Carb Counters - Couple of Induction questions...




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sugarbum
03-15-2007, 06:20 PM
Firstly, I know I've read something briefly about measuring your vegetable intake in cups, roughly. A dry cup?? of salad doesn't equal much! 2-3 cups of salad or other veggies, right? Is that correct? Should I really be tracking my carb intake w/ Fitday or something? I've done Atkins successfully before while not really limiting myself on veggies or cheese, but I'd like to maximize my results without too much hassle.

Another question I have is about flaxseed...I know it's allowed on induction, but is there a limit? My flaxseed meal says it has 4 carbs, all of it being fiber.

Oh, and another thing is about cream cheese and sour cream, both allowed on induction right? Everything I've seen at the store has sugar in it, but I distinctly remember having it before on induction...Why I would have bought it before, but be so confused about it now, I don't know :?: Thanks.


lady_adnerb
03-15-2007, 06:44 PM
I never measured my veggies---it's a healthy food so figured it was worth whatever carbs I ate. I know some people have tracked their stuff with Fitday but I never remembered to--so that's a personal choice. As with everything, you might have to try things to see how they work for you. Too much flaxseed might not allow you to lose the weight you want to. Just a "try it and see" type thing with the cream cheese, sour cream and stuff. Good luck :)

JerseyGyrl
03-15-2007, 06:49 PM
Sugarbum,

These links might be helpful to you:

http://www.atkins.com/articles/atkins-phases/phase-one/the-rules-of-induction/
http://www.atkins.com/articles/atkins-phases/phase-one/acceptable-foods/

As far as measuring salad & veggies...personally,I've never done it, I basically just eyeball it. No one ever got fat eating too much salad or too many veggies. However, the cheese needs to be measured and eaten as the book instructs (3-4 ozs.) Cheese has been known to stall many people.

Are you sure flaxseed is permitted on Induction? I don't remember reading that anywhere.

Hope this helps.

All the best to you!!

Kim


sugarbum
03-15-2007, 08:23 PM
Well, under "The Rules of Induction" he states that you can mix ground flaxseed into shakes to relieve constipation - of course, that doesn't say how much is allowed really. http://www.atkins.com/articles/atkins-phases/phase-one/the-rules-of-induction

Here it mentions flaxseed as a supplement:
http://atkins.nl/index.php/en/53

Also on the Phase 1 section, it says Net Carbs are "total carb grams less fiber grams." My flaxseed meal says it has 4 carbs, all (4) of which are fiber...

and I've also read other forums/sites where some say it's fine.

JerseyGyrl
03-15-2007, 09:02 PM
Well, under "The Rules of Induction" he states that you can mix ground flaxseed into shakes to relieve constipation - of course, that doesn't say how much is allowed really. http://www.atkins.com/articles/atkins-phases/phase-one/the-rules-of-induction

Here it mentions flaxseed as a supplement:
http://atkins.nl/index.php/en/53

Also on the Phase 1 section, it says Net Carbs are "total carb grams less fiber grams." My flaxseed meal says it has 4 carbs, all (4) of which are fiber...

and I've also read other forums/sites where some say it's fine.

I'm sure the flaxseed would be fine, especially if you are troubled by constipation.

I'm not much of a believer in the Atkins website since Dr. Atkins death & "Atkins Nutritionals" taking over but...they have managed to keep the basic rules of Induction & the acceptable foods list pretty much in tact. Of course,they advocate shakes & bars on Induction...but, that is what companies that are interested in making $$$ do.

As you mentioned, you've done Atkins successfully before and I'm sure you'll do great this time too!!!:carrot:

All the best to you!!

Kim

sugarbum
03-15-2007, 09:40 PM
I guess for now I'll just keep the flaxseed down to a minimum. I'll survive induction without it. Won't worry much about Fitday or measuring out my veggies either, too much of a hassle for me anyway. =) Thanks a bunch.

In case anyone's interested, I stumbled upon this recipe for flaxseed muffins a while ago, hence my questions...

KIM'S FLAXMEAL CINNAMON MUFFINS

3 eggs
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons oil
1/4 cup sugar free syrup, such as Da Vinci (I used brown sugar flavored)
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 cup flax meal
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoons cinnamon (the amount is correct)


In a medium bowl, beat the eggs with a fork. With a fork or spoon, beat in oil, syrup, water and vanilla. In small bowl, combine remaining dry ingredients, then stir into egg mixture. Let stand 5 minutes. Spoon into 12 well-greased muffin cups (without papers). Bake at 350 12-15 minutes, or until they are lightly browned and seem set to the touch. Remove from tin at once to cooling rack. Store in refrigerator.

Makes 12 muffins
Can be frozen

Per Serving: 85 Calories; 7g Fat; 4g Protein; 4g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 1g Net Carbs

They're a good replacement for regular old muffins, and better for ya. I like to put a little cinnamon butter on them too. :D

Puncezilla
03-15-2007, 09:55 PM
Hi sugarbum, I'm sure you'll do great this time too. I personaly never measure my veggies. I just estimate everything. I do use fitday to get my estimated carb intake, but I know it's not 100% accurate. I also use a little sourcream and cream cheese, they dont seem to make a difference for me so far. I think I might try adding a little flax and see how it affects me. Good luck, and let us know how it goes.