Where low-fat diets once reigned supreme, low-carb diets have taken over—and when done right, they can help people lose weight, reduce inflammation, and even manage type 1 diabetes.
But in practice, low-carb diets can be tricky. For one, side effects like fatigue, moodiness, and “hanger” can be rough. And there’s also the question of, what the hell are you supposed to eat?
This is especially challenging if your go-to diet is pretty carb-heavy—even with healthy carbs like whole grains, starchy veggies, and legumes (think oatmeal, sweet potatoes, and black beans).
But there’s more to a low-carb diet than just grilled chicken and salads. Whether you’re giving the trendy keto diet a shot, following old-school Atkins, or you just want to cut back, here’s a healthy list of low-carb foods to rely on.
By Alexa Tucker