how many people dont like counting veggies

Discussion in 'Calorie Counting' started by Cahrlierogers, 13 February 2014.

  1. Cahrlierogers

    Cahrlierogers Well-Known Member

    i know you are surposed to count your salad and your fruit but i feel that i should be encouraged to have them and my fitnesspal isnt motivating me to eat my 5 a day as i have to count do people just not count them and how do you but your salad it takes me ages.:sigh:
  2. deba

    deba Member

    I dont count veg except potatoes and i lost three stone six pounds last year.
  3. TracyGWill

    TracyGWill Well-Known Member

    I count absolutely everything - it's especially important with fruit, as it can be so calorific. :) xx
  4. Domane

    Domane Well-Known Member

    If you eat things regularly then you can make up a "recipe" for your salad.... for example weigh out 6 slices of cucumber and a normal-sized tomato that you eat, along with anything else you have as a standard salad (I like a few olives on my lettuce and raw mushrooms too) and then create your recipe so the next time you have your standard salad, you just click on your recipes and it'll put it straight in for you! The other thing is that they will show in your recent or frequent foods too so you can just re-select them :)
  5. mrsmca2b

    mrsmca2b Well-Known Member

    I count fruit and starchy veg, but greens, peppers, salad and onions I'm not so good at...x
  6. ellaye

    ellaye Well-Known Member

    I count them. And I usually log tomorrow's food the night before so that I can make changes/cut backs as and where I need to, instead of realising I only have say 45 calories left and my veggies being 100 cal. You can almost always cut back somewhere - a bit less rice, less sauce, not as much meat etc.
  7. Stackhead

    Stackhead Slow and steady...

    Fruit averages out at 80 calories per piece - that adds up. Non-starchy veg you can almost get away with because the values are so low (depending on how much you eat).

    Do whatever works for you but if your weight loss starts slowing down then if your not counting fruits and veg then start because it can (and does) make a difference to your total.
  8. Cahrlierogers

    Cahrlierogers Well-Known Member

    I try doing and things dont work out meals change and lunch changes because I'm not in so its what i can get.
  9. Cahrlierogers

    Cahrlierogers Well-Known Member

    great idea i have just made my salad recipe it works out 39 kcals lets hope i stick to it lol
  10. I must admit I round up and guess a bit but I do log fruit and veg. If I'm eating raw carrots, fair enough, I know I've eaten say two carrots and a third of a tub of hummus. But if I cook a Big batch of bolognese that has carrots in, I'll just stick down half a cup to cover myself :)
  11. Mrs CC

    Mrs CC Well-Known Member

    Deffo log your fruit! I recently weighed out my fruit and was shocked to discover an apple, pear, banana and orange came in at over 300 cals!
  12. TracyGWill

    TracyGWill Well-Known Member

    Well of course fruit is currently in the bad books because the emphasis has shifted from fat to sugar, and it's full of the stuff - doesn't matter that it's fructose, it's still public enemy number one, lol. ;) xx
  13. Mrs CC

    Mrs CC Well-Known Member

    I always used to be 'pro-fruit' ha ha! Used to eat the stuff willy nilly until I realised that!

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