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    I just started yesterday and have been eating:
    Breakfast: 4 scrambled eggs, 3 pieces of bacon and 4 ounces of venison breakfast sausage
    Lunch: Half a package of fatfree turkey breast and 3 chucke cheese string cheese packages
    Dinner: 2 seasoned chicken leg quarters and a whole dill pickle.

    I'm always in a truck and have hard times stopping to snack or eat. I love pickles, and the ones I got said 0 carbs. Would I be able to snack on these throughout day (lets say 3-4 whole pickles a day)?

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    Good question, I'll let someone else answer that...however, I would assume that you would end up with a lot of sodium with that...maybe drink extra water??
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    still not understanding the whole process about carbs and sodium. I've just honestly been making sure I'm not eating hardly any carbs. What would high sodium do? Don't know!!!

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    just makes you retain water (bloat up) and too sodium (salt) is just really not very good for you is all.
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    oh okay thanks!!

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    Default Re: Pickles???

    The pickles that you have that say 0 carbs are for the one serving..if you eat more than that, they will have some carbs...they can legally say 0 carbs because it is .5 or less gram carb. So more than one might start adding up. Make sure to use a carb counter like fitday or something similar. Since they are made from cucumbers and cukes have carbs...its likely that your pickles do too.
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    Default Re: Pickles???

    As Sonya said, as they are basically cucumbers then they must have 'some' carbs in them
    Though there is nothing wrong in using them as a part of your 3 cups of veggies I would hesitate to make them all the veg you eat, as relying on just one measn you will be missing out on so many other nutrients.
    I notice you wrote
    I've just honestly been making sure I'm not eating hardly any carbs.
    contrary to the media's notion of Atkins it is NOT a 'no carb' way of eating

    You can eat up to 20 net carbs which are to come from up to 3 cups of veggies from the two lists, plus the carbs from cheese (count one net carb per ounce)/eggs (about 0.6 per egg/cream/processed meats (if you allow yourself these)/salad dressings etc. )

    However 'most' of your carbs should come from your veg, so if you eat very few of those you should not be eating many carbs from the other foods I listed, which will limit your food choices just to meat and might get boring after a while.

    Look at our latest "Eat your Vegetables" challenge to get some ideas on how to get most of your net carbs from vegetables on induction
    http://www.atkinsdietbulletinboard.c...ges/115055.htm



    Not sure how much a cup of induction veggies weighs?
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    What about Pickled jalepenos? The jar says zero carbs but there probably is a couple carbs in them. Thoughts????

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    You really need to be careful about the sodium. Not only does it make you retain fluid, but it can make you really thirsty.
    This actually happened to me. I started eating bacon on my salads, and probably some other things with sodium (forget what). And I was so so thirsty I could have cried, no matter how much water I drank I was ALWAYS thirsty. It took about 1 week- 1 1/2 to get it out of my body, no joke. This time around (yes I started again). I eat absolutely no bacon, because of what it does to me, and so far so good







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    Default Re: Pickles???

    My thoughts are if it's not on the list, I don't eat it. Pickles aren't on my list, so I don't eat them. Jalepeno's aren't on my list, so I don't eat them.

    Of course it helps that I don't particularly enjoy pickles and jalapeno's...but I digress.

    There's plenty of time after induction to try those things out and see how they affect you.

    If you're always in a truck, you need to plan ahead with your meals in a cooler. Plus - after you open those jars of pickled foods, they need to be refrigerated.

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