LA Weight Loss - 3 veggies a day

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03-29-2006, 10:48 PM
Does anyone find it hard to get in only 3 veggies a day? I mean I really like vegetables and I come from Weight Watchers where I lost 30 pounds last year and they pretty much allow unlimited vegetables as long as they are not starchy. So for me to cut down to 3 servings a day is really hard. I've been going over my portion sizes with my lettuce and cooked broccoli and cauliflower. When I went in LAWL today my counselor looked over my diary and saw that I wrote "2 cups lettuce" and asked if I measured the lettuce. I said yes because I didn't want to be fussed at for not measuring my lettuce but I did NOT measure it. I mean eating too much lettuce or vegetables did not get me at this weight!

Do you all measure your vegetables? I weigh/measure every thing else but I feel silly measuring veggies.

03-29-2006, 11:00 PM
I say if you are a natural veggie eater, it probably won't hurt. If you are someone who is just filling up on veggies until you get to goal and then plan on subbing that with more fattening foods, then I wouldn't keep stretching out my tummy and try to keep reasonable portions even on veggies. Having said that, who ever got fat off of free veggies?

03-29-2006, 11:54 PM
I know Katie says she goes over everyday and shes doing fine...

03-30-2006, 10:12 AM
I don't measure my lettuce either. Can I really gain weight from lettuce?!?!? I do stick with things like 6 baby carrots, 1/2 banana, etc. But lettuce, no.

Repo girl
03-30-2006, 10:20 AM
Deets is right. I go over every day on veggies. I don't tell my COD that, of course. But lettuce, spinach, mushrooms, zuchinni, cucumbers, and celery are insanely low in calories.

03-30-2006, 10:32 AM
I usually go over also, and so far it hasn't seemed to be a problem. How funny, when I saw this thread I thought it would be about struggling to get all your vegetables, not going over.

Way to be overachievers everyone!