I was just reading this blog post on the USDA food pyramid...
As we all know the first criticism we usually get on that atkins diet is that we don't eat vegetables, well heres one of their reccomendations from the blogpost linked above:
Now obviousely they break down of it seems a bit silly but the main thing that caught my eye was the total cups of veg: 2.5 cups a day or 16.5 a week (which btw should actually equal 17.5 cups a week).--2.5 cups of veggies daily, or 16.5 weekly, of which 3 cups should be dark green, 2 cups should be orange, 3 cups should be dried beans or peas, 3 cups should be starchy
Now correct me if I am wrong, but Atkins induction or phase 1 is 2 cups of salad veg and 1 cup of non starchy veg... That is 3 cups a day and 21 cups a week, yes?
And they say we don't eat enough vegetables?