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RUSSELL_40
Posts: 16,783
2/1/13 8:48 P

As a low carber, I try to avoid starchy vegetables, but they are still vegetables. Starches are just a form of carbohydrate, like sugar, or fiber.



CARLY241
Posts: 189
2/1/13 8:36 P

thanks. really helpful. im gonna stick to one a day as you suggested.



UNIDENT
Posts: 33,498
1/31/13 9:47 P

MISSRUTH is correct, they're starches really.

My mother used to dish us up meat, and potato with peas and corn. Yeah good - meat + starch + starch + starch.

Starchy vegies are still "vegies" but try to limit your serving of starchy ones to 1 a day, and get 4+ servings of other vegies and fruit.



MISSRUTH
Posts: 3,310
1/31/13 9:37 P

Sweet potatoes and peas are both starch-y vegetables. So I reckon you could count them as vegetables. Personally, I don't count them in my daily quota of vegetables/fruits; I consider them to be in the category of bread or rice or pasta. BTW, corn and "regular" potatoes are like that too.



GRAMCRACKER46
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1/31/13 9:03 P

I count them as veggie but it doesn't really matter. I am more concerned that my carbs fats and proteins are balanced in my SP Nutrition Tracker..

If you are not using the food tracker here at SP I can't answer your question.

Good for you though for getting your veggies. How many a day? I shoot for a minimum of three but often have more.



CARLY241
Posts: 189
1/31/13 8:33 P

I am keeping track of how many veggies I eat in a day. Does eating a sweet potato count as a veggie? How about peas?



 
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