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Where does the SUGAR sneak in? Biggest culprit revealed :)
« on: March 26, 2011, 11:24:21 AM »
Vegetables!

As serial dieters we've been raised to eat salads and veggies as a way to lose weight but carbs add up incredibly fast in a salad bowl especially if we don't measure.

Example- A small tomato, 3 carbs. 1/4 cup of onion 2.5 carbs. 1/4 cup of bell pepper 1.5 carbs. 2 cups of lettuce 2 carbs.

9 net carbs for the above salad, not including dressing or any other toppings.

SOLUTION;

Measure everything including your dressing and choose the lowest carb ingredients for your salad. Cut way back on the tomato and onion, add fresh spinach (1/2 cup .3 net carbs) use scallions or fresh chives instead of onions, a little goes a long way. Add cucumber for bulk, 1/2 cup is 1 net carb and be sure to keep an accurate count for your daily total.

Hum......so that's how rabbits get FAT   :o
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Re: Where does the SUGAR sneak in? Biggest culprit revealed :)
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2011, 01:01:02 PM »
Yes indeed... Carbs are EXACTLY how rabbits (and other animals including humans) get fat!

Have you ever been on (or considered) a diet that emphasizes "Bunny Food"?
At some point, I think we all have.

With Easter coming up, this is a good example to help explain how carbs make us fat to those who do not understand FTS.
Let's keep winning folks over to FTS that desperately need it!!!
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Re: Where does the SUGAR sneak in? Biggest culprit revealed :)
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2011, 10:59:49 PM »
Thank you for pointing this out.  I have been trained to believe a BIG salad is a good thing.  I will make sure I count every carb in the bowl :)

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Re: Where does the SUGAR sneak in? Biggest culprit revealed :)
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2011, 12:55:11 PM »
Thanks for the info... ;)



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Re: Where does the SUGAR sneak in? Biggest culprit revealed :)
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2011, 01:01:12 PM »
Thanks, Doug! I was shocked when I found out a grilled chicken salad at McDs was 12 or 14 carbs, not including the dressing. I like the idea of replacing them with spinach, since it has so much more nutritional value than iceburg.