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Shark
05-14-2003, 11:10 PM
Can anyone tell me exactly what vegetables can be eaten while in ketosis?

I checked out some info on lettuce, celery, and broccoli, and my source says all of them have carbs. What’s the deal?

bradley
05-15-2003, 03:05 AM
Although I know the labels say the vegetables contain carbs but you have to look at the label differently in terms of a ketogenic diet. You are only interested in the "active carbs", and to come up with this total you just subtract the amount of fiber from the total carbohydrate content. For example, if the food contains 8g of carbs but 5g of fiber then you would only count 3g of carbs towards your daily total.

So fibrous veggies like the ones you mentioned would be fine since they have minimal "active carbs." Could also try mushrooms, turnips greens, cabbage, spinach, brussell sprouts, cauliflower, eggplant,onions, zucchini, asparagus, sqash, etc. Pretty much any green fibrous vegetable.

TiGeR AK
05-15-2003, 04:03 AM
so fiber in the carb content doesn't count towards your daily carb intake?? really?

GhettoSmurf
05-15-2003, 04:47 AM
Originally posted by TiGeR AK
so fiber in the carb content doesn't count towards your daily carb intake?? really?

yes, becuase your body cant digest fiber (at least i believe that is why)

bradley
05-15-2003, 05:44 AM
Originally posted by TiGeR AK
so fiber in the carb content doesn't count towards your daily carb intake?? really?

yes, really:)

Ironman8
05-15-2003, 07:17 AM
Just try not to have big servings of vegetables. That might kick you out of keto :)

Shark
05-15-2003, 04:49 PM
Does anyone have a chart of veggies and their natural carb values do to sugar?

GhettoSmurf
05-15-2003, 07:32 PM
good veggies: broccoli, lettuce, cauliflower, cabbage, brussel sprouts

ones with quite a bit of sugar: carrots, corn

Shark
05-15-2003, 07:34 PM
Thanks for the post smurf but that doesn't really help me.

GhettoSmurf
05-15-2003, 07:37 PM
o ok, im sorry

have you tried just looking them up @ www.fitday.com?

Ironman8
05-15-2003, 07:43 PM
Or you can check the USDA nutritional page (http://www.geocities.com/reiki_tantei/Homepage.html)

Shark
05-15-2003, 11:30 PM
Nice USDA link... nerd =)

bradley
05-16-2003, 02:36 AM
Originally posted by Ironman8
Or you can check the USDA nutritional page (http://www.geocities.com/reiki_tantei/Homepage.html)

Don't think that is the USDA page;)

Here you go.http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/Data/SR15/sr15.html

Ironman8
05-16-2003, 07:25 AM
LOL!! I'm sorry guys.