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Sep 17th, 2013, 12:28 PM  
Bevziibubble
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Do you count veg calories?

Just wondering what everyone else does?

I didn't used to count them but I do these days as I've found that they add up over the course of a day!
 
 
Sep 17th, 2013, 13:34 PM  
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When I'm counting I do, although tbh they don't come to much! Well, they do, but you get a lot more veg for your calories than you do other foods iykwim?
 
Sep 17th, 2013, 19:29 PM  
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I have not counted in a very long time but when I did count, I counted everything. I was spending a good bit of time learning what has which calories, what makes a better snack and so on. Once you can get past that initial learning curve you will love it!
 
 
Sep 17th, 2013, 20:04 PM  
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I don't really count vegetables towards calories, but I do make sure I keep track of anything I add in like butter, cheese, or salad dressings. My veggies are freebies.
 
Sep 17th, 2013, 21:03 PM  
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When I've previously done cals I always counted them. They really do add up!
 
 
Sep 20th, 2013, 14:57 PM  
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I don't count salad vegetables like lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers. I figure those are all pretty low and it's the dressings and other things we top a salad with that bring the calorie count up. I do count cooked vegetables that are part of a recipe with other ingredients because those usually have more calories than just a plain raw vegetable does.
 
Sep 20th, 2013, 15:25 PM  
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I've never considered counting vegetable calories. They are something I'd never consider removing from my diet even if the calories were high. I know they are bound to add up, but each days' calories are used up on that day so they've never really worried me.
 
Sep 22nd, 2013, 02:26 AM  
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I'm another one who has never bothered to count veggies. When I am following the Weight Watchers program we don't count calories or carbs. Veggies are freebies. So I never got in the habit.
 
Sep 22nd, 2013, 10:25 AM  
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I agree with you Lillian. I consider veggies to be freebies. I'm not sure I'd feel the same if I was a vegetarian. If all I could eat were vegetables, I'd have to count the calories or else there would be nothing at all to count.
 
Sep 22nd, 2013, 15:26 PM  
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I used to be a vegetarian many years ago. I ate a lot of dairy, nuts, breads, fruits, eggs, rice, pasta, and vegetables. It was such a high carb diet that the calories could really get away from you if you're not careful.
 
 
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