Many protein bars are marketed as low-carb, but they can be loaded with hidden sugars and artificial ingredients.
Always check the label, and opt for bars with minimal sugar content.
Flavored yogurts often contain added sugars and high carb counts.
Choose plain, full-fat yogurt and add your own natural sweeteners like berries or a drizzle of honey.
Beware of processed meats like sausages and deli slices
They can contain hidden carbs in the form of fillers and preservatives. Opt for lean, unprocessed options.
Some low-carb bread is still surprisingly high in net carbs due to added fiber and other ingredients.
Read labels carefully and choose bread with the lowest net carbs.
Diet sodas may have zero or low carbs, but the artificial sweeteners can trigger sugar cravings and disrupt your weight loss goals.