To answer your "topic" question-- yes veggies count as carbs. Some veggies are higher-carb. Think corn, potatoes, peas. Some are low carb (also referred to as low-starch) like broccoli, leafy greens, summer squash, green beans etc.
Personally I disagree with eliminating whole food groups from a diet unless there's a medical reason to do so. I also disagree with having a person who *probably* does not have any kind of degree in nutrition, telling me to eliminate whole food groups. Where is the science, to back up what this person told you? Exactly where did they go to school, to learn that that's a good idea?
I took a quick peek at your nutrition tracker. It doesn't appear that you're tracking all your food-- you may be using a site other than Spark though, to track your food. I'd suggest starting off by tracking every single thing you eat. I'd have to say that the number one most helpful thing with my weight loss, was tracking everything I ate. The number two most important thing was cutting back on anything that was "empty calories". Cookies, candy, chips, etc. Sure, it's okay to have a treat now and then. But when you're trying to lose, you need to be sure you're meeting your minimum calorie range with good solid healthy choices so you provide your body with the nutrition it needs.
Also, I did not see many low-starch vegetables on your Tracker. If you use the "my plate" guidelines, to plan your meal-- 1/2 of the plate should be low-starch vegetables, with 1/4 a whole grain and 1/4 a protein.
Ruth in Cookeville, TN Central Time Zone
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