Ideal Protein Diet - How to measure veggies???




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PrettyCreole
01-25-2013, 03:07 PM
Hello everyone! I am new to ideal protein and I have discovered Kale Chips!! I measure out 2 cups of Kale, however after baking they shrivel up to about 1/2 cup. Does this still count as 2 cups of vegetables or do I need to measure after baking????


ChicagoPhil
01-25-2013, 03:33 PM
I would put kale in the lettuce variety. Perhaps I am wrong, anyone else going to Chime in?

DJ72
01-25-2013, 03:46 PM
I am wondering this too! Spinach disappears too when you cook it!


MelissaM39
01-25-2013, 03:51 PM
Your 2 cups of veggies should be measured prior to cooking. When it comes to spinach and kale, I just pack it in super tight!!

Also, kale does not count as part of the unlimited lettuce.

lisa32989
01-25-2013, 03:54 PM
Hello everyone! I am new to ideal protein and I have discovered Kale Chips!! I measure out 2 cups of Kale, however after baking they shrivel up to about 1/2 cup. Does this still count as 2 cups of vegetables or do I need to measure after baking????
Measure raw. You can pack those greens in the cup (same with spinach).
I would put kale in the lettuce variety. Perhaps I am wrong, anyone else going to Chime in?
Kale is on the select veggie list so it is not a "lettuce". Lettuce is romaine, iceburg, boston, leaf: things that are actually named "lettuce".
There are other greens on the select veggie list too.
Always check the Phase 1 sheet when in doubt.

DJ72
01-25-2013, 04:22 PM
Well....that just sucks...LOL Thanks for the input gals!

djs06
01-25-2013, 04:23 PM
I remember when I started, I thought 'omg, that's a lot of vegetables I'm going to have to eat...' but once it's cooked, it really doesn't look like much!