South Beach Diet Fat Chicks on the Beach!

Closed Thread
Thread Tools
Old 02-09-2005, 07:01 PM   #1  
Thread Starter
~Nat~'s Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Utah
Posts: 44

S/C/G: 157/157/140

Height: 5'8"

Default Does V8 count towards your veggie intake???

Just wondering if I'm getting enough veggies. I've been counting my V8 as part of the required amount but wanted to make sure it was okay.
~Nat~ is offline  
Old 02-09-2005, 07:23 PM   #2  
it's always something
Suzanne 3FC's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 1999
Posts: 11,615


Agatston recommends v8 as your morning vegetable with breakfast, but suggests whole vegetables for most of your veggie servings, due to the fiber content. I can't find an official answer, so maybe someone else will know, but I would limit it to one or two servings per day and get the rest whole.
Suzanne 3FC is offline  
Old 02-10-2005, 10:35 AM   #3  
Junior Member
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 6


I was Just wondering... can V8 count as a mid-morning snack?
ShortnPugie is offline  
Old 02-10-2005, 05:32 PM   #4  
beach bum's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 3,438

Thumbs up V8 is a good

mid morning snack and for any time of the day.Yes I drink alot of V8 especially when I see my food journal doesn't have enough veggies for the day. Hugs BB
beach bum is offline  
Old 02-10-2005, 06:12 PM   #5  
I can do this!
beachgal's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 7,139

Height: 5'11"


V8 was suggested by Dr. A, I think, because many people are used to having juice as part of breakfast. It's a juice substitute, but NOT a veggie substitute. It's better for you than juiced fruit because it doesn't have the same amount of sugar, but the same rules apply for juiced veggies as juiced fruit...lots of calories for very little fiber.

You want to be eating more whole veggies so they fill you up and give you fiber. Drinking V8 won't hurt you, but it won't help you, either. When people on the boards say that the more veggies they eat, the more they lose, they aren't kidding. But they aren't talking about V8 either.

My nutritionist said that unless I was craving juice, to stop drinking the V8 and eat veggies instead. So now I have a cup of tomatoes with my cottage cheese or a bell pepper with hummus with my tomato basil burger in the morning.

If you have V8 for snack, make sure you include some protein, like nuts, beans, or cheese, or even a piece of lunch meat. V8 alone won't fill you up enough to carry you to the next meal.

Just my thoughts.
beachgal is offline  
Old 02-11-2005, 05:39 AM   #6  
i luv my dog!
a broad abroad's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: GRITS in Germany
Posts: 509


I like to have a cup of V8 as an 'appetizer' right before my meal. Sort of like a soup, the extra liquid helps fill you up.
a broad abroad is offline  
Old 02-11-2005, 08:35 AM   #7  
Vking's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Maryland
Posts: 95

S/C/G: 180/164.8/135

Height: 5'3


I use a 5.5 oz can for my veggie serving with breakfast because I just can't seem to get myself to eat veggies that early unless I shred some zucchini in my eggs and then I still add the V-8. The rest of the day is full of whole veggies.
Vking is offline  
Closed Thread

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What made you go Vegetarian/Vegan? BerkshireGrl Vegetarian Chicks 22 10-28-2005 06:01 PM
Need some good veggie recipes PLEASE!!! skherb South Beach Diet 11 08-21-2004 04:18 PM
Food Count Jamal249 Weight Loss Support 1 05-16-2004 07:47 PM
Question about carb intake Raelynn Carb Counters 4 04-01-2004 10:34 PM

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

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

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:45 PM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.