Low-carbohydrate diets or low-carb diets are dietary programs that restrict carbohydrate consumption. Foods high in easily digestible carbohydrates (e.g., sugar, bread, pasta) are limited or replaced with foods containing a higher percentage of fats and moderate protein (e.g., meat, poultry, fish, shellfish, eggs, cheese, nuts, and seeds) and other foods low in carbohydrates (e.g., most salad vegetables such as spinach, kale, chard and collards), although other vegetables and fruits (especially berries) are often allowed. The amount of carbohydrate allowed varies with different low-carbohydrate diets.
Low carbohydrate diets typically stipulate getting less than 40% of calorie intake from carbohydrates. Some diets restrict carbohydrate intake sufficiently to cause ketosis.
Low-carbohydrate diets are not well-defined. The American Academy of Family Physicians defines low-carbohydrate diets as diets that restrict carbohydrate intake to 20 to 60 grams per day, typically less than 20% of caloric intake.
A 2016 review of low-carbohydrate diets classified diets with 50g of carbohydrate per day (less than 10% of total calories) as “very low” and diets with 40% of calories from carbohydrates as “mild” low-carbohydrate diets.
Used for weight loss, low-carbohydrate diets are sometimes classified as fad diets.
Keto Shopping List for Aldi Fruits and Veggies
- Bags of Salad
- Brussel Sprouts
Quick Keto Snacks at Aldi
- String Cheese
- Simm’s turkey snack sticks
- Simm’s hard salami slices
- Cheese slices
- Sunflower Seeds
Keto Shopping List for Aldi Oils and Fats
-Coconut Oil – I always find the best price at Aldi compared to other stores.
Keto Frozen Meat and Seafood Items at Aldi