Meat & ProteinCarbs in Meat

Meat is a primary source of protein and is highly recommended when eating low carb. Meat is also a good source of vitamins and minerals and fat.

Meat, being protein, has ZERO grams of carbohydrates.

The exception being meat that has been cured with sugar or glazes, like honey glazed ham. In that case, probably need to check the label to make sure it only adds a trivial amount of carbs.

At Low Carb Diet Works, we suggest eating protein, vegetables and fat with each meal. When eating low carb, you want to eat protein to help prevent muscle loss and also because your body can actually convert that protein into energy in a process called gluconeogenesis.

The one thing I whole heartily recommend is using meat that is artificial-preservative free. For example, try to buy bacon that has no artificial preservatives. Also, if possible try to buy organic or free range.

Dont be afraid of saturated fat, it just hasn't been shown to be the enemy it's been made out to be. Enjoy your steak, enjoy your pork. Just make sure to eat your vegetables with your meat.

There are all sorts of options, things like chicken, fish, venison, duck, beef, eggs, pork, and other seafood. All of which, by their nature, are classified as protein and thus don't contain any carbs.

 

 

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