Ideal Protein Diet - Question about measuring veggies

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01-26-2012, 12:10 PM
Do you measure them raw or cooked?? Also why cant you have onions cooked?

01-26-2012, 12:18 PM
RAW, cooking onions releases their sugars.

New Englander
01-26-2012, 12:40 PM
A lot of veggies release sugars when heated, this process is called carmelizing. I was cooking my turnips and making them into fries (baked of course) and they were carmelizing in the oven...I've changed the way I cooked them and the pounds have been melting away faster...

01-26-2012, 12:46 PM
Thanks to you, New Englander, I am cutting out my turnips altogether. I only liked them when they got brown, and since I like many other veggies, I can live without them! Hoping to see an increase in loss next week, but any loss is a good one ;)

01-26-2012, 01:18 PM
Wow!! Thanks ladies! I will no longer be eating onions!

01-26-2012, 01:39 PM
Are mushrooms ok??

01-29-2012, 08:12 PM
Yes, mushrooms are okay and they are so savory and delicious when baked with some cauliflower, celery and garlic tossed in some seasoning with a drizzle of olive oil. Reminds me of veggies cooked with a pot roast ;)