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Which Vegetables Should I Count Calories For?

Should I Count Calories From Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Squash, Snap Peas, Bell Peppers, And Green Beans?

On today’s episode of Live Lean TV, we’re answering a viewer question who asked: which vegetables should I count calories for?

Today’s viewer question is from #AskLiveLeanTV Ep. 016.

Here’s today’s viewer question:

@ZinskiKat on Twitter says: Which vegetables should I count calories for? I know sweet potatoes and carrots, but what about squash, snap peas, bell peppers, and green beans?

That’s a good question.

Correct, you should count calories for sweet potatoes.

You should also count calories for most squashes, including kabocha squash or any other really starchy squash.

However, you do not need to count calories for zucchini and summer squash.

The only vegetables I really focus on counting calories for would be all potatoes.

Counting calories for carrots is iffy, however I don’t typically count them unless I’m eating a lot.

I also don’t eat a lot of squash.

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Ultimately, I would just recommend you focus on counting calories for starchy vegetables that are higher in carbohydrates.

I wouldn’t get too too worried about the other vegetables.

If you’re eating mostly vegetables, you probably don’t have an issue with being too high in carbohydrates, unless it was all potatoes and squash.

Eating a lot of those two starchy vegetables can get high in carbohydrates, so those are the ones to watch out for.


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  • What vegetables do you count calories for?
  • Do you eat a lot of squash, carrots, or potatoes?

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