Fish are great for low carb diets because they offer heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids, and you can dress them up in so many ways. While fish and seafood can be a great choice when dining out, make sure you order with no breading and try to find out exactly what they use to cook and season them. Did you know that black pepper has carbohydrates? It does indeed, which is why it is so important to make sure you know what’s being added to it.
Some shellfish like oysters and mussels contain some carbohydrates so take that into consideration when eating out. The easiest thing to do, is PLAN. Before you go out, find the restaurants menu and nutrition info if possible (if not just read the menu carefully and don’t be afraid to ask questions). This is just another reason to make sure you are using My Fitness Pal to calculate your meals, and if you have the app, you can add them while you wait for your food!
Low Carb Seafood List:
Canned Salmon & Tuna
Crab (only real, imitation crab is very high in carbs)
Oysters (some carbs)
Shellfish (may contain carbs)
Sushi is one of those things you will have to judge on a case by case basis. Some restaurants may serve sushi without the rice (on cucumbers or in other creative ways) so be careful with sushi.
Note: This list isn’t exhaustive, it just lists the most common seafood you can eat to give you ideas.
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