Different diets have been incorporated as part of a healthy lifestyle. However, not all of these diets have been successful in the long term. A proper low-carb diet has shown sustainable effects. It has been practiced since the 1920s, under the term ketogenic or keto diet.
A low-carb diet is the fundamental source of weight loss and controlling various conditions caused by weight gain such as hormonal imbalances and diabetes. It has proven to work as it restricts and controls the intake of unnecessary calories.
Sticking to this diet can be somewhat tricky. Some of the foods are fairly healthy, but the amount of carbs in them is too high for a low-carb diet. Nutritionists put emphasis on the amount of carb consumption per day, which is typically 20 – 100 grams.
If you are finding it challenging to figure out which foods to consumer on this diet, here are 15 foods to avoid on a low-carb diet.
Nutritionists put more emphasis on avoiding bread when following a low-carb diet. This is because of its high and often empty carb content. This applies to all types of bread, including the whole-grain. What to avoid in this category is just anything made from flour, such as, tortillas, rolls, buns, and bagels.
These foods are considered to have simple carbs that unnecessarily increase calories and making it harder for fat burn. Even though it should be avoided, it can be incorporated into the diet by eating low-carb bread which only has 1.8g carbs per serving.
Portion sizes are very important in this case, try to keep them small. Measuring the calorie amounts can be very challenging, but counts are usually written on the packaging; read them before serving. For popular bread, the average count for 1 slice white bread is approximately 14g of which 1g is fiber, 1 whole-wheat bread slice has 17g with 2g fiber.