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Old 10-16-2015, 22:31   #1
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What are some good veggies to eat? potatoes, and carrots do a number on me?

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What are some good veggies to eat? potatoes, and carrots do a number on me?
I stay away from all root vegetables, relying on above ground, mostly leafy greens. My meter indicates that those are the best choices for me.

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ACR - do you have a way of looking up carb counts for various foods. I have a booklet that gives the amount of carb grams per serving of lots of different foods. And there are on-line sources as well.

Looking through one of these would help you see what vegetables and other foods would be good for you and what would not be. If you already know from testing that you cannot tolerate a meal with more than a certain amount of carbs, then when you find out the total carbs for a meal you're planning to eat, you'll pretty much know if it will work for you or not. This would also reduce the number of times you have to experiment with new foods - such as carrots or beets, which have a rather high carb count.

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Potatoes, carrots & other root crops do a number on all of us . . . this is what eat-to-your-meter is all about. You can determine from this method of testing exactly what spikes you and what doesn't. So logging everything per ETYM instructions will eventually give you a list of safe foods from which to plan your meals.

You can get a headstart on these things by studying the guidelines we've given for the LCHF way-of-eating.




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I learned one thing over the weekend, Butterbeans do a number on me and I thought there were safe, there goes another one

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The only type of beans that I can safely eat are Black Soy Beans, and no more than a 1/2 cup serving. And not often at that.

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All regular beans are full of starch. They are off the menu for me. Maybe about a tablespoon of them that are in the chili I make, but that's it. Green beans are more the pod than the bean, which is rather small. I can eat a half cup of them. French-cut green beans have fewer beans in them and are lower carb.

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All green leafy vegetables are fine, I love eating salads with Blue Cheese Dressing (be careful as some store/restaurant dressings are loaded with sugar). I also love eating broccoli, asparagus, green beans, ....and my meter tells me they all are ok....

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All green leafy vegetables are fine, I love eating salads with Blue Cheese Dressing (be careful as some store/restaurant dressings are loaded with sugar). I also love eating broccoli, asparagus, green beans, ....and my meter tells me they all are ok....
This is not meant to be a comprehensive list of low carb vegetables, but it is a good starting point.
Watercress
Cabbage all types
Lettuce all types
Broccoli
Celery
Squash all types
Endive
Radishes all types
Cucumber, with peel
Spinach
Chard, Swiss
Asparagus
Beet greens (not the beets)
Peppers all types
Mustard greens
Cauliflower
Bamboo shoots
Egg Plant
Okra
Dandelion greens

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