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6/18/17 9:25 A

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OK....I see... emoticon BTW... how are you doing with the situps and pushups? Are you still increasing your numbers?

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6/18/17 1:10 A

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SINCYN,
you are not missing anything. I'm being dumb, or silly.

In a more realistic situation, I might have a few items on my plate, and not weigh them, but still want a rough idea of the carb load. But counting the mustard in equal proportion, even though I had very little, I'm just being a little silly, but just to emphasize that even if you are at friends, or have no scale, you can still have some ort of idea.

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6/17/17 12:04 P

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I'm not seeing it James.. I see what you are doing... adding all the percentages and dividing by 5 since there are 5 items.... but since, as you pointed out, the steak would have a larger weight as compared to the other things... wouldn't that skew the number on the actual percentage of carbs you are actually eating? BTW... not a math person here... so I am not argueing... I am just trying to understand.

I agree that it would be good to investigate individual items and so get an idea how keto friendly they are.

Great to know about the snap peas... they did well in my garden this year. I've been freezing quite a bit of them.

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6/17/17 10:01 A

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I was shocked when I went to make frozen peas for my family the other day. Peas are one of my favorite veggies and I used to eat a cup of them for dinner. lol, not going to happen anymore!

Good to know I can still get my "pea" fix by eating snap peas, thank you James!

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6/17/17 1:20 A

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I think the peas themselves are higher in carbs, but the snap peas, where you also eat the shell lowers the fraction of carbs since the shell isn't as sweet as the peas themselves, and the peas in the snap pea pods are smaller than fully mature peas, so that is probably another reason for fewer carbs in the snap peas.

peas (9.4%)
snap peas with shell (4.9%)
cherry tomatoes (3%)
tomatoes (3%)

Edited by: -JAMES- at: 6/17/2017 (10:20)
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6/16/17 7:54 P

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Wow good to know on the peas and tomatos!!! I love your method, James!!!

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Subject: carb approximation

As you may know, my guideline is to eat things that have 6% of their weight, or less of course, as carbs. I'm not weighing or counting much of anything these days, but I'm pretty aware of what is low, or very low carb.

So here is supper today:
- steak (0% carbs)
- mustard on the steak (2%)
- snap peas (4.9%)
- carrots (6.8%)
- cherry tomatoes (3%)

The average of all those percentages, as if I had equal amounts of everything even the mustard, is 3.4%. So, pretty good, and healthy.

I knew the carrots were higher than 6%, but was pleasantly surprised that the peas and tomatoes were actually that low.

The real way to do this is to weigh each of those things, and calculate the grams of carbs in each one and add up. This is great for precision, and for enlightenment (cashews have what?) but once you are in the groove you have the things you eat, and you investigate potential new things.


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