Low Carb Friends  
Netrition.com - Tools - Reviews - Faces - Recipes - Home


Go Back   Low Carb Friends > Eating and Exercise Plans > Weight Loss Plans > Atkins Nutritional Approach
Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-30-2013, 08:58 PM   #1
Junior LCF Member
 
ziva's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 44
Gallery: ziva
Stats: 230/212/199/160/140
WOE: Adkins
Start Date: March 2013
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....
ziva is offline   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old 03-30-2013, 10:18 PM   #2
Blabbermouth!!!
 
Ntombi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Boston, then OH, then NYC, now SoCal. Whew!
Posts: 38,357
Gallery: Ntombi
Stats: Restart: 360/284.4/190
WOE: Atkins for weight loss, NK for maintenance.
Start Date: Restarted: 1-3-13 Original: 8-23-02
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.
Ntombi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2013, 12:40 PM   #3
Senior LCF Member
 
Geekin' in Utah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Near Salt Lake City, UT
Posts: 130
Gallery: Geekin' in Utah
Stats: 236(restart)/190/189/175
WOE: WLS & NK
Start Date: WLS: 5/2005 (362lbs), NK: 1/10/13
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.
Geekin' in Utah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2013, 01:34 PM   #4
Junior LCF Member
 
ziva's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 44
Gallery: ziva
Stats: 230/212/199/160/140
WOE: Adkins
Start Date: March 2013
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...
ziva is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:17 AM.


Copyright ©1999-2014 Friends Forums LLC. All rights reserved. - Terms of Service | Privacy Policy
LowCarbFriends® is a registered mark of Friends Forums, LLC.