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Count the carbs from non-starchy vegetables?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 04, 2012 at 9:49 PM

For those of you who LC/VLC do you count the carbs from non-starchy vegetables such as leafy greens, cucumbers, zucchini etc?

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on August 11, 2012
at 09:17 PM

If there's enough of them, they do.

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on August 05, 2012
at 01:36 AM

Most of an avocado's carbs are fiber, so their impact on blood sugar and insulin should be minimal.

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on August 05, 2012
at 01:34 AM

Fiber carbs too?

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on August 05, 2012
at 01:34 AM

Do carbs of fiber raise your glucose?

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on August 04, 2012
at 10:11 PM

That's a good question. I always wonder about the 17 grams of carbs in an avocado, especially.

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on August 05, 2012
at 06:20 AM

If you're a food-obsessed orthorexic, sure - go for it!

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on August 05, 2012
at 12:40 AM

Depends on your severity of insulin resistance.

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on August 04, 2012
at 11:39 PM

as a type 1 diabetic, i count all carbs.

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on August 05, 2012
at 01:34 AM

Fiber carbs too?

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on August 04, 2012
at 09:52 PM

I guess I have to say no. If I don't add any fruit or potato that day I just consider it low carb. I don't eat enough squash type vegetables to make a difference.

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on August 05, 2012
at 01:01 AM

I'm very sensitive to carbs (pre-diabetic and they raise my glucose levels) so yes I do.

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on August 05, 2012
at 01:34 AM

Do carbs of fiber raise your glucose?

1ea8d17bad42dc54fb7a8a178e3db309

(603)

on August 11, 2012
at 09:17 PM

If there's enough of them, they do.

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on August 05, 2012
at 02:38 AM

I would not count carbs for leafy green vegetables.

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on August 05, 2012
at 02:04 AM

I don't really count carbs, or calories in general, on a regular basis. I have put in a few sample daily meals in a calculator to get an idea of where I'm at, and once in a while I'll go plug the numbers in to see if my mental estimates are still fairly accurate. So far, so good.

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on August 05, 2012
at 01:22 AM

When I counted my macros, I counted all fo them. Now I think I have a good feel for my nutritional needs, so I don't really count anything.

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on August 04, 2012
at 11:29 PM

I also don't. I mean, Cron-o-Meter does count them, but I don't "count" them in the sense that I do not worry about them. I never "count" carbs from leafy greens, and I also do not "count" carbs from things like eggs, beef liver and coconut milk. Those (usually) represent a small amount of carbs only, and they are usually well-distributed during the day, so I don't think they have a huge impact over my insulin levels.

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on August 04, 2012
at 10:22 PM

I don't. Vegetables like spinach, kale, chard etc. are mostly fiber anyway.

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on August 05, 2012
at 06:04 AM

I don't because according to the Jaminets (perfect health diet) most of the carbs in non-starch veggies is actually digested by gut flora and very little glucose makes it into the blood stream.

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