I did IP for 3 months and lost 30 pounds, loved it but could NOT afford it anymore. I have been on a 7 week break that was supposed to be 2 weeks and am ready to start up low-carb dieting again, this time on Atkins.
I have not read ANY books - I am just going by Internet research, so bare with me!
One of the hardest parts of Ideal Protein for me was eating 4 cups of "select veggies" a day. So now on Atkins, seeing as I have to eat 12-15 carbs of veggies a day, I am already a little worried as that seems like a lot. Then I had this thought in my head, and realized I sound crazy trying to start a diet and "manipulate" things. But maybe I'm not manipulating?
Green beans are one of my fav. veggies. I also see they are one of the highest carb count veggie on the list. Tomatoes also. Sooo what if I just stick to eating primarily high carb count veggies to make sure I get all my veggie carbs in? Is that technically cheating/manipulating?
I'm just worried that if I try incorporating a variety of veggies, or eating salad everyday, I will not eat enough veggie carbs. What are your thoughts on this?