Good foods

Below are the foods which you should be eating in order to lose weight on the PoundforPound diet.

Eggs – all types: fried, poached, boiled etc. No daily or weekly limit. Don’t forget omelettes.

Cheeses - all types are fine

All Meat including
  • Beef (juicy steaks are allowed!)
  • Bacon / Gammon (bacon and eggs are an ideal breakfast)
  • Pork
  • Lamb
  • Chicken
  • Duck
  • Turkey
  • Sausages (check food label for these though in case they are packed with breadcrumbs)
  • Cooked meat such as ham, chorizo etc
  • click here to see list of meats ranked by carbs
All Fish and Seafood - including luxuries such as Lobster, Scallops, Salmon.
Avoid breadcrumb coated fish and meats.

Normal bread is NOT allowed, however Hi Lo brand bread available from Sainsburys is allowed and is great for sandwiches. Recently introduced, Hovis Lower Carb Seriously Seed Loaf is allowed.

Also Livlife bread is good. You can buy it online at It works at about £1 a day for one person including delivery so worth it if you can't find it elsewhere.
low carb bread

Green leaf salad - (lettuce, rocket, baby spinach, endive)

Salad dressing (Newman's Own Italian Dressing is a good one) or Olive oil and vinegar mix

Vegetables including:

Aubergine (eggplant)
Avocado - highly recommended - up to half a fruit with a salad
Green Beans
Peas (small amount, eg 3 tablespoons)
Tomato (half or one medium per meal)
click here to see list of vegetables ranked by carbs

Small amount of strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries with any type of cream below.
Cream, crème fraiche, whipping cream, single cream, double cream, clotted cream. Not squirty cream though. Perhaps a tablespoon of milled flax seed on top for extra nutrition.

Butter -ditch margarine and use butter instead

Chick peas, lentils or cannellini beans (small amount only)

Some alcohol e.g. dry white wine, gin, vodka is allowed

Splenda (sweetener) - small sprinkling allowed

Snacks – salted almonds, macadamia nuts, pork scratchings, peperami

Sugar free peanut butter or almond nut butter

Olive oil - use for cooking and salads. A very healthy oil.

Flaxseed (also known as Linseed).
Very healthy stuff. Extremely low in carbs, but high in nutritious fats and minerals. Also a good source of fibre. Contains Omega 3 oils which are good for you.
We have milled flax seed as pictured. It's tasty and a tablespoon can be sprinkled on top or mixed in with many foods.
Tastes great and a pack lasts a long time.

A change in diet may cause constipation in some people. If this is the case, we recommend taking Psyllium Husk Powder which can be found online and in health food stores.

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.

Carb counter - Meat
Carb counter - Fish
Carb counter - Dairy Products including cheese and eggs
Carb counter - Vegetable
Carb counter - Fruit
Carb counter - Bread, Cereals and Grains
Carb counter - Nuts
Carb counter - Beans
Carb counter - Pasta
Carb counter - Soups
Carb counter - Snacks
Carb counter - Alcoholic Drinks
Carb counter - Non-Alcoholic Drinks
Carb counter - Desserts
Carb counter - Condiments and Jams