Archive for the ‘Carbs in Common Food’ Category

Hardee’s All Natural Grass Fed Burger?

Friday, July 24th, 2015

Okay, I admit, I didn’t feel like cooking dinner tonight, so I got a low carb, grass fed burger from Hardee’s.  Low carb because they wrap it in lettuce and not a bun.  Total carbs = 9 grams.  Fiber = 2 grams.  Total NET carbs = 7 grams.  No fries and had some new organic Gunpowder Iced Green […]

Q: How many veggies can I eat? Can I eat a salad with lunch or dinner too?

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

A: Thanks for the question. On my low carb diet plan, for the first week or two, I like to keep things super simple.  1 cup of veggies a couple times per day in the beginning.  I’m not worried about creating nutritional deficiencies in a week or so.  I just want to get into ketosis and […]

What to drink on Low Carb?

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Q: I drink coffee with splenda and water with lemon?  Is this ok? A: When doing low carb, I don’t drink coffee usually.  I drink water and unsweetened tea (black or green or herbal).  And I do add a slice of lemon or lime to water.  Or even 2 slices 🙂 But the issue really […]

Whole foods and low carb

Friday, May 20th, 2011

There’s been some activity in the low carb world pertaining to a study on the effects of low carb alternative foods (low carb variations of high carb foods), like low carb pasta for example.  And one of the studies was suggesting that they might have an impact on blood sugar levels after all.  I don’t […]

Do I need to count calories while on a low carb diet?

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

This is a great question.  And it’s actually a yes and no answer. In the beginning, I don’t think you have to count calories.  I don’t even worry about counting calories for the first month or two of eating low carb.  My goal is to focus on getting into ketosis first and foremost.  This puts […]

Q: Carbs in luncheon meat?

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Question: How many carbs in luncheon meat?  Johnsonville brats are 3 grams per link?  Is that too many?  How many is too many? Answer: Luncheon meat in general is safe to eat low carb-wise.  And unless you plan on eating 10 thick slices of luncheon meat, then there probably isn’t enough carbs in luncheon meat […]

Happy Cinco De Mayo

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

Cinco De Mayo (May 5th) is a Mexican holiday primarily celebrated in the US.  Apparently it’s based on a victorious battle of the Mexican Army over the French.  I doubt the French pay much attention to this ‘holiday’.  It has become simply more of a recognition of Mexican heritage here in the US. Anyway, Mexican […]

How many carbs in an onion?

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

Onions are one of the older foods humans have been eating, dating back thousands of years and thought to have originated from Asia. When it comes to the carb count of onions, onions are pretty sweet.  1 medium sized yellow onion has 10 grams of carbs, and about 2 grams of fiber which makes the […]

How many carbs in a tomato?

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Are tomatoes on the low carb diet woks plan?  Absolutely.  Even though they are technically considered a fruit, tomatoes are a-ok to eat on a low carb diet. One large tomato has about 5 grams of net carbs.  So you could easily add half a tomato to any meal/serving.  One tomato slice only adds about 1 […]

What a pickle!

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

I guess I’ve been used to American pickles, which the everyday grocery store variety has artificial colors and preservatives.  Not something I really want to be eating all that often. So I saw this German barrel pickle sitting on the shelf from a company called GUNDELSHEIM and they were even on sale at my local […]

Coffee and low carb

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

Ordinarily, I don’t drink coffee on a daily or even a weekly basis.  Mostly because it’s TOO stimulating.   I had a cup of coffee just the other day which I likened to a freight train running through a meditation garden. But for many Americans, coffee is synonymous with simply ‘waking up’.  Phrases like “Don’t talk […]

Hardees Turkey Burger

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

I don’t know if you’ve seen the new Hardees® commercial for their turkey burger sandwich, but it’s Miss Turkey in a bikini eating a turkey sandwich while walking next to a swimming pool.  Being a male, I certainly don’t mind the commercial or at least watching Miss Turkey. So what’s the carb count on this […]

Grapefruit, oranges, and citrus on low carb

Saturday, April 9th, 2011
Grapefruit, oranges, lemons

A medium sized grapefruit has about 18.5g of carbs.  For most low carbers, this is on the verboten list and avoided until the maintenance phase is reached.  But out of those 18.5g of carbs, you have 2.7 grams of fiber.  That makes the net carbs of a whole grapefruit about 16g of carbs. Still too […]

Carrots and low carb

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

For some reason, not exactly sure why, carrots have gotten a really bad rap in the low carb world.  And I just can’t figure it out.  Everybody says it’s because of the sugar content of carrots?  So let’s take a look at that a little more carefully. One whole medium sized carrot has 5.8 grams […]

Fast food lunch vs. Low Carb lunch

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

Let’s take a look at a common fast food lunch vs. a low carb lunch. In this case, we’re going to compare a McDonald’s Big Mac, medium fries and medium drink for the fast food meal. For the low carb meal, exactly what I’m eating today for lunch, it’s an 8 oz. steak and 2 […]

Comparing a fast food breakfast to a low carb breakfast

Sunday, March 13th, 2011

Ok, so obviously, I do have some bias here towards low carb, but let’s just take a look at some of the numbers. For this breakfast, I’m comparing 2 meals I’ve eaten on numerous occasions.  And in this case, it’s a Chik-fil-a Chicken, Egg & Cheese on a Multigrain Bagel with hash browns and orange […]

Nuts to nuts

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

I bought some almonds from Trader Joes (dry roasted and salted) and they are literally like crack to me.  Not that I have ever tried crack, but they seem to be highly addictive to my low carb diet.  So much so, I don’t think I’ll be buying them again anytime soon. They seem to be […]

But what about carbs?

Friday, January 28th, 2011

Doesn’t your body need carbs?  Isn’t low carbohydrate unhealthy?  Do you just eat bacon and eggs? I hear this all the time.  And now, half a year later, I just laugh.  I don’t eat a no-carb diet.  Low carb doesn’t necessarily mean no-carb.  I get my carbs from vegetables. They actually have a fair amount […]

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