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  • Holy carbs Batman.....

    I just did a Fitday of my typical diet... turns out eating an entire head of broccoli, green pepper, tomatoes, and all of the other veggies put me well above 50 g carbs per day!!!!!! My goal has been to eat less than 50 to put me into ketosis..... who knew that veggies were so carb dense outside of tubers and roots.

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    I would suspect it's the tomatoes that would have walloped you--they are pretty sweet compared to other veggies. I doubt the broccoli did all that much to add to the total (though an entire HEAD....wow....not sure I have the space to put that
    Liz.

    Zone diet on and off for several years....worked, but too much focus on exact meal composition
    Primal since July 2010...skinniest I've ever been and the least stressed about food

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    • #3
      Yesterday I steamed a bag of Frozen "Steamer" broccoli......I ate the whole bag for lunch......20 carbs since it was 2 servings, would not have been that bad, except for the avocado that found itself on my plate, the entire thing (along with a can of albacore).........37 carbs later I was VERY full, but wishing I had not done that. All said and done though I was under my goal of 50 for the day

      I did not get the memo about the carbs in an avocado!
      Redflame
      Started PB Aug 9, 2010 then let 'stuff' get in the way
      Back to start and make a fantastic 2012
      Goal of Significant Weight Loss
      15 pounds down! with more to go!

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      • #4
        Trying to get into ketosis is pretty brutal. Meat, egg yolks, butter, oil. Are you talking netcarbs, or subtracting fiber?

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        • #5
          My understanding that ketosis was anything under 50g of carbs. Guess i'm wrong! Not sure what subtracting fiber is, though. Interesting subject I'm sure.

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          • #6
            I still go by the Atkins way of calculating carbs which would be to subtract fiber.

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            • #7
              You know, ketosis isn't necessary.
              You lousy kids! Get off my savannah!

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              • #8
                I just finished the primal leap and without eating tubes and minimal fruit, it was hard to get my carbs above 65 with stuff like broccoli.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by AnneArchy View Post
                  I still go by the Atkins way of calculating carbs which would be to subtract fiber.
                  As you should. This is an important part that many miss. Subtract the amount of fiber from the carb count to get the true amount of carbs being taken in and absorbed.

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                  • #10
                    If you can eat over 100g of carbs in strictly vegetables (not including pseudo veggies, ala corn/tomatoes)......

                    .......gross.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Setabas View Post
                      I just finished the primal leap and without eating tubes and minimal fruit, it was hard to get my carbs above 65 with stuff like broccoli.
                      Was the Primal Leap worth it for you? I am thinking of signing up because I am not doing well on my own, but don't want to waste my money.

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                      • #12
                        I would eat 300g of vegetable carbs before I would eat 25g of sugar carbs. I don't think you have anything to worry about here.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Mr.M View Post
                          If you can eat over 100g of carbs in strictly vegetables (not including pseudo veggies, ala corn/tomatoes)......

                          .......gross.
                          Pick any combination of 4 onions & sweet potatoes and you're probably around 100g.

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                          • #14
                            I wouldn't worry about it. And, while primal/paleo folks tend to disregard the fiber when counting carbs to make it simple I think you should add it in this case.

                            If I remember correctly, broccoli's carb content is HALF FIBER. And, 1 california haas avocado has 12 grams of carbs - 9 of those are fiber and NONE are from sugar!

                            So, again, fiber is key. A small apple has 19 grams of carbs but 17-18 of those are from sugar! BIG DIFFERENCE!!
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