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January 19, 2012 10:44 AM
Do green bell peppers really have that many carbs in them? Is this ok to eat? Trying to keep my carbs at 20 grams ( trying for less)..I like snacking on them with spinach/artichoke dip- very tasty and very healthy...but I will stop if they really have as many carbs as what this MFP shows....
Thanks :)
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January 20, 2012 6:04 AM
A average size bell pepper has roughly 8 carbs with about 3 gr of fiber. So if you minus the fiber you only have 5 net carbs.

I love peppers with ranch and I eat them all the time. When I started losing weight my highest was 254.4 lbs and I got down to 189, but I stopped low carbing and got back up to 227.2 lbs, But I'm back on and now losing again.

Good luck,
Anita
Edited by rotnkat On January 20, 2012 6:05 AM
January 23, 2012 12:57 AM
Go to www.calorieking.com and research green bell pepper - and select the "1oz" in the drop down box to get a more accurate read on the carb counts.

Green peppers ARE a healthy carbohydrate. You just have to be good about meal planning and portioning... I eat peppers all the time and couldnt imagine not having them on my steaks or in my homemade marinara!
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January 23, 2012 7:50 PM
i have found that on mfp not all results are accurate def. find another site to double check im on atkins and going by the book so in there they tell u the veggies and how many net carbs which is what u count...so on here i find the right one that matches to what my reference is if not then create the food item to put in the system :) iv done that a couple times
January 23, 2012 7:51 PM
yes i eat them daily :) also just in smaller portions and mixed with onions usually
January 23, 2012 8:00 PM
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Go to www.calorieking.com and research green bell pepper - and select the "1oz" in the drop down box to get a more accurate read on the carb counts.

i have found that on mfp not all results are accurate def. find another site to double check im on atkins and going by the book so in there they tell u the veggies and how many net carbs which is what u count...so on here i find the right one that matches to what my reference is if not then create the food item to put in the system :) iv done that a couple times



Correct.. which is why I posted www.calorieking.com as a valid site to reference.
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