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ziva 03-30-2013 08:58 PM

sneaky little carbs....
So I lose 13 lbs week one, then 2 lbs week 2, then nothing week 3... I was concerned but not freaking out. Downloaded an app to count my carbs and keep a food journal. I put in my food today which was 2 scrambled eggs 3 sausage links, two pork chops, 1 cup raw cherry tomatos, 2 cups raw yellow bell pepper, mini pepperoni and cheese snack. My carbs were at 42 according to my counter. What! Adkins book says I can have up to 3 cups raw veggies and both peppers and tomatoes are on the approved list... well I see where the problem is...... I thought I was at 20....

Ntombi 03-30-2013 10:18 PM

If you read the Atkins book or the Atkins site, they both say that peppers and tomatoes are on the "allowed in a limited number" list. They are higher carb, so should be treated as a garnish, not as a foundation vegetable. Three cups of those vegetables is way too much if you're in the Induction phase.

Geekin' in Utah 03-31-2013 12:40 PM

Yellow and red peppers are particularly bad. They have around twice the sugars of green. And tomatoes are a fruit, so, not surprisingly, the are higher in carbs.

Focus on green and leafy during induction, with other veggies to add flavor and texture.

ziva 03-31-2013 01:34 PM

Yep thats the plan. Doing salad greens and broccoli from here on out. I am glad I have the food journal. Definately helpful for newbies like me. Learning lessons the hard way...

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