3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Diet Central > Calorie Counters

Do you count fresh fruit and veggies?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-01-2010, 12:26 PM   #1
One Day at a Time...
 
Rtsmme4life's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Ky
Posts: 641

S/C/G: 242/Ticker/168

Height: 5'9"

Talking Do you count fresh fruit and veggies?

I was just wondering if anyone doesn't count fresh fruit and veggie calories? I have been counting them into my daily total but wanted to know if anyone doesn't?
__________________
Next Goal!

~Melanie~
Mini Goals:
199 Onederland!!11/19/10! 195 first goal!1/8/11 185
50 pounds lost! 2/12/11!
Starting over 11/29/11 @ 204.2...come on onederland!
7/4/12 189.0!
Rtsmme4life is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2010, 12:38 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,294

S/C/G: HW:300 Pregnancy: 160/167/185

Height: 5'5"

Default

I absolutely do, but I have a fairly high calories limit. I know they say no one gets fat on carrots, but I bet I could STAY fat on carrots. It takes less to stay there, and I can overeat anything.
Shmead is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2010, 12:47 PM   #3
I'm on my way!
 
TXMary2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 711

S/C/G: 260/249/160

Height: 5'6"

Default

I count them. The only thing I don't count sometimes are tomatoes, mushrooms and onions since they have so little calories.
__________________



Current Weight: 247.4

First Mini Goal: 240

Second Mini Goal: 220

Third Mini Goal: Onederland 199

1st Major Goal: Weigh 160

Final Goal: Weigh 145ish and go on maintenance

www.winecupchristianacademy.blogspot.com
TXMary2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2010, 01:03 PM   #4
Age 53
 
caryesings's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: NC now/MI for first 42 years
Posts: 1,654

S/C/G: 265/ticker/165

Height: 5'7"

Default

I do. I started tracking my eating initially to get more fruits and veg into my day, long before I decided to lose weight. So that's something I still concentrate on and it serves my calorie counting as well.
__________________
caryesings is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2010, 01:10 PM   #5
is super awesome.
 
kateleestar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Akron, Ohio
Posts: 1,763

S/C/G: ...ticker...

Height: 5'7"

Default

I do. Unless its celery or another teeny calorie veggie. I count everything I can, including my water, just so I can keep track of how much I've had, I'm trying to get to 120 oz a day!
kateleestar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2010, 01:15 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
marbear24's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 401

S/C/G: 225/tick/150

Height: 5'8"

Default

I count everything, including spices too...
__________________



My Blog

One for every 5lbs lost:
marbear24 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2010, 01:38 PM   #7
Resident Pixie
 
Onederchic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 14,660

S/C/G: Pant Size - 28/12/8

Height: 5'2"

Default

Yes, I count them.
__________________
Stopped smoking October 21, 2008
Made it to Onederland July 16, 2009


Transformation in Pictures

My Facebook


Achievement seems to be connected with action. Successful men and women keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
- Conrad Hilton

Disclaimer: I am not a registered dietitian, nutritionist, any kind of health professional or fitness expert...I'm just a woman who's lost 161.5 pounds so far with a lot of hard work.
Onederchic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2010, 01:41 PM   #8
One Day at a Time...
 
Rtsmme4life's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Ky
Posts: 641

S/C/G: 242/Ticker/168

Height: 5'9"

Default

Thanks for the input ladies! I will continue to count them. Thanks
__________________
Next Goal!

~Melanie~
Mini Goals:
199 Onederland!!11/19/10! 195 first goal!1/8/11 185
50 pounds lost! 2/12/11!
Starting over 11/29/11 @ 204.2...come on onederland!
7/4/12 189.0!
Rtsmme4life is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2010, 01:45 PM   #9
 
audrina's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 353

S/C/G: 278/190/147

Height: 5'7"

Default

Yes, I count every calorie that I consume. If I need a snack at the end of the day I eat some low calorie veggies like celery or lettuce, but even those 8 calories count for something!
audrina is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2010, 01:49 PM   #10
Shifty Werewolf
 
Vladadog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Vermont, USA
Posts: 894

S/C/G: 230/230/160

Height: 5'6"

Default

I count everything. I could see letting veggies slide, especially salad greens and things like that but fruit can add up pretty quick.
__________________

"Vision without action is a daydream ~ Action without vision is a nightmare"
Vladadog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2010, 02:03 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Beverlyjoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Midwest
Posts: 7,308

S/C/G: 271/225/healthy

Height: 5'4 1/2"

Default

Yes, I count it all.
__________________

Move ticker, move!
Next Mini Goal - 224

"You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it." - Margaret Thatcher

I can't lose 100 pounds....but, just maybe I can lose five pounds twenty times.
Beverlyjoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2010, 02:22 PM   #12
Really maintaining now!
 
catherinef's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: UK
Posts: 479

S/C/G: 375.6/low 160s maintaining

Height: 6'

Default

I count it all, but if I'm not too careful with my measurements on the really low stuff, like lettuce and cucumbers, I don't worry about it. I'm much more precise with starchy veg, though.
__________________
Began 14 August 2008
Initial goal of 175 reached 5 July 2010
Goal reset to 160
Maintaining 160-165 since November 2010
catherinef is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2010, 03:22 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
susieyarb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Texas
Posts: 436

S/C/G: (HW 247) 241/215/199

Height: 5'- 4 1/2"

Default

Rt: I count everything, even my daily chocolate calcium chew :O)

By the way, we have almost exact starting weights and ending weights! You probably look much thinner than me, though since you're way taller LOL. I remember when I started, it seemes such a long road, but it has gone by sooo quickly! I look forward to watching you meet your goals! Keep checking in here, it has kept me going over the last 6 months!
__________________
RE-START GOAL - Phase One


MY RE-START MINI-GOALS!!

10 pounds lost - get hair done for the first time in over 6 months! Reached: 2/4/12 - APPOINTMENT MADE!
15 pounds lost - order Zumba for Wii ! Reached:
10% lost: New animal print ballet flats I've been wanting for a while! Reached:
ONE-DERLAND: Mani/Pedi ! Reached:
susieyarb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2010, 06:40 PM   #14
Junior Member
 
candoanything's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 21

S/C/G: 285/247/199

Height: 5'8

Default

I count fruit and vegetables cooked but I don't count raw vegetables.
candoanything is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2010, 06:49 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
kaplods's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Wausau, WI
Posts: 13,274

S/C/G: SW:394/310/180

Height: 5'6"

Default

I've always counted fruit, because I can eat a lot of fruit, and fruit has about 70 calories per serving - I still base my idea of servings on those I learned in exchange counting when WW was an exchange plan (prior to 1997). I've been following exchange plans since I was 8 years old, so it's a habit to translate any diet plan I'm following into an exchange plan. Even going low-carb, I just swapped out starch exchanges for protein exchanges.

I've also followed a lot of plans that didn't count some vegetables. So, I still sometimes think of vegetables like lettuce as "free veggies."

I like exchange plans for calorie counting, because it helps me keep my diet fairly balanced, but I consider all my other exchanges (protein, starch, fat, fruit, dairy) as maximums, and my veggie exchanges as minimums. So if I've checked off all my exchange boxes for the day, and I'm still hungry, I consider it still "on-plan" to choose another serving or two of raw vegetables (at 25 calories less per serving, it's not going to make or break my plan).
__________________
My Etsy shop (currently closed for the summer)

http://www.dreamstormdesigns.etsy.com
etsy link by permission from 3fc! Want to add yours? Ask them!

Last edited by kaplods : 07-01-2010 at 06:50 PM.
kaplods is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How do you count calories? Website? Book? horsey Weight Loss Support 18 06-12-2007 06:33 AM
Fruit and Veggies Calories TO COUNT OR NOT TO COUNT CrazyCrystalCC Nutrition and Labeling 19 06-13-2006 11:22 PM
Working ladies...what do you bring? hexagram 20-Somethings 19 06-07-2005 01:27 PM
What do you eat? chaoticfish Food Talk And Fabulous Finds 18 02-11-2005 10:26 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:56 PM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2