What it is: 

Eliminating most sugars, whether added or natural, so that the overall carbohydrate count for the day is very small. The purpose of this way of eating is to burn the sugar storage your body has so it will begin to burn fat instead.

Why you'd want to eat this way: 

If you're trying to lose weight

If you are pre-diabetic or diabetic and need to get your blood sugar levels or A1C under control

If you find that you have a lot of inflammation, whether from a chronic condition or just in general

What's allowed: ✔

Meats (protein)

Fats (dressings, oils, butter, nuts/nut butters)

Vegetables (non-starchy)

Low carb fruits

Artificial sweeteners (preferably natural)

What's NOT allowed: ❌


Added sugars

Fruit juice concentrates

Fruit juice

Honey, agave, syrup

Most grains (rice, wheat, oats, barley, etc)

Starchy vegetables (like potatoes)

High carb fruits

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