Atkins - Getting enough veggie carbs




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everafter05
06-13-2013, 10:55 PM
On days where I eat a cup of sauerkraut or Brussels sprouts I can get my vegetable net carbs up to about 9. But if I have 2 cups of butter lettuce and a cup of cauliflower then I'm only getting 4 net carbs of vegetables for the day.

My question is, and I really want to understand this, is it most important to keep to the measurements of the veggies (2 cups + 1 cup) as I have been, or do I need to have more veggies so that most of my 20 allowable net carbs (at least 10?) come from veggies?

I'm on day 12 of Induction and I plan to stay on it for at least a month, so I don't want to go to the first rung of OWL yet. I just want to better understand Induction.

Thanks for your help!


JerseyGyrl
06-14-2013, 12:10 AM
During Atkins Induction 12-15 of your 20 net carbs for the day should be coming from veggies & salads on the acceptable foods list. I personally never measured my veggies or my salads from day 1.
I typically eat a big salad for lunch and add cooked, cold veggies to it. For dinner, I'll have a smaller salad and a green veggie.

everafter05
06-14-2013, 12:36 AM
Thank you, JerseyGyrl. That's what I needed to know. So I'll simply be counting the veggie carbs and not limit myself to 3 cups.

I really appreciate your help! :)


Lulu NH
06-14-2013, 07:54 AM
Like Jerseygyrl I never measure my veggies either - that's one of the beautiful things about Atkins!! Best wishes!!!

JerseyGyrl
06-14-2013, 07:58 AM
Thank you, JerseyGyrl. That's what I needed to know. So I'll simply be counting the veggie carbs and not limit myself to 3 cups.

I really appreciate your help! :)

:)You're very welcome! If you think about it, I don't believe limiting yourself to 3 cups of veggies will get you to the 12-15 carbs for the day you are supposed to have during Induction:?: And...the first rung of the carb ladder when doing OWL is MORE veggies....so....eating lots of veggies is a good thing:)

everafter05
06-14-2013, 05:47 PM
:)You're very welcome! If you think about it, I don't believe limiting yourself to 3 cups of veggies will get you to the 12-15 carbs for the day you are supposed to have during Induction

Exactly! That's what I found so confusing! But now that I know to just count my veggie carbs, I feel more confident that I'm getting the nutrition I need while staying on plan. :)

Thanks again JerseyGyrl, and thanks to you, too, Lulu! :)