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Old 01-17-2008, 10:57 AM   #1
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I want my broccoli and my squash and my spinach.

I feel guilty piling my place up with broccoli because of the carbs. It's one of my simple pleasures - a huge bowl of steamed broccoli with butter and pepper.

I read about the F Factor diet, which sounded similar to Atkins, but removing the counting of non-starchy veggies. Anyone have any luck with that?
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Old 01-17-2008, 11:21 AM   #2
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I'm confused...if you're doing Atkins, why can't you have broccoli with butter Broccoli is most definitely permitted, even on Atkins Induction, as well as spaghetti & summer squash and spinach

The starchier veggies, like acorn squash, carrots, sweet potatoes & peas are added in the pre-maintenance phase of Atkins.

Here are the links to the 4 phases of Atkins, you might want to have a look. They are quite helpful
http://www.atkins.com/articles/atkin...ceptable-foods
http://www.atkins.com/articles/atkin...se-two-part-2/
http://www.atkins.com/articles/atkin...nce-correctly/
http://www.atkins.com/articles/atkin...rectly-part-2/

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I always eat loads of broccoli, spinach, and spaghetti squash!!! Im not a salad person...Id rather eat bowls of veggies, or veggie soup. Go for it!

Dont forget, you add in your carbs, then subtract the fibre for your total carb count.
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Old 01-17-2008, 02:16 PM   #4
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The carbs in broccoli add up fast. There are 2 carbs per cup, and a cup isn't really all that much. Same with spinach. A cup of fresh spinach as 3 net carbs...but cooked down it's only about a quarter cup. Which means a cup of cooked spinach has (roughly) 12 net carbs. Which is why I'm curious if anyone had any luck with low-carb diets that didn't restrict non-starchy veggies.
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Personally, I've never measured my veggies nor my salad since day 1 of Atkins. I wouldn't say I eat excessive amounts of either. I have a medium sized salad everyday for lunch with probably about 6-8 large cooked broccoli florets cut up in it. For dinner, I'll have another small salad and a veggie...usually green beans, spinach, yellow squash, zucchini, asparagus, brussel sprouts...if I had to estimate, I'd say maybe a cup to a cup & a half. Its never stalled my weightloss.
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Old 01-17-2008, 02:42 PM   #6
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I really have never measured my green veggies either. I eat green beans, brocolli, cabbage, spinach, celery, cucumbers, brussel sprouts without any problems with weight stall or weight gain. I have fairly large salad everyday. It's things such as potatoes, corn, carrots, peas that I try to avoid.
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I have read that Broccoli is very low in Carbs. That is probably one of the only veggies I have kept on this diet. So far so good! I say with reading all the other posts you could eat those brocs! Give it a try, see what happens but I am pretty sure you will be happy with the results!

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