The low-carb trend isn’t going away anytime soon – research has shown that cutting carbs is effective for weight loss, and many find that eliminating things like sugar from their diets just helps them feel better. But limiting your daily intake of carbohydrates doesn’t have to be as painful or extreme as you probably imagine it to be.
We asked Carly Johnston, MS, RDN, LDN, owner and founder of New England Nutrition Advisors in Atkinson, NH, exactly what you can eat on a low-carb diet, and the list is extensive. (Spoiler: the right carbs are key.) Keep reading for her picks, and talk to your doctor or a dietitian to determine how many grams of carbs you should eat a day, based on your goals.