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Onions - Low Carb...

Answered on December 25, 2013
Created December 18, 2013 at 10:27 PM

I LOVE onions! I could eat them until they come out of my ears! I know they are super healthy for you and have quite a bit of anti-oxidants in them. I eat probably 1 small to medium onion a day. While I'm on paleo, I'm trying to lose weight and doing low carb. Is eating an onion a day sabotaging my weight-loss?

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on December 20, 2013
at 07:18 AM

if you are having no issues digesting onions, then do not worry about it.

some people have 'trouble' with onions, apparently they are quite high in inulin and are on the 'avoid' list for people following a fodmap (avoiding) diet.

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on December 19, 2013
at 04:01 PM

Garlic and onions can be delicious raw, even fun to munch on plain! Boy would I let 'em have it if someone tried to tell me that they aren't Paleo because they aren't good raw because not only is it delicious, but cooking is SOOO paleo.

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on December 19, 2013
at 11:17 AM

Haha I do I do! I swear! :)

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on December 19, 2013
at 02:52 AM

you might want to get an independent confirmation on that ;)

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on December 19, 2013
at 01:59 AM

Well that's great news! Actually, for how much onions I can eat I never get onion breath! My onion addiction was meant to be I suppose :P

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on December 19, 2013
at 03:44 PM

You know, onion, like hot peppers, is one of those foods that some people believe aren't "Paleo" because "no way anyone living in the wild could enjoy eating this raw". The people who say that are probably communists and should be federally investigated.

*cough*

I, like you, love me some onion nearly everyday. I typically cook it as part of a massive stir-fry, but try and stop me from snacking on it raw. I say bite into that onion and savor the tears!

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on December 19, 2013
at 04:01 PM

Garlic and onions can be delicious raw, even fun to munch on plain! Boy would I let 'em have it if someone tried to tell me that they aren't Paleo because they aren't good raw because not only is it delicious, but cooking is SOOO paleo.

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on December 18, 2013
at 11:10 PM

An onion probably has about 8-30 grams of carbs depending on size and type - you're in the clear! Rule of thumb, the sweeter the onion the more carbie. How many grams of carbs are you shooting for in a day? What other carb sources do you eat? Just go for the plain old yellow onion or cooking onions, nothing too sweet or exotic, and the less cooked, i think, the less effective carbs? Raw being harder to digest and there for better on a weight loss diet...

I can't get enough onions either! Tricia and I put garlic and onions all over everything we can.

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on December 20, 2013
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on December 18, 2013
at 11:24 PM

You can still lose weight eating carbs :D

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on December 18, 2013
at 11:14 PM

In regards to weight loss, your onion addiction will only yield positive results. Good for you, go get 'em.

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on December 19, 2013
at 01:59 AM

Well that's great news! Actually, for how much onions I can eat I never get onion breath! My onion addiction was meant to be I suppose :P

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on December 19, 2013
at 11:17 AM

Haha I do I do! I swear! :)

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