Weight of a cup??

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  1. Wilma

    Wilma Silver Member

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    Hi - I have just started Atkins and I'm trying to work out what I can have for my 20g of carbs. Mostly the weights are in 'cups'.

    I have looked at a weight converter and found that an American cup is equivalent to 8oz. Is that right??? It seems a lot of lettuce!

    Hope someone can help - I feel scared of eating any carbs right now!!
     
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  3. collo-collo

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    its fluid ounces, if you have a measuring jug that has fluid ounces up the side, 8 of these equate to 1cup :)
     
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    Thanks - problem solved :)
     
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    Why do you want to weight it Wilma? I always just measured by the mug full.
     
  7. Wilma

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    I just want to be able to visualise what a cup of each food looks like so I know what size of cup to use in future. I want to do this properly.

    I have been in CD in the past and thats a no brainer diet. This one seems to require more effort.

    Thanks for your reply Jim
     
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    Once you get the hang of it its easy peasy :) i never measure salad by cups or veg, i always go with whats on the packet x
     
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    But they don't all come in packets! :)
     
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    lol true. mine do. i buy them in packets so its easier ;)
     
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    I'll go shopping tonight and look at the packets then! Thanks
     
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    No Worries love. :)
     
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    When something says a cup i always imagine it means volume not weight, as a cup of cucumber would weigh differant to lets say a cup of turnip.
     
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    We should all invest in some american measuring cups!
     
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    Never thought of that!! Now I am even more confused!! :sigh:
     
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    Use a standard coffee mug as your 'cup' if you don't have an American cup & use this as a guide. Its also on the stickies at the top of the forum if you lose this post. HTH xx

    Carb Counting Made Easy
    The following items and their carb counts will help you plan meals.


    5 Grams.

    Each of the following contains approximately 5 grams of Net Carbs:

    Vegetables

    1 cup cooked spinach

    1 cup cooked broccoli

    1 cup cooked yellow squash

    2/3 cup chopped red peppers

    2/3 cup cooked green beans

    2/3 cup raw snow peas

    1/2 cup cooked Brussels sprouts

    1/2 cup cooked spaghetti squash

    1/2 cup chopped onions


    1/3 cup coleslaw

    1 medium tomato

    12 medium asparagus spears

    5 ounces raw portobello mushrooms

    Note: Almost all salad greens contain well below 5 grams Net Carb per 1-cup serving.


    Dairy

    5 ounces farmer's cheese or pot cheese

    3/4 cup whole-milk cottage cheese

    2/3 cup whole-milk ricotta cheese

    3/4 cup heavy cream

    1/2 cup whole milk

    1/2 cup whole-milk plain yogurt

    Note: Almost all aged cheeses, such as Brie, Parmesan, provolone, Swiss, and Cheddar include less than 1 gram Net Carbs per ounce.

    Berries

    Each portion contains approximately 5 grams of Net Carbs. Note that the frozen berries must be unsweetened to qualify for this carb count.

    Blackberries:

    Fresh 1/2 cup

    Frozen 1/3 cup


    Blueberries:

    Fresh 1/3 cup

    Frozen 1/3 cup


    Boysenberries:

    Fresh 1/2 cup

    Frozen 1/2 cup


    Raspberries:

    Fresh 3/4 cup

    Frozen 1/2 cup


    Strawberries:

    Fresh 3/4 cup whole

    Frozen 1/2 cup





    Nuts and Seeds 3 grams

    Because nuts and seeds are so rich and generally low in carbs, the following servings provide no more than 3 grams of Net Carbs:

    Macadamias, 10 to 12 nuts

    Walnuts, 14 halves

    Almonds, 14 nuts

    Pecans, 14 halves

    Hulled sunflower seeds, 3 tablespoons

    Dry-roasted peanuts, *26 nuts

    Cashews, 2 tablespoons

    2 tablespoons natural chunky peanut butter

    Filberts (hazelnuts), 14 nuts

    Pine nuts (pignoli), 3 tablespoons

    Shelled pistachios, 14 nuts

    Pumpkin seeds, 3 tablespoons

    Sesame seeds, 3 tablespoons

    *Note: peanuts are actually legumes, rather than nuts, which grown on trees.



    10 Grams


    All the portions below contain approximately 10 grams of Net Carbs:

    Higher Carb Vegetables

    3/4 cup cooked carrots

    1/3 cup steamed parsnips

    1/2 cup baked acorn squash

    1/2 small baked sweet potato

    1/2 small baked potato

    1 cup cooked pumpkin

    2/3 cup cooked peas

    1/4 cup cooked green plantain

    1 cup canned beets

    3/4 cup cooked mashed turnip

    3/4 cup water chestnuts

    1 cup canned beets


    Beans and Legumes


    Note: All figures are for cooked beans and legumes.

    1/3 cup lentils

    1/3 cup great northern beans

    1/3 cup kidney beans

    1/3 cup chickpeas (garbanzos)

    1/4 cup navy beans

    1/3 cup pinto beans

    1/3 cup of black beans

    1/3 cup baby lima beans

    3/4 cup green soybeans (edamame)


    Fruits

    1/2 large apple

    11 sweet cherries

    1 medium peach

    12 Thompson green grapes

    1/2 medium grapefruit

    1 medium kiwi

    1 cup watermelon balls

    1/4 small cantaloupe (or 3/4 cup balls)

    3 small plums

    1/2 small banana

    1 cup guava

    1/3 cup mango

    2 fresh dates

    1/2 cup pineapple

    1 medium tangerine

    1/2 medium pear



    Grains


    Note: All measurements are for cooked grains.

    1/4 cup grain brown rice

    1/4 cup white rice

    1/3 cup wild rice

    1/3 cup kasha (buckwheat groats)

    1/2 cup plain (old-fashioned) oatmeal

    1/3 cup whole-wheat cereal (Wheatena)

    1/4 cup barley

    1/3 cup couscous

    1/3 cup bulgur

    1/4 cup semolina pasta

    1/3 cup corn kernels




    Source: Atkins for Life THE NEXT LEVEL

    Robert C. Atkins MD
     
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    Thanks Ditzeeblonde - that's helpful :)
     
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