Don't eat more than 30 Net Carbs PER DAY and you will lose weight!
Below we give you the net carb count for common foods. Add up the net carbs you eat each day.

food type:  sort by: 
If you exceed the portion size given, multiply the net carbs accordingly.
Red = Avoid  Black = OK  Green = Best
NamePortion SizeNet Carbs
per Portion
Net Carbs
per 100g
Baconany amount00
Beef (all cuts)any amount00
Beef mincedany amount00
Chickenany amount00
Chilli Con Carne1 bowl no rice229
Cornish Pasty1 pasty4025
Duckany amount00
Kidney1 kidney11
Lamb (all types)any amount00
Liver1 liver11
Meat Pie1 piece1817carbs are in the pastry, avoid
Pepperoniany amount00
Pheasantany amount00
Pork Chopany amount00
Pork Filletany amount00
Pork Frankfurter1 frankfurter (no roll)1.42
Pork mincedany amount00
Pork Pie1 small1625
Pork Spareribsany amount00
Quorn Mince1 cup34.5Always check the carbs on package - some may have carbs added elsewhere
Quorn Sausagesper sausage2.74.5vegetarian sausages
Salami1 slice0.32
Shepherds Pie1 bowl3114carbs are in the potato, avoid
Steakany amount00
Tofu (meat alternative)100g block1.61.6
Turkey breastany amount00
Vealany amount00
Cooked meat is allowed and you can eat it until you are full.
Avoid anything in breadcrumbs or other coatings.
Beware of pies - toppings and pastry will be full of carbs.
Learn to check the packets of processed meat products for net carbs.



If you want to lose weight, then you must not exceed 30 Net Carbs per day.
See also How to work out Net Carbs of a packaged food item.

**BREAKING NEWS** The author of this website, in collaboration with Professor Richard Leach, has written a new book 'Mass Delusion' which contains much of the information on this website plus many more tips for maintaining  your low carb diet lifestyle. Carb contents of common foods is an appendix of this book if you would prefer a hard copy.