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1991shayd

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Posted: 18 Oct 2011, 11:37
atkins says you should get 12-15 net carbs of veg in a day. any suggestions on how to complete that? I have two salads a day and another veggie with supper how much more can one eat of veggies. Any suggestions would be wonderul!
Joshsteeny

Joined: Apr 11
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Posted: 18 Oct 2011, 14:24
I am not sure how to figure net carbs vs. regular carbs but I think it carbs-fiber right? anyway...maybe try making your salads including a variety of leafy greens like mustard greens, swiss chard or kale. I love swiss chard. It has a hard stalk that is crunchy and tasts like celery. It is available in lots of colors red, yellow, orange...purple so they really liven up a salad. You can mix regular lettuce with the greens.
MissPam123

Joined: Feb 11
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Posted: 18 Oct 2011, 19:16
Go for higher carb acceptable veggies like red pepper and tomato sauted onions, cole slaw (make your own mayo dressing) forget the salad. Check the atkins site for other veggies you might like , weigh all amounts on food scale, enter them in under dinner or snacks so you can easily see grand daily numbers. I lost 32 lbs with atkins this year, it works but you need to follow and get the 12-15 or body will not respond.
liv001

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Posted: 19 Oct 2011, 00:15
The body will not respond? huh?
jsfantome

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Posted: 19 Oct 2011, 05:33
Getting used to this food tracker and recording everything 'accurately' is a bit of a challenge in the beginning. But getting in your .Net Carbs is very do-able.

Some people have listed ALL veggie entry's under SNACKS at the bottom of the food tracker - this way they can see at a glance throughout the day how many carbs are really from VEGGIES. But entering the proper amounts becomes invaluable!

I noticed for example, you have 3 cups of 'salad'. Now who's salad is that? There's probably 10 choices for salad in the food database. Or you can enter each item manually that make up YOUR 3 cups of salad.

Add some veggies to bkfst. A little chopped onion (1 Tbsp) or some diced peppers (2 Tbsp) or Spinach (1/2 cup) to your eggs...depending on what you like. (or any veggie... I love adding broc to my eggs w/ a sprinkle of cheddar! Yum!!)

Figure out the true carb count for your salad and Enjoy the Heck out of it at lunch if you like that!!! It's good for you, and will keep you regular! (if you know what I mean!!)

You can always add a small portion of a veggie at lunch - some times I heat up left over green beans for example, along w/ cut up left over chicken... and top my salad w/ those! Just be sure you are weighing or measuring these in the beginning so you can accurately record them!

If you do something similar at dinner, protein, salad, veggie of some kind...then you can always add in something for a snack if you haven't reached your daily amounts.

Celery w/ creamed cheese, sliced peppers ... an extra serving of veggies earlier in the day for a snack... it's not overly hard to get the right amounts once you start to get the hang of how to measure/record using this tracker. Good luck to you... YOU can do this!
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