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How to count carbs on Atkins?

Newbie Low-Carber

Hello low carbers,
I'm starting the Atkins induction phase, but I'm a little confused about the process of counting carbs. For instance, supposedly you can get all 20 grams daily just by eating 2 to 3 cups of lettuce, but when i check the carb info online it lists it as wayyyy less than that.
Can someone please explain it better to me?

Advanced Low-Carber

You aren't restricted to a few cups of lettuce on Atkins, you take the 20gs of carbs from the foods on the induction list:


"The truth is so often the reverse of what has been told to us by our culture that we cannot turn our heads far enough around to see it." - Howard Zinn

Senior Low-Carber

Don't worry about it. Just keep carbs to a minimum if you want to lose weight.

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Expert Low-Carber

You might want to check your carb counts again. 3 cups of Romaine lettuce has 1.2 net carbs and 24 calories. The problem with salads is not the lettuce. It is the dressings and additional toppings you add to the lettuce.

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