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Old 06-04-2013, 02:25 PM   #1  
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I am on day 3 and was wondering whats the best way to weigh your veggies? Did anyone else feel like they had a hard time getting there veggies down when they first started?
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I am on day 3 and was wondering whats the best way to weigh your veggies? Did anyone else feel like they had a hard time getting there veggies down when they first started?
Veggies aren't weighed, they are measured by the cup.

If you are having trouble getting them in, check out the Fun with Veggie Purees thread - purees are a great way to get all your veg but not have as much to chew
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As someone that lurked around the forum for quite awhile, i'm not sure how I missed this important information. I have been weighing my veggies on my food scale. Goodness!

Maybe this has been keeping my losses a little bit smaller?
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As someone that lurked around the forum for quite awhile, i'm not sure how I missed this important information. I have been weighing my veggies on my food scale. Goodness!

Maybe this has been keeping my losses a little bit smaller?
Probably not, but it's possible you're not getting the right portions of veggies, and not learning how to "eyeball" good portion sizes (something we learn in P1 that carries over into maintenance). Depending on the weight you were going for, you might not have been getting enough veg.
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Probably not, but it's possible you're not getting the right portions of veggies, and not learning how to "eyeball" good portion sizes (something we learn in P1 that carries over into maintenance). Depending on the weight you were going for, you might not have been getting enough veg.
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Just wondering ~ is the purpose of measuring to ensure that we are getting enough? or is there a carb/sugar issue lurking behind having too many vegetables?

Is there a reason for the limit?
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Just wondering ~ is the purpose of measuring to ensure that we are getting enough? or is there a carb/sugar issue lurking behind having too many vegetables?

Is there a reason for the limit?
All of the veggies that are on the "selected veggies" list are chosen because they are lower in carbs. The purpose of measuring 1) makes sure we are getting enough fiber and other nutrients without overdoing the carbs, and 2) gets us in the habit of measuring our food, eating lots of veggies, and learning what a 1 cup portion looks like - all tools necessary for success in long-term weight loss maintenance.
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Thanks, scorbett. Makes sense.

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I get so confused about the veggie portions. I hear 2 cups raw, 2 cups cooked, 7 oz????? Take spinach for instance..... Depending how tightly packed in the cup can be an enormous difference. If cooked, 2 cups could easily become 1/4 cup or less. Or cauliflower... 2 cups diced can easily become 3 cups riced. 2 cups riced can become 1 cup if you cook it in the microwave. Then heaven forbid you try and purée the cooked, riced cauliflower, you end up with a couple tablespoons to eat. I did ask my coach who said 2 cups raw but I could tell she truly didn't have a clue. Somewhere I saw Dr Tran himself say "approx 7 oz" but didn't specify raw or cooked.
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I get so confused about the veggie portions. I hear 2 cups raw, 2 cups cooked, 7 oz????? Take spinach for instance..... Depending how tightly packed in the cup can be an enormous difference. If cooked, 2 cups could easily become 1/4 cup or less. Or cauliflower... 2 cups diced can easily become 3 cups riced. 2 cups riced can become 1 cup if you cook it in the microwave. Then heaven forbid you try and purée the cooked, riced cauliflower, you end up with a couple tablespoons to eat. I did ask my coach who said 2 cups raw but I could tell she truly didn't have a clue. Somewhere I saw Dr Tran himself say "approx 7 oz" but didn't specify raw or cooked.
Veggies and meat should always be measured raw. It's the best way to get consistent measurements for the very reasons you mention above - things cook down differently depending on the preparation, and depending on the food.
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Thanks for the replies, I have been weighing them since I had figured that was the easiest way to do it and most accurate.
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