Zero Carb Food List that Keeps Keto and Ketosis Simple

Keeping carbs low is the key to keto diet success. When carb intake is too high, we simply cannot enter ketosis and experience the unique benefits of keto.  Here is a  Zero Carb Food List that Keeps Keto and Ketosis Simple.

However, this doesn’t mean that you have to rigidly track your carb intake at all times. In fact, many keto dieters are able to stay in ketosis by using one simple strategy: Eating mostly keto-friendly foods that have little to no net carbs (i.e., digestible carbs that reduce ketone production).

Although it may seem like carbs are hiding around every corner when you first start your keto weight loss journey, there are hundreds of delicious options that have zero or almost zero net carbs as well. To help you figure what these foods are and make keto as easy as possible, we’ve compiled the ultimate list of zero carb and almost zero carb foods for your convenience.

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Remember, even small changes to your normal habits from the list above will have profoundly positive effects on your health and mental well-being. All small positive changes WILL result in you becoming the You that YOU DESERVE.

I hope you have found this useful and please email with any comments or suggestions.

Remember, even small changes to your normal habits from the list above will have profoundly positive effects on your health and mental well-being. All small positive changes WILL result in you becoming the You that YOU DESERVE.

I hope you have a great week and best wishes,


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Comments 109

  • Salt,
    Watch the salt especially if you have kidney disease and high blood pressure. Canned meats and deli foods should be avoided. A lot of deli meats & k meats have added sugars like him.

    • Keto generally reduces blood pressure and you will need to typically increase salt content on keto since it’s a diuretic. If you have kidney issues, keto may not be the best choice though, since keto will put more strain on the kidneys than other diets.

      That said, you can find lots of brands that don’t add tons of (or any) salt to their canned meats/products. Usually the higher quality canned salmon and chicken won’t have added salt (or not very much added salt). I do agree that a lot of deli meat will have sugars added, but if you’re searching for higher quality ingredients, you typically won’t find it as often there.

    • I’m sure I consume MUCH more salt now that I’m Keto for over a year. Previously on BP Medication, BP Average
      138/85, NOW….no meds and BP is usually 117/74!!!!!! Ooh, forgot to mention, -80lbs!!

  • I love sucralose it tastes just like sugar no cooling effect and a little goes along way some people say it affects blood sugar but it doesn’t with me I recently made 2 lots of brownies one with erythritol ond one sucralose both came out solid but sucralose had the most sugarlike taste once cooked and cooled.

    Sugar free chocolate and avocado keeps them rich fudgy and soft

    • I like a mix of both erythritol and sucralose, or erythritol and stevia. The erythritol adds a certain mouthfeel and some ‘bulk’ to the recipe, but using a mix of sweeteners will usually balance out that cooling effect. Glad you’ve found something that worked for you, though – those brownies sound great!

    • @RuledMe they honestly were awesome and that’s something I’ll try next need to get back on the keto wagon as I’ve just spent the weekend in hospital and unfortunately they do not cater for keto

  • I have seen several videos dealing with the Keto diet, but this one was simple, plain, and had enough information to be quite useful. I have tried to adopt the Keto diet but find that carbs are hard to avoid and somewhat addictive…at least for me. For those times when I get a real craving, especially between meals, I try to keep vegetables like olives, radishes, green peppers, or celery on hand.

    • Sugar specifically is very addictive and has shown signs of withdrawl in the brain, so you’re definitely not along on that one. I appreciate the kind words about the video, thank you!

      If you’re really wanting to go keto, I think going cold turkey is usually best. Avoid all sweeteners (even keto-friendly ones) for 3-4 weeks and the cravings and withdrawls will go down significantly. Sounds like you already have some great veggies on hand to help out with that!

    • Try Saint agur blue creme and use celery as a dip if you must snack. Ingredients are cheese 50%, milk, water, milk proteins, emulsifying salts, lactic acid. Its basically a blue cheese dip, and 3.7 carbs for the whole 150g pot. I can’t eat a whole pot & I’m 4 + years on keto.

  • Keto 1 year strong.

  • Regarding bacon, I tend to avoid sodium nitrates. If you look carefully, you can find that bacon without sodium nitrates. Bacon tastes just fine without it.

  • Please remember not to eat carcinogenic things in your quest to achieve keto. Keto works because it is virtually zero sugar and tons of fat and protein, JUST LIKE OUR ANCESTORS ATE. Pre-fridge man also did not have fun preservatives in his meat, he had to find it, and then dry, can, or freeze it. No plastics either. No mega-farms to raise his food for him. Don’t sabotage your health in other ways just to lose weight. If you still want phony replacements for sugar, you’re not doing it right. Major holidays only. Also I’ll tell you right now it’s easier to last on red meat and seafood than on peanuts and chicken.

    • Some people need the phony sugar substitutes during a transitional phase but yes, getting rid of the damn sweet tooth Should be everyone’s goal.

  • Excellent video, thank you! Much appreciated!

  • I love eating keto-friendly fishes…especially sardines. I flavor them so well I don’t feel restricted.

    • Trolley3800 some markets sell them fresh and they are larger than the ones in a can. You could grill those with some salt and pepper. The most common ones do come in a can, either in spring water, oil, or in hot sauce or mustard sauce. Try the ones in olive oil and pour the entire can into a saucepan with sliced onions and tomatoes and a bit of white wine vinegar with some garlic and spices. It’s tasty and still has very few carbs with those added ingredients. I like to add hot sauce to it as well. 🙏 eat that with a nice salad and taste a spot of heaven for a moment 🤓

    • Trolley3800 I buy them canned and they taste amazing when seasoned and cooked with garlic, onion, and salt. I have a recipe for sardine fritters on my channel.

    • Dana Karloz exactly!!!

    • Keto Jamaican Girl sweetheart I just subscribed! I’ll check out your channel when I get home!

    • Dana Karloz 🥰🥰🥰

  • Thank you

  • artificial sweeteners also trigger insulin which puts on weight

    • The only artificial sweetener we suggest using is pure, liquid sucralose (all the other artificial sweeteners we recommend skipping). Liquid sucralose has shown to not increase insulin levels. All the other artificial sweeteners you’re likely referring to has a glycemic index above 0, so yes, they will spike both blood sugar and insulin.

    • True

    • Nope – *monkfruit* sweetener….google it. It’s the *only* sweetener I use.

  • Very good video!!!

  • aye i need some help… so if im on keto should i track my grams of carbs by net carbs or total carbs?

    • Most people just track their net carbs, but it’s really up to you if you want to track both. Typically if you’re eating low carb food they’ll either already be low total carbs, or have a good chunk of fiber in them.

    • NET is the only thing that matters

  • is apple , guava okay for keto diet?

  • Is barley grass keto?

    • I’m really not sure – I tried to search it but I can only find nutrition on barley, and not barley grass. If it’s just a leafy green (with no barley attached) then it should be pretty low in carbs.

  • helpful thanks! day 3 🙂

  • Beware of sugar free mints like Icebreakers as well. Many have maltodextrin in them. Just got a glucose meter today to try and see what my body tolerates. Had 3 mints and checked an hour later and my sugar went from 80 to 94. Nothing else I ate in the day raised it that much in an hour.

  • Please add Bocha/Sweet to your sweetener list–it is the most wonderful of all and I have tried everyone on your list.

  • What happened to eggs and cheese?! Did I miss them?

  • Thank you for the information and straight to the point

  • Swerve!

  • How about vegetarians 🙁

    • We have articles (on our website) and videos (on our channel) for vegetarian and vegan keto. Feel free to check them out!

  • Nuts?

  • on your website, avacado has 1.84g of carbs/100g of avacado. but other websites show it has much more carbs than that

    • Avocado has ~8.5g total carbs per 100g. It also has ~6.7g fiber per 100g. So the total net carbs is ~1.8g per 100g. We typically measure the net carbs on keto since those are the active carbs that are digested and have an effect on blood sugar.

  • I feel like I was talked to like a kid. Extremely basic info

    • The information is mainly for beginners, so we try to keep it relatively simple. We go much more in-depth in the articles on the site.

    • RuledMe Okay that’s understandable. I was in a bad mood, and shouldn’t have been so rude. I apologize <3 I’ll try to learn from this

  • So clear.. so much explained👏👏👏

  • Thanks , great simple info

  • The article linked and referenced to is one of the most helpful and easy-to-understand articles about Keto I’ve ever read, thank you so much!!!

  • now i can drink 😌

  • pretty lady / basic info

  • She says nothing about dairy ?

    • Most dairy still has some carbs, but the video is relatively basic and mostly sticks to proteins. The article (link in description) will go into much more detail, and talks about dairy in there. Feel free to check it out!

  • Thin sliced avocado fried in olive oil ’til crispy and salted to taste are a good snack.

    I also like shredded chicken fried in olive oil and butter 😁👍🏻

  • Excellent guide,thank you ma’am

  • I did keto three years ago and I’m doing it again right now. I lost a lot of weight three years ago going from 195 to 157 in about five months. One of my favorite snacks was cashews. Cashews have carbs so I had to weigh them so as not to eat too much and exceed my daily bard limit. But basically a small hand full with some added salt was a nice snack I could enjoy once per day.

    • Glad to hear it went so well for you! Cashews are one of the more carby nuts so you really do have to be careful with them. I’d really recommend walnuts or macadamia nuts over them since they’re much lower in carbs and even higher in fat (with a similar, creamy texture).

  • the hard part is maintaining the right amount of fat vs protein

  • The dollar tree has cod and tilapia fillets for a buck. I eat everyday

  • Raw Carnivore Keto here, I feel better in ketosis rather than eating raw honey and drinking raw milk with my diet.

  • i literally went on eating only meat and consuming any dairy products

  • Thanks a lot

  • Lovely

  • Thank you for being concise and to the point which keeps the vid short !

  • Thanks

  • Steak an eggs keto and low carbs 😋 breakfast or dinner

  • There’s often very little for snacks. I will eat sliced cucumbers like they are potato chips (crisps in UK), and dip them in an allowed keto friendly dip like a home made tzatziki. Let’s face it, not much snacking on keto.

  • I am so fat almost 100 kg and 22 years aold how can i loss wait

    • Keto can be great for weight loss – feel free to check out our other videos and our website. You’ll want to do some research before starting.

  • Thank you so much !!!!!!
    From France 🙂

  • This video was great 🙂

  • Beef, fowl, pork, veal, lamb, venison, bacon, salami, hot dogs, cod, flounder, sole, salmon, swordfish, sardines, pork rinds, canned fish, canned meat, olive oil avocado oil, coconut oil, butter oil, salt, pepper rosemary, dill, chives, mustard, hot sauce., water, coffee, tea, gin, rum, vodka.

  • So what do you eat…? Fish and meat with olive oil? Still didnt help at all

  • Seaweed is definitely not Keto! Neither are most hot dogs. Always look at nutrition take the total carbs minus ethyritol and dietary fiber that’s the real carb number for Keto.

    • Seaweed snacks are made from nori, which is ~5g carbs per 100g (100g of nori is a LOT). I do agree that always looking at the nutritional labels is important, though. Hotdogs especially can have added sugars and carbs, along with many deli meats. I make the assumption that you are purchasing more ‘whole’ foods, but I think that is good to point out. We do go into much more depth in the article, though.

  • Get to the point …dam every health video just runs there mouth… video would be two mins long if they didn’t run there trap and i could go about day

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