Low Carb Diet
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Sometimes the carb counts of dairy products surprise people. Milk has a lot of lactose (milk sugar), while cream looks like it's lower than it is due to the serving size on the container. A tablespoon of cream has a little less than half a gram of carbohydrate, and is labeled as having zero carbs - BUT there are 16 tablespoons in a cup, so the whole cup has about 6½ grams of carbohydrate.
Out with the old, and in with the new! When you change your way of eating, it's best to have food in your home that supports you in your new endeavor. One of the worst situations is to find that you are hungry without anything appropriate to eat.
Most vegetables are encouraged on low-carb diets (though the carbs need to be counted if required by the specific diet). If you are on a specific diet, be sure to check out the list in the book. If you are considering using organic vegetables, check out this list of which fruits and vegetables have the most and least pesticides to help you guide your choices. Quick Tip to Help You Remember Which Veggies Have the Most and Least Carbs Low-Carb Vegetables
Fruit is an area where some of the low-carb diets part company, as some depend more upon glycemic index or glycemic load ( South Beach , Zone ), while others just look at total carbs ( Atkins , Protein Power ). Also, some diets (Atkins, South Beach) don't allow fruit at all in the first phase. In general, your best bet fruits are the ones near the top of this list, but do check carb counts (alphabetical list). These are roughly arranged by sugar content - where the information is available, based on a half-cup serving of fruit. However, since carb counts vary , all nutritional information is always approximate.