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Things I forgot to mention…
Root vegetables on the HCG diet
First, let’s define root vegetables for those that don’t know what they are. A root vegetable is vegetable that grows in the ground and does not grow from a tree or plant. Obvious example of root vegetables are potatoes, carrots and onions. Root vegetables are much higher in carbs than their green leafy counterparts.
I bet you didn’t know that an onion has as many carbs as an apple. And guess what, onions are allowed on the original HCG diet protocol. As a result of them being so high in carbs, you have to limit them if you want to maintain ketosis. You’ve heard me say it before, the more you do to help the HCG, the more the HCG will help you. This is done by limiting your carbs.
This is discussed on another video blog called “Root vegetables on the HCG diet“.
Transcription of blog
Okay, so next question. There’s some concern about what is a fruit and what is a vegetable. And furthermore, can you eat pretty much whatever you want as long as you keep your carbs under 30 grams a day. What I mean by “whatever you want”, I mean fruit or vegetable. Yes, if you want to squeeze an apple into your diet, an apple has 20 grams of carbs, maybe 20 to 25 grams of carbs. If you want to must have half an apple in the morning and half an apple at night, you’ll have to do a spinach salad, and that would keep you around 30 grams of carbs and that’s just fine.
The main point is, you want to stay in ketosis. From all the research that I’ve done in ketosis, keeping yourself under 30 grams of carbs is pretty ideal. The Atkins Diet suggests keeping your carbs under 20. There are some diets that say dividing your weight in pound by two and that’s the number of carbs to keep you in ketosis, in grams I mean. But I’ve found that 30 grams is pretty ideal. So whatever you have to do, whatever you want to eat that keeps yourself under 30 grams of carbs is just fine.