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Do you count veg?

Discussion in 'Calorie Counting' started by Blueway, 9 November 2011 Social URL.

  1. Blueway

    Blueway Silver Member

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    Just wondering if you all count the veg you eat throughout the day when you add up your calories?
     
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    Yeah, if you're calorie counting then count everything.
     
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    Not as strictly as i do other foods, otherwise i just wouldn't eat fruit or veg. I'd go hungry between meals instead.
     
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    Yep, I count all my veg. You will be surprised how many cals are in some veggies. :)
     
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    most definately - count everything
     
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    you are supposed to count everything but it does seen unfair as a lot of diets class veg as FREE food, next we'll be told there is calories in water :)
     
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    My base ofod is veg so, yes.
     
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    Its up to the individual. Personally, I don't really count the veg I eat - however, I only eat low cal veg like salad and mushrooms. I always count fruit.
     
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    Thanks everyone.
    I always count fruit and veg such as potato but if I'm having salad I usually end up forgetting to count some stuff!
     
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    Caz Slimming down the aisle

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    I don't weigh out salad as I've got used to how much of it is how many calories and it's never very many. Other veg and fruit I do count though, you'd be surprised how much they add up.
     
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    I have to keep a fine balance between not splurging and not being too controlling, else I go insane. So yes I count them but only roughly. Unless it's stuff like spuds or carrots which can contain more calories than the leafy salad things / spinach etc, then I will actually figure out how many potatoes / carrots etc of what size equals how many calories.
     
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    That was the part of Slimming World I loved the most, not having the count all the "allowed" stuff, made life much easier! But then also I think it is easier to fall off the wagon as well, whereas numbers tend to keep you on track :)
     
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    I don't count salady things, peppers, onions etc but I do count potatoes, peas, sweetcorn and bananas. I know if I was too strict I wouldn't eat enough fruit and veg.
     
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    I just log everything salady under a presaved 'guesstimate' so I have an entry saved as a basic salad and I just double it for a big bowl an halve for a side serving? I do weigh potatoes and some veg (parsnip, corn, peas mostly) but then I don't alway weigh my meat? I use a generic 'medium chicken breast' and let it balance itself out over the week!!!
     
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    I try and count everything :)
     
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    Yes, I count my veggies because as a vegetarian I eat lots of vegetable based foods. I just don't count the cloves of garlic, slices of onion and herbs (parsley/oregano/basil/etc), you know those little thing wich calories are almost non-existent. But if I eat a cup of boiled broccoli or carrots or something like that I count it ;)

    x
     
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    I don't always log plain salad leaves, but ALWAYS log everything else. And usually I do log the leaves too, although a massive handful is usually only about 4 cals.
    The only things I don't log are diet drinks (I now only drink around a litre of Diet Irn Bru a week, as opposed to 4/5litres a day!), frylight and the occasional stock cube. I log my mugs of tea, veg, sweetner, everything else :)
    Other diets, especially SW might say some things are 'free''...well, the 1500calories a day I was eating, most days, in pasta alone was 'free' - there aint nothing free on this journey baybee lol
     
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