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Copius amounts of vegetables

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 08, 2012 at 2:49 AM

Is there anything wrong with eating 2-3kg of vegetables a day if that's what it seems to take to feel satiated?

Always very green and low glycemic vegetable but just quite large quantities. Things like green beans, cabbage, broccoli, zucchini etc.

Would love to hear your thoughts.

4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

(4413)

on August 09, 2012
at 01:50 AM

JayJay, do you mean for minerals and other nutrients but not for antioxidants? How about more veggies AND more liver, eggs and bone broth. I have to admit I suck at bone broth. Eggs and liver yes. but I don't make broth.

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

(18635)

on August 09, 2012
at 12:40 AM

In that case more liver, more eggs, more bone broth.

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

(18635)

on August 09, 2012
at 12:39 AM

Long as your eating enough of the "real nutritious food"....eat as much filler as you need.

4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

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on August 08, 2012
at 09:26 PM

I don't care about fiber as much as I do antioxidants/phyto-nutrients and minerals.

58d456f4c4d551a697e65ada8c32ad4f

(1178)

on August 08, 2012
at 02:12 PM

I've started to notice this, too! Green beans popping up on websites and food blogs...

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11048)

on August 08, 2012
at 01:00 PM

Green beans are more pod than bean and can be found on many the Paleo site.

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on August 08, 2012
at 10:38 AM

From what I've read, green beans (and green peas) are fine. Legumes aren't discouraged *because* they are legumes, but because of their lectin and phytate content, both of which seem quite low in green beans and peas. If the levels were as low in all the other beans, they probably wouldn't be on the paleo sh*t list.

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C1484e8cfca0cc00f40da25d36f689b8

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on August 08, 2012
at 04:16 AM

Certainly not wrong by any stretch of the imagination. However, you say that you NEED that much to feel satiated, which may not be the case. If you do not desire to eat that much vegetable matter everyday, you could up your protein or fat to help induce satiety as well.

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on August 08, 2012
at 04:55 AM

Contrary to popular belief MORE FIBER does not = better.

I don't think you need that much vegetable matter to feel full. Maybe do a leptin reset.

4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

(4413)

on August 09, 2012
at 01:50 AM

JayJay, do you mean for minerals and other nutrients but not for antioxidants? How about more veggies AND more liver, eggs and bone broth. I have to admit I suck at bone broth. Eggs and liver yes. but I don't make broth.

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

(18635)

on August 09, 2012
at 12:40 AM

In that case more liver, more eggs, more bone broth.

4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

(4413)

on August 08, 2012
at 09:26 PM

I don't care about fiber as much as I do antioxidants/phyto-nutrients and minerals.

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68294383ced9a0eafc16133aa80d1905

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on August 08, 2012
at 01:19 PM

I have days where I do this. The other day I broke a 26-hour fast with 2 sweet potatoes, 1 spaghetti squash, 30 brussel sprouts, zucchini squash, kale chips, 2 red peppers and 6 eggs. There are other times where I'll go nuts on spinach, broccoli, brussel sprouts, carrots and pretty much anything else I have around. Other days, I'm almost exclusively protein and fat. Vary it.

My only rule with these high-carb feeds with vegetables and roots/tubers is to expect some "fullness" from the fiber. I definitely feel a little fuller/bloated a few hours after these huge meals, but it also gives me a nice reset about 12 hours later with a healthy bowel movement!

Eat away!

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on August 08, 2012
at 01:15 PM

Go crazy man, almost all vegetables are very calorie-sparce and nutrient-dense. I eat a pretty heaping portion of vegetables with both lunch and dinner. Just be careful how many green vegetables you eat, they can disagree with some people. As much as I love b-sprouts and broccoli, the farts they give me could peel the paint in my apartment.

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on August 08, 2012
at 01:07 PM

Just make sure you get a minimum of 90g of protien and lots of fat I eat 150g of protien on average

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on August 08, 2012
at 05:42 AM

Not telling you what to do, but I just thought I should point out that green beans are not technically in the "green vegetable" category, they're actually legumes, and therefore not paleo.

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11048)

on August 08, 2012
at 01:00 PM

Green beans are more pod than bean and can be found on many the Paleo site.

A7768b6c6be7f5d6acc76e5efa66464c

on August 08, 2012
at 10:38 AM

From what I've read, green beans (and green peas) are fine. Legumes aren't discouraged *because* they are legumes, but because of their lectin and phytate content, both of which seem quite low in green beans and peas. If the levels were as low in all the other beans, they probably wouldn't be on the paleo sh*t list.

58d456f4c4d551a697e65ada8c32ad4f

(1178)

on August 08, 2012
at 02:12 PM

I've started to notice this, too! Green beans popping up on websites and food blogs...

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4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

on August 08, 2012
at 03:37 AM

Its a great idea, in my opinion - especially if they are Organic!

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on August 08, 2012
at 02:59 AM

Keep doing just that! Sounds great!

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