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Fruit and Veg for Fatloss

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How should you go about putting in fruit and veg when your trying to cut fat?
Do i count the calories or no?
 

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Veggies are perfect for a diet, very low cal, full with fiber, i would say add some greens/broccoli to every meal that is low carb
 

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I dont count them, i just add some veggies to a meal because of the low cal content, the nutrients they provide and the fiber. 100 grams of broccoli is like 15 kcals or some, so very low, and the body burns more calories when digesting vegetables compared to the amount they contain
 

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You should obviously count calories for fuit, a banana contains (roughly) about 30 carbs, and to be honest you should avoid any type of carbs with a high GI index (sugars, dextrose, fruits etc.) while doing a cut, except for when you wake up in the morning or pre/post workouts.
 

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so your saying i should remove fruit from a cutting diet except for the morning?
 

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2 pieces of fruit should be fine, just keep an eye on the calories.
 

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Unless you are getting contest lean there is no need to worry about fruit and vege calories (unless you are consuming large amounts of potatoes or the like and not counting them).
 

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If you are counting calories then yes, absolutely you need to account for them because they are calories.
 

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If you cut out all other starches, grains, and processed foods, and are only eating lean cuts of meat w/o any seasonings or sauces, chances are, you will lose plenty of fat. If you are trying to get in extreme contest condition, you may need to remove some of your extra calories from fruit as you near the final weeks of your prep. If fruits and vegetables are your only sources of carbs(and you are ingesting adequate amounts of protein, you should be pleasantly surprised. Good luck.
 

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Thinking about fruits and veges, you don't eat them for the calories, you eat them for the vitamins/minerals/fibre. Eat enough to be healthy, but include those calories.
 

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How much IS healthy?

I was thinking 2 oranges + banana and veg basically peppers, since the only other veg we get are marrows (disgusting), carrots and so other nasty crap i was touch with my fork.
Should i aim for one or two peppers a day?
 

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Ok thats what i`ll do but 4oranges, 2 bananas and 4 WHOLE peppers seems like quite a lot for me.

6ft 4", ~87 Kg (morning weight) BF ~15%
 

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^^ A lot?? You haven't got any greens, very little fibre and usually you aim for more vegetables than fruits. Just saying.

Also it would be worth having a read of the article I posted on Acidic diets. Points out how there are only really a few vegetables/foods that can balance out eating proteins and the like.
 

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How much IS healthy?

I was thinking 2 oranges + banana and veg basically peppers, since the only other veg we get are marrows (disgusting), carrots and so other nasty crap i was touch with my fork.
Should i aim for one or two peppers a day?

The Australian guidlines for the average person are 2 serves of fruits and 5 serves of vege per day... but thats just average person, so increase that by a couple serves each and you'd be running pretty well.
 

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everythings been covered. Sounds like your a bit fussy though.

Cabbages, Brocollis, cauliflower, Snow peas, tomatoes, Lettuces, Capsicums, Cucumbers, Green Beans, Spinach find which ones of these you like and fill up on them. If your not a salady person cook up spinach, cabbage, broccoli and green beans put a bit of soy sauce with them reduced sodium if you have to and feast. BAM

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Squash and Zuchini are pretty much the bomb as well. If you havent had them go get yourself some.

p.s Mashed cauliflower is the buisiness. Just like mashed potatoe only far less calories
 

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