed.

(Type, Serving Size, Net Carbs)

  • Splenda: (sucralose) 1 packet, 1 net carb / liquid is zero carb
  • Stevia: (all natural) 1 packet, 1 net carb / liquid is zero carb
  • Erythritol (all natural) trace net carbs per serving

 

Sucralose Liquid Sweetener

EZ-Sweetz liquid sweetener is made of sucralose and has no bitter aftertaste. Zero carb, zero calories, zero impact.

sucralose-new

 

De-Bittered Liquid Stevia

EZ-Sweetz’s de-bittered stevia blend has no unpleasant aftertaste. EZ-Sweetz’s blend has none of the characteristic bitterness of typical stevia sweeteners.

Liquid-De-Bittered-Stevia

 

Erythritol Sweetener

Now Foods erythritol powder is a natural sweetener that’s non-GMO, low glycemic impact and zero calorie.

Erythritol-Powder

 

Rapid Keto Plan for Women

The Keto Beginning is a highly recommended program – especially if you’re not ready for Atkins Maintenance phases or an increase in carbs every day.

Bust through plateaus, eat more carbs and uncover a life you love. Restore your weight, balance hormones and lift mood naturally.

This carb cycling keto meal plan slides you into fat-burning mode, without needing to go strict low carb.

 

If what you’re doing isn’t working,

…this is your chance to change your body, meet your goals and achieve the balance you’re searching for.

the-keto-beginning-guide

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