Foods To Avoid On LCHF Diet

Foods to avoid in LCHF diet - High Sugar Foods

  • As you can imagine, sugar is the worst offender on this list. Avoid packaged juices, soft drinks, cakes, buns, ice-cream, chocolates and packaged breakfast cereals. Also avoid all artificial sweeteners. If you abhor the idea of being robbed of all sweetness from life, sweeten your beverages with organic Manuka honey. Remember to use it only sparingly, though.
  • All processed, starchy carbs like bread, pasta, white rice, potato chips and muesli are best avoided. While lentils and beans are also high in carbs, they can be eaten in small amounts. Minimise the quantity of root vegetables as well on a LCHF diet.
  • Margarine is artificially made butter with unnaturally high content of omega-6 fat. It tastes bad, has no health benefits, and has been linked to asthma, allergies and other inflammatory diseases. Avoid at all costs.
  • Consider beer to be ‘liquid bread’. The carbs in most beers are rapidly absorbed, causing a spike in blood sugar levels. If you must have a drink, opt for dry wines or distilled alcohol (like rum, vodka, whisky) mixed with water (not sugary mixers).
  • While fruit is considered to be ‘healthy’ by many, most fruits are very high in natural sugars. For a diabetic, eating too much fruit means ingesting a lot of extra sugar, which is highly undesirable. Eat fruits once in a while and choose wisely. Papaya, apples, plums and peaches are better options compared to bananas, pineapples, mangoes and grapes.