Carbs are an important source of energy and one of three main macronutrients in the diet, along with fat and protein.

1. Bread and grains

Most breads and grains are too high in carbs to include on a low carb diet.

2. Some fruit

You should limit several high sugar fruits, including dried fruits, on a low carb diet. That said, berries are generally fine.

3. Starchy vegetables

Although many vegetables are low in carbs, a few are quite high. It’s best to choose mostly non-starchy, high fiber vegetables when limiting your carb intake.

4. Pasta

Both regular and whole wheat pasta are high in carbs. Spiralized vegetables and shirataki noodles are healthy low carb alternatives.

5. Cereal

Even healthy, whole grain cereals are high in carbs. You should moderate or avoid them on a low carb diet.

6. Beer

Dry wine and spirits are better alcohol options on a low carb diet than beer.

7. Sweetened yogurt

Sweetened low fat or nonfat yogurt often contains as many carbs as ice cream and other desserts. Plain yogurt paired with low carb toppings, such as berries, may be a better choice if you’re on a low carb diet.

8. Juice

Juice is high in carbs and low in fiber, which may make it difficult to include on a low carb diet.

9. Low fat and fat-free salad

Limit your intake of fat-free and low fat salad dressings, which are typically high in carbs, and opt for creamy dressings or make a homemade vinaigrette instead.

10. Beans and legumes

Limit your intake of fat-free and low fat salad dressings, which are typically high in carbs, and opt for creamy dressings or make a homemade vinaigrette instead.