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To Go Truly VLC for Ketosis what about vegetables?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created November 18, 2012 at 8:46 PM

Ok for those of you who are eating VLC, high fat and moderate to lower protein as well, for ketosis and body fat losses - what's a typical intake of vegetables?

I've been eating a head of lettuce per day, and often about 1-2 cups cooked volume of spinach and then some celery stalks, and half a cucumber and not much else, because I'm trying to keep carbs down.

Just curious what daily veg intake looks like for those eating a similar way.

Thanks

72cf727474b8bf815fdc505e58cadfea

on July 20, 2013
at 01:29 AM

Another piece of propaganda from irresponsible anti-brussels sprout bloggers. You just have to get through the brussels-flu until your body achieves brussels-adaptation.

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on November 19, 2012
at 03:26 PM

You can also use bell peppers as a replacement for sandwiches. Cut it in half vertically, clean it out, insert meat, mayo, and other stuff in each half, wrap the two halves separately in wax paper.

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

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on November 19, 2012
at 03:26 PM

I wouldn't waste much time on lettuce, but things like kale, spinach, chard, mustard greens are higher in nutrients (and flavor).

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on November 19, 2012
at 12:06 AM

Thanks. I love cauliflower, either stirfried like rice, or baked with coconut oil and spices. But wow, twice as much broccoli. I hadn't really sat down and worked it out. I can't imagine eating that much spinach. I have cut out nuts for the time being, because those had too many carbs (cashew addiction here). I was feeling like I wasn't eating anything fresh and watery, coming from a raw vegan background and being accustomed to eating so much produce, low low carb is a real change.

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on November 18, 2012
at 10:40 PM

+1 for eating 14 brussel sprouts every day (conveniently ignoring your contribution to global warming from excess methane production)

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B3173217a49b5b0116078775a17eb21d

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on November 18, 2012
at 09:56 PM

Lots of brocoli, lots of cauliflower, lots of avocado.

Virtually infinite amounts of spinach or lettuce.

It's surprising how much veg you can fit in 25g of carbs: 25g of carbs

 = 640g  of brocoli

 = 360g  of cauliflower

 = 1.7kg of spinach

 = 1.4kg of lettuce

Practically speaking, as long you aren't wasting your carbs on anything else, you can eat as much of this type of veg as you can stomach.

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

(19463)

on November 19, 2012
at 03:26 PM

I wouldn't waste much time on lettuce, but things like kale, spinach, chard, mustard greens are higher in nutrients (and flavor).

7bab99c303f1e83d3d9722a414dd7b45

(524)

on November 19, 2012
at 12:06 AM

Thanks. I love cauliflower, either stirfried like rice, or baked with coconut oil and spices. But wow, twice as much broccoli. I hadn't really sat down and worked it out. I can't imagine eating that much spinach. I have cut out nuts for the time being, because those had too many carbs (cashew addiction here). I was feeling like I wasn't eating anything fresh and watery, coming from a raw vegan background and being accustomed to eating so much produce, low low carb is a real change.

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on November 18, 2012
at 10:11 PM

About 14 brussel sprouts. (I'm seeing 1-1.7g total carbs per sprout on different sources).

B3173217a49b5b0116078775a17eb21d

(11488)

on November 18, 2012
at 10:40 PM

+1 for eating 14 brussel sprouts every day (conveniently ignoring your contribution to global warming from excess methane production)

72cf727474b8bf815fdc505e58cadfea

on July 20, 2013
at 01:29 AM

Another piece of propaganda from irresponsible anti-brussels sprout bloggers. You just have to get through the brussels-flu until your body achieves brussels-adaptation.

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on November 18, 2012
at 10:11 PM

I usually go with bell peppers and like my man said tons of lettuce and spinach. You can usually go pretty crazy with a bag or head of lettuce and a dressing of your choosing. I try to avoid any sugary salad dressings, but I'll go high fat and every now and then I'll throw some cheese in. Cucumber and tomatoes are good too, and I'm pretty sure you could keep it in the 25-50g range pretty easily.

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on November 19, 2012
at 03:35 AM

I don't really bother with much.

If I get a hankering I'll have some bok choy or broccoli.

I eat olives, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, lots of fresh herbs in pesto-like concoctions, a bit of bell pepper or hot pepper. Basically I use them as garnish 9 times out of 10...

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on November 19, 2012
at 03:02 AM

My staples are kale, spinach, occasional broccoli, endive sometimes -- I gravitate towards bitters and tend to avoid the sweeter veggies. I also cook with onions fairly often but they don't seem to stall me.

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