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How Many Calories in my Veggies

I have decided to get serious about my diet. I’ve been eating clean and healthy for a long time, but I’ve never bothered to count anything other than my protein. I just sat down and calculated what I should eat to lose some fat, but I came up short on veggies. I know roughly how much I eat, but I don’t know how much energy they contain.

I eat about 6-800 grams of assorted veggies a day. A typical serving contains broccoli, paprika, leaf spinach, carrot, leek or onion, legumes and some red chilipepper.

Does anyone have a clue?

i wouldnt worry about it… broccoli and spinach are like 4g carbs per 100g, mostly fibre… at most your talking about 32g of carbs = 128cals of good calories…i dont even bother counting them

Thanks. I knew there wasn’t a lot. I just wanted to get my total calorie intake straight.

woh! before you go hog wild, consider this(you mentioned legumes):

Pinto beans, 1 cup (171g) (boiled) Calories: 234. Protein: 14.0g. Carbohydrate: 43.8g. Total Fat: 0.89g. Fiber: 14.7g

Dry Roasted, Salted Peanuts (1 oz.)Calories: 166.0, Protein, 6.7 g, Total Carbohydrate, 6.1 g

these add up quick!

He said veggies.

yeah he said legumes as well, but seen as it’s a mix the calories are likely to be lesser than eating legumes ‘straight’. I count everything personally, but thats only cos i’m being so anal. The green veggies will contain minimal cals, just keep an eye on the carrots, some types can be more caloricaly dense. Don’t know where the peanuts comment came from…

I don’t know what they’re called in English, but these are the legumes I was refering to:

http://www.frukt.no/artikkel.aspx?artid=15623&mnu1id=8050&mnu2id=8053&mnu3id=1075&mnu4id=1079

http://www.frukt.no/artikkel.aspx?artid=15624&mnu1id=8050&mnu2id=8053&mnu3id=1075&mnu4id=1080

They’re called “green beans” in English. Here’s the nutritional info on them:

Serving size: 1/4 cup (83g)
Calories 25
Fat 0g
Sodium 0mg
Protein 1g
Carbohydrate 5g
Dietary Fiber 3 g S