View Full Version : Veggie problems.
01-12-2005, 05:45 PM
Man, I've been looking up veggies on calorie counter sites, and alot of them aren't even over a calorie or a gram of carbohydrate.
So my quesion is...how am I supposed to make veggies my carb source in some of my meals when they're worth so little? For instance, let's say I need 50g worth of carbs. What am I going to do, have 50 cups of lettuce?
Also, does anyone have any good veggie recipies or anything?
01-12-2005, 06:09 PM
Heh, lettuce has extremely little calorie content- it's almost completely water. If you want to get denser veggies buy green beans, broccoli, cauliflower, etc
01-12-2005, 06:40 PM
Yeah, veggies don't play a huge role in my diet (mainly green beans twice a day).
spinage is quite popular amongst some of the members here
01-12-2005, 07:24 PM
01-12-2005, 10:11 PM
Well in the diets on this site, they call for veggies to be a main source of some of the meals. And Spinache doesn't have alot of calories either...
01-13-2005, 12:08 AM
All carbs are not created equal!
Most vegetables (especially Green Leafy Veggies) are fibrous carbohydrates.
Rice, sweet potato, oats, and other starchy foods are complex carbohydrates.
Fibrous carbs don't have many calories, but are packed with tonnes of vitamins, minerals, and fiber that your body needs just as much as protein! Your carb calories come from complex carbohydrates. All of your meals should have a protein source, and most should have a complex carb AND a fibrous carb (veggie), with the exceptions possibly being the last two meals of your day.
Read up on the fiber articles and the metabolic primers.
01-13-2005, 06:23 AM
G'day Cobber. Read this article and it may help you with your understanding of things.
When you get that sorted out do a search for an article about Calorie Density of foods. Venom wrote it a while back in the journals. /forum/images/graemlins/smile.gif That took me some pondering to get the gist of it but it makes sense after a while. Cheers. /forum/images/graemlins/smile.gif
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