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1/15/13 8:44 A

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So true!! Carrots are better for you than carrot cake!! I do have a carrot cake recipe from the Wheat Belly book which I haven't tried, but it looks yummy.

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1/15/13 7:29 A

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Some vegetables like potatoes, beets, peas, corn, carrots etc. cause a larger spike in blood sugar due to more carbs. On Atkins they are considered BAD. However, even on Atkins, after Induction, you can have these in limited quantities. Starting with OWL, you can work up to starchy vegetables, although potatoes, and corn still seem too high for me. I do like peas 1-2 times a month though. Raw carrots less often.

If you are near maintenance, or on a more relaxed low carb plan though, you can probably have them all, just watch the quantity. Carrots are better than carrot cake..lol.


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1/14/13 3:00 P

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Thanks for all the useful info. I have been using them, although not liberaly in my soups and stews, plus in salads. I have not gotten to the stage where every little carb counts. My weight is down about 8 lbs. from the first of the year. I know I will reach a point where I will have "stalled" weight loss, but I'm not there yet, so I plan to keep including some carrots in my recipes. Thanks again for the wonderful response concerning carrots.

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1/14/13 12:53 P

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Most of us fall short on eating our daily three to five servings of vegetables, so I work them into snacks with a healthy dip like hummus. Baby carrots are fun to eat, and the snack is even easier if the hummus is purchased in individual portions of two or three ounces. It keeps your snack well under 200 calories. I am a diabetic and it works out fine for me... emoticon



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1/14/13 12:19 P

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It depends on your plan. They are not allowed on Atkins but are okay on many more liberal plans. I consider them healthy and I eat them. The glycemic load of them is okay.

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1/14/13 11:35 A

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Guess it depends on what plan you are doing. But quite honestly - carrots aren't evil. Raw carrots have less impact on blood sugar than cooked. I eat them all the time but then I am on a version of South Beach.

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1/14/13 11:22 A

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Carrots Do you use them in small quantities, or are they still considered BAD?

I did put some in my homemade chicken soup... and it didn't seem to create any blood sugar problems for me.

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