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Do Leafy Green Carbs Count on Keto?


#1

Well do they? I have been eating kale and it has a surprising carb count.


#2

Do you use KetoStix to ensure ketosis? This might be a way to ensure you are hitting ketosis instead of guessing.

Although having said that, I cant imagine that it would make a difference unless you are eating bushels of the stuff


#3

What type of carbs is it?


#4

Yes, they count but remove fiber from to get a net carb count. For example, Kale has approx 6.5 grams of carbs per cup but 1.5 grams of indigestible fiber. Therefore, 5 grams of carbs.

After eating low carb with prolonged periods of zero carb over the last 5 years, I don’t count the carbs from leafy greens. They really don’t seem to move the needle for me.


#5

Same for me. I eat a serving with each meal and don’t think I’ve ever come out of Keto due to veggies.