How to eat enough veggies??

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Posted: 08 Feb 2010, 09:17
I am struggling to eat the required 12-15 Net Carbs of veggies each day. Any suggestions on how to sneak in some veggies?

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Posted: 08 Feb 2010, 09:28
I have a hard time with this as I don't like many veggies. But you can add veggies to scrambled eggs or omelets. You can also add veggies into your salads and wraps. I revamped my menu this weekend. Bell pepper and onion in scambled eggs was great. You can also add brocoli and other fav veggies there. I also brought wraps to make for snack today. They consist of turkey breast, green leaf lettuce, baby spinach leaves, thin slices of bell pepper, zucchini, and squash. I am very excited and looking forward to snake time!!
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Posted: 08 Feb 2010, 11:15
I'm not sure if your diet allows for much in the area of fruits but you could take some fruits and veggies stick them into a blender and make yourself a glass of juice. It would be healthier than buying the premade veggie/fruit juice as you wouldn't have all of the added sugars and sodium.

I've never really liked the veggie/fruit juices myself but I eat plenty of veggies. It might help you get all of your veggies in though Smile

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Posted: 08 Feb 2010, 11:26
Pumpkin is a veggie and can be made into sweet snacks. I love pumpkin cheesecake.

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Posted: 08 Feb 2010, 18:47
I cut my vegs up(red peppers and radishes are good) at the start of the week and put them in snack size bags. Then I make sure I pack 2 in my lunch bag for the day that way I know for sure I'am getting 2 of my servings a day.I always have a salad each day and vegs with my meals.Celery with cream cheese makes a great snack.

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Posted: 09 Feb 2010, 09:39
There are veggies on the Induction list that are higher in carbs than others. Like Onions and brussles sprouts.

Also, making sure that you are integrating veggies into ALL of your meals helps a lot.

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Posted: 13 Feb 2010, 18:14
personally i am not much of a veggie person either there are very few that i can even what i do is try to do the ones that are higher in net carbs then others..and eat them..onions, kale, kale is good boiled down and then fried in butter add two/three scrambled eggs and season to taste with garlic , salt/pepper and whatever..sounds horrible but its good my grandma's italian recipe..i also chop onion and gp in omlettes that helps so that ur getting some at breakfst and some at dinner..but in all honesty..i do more lean meats and proteins..and i seem to do much better losing that way..and im also not much of a water person either but force that as much as possible...and then other liquids (unsweetened) to be sure to stay hydrated at all mainly i get my carbs from those things steak, lean meats, eggs, cheese (minimal as not to constipate) and that works for me..seems high fat works better for me..and the protein gives you the energy to burn the fat...of course everyone is different but thats what i find works for me and for alot of others as well..

hope this helps or atleast its an alternative u might try its the way atkins was done years ago..when it first was introduced...some say it not as healthy as the new way but it sure is faster...
now that i have been and will be seeing docs regularly , i intend to weigh in at each visit only..that way i dont obssess at home about anything...thats a downfall for keep ya posted as i go along o.0

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Posted: 13 Feb 2010, 18:28
I just discovered my Pampered Chef choper, the Sham wow guy has one on tv and I chop my veggies and throw them in salad, omelets. I pack containers for the week I experiment and try not add fat to them even though I could eat a whole bottle of ranch with them, some times balsamic vinegar thats if I am going to try to eat them raw.
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Posted: 13 Feb 2010, 19:39
i too dont like veggies ,
I have found that grill them on the barbeque helps alot !

I mix , green,red,yellow pepers , with oinions , squash , or just grill aspearagus

best i can do , my wife loves it , and i can stand it !


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Posted: 14 Feb 2010, 10:57
Fruit and juice are out during Induction. Juice gives you the natural sugars without the fiber. BAD.

Here is a site with incredible recipes..
Try the "just like stuffed baked potatoes" to start. My non-atkins family and friends constantly ask me to make it for them.

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