Foods to avoid on the PoundforPound diet
These foods are high in carbohydrates and will stop you losing weight.
them if you want to lose weight.
Bread - all types (Except Hi-Lo bread low carb from Sainsburys, or similar)
vegetables (contain starch which is carbohyrdate, there are
Fruit (except some berries eg blueberries, strawberries, raspberries).
Bananas are particularly bad
Soft drinks which contain sugar
- diet sodas are allowed
Cakes, biscuits or any sweet or sugary foods
Jam, honey etc
Not too much milk – small amount okay. A dash in tea and coffee is allowed, but
don't drink it by the glass. Milk (unlike cream) contains lactose which is
a type of sugar. Lactose free milk has lower carbs so is an alternative. Or use
cream in coffee instead.
Crisps and all snacks (see snack
Processed food in general including things like tinned soup,
baked beans etc.
Flour is bad, but you can use a small amount to make a sauce if you want to.
Margarine - Use butter instead
If the above seems like a huge limitation, don't worry:
Here is the list of
recommended foods to eat on the PoundforPoundDiet
Here are some delicious recipes using the
allowed low carb foods
If you want to lose weight, then you must not exceed 35 Net Carbs per day
See How to work out
Net Carbs of a food item
For non-packaged food items, such as vegetables, fruits, meat etc use our
Easy Carb Counter
You can spot the bad guys, because they are in Red