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how do you count yours

Discussion in 'Atkins Diet' started by LVLLM, 1 October 2010 Social URL.

  1. LVLLM

    LVLLM Gold Member

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    How do your note and count your carbs?
    fitnesspal or other online menu logging?
    in your head? list?
    I was just saying to Linz last night that fitnesspal seems to say that a cup of spinach for eg is less than 5 carbs - whereas we are told that a mug is 5 carbs of any veg/salad???
     
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    Jim Big Boy

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    In my head now, but back in the day I kept a spreadsheet, and one with my daily weight. Sad isn't it.
     
  4. LVLLM

    LVLLM Gold Member

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    no thats what i do :D cant do it in my head lol
     
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    All the stuff I eat regular I have wrote down in a little pad which goes everywhere with me, i write everything down and count it up as I go!now that is sad!!
     
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    In my head. I use this website, or food packaging to calculate the carbs of everything and then have a little running total in my brain. I'm on induction, so I keep to under 20g carb per day - sometimes well under that. I actually quite enjoy totting it all up, but then even I would accept that I'm a complete diet geek.

    Lettuce is 1.7g carb per 100g LV, so you can have quite a bit of it. Celery is 0.9g carb per 100g, so I like to snack on that in the evenings too!
     
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    Hi Vicky I use myfitnesspal and you're right it can be inconsistent what I've found is you have to be very specific ie a tomato can be 5g carbs .... but the tesco one I was actually eating was only 2.2g so you do have to search.
    You can also double check with the Atkins carb counter on-line if you can be bothered! x
     
  8. StephenP

    StephenP Mines a V&T Please

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    Dont forget 15g should come from greens(i use my head) in maint
     
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    My diet doesn't have a huge variety to it, so it didn't take long for me to just remember
     
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    from the packet and in my head....and i think ive put weight on this week so im not sure thats kinda working for me lol
     
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    From the packets & in my head. I had too many years of writing EVERY calorie down (I even used to weigh lettuce!) so I won't let my self do it now because I'll just get obsessed :(
     
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    Zimara Yummy mummy to be!

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    I take the info rom the packet and stick it on a spreadsheet.
     
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    cherl889 Loves this site!

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    I use the packet and dont use all my allowance to allow for things like eggs and log it all on my notes section on my iphone. 2 days in and its def working ;0)
     
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    Hi Sharon, I did the same in the past. I recorded everything, and it took over my life. For me that wasn't going to last. Everyone is different, but for me, as long as I know the carb content of what I'm eating, I don't make a note of it, as I need this to be a normal way of life for me now. When I was recording everything, I was thinking about food all of the time

     
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