vegetable question regarding keto diets
- 11-22-2007, 02:06 PM
vegetable question regarding keto diets
im running my first keto diet, and so far its been great, consisting entirely of fish, chicken, eggs, brazil nuts/ almonds(or natty almond butter), broccoli, asparagus, salad(with an oil dressing i make myself with no carbs) and celery. my question is regarding certain vegetables like carrots, cauliflower, tomatoes and avocados. ive heard that these can throw you out of ketosis, and if so i plan on staying away from them, if not i would add them in for more variety. i would greatly appreciate any help on the subject, or if any of the other things i listed already could do that also, thanks.
- 11-22-2007, 08:54 PM
I can't imagine that avocados would take you out, but i can't say for sure. Are you using ketostix?Animis Rep
- 11-23-2007, 01:06 AM
no im not. the reason i mentioned avocado was because in a lot of diet articles ive read, that and bananas are always said to be something to count with your daily calories, so i wasn't sure. i looked in an atkins book of my dads though, and all of those vegetables with the exception of carrots were allowed, so i dont imagine it will throw you out of ketosis.
11-23-2007, 01:11 AM
Veggies CAN take you out of ketosis dependant on your ethnicity (no joke)... I have never had problems with lettuce/broccolli/green beans, but anything else, except celery I guess takes me out of ketosis.
watch out on the tomatoes btw... fruits are only good preworkout on your depletion day prior to the carb up.
11-23-2007, 02:05 AM
11-23-2007, 08:29 AM
It might be worthwhile to go get some ketostix its about $15 for a conteiner of 60-100 I believe. you don't have to use them daily even once you are sure you are in ketosis, but its nice to periodically use them to check.
11-24-2007, 04:59 PM
11-24-2007, 06:12 PM
it's true! some fruits & vegies will actually pull us out of ketosis, because they are so full of carbs &/or fat. Carrots being on of them.
My office is forever having special litttle morning or afternooon teas. when i decline to come because of dieting & staying away from junk, i'm commonly told (by fat people) 'just bring in your carrot sticks'. I'm left thinking 'yeah, as if....' In terms of tamatoe's, i'm not sure. They are fairly acidic, but i'm not sure if it effects the production of keytones...
Broccolli is good hey! 4g of carbohydrates, it takes 8g of carbohydrate energy to process & digest it!!!!!!!!
11-25-2007, 05:33 PM
11-27-2007, 04:34 AM
I go thru bags of frozen broad beans like they'll never be on sale again & their near their used by date! lol
4g of carbs per 100g, it takes about 8g of carbs for my body to process it...wonderful
11-27-2007, 04:12 PM
11-27-2007, 04:20 PM
11-27-2007, 10:42 PM
i wish asparagus was cheaper though, its up to 4 bucks a pound. i remember not to long ago it was like 1.50
11-28-2007, 02:17 AM
11-28-2007, 02:47 AM
11-28-2007, 09:57 AM
11-28-2007, 02:17 PM
I have never had a problem with avocado's acording to the keto sticks. Nothing better then stuffing the divot that the pit came out of with some homemade crab salad (with bacon of course), mmmmmmmmm.
11-28-2007, 03:12 PM
Transfats = bad.
And I agree with Easy: too much protein will kick you out of ketosis. It's happened to me. Aim for 1g to 1.5 (individual dependent preference) and fill the rest with fat.
For me personally this 1200 kcal of protein, 1800-2400 kcal of fat, and approximately 100 kcal of net carbs due to trace amounts in some sausages and trying to meet my requisite daily fiber intake.
11-28-2007, 04:06 PM
As well with the protein avoid whey isolate, its your fastest digesting and can cause insulin reactions... so meats, fish, eggs, cottage cheese, casein, even whey concentrate is better.
11-28-2007, 05:42 PM
11-28-2007, 05:45 PM
11-28-2007, 08:11 PM
I just wanted to add that alchohol deepends ketosis
11-28-2007, 09:19 PM
I find that I have to remind myself to eat a CKD - I always forget, something that never happened when I ate low fat....
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