A low carb food pyramid has been designed by USDA as a diet guide for people that are obese and those with diabetes.
While the government is currently pondering its next set of guidelines, this is what they suggest as of today.
Foods to use sparingly, if at all: bread, sweets, grains, starches, potatoes, pasta, rice
Small servings only: berries, legumes, low glycemic fruits
Use in moderation: nuts, cheese, plain yogurt, polyunsaturates
Okay to consume: beef, pork, poultry, fish, seafood, low-starch vegetables, monounsaturated fats, saturated fats, eggs
This low carb food pyramid was made up 30 years ago, and of course many things have changed since then.
When the USDA finally releases the new set of guidelines, I will update this page to include the new food sources.
This information has been put on my site for information purposes, and I do not recommend using it for weight loss.
Consuming a moderate amount of natural carbohydrates, protein and dietary fats is the best approach for long term weight loss.
If you have health problems then make sure to consult with your physician before making changes to your diet.
These kind of outdated charts confuse many people that use them to make food choices for their meals.
The best approach is to eat carbohydrates, proteins and good dietary fats in moderation.
The exact nutrient ratios that you should use for creating your meals should depend on your goal. If it is weight loss, then the answers you will find in this site.
If it is for other reasons it is better to ask your physician. When your have health problesm using outdated information can do more harm than good.
This is why it is a good idea to get information from sources that are currently providing the best information based on real life results.