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jamie26301
07-19-2012, 03:58 PM
I have a couple questions. What do you eat on Induction? I have the New Atkins for the New You book and I've read the Induction chapter. There just doesn't seem to be much to choose from.

I have a salad with 1/4 cup onions, 1/4 cup red bell peppers, two cups lettuce and 2 tbs ranch dressing. I choose onions and peppers because they have a high carb count and I want to get my veggies carbs in without having to eat much. I have two of those a day. Or I'll have one salad (which is only 6.55 carbs) and try to eat olives and celery to make up more veggie carbs.

I'm confused. I use iceberg lettuce for my salad. I read that two cups were .4 carbs and I read that they were 3.4 carbs. Which is it, or neither? What leafy greens has the most carbs?

And eggs and sausage/bacon for breakfast. I have hamburger, chicken, and pork chops to go with my salads.

Know of any other tasty things I can try? And their carb count? I just didn't see much on the menu that I'd like. And I tried asparagus; I nearly gagged. I'm just not much of a veggie girl. :(


Simona
07-19-2012, 04:11 PM
This is a good recipe site for low carbers. The asterisk beside the recipes indicate that they are Induction friendly:

http://genaw.com/lowcarb/recipes.html

I'll be honest, aside from cabbage and cauliflower, I dont eat a lot of veggies either.

This site gives info on the original Atkins plan:

http://www.controlcarb.com/ccn-lifestyle.htm

ghost
07-19-2012, 08:57 PM
There is probably a difference in the lettuce carb counts because on Atkins (post 1972 version) you deduct carbs from fiber since they are indigestible. So, if say hypothetically food A has 14 carbs and 2 are from fiber the total carb count would be 12 g carbs. Does that make sense?

Welcome to the Atkins sub forum!


jamie26301
07-19-2012, 09:05 PM
There is probably a difference in the lettuce carb counts because on Atkins (post 1972 version) you deduct carbs from fiber since they are indigestible. So, if say hypothetically food A has 14 carbs and 2 are from fiber the total carb count would be 12 g carbs. Does that make sense?

Welcome to the Atkins sub forum!

Yes, thanks, I knew that. Maybe 3.4 is the total carbs, and there's like 2 grams fiber. I have to look into it again.

And thanks for the welcome!

ladynredd
07-22-2012, 07:36 AM
Do you like avocados?

You might also see what other forms of lettuce you like. Iceberg lettuce has very little nutritional value.

jamie26301
07-23-2012, 01:26 PM
Do you like avocados?

You might also see what other forms of lettuce you like. Iceberg lettuce has very little nutritional value.

I don't like veggies that well. Fruit is my thing. But I found a way to get all my foundation veggies in one salad: Two cups kale, 1/4 cup onions, 1/4 cup red bell peppers, and 1/4 cup button mushrooms. Mix in a little dressing and cheese - not so bad. But I have to be careful, because the last time I ate it, the texture kinda gagged me. :(

TiffNeedsChange
07-23-2012, 08:02 PM
Maybe try some spring mixed greens... kale has a strong texture. Instead of salad you can eat cooked spinach, broccoli, mame some fresh guacamole and eat with flax crackers, veggie "pizza" made on cauliflower crust....

jamie26301
07-24-2012, 04:33 PM
Maybe try some spring mixed greens... kale has a strong texture. Instead of salad you can eat cooked spinach, broccoli, mame some fresh guacamole and eat with flax crackers, veggie "pizza" made on cauliflower crust....

You're telling me! (strong texture) I had some kale today and I literally threw up. And what's mixed greens - I looked at all the salads at the store and I never saw "mixed greens."

Where do I get these flax crackers? I like guacamole. :)

And where do you get this cauliflower crust?

And are these things Induction worthy? And thanks for the suggestions... salad everyday will get old after a while. :)

TiffNeedsChange
07-28-2012, 11:45 PM
Just saw that I missed your reply. I know we beat the salad issue with a stick already but for the flax crackers and cauliflower pizza crust you make it from a recipe. When I get to my desktop I will send you the links, and yes they are induction friendly.