Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Counting Calories on Kimkins

Kimmer shares her diet wisdom in a recent blog post about how to properly measure food.

She cautions:
"Veggies should be loosely placed in the measuring cup, not packed. If we try hard enough, we could squish a whole package of frozen spinach into 1 cup. But then I'm only lying to ourselves. And the scale will reflect it."

1 pkg of frozen spinach (10 oz) is 82 calories and 4 net carbs (12 minus 8 fiber). The kimkins-approved 1/2 cup is 23 calories and 1 net carb. So 59 additional calories and 3 carbs from veggies will "reflect on the scale"?

She further teaches us how to measure lettuce:
"If you use an "ounce" option, the amount measured is by weight -- not volume. For example, 1 cup of lettuce is about 1 ounce by weight, but if you enter lettuce in Fitday as "1 ounce" it will not show calories, fat, carb and protein counts for 1 cup."

1 cup of lettuce has about 10 calories and 1.5 net carbs (according to USDA database). Why would it matter if I accidentally entered it as 1 oz (4 calories, 0.5 carbs)?

Did Heidi get fat eating lettuce?

1 comment:

OhYeahBabe said...

It's wisdom like she spews that got her where she is today! Metabolism destroyed, can't lose weight even with millions of dollars on the line, lawsuits pending, criminal charges being considered, and thousands of women who fear or despise her. And maybe 3 who are on to her but support her anyway.

Yeah, Kimmer. The spinach is the problem.
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