List of low-carbohydrate cereals

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Low-carbohydrate diets like Atkins and the South Beach diet advocate low-carb eating. Other diet plans, including the Zone, advocate controlled carbohydrates. With the popularity of these plans and low-carbohydrate eating in general, low-carbohydrate cereals, snacks and even pasta are now widely available.

Low-carbohydrate or not, you must watch portion sizes if you are dieting for weight loss.

Morning Start

Morning Start is a low-carbohydrate cereal made by Atkins. Other foods offered by Atkins include snack bars and protein drinks. Each serving of Morning Start cereal contains 13 to 15 gm of protein, and only 8 to 11 gm of carbohydrates. It comes in flavours such as blueberry and banana nut.


Hi-Lo is a low-carbohydrate and low-sugar cereal. Hi-Lo cereal contains 12 gm of carbohydrates and 5 gm of fibre in each serving. Other beneficial ingredients in Hi-Lo cereal are rosemary extract, vitamin E and soy isoflavones. This basic cereal can be easily dressed up with berries.

Low-Carb Special K

Special K is a popular brand of cereal. In addition to the standard Special K, there is a low-carbohydrate version of it. In each serving, there are 10 gm of protein and 14 gm of carbohydrates. The low-carbohydrate Special K cereal is a bit higher in carbohydrates than some of the other brands.