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snap peas? snow peas?

Junior Low-Carber



Another question:
Is snap peas and snow peas the same?
I just don't want to mess up my induction week eating them.
I know I can eat snow peas... but what about snap peas?
Will eating them slow my weight loss down?

Moderator



Is snap peas and snow peas the same?
I just don't want to mess up my induction week eating them.
I know I can eat snow peas... but what about snap peas?
Will eating them slow my weight loss down?[/size] Snow peas are flat and somewhat stringy.
Sugar snap peas are round and much sweeter.
So No, they are not the same.

Click here for the carb counts. It 'appears' that they both have the same carb counts, but I'm not sure how accurate this is. It seems like the snap peas would have more carbs, but maybe not. This is a great tool for finding carb counts that I use all the time: http://www.calorieking.com/foods/calorie...wOTY2.html

If I can help you any more, please stop by my personal journal ... thanks!

Kathy in Texas
LCing is no longer a temporary fix, it's my way of life!



Junior Low-Carber



thank you.. THey are kinda high..

Moderator




About 3 net carbs per cup if you subtract the fiber ... not too bad.

Kathy in Texas
LCing is no longer a temporary fix, it's my way of life!



Junior Low-Carber



I read somewhere that don't count the NET carbs for the first two weeks?..
Also... Do calories count? I am 5'3 and weigh 190... I can't imagine if I eat 3000 calories that I will lose weight?... Can you tell me what YOU think?..

I am reading so many different things on line.. I just want your personal opinion..

Advanced Low-Carber



I think you need a book to give you those kind of answers, perhaps one of the Diet Revolutions by Dr.Atkins or else Protein Power by the Eades. While a book is not the end all and be all of low carbing, it will give you the rationale behind low carbing and why and whether you need to be counting anything.

Buttonwillow
Los Angeles, Calif.

12 pounds lost since starting daily induction-level carb grams on 6/29/09
9/13/09: 15 pounds lost
9/28/09: 16.5 pounds lost
2/7/10: 20 pounds lost
3/27/10: 25 pounds lost
10/21/10: 27 pounds lost
On a plateau since 10/21/10, up and down 3-4 pounds.

Oh, boy, does this go slowly!

Expert Low-Carber



One of my favorite dishes is shrimp, baby bella mushrooms and snow peas sauteed in coconut oil. MMMmmm! I don't eat snap peas though. Snow peas are a better bet on the carb counts.

Advanced Low-Carber



Also... Do calories count? I am 5'3 and weigh 190... I can't imagine if I eat 3000 calories that I will lose weight?... Can you tell me what YOU think?..

I am reading so many different things on line.. I just want your personal opinion.. I agree with Buttonwillow that you would be wise to get a book and read it. If you own a Kindle, you can get the new Atkins book on that.

However... I'm always happy to express my opinion. For the first few weeks (or ever) I don't think you should be counting calories. You should eat when you are hungry. You may feel that you are eating a lot in the beginning, but this is your body adapting to your new way of eating. Fairly quickly, your metabolism will probably stabilize and you won't be hungry that much. A low carb, high fat diet is very satiating. You probably won't want to eat 3000 calories a day. But if you DO eat 3000 calories a day in the beginning, I think you should do what your body is telling you. If you've been starving it of quality fats and proteins for a long time, your body may feel very deprived and will want to make up for it. Don't stress. Trust the process. If the scale makes you crazy, stay away from it. Remind yourself that you are in this for the long haul, and your body will make a lot of adjustments. It takes time.

And hang out here and lay all your gripes on us. We're there for you.

--Shy

What can I do this week that will make me healthier at the end of the week than I am right now?