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Vegetable Quick Reference Carb Totals For Low Carb Diets

For anyone who’s following a low carb diet, eating your vegetables is a key component for ensuring adequate dietary fiber, not to mention health promoting phytonutrients and antioxidants.

Simply put, if you’re going to go on a low carb diet or any diet, you’ve got to make sure to eat your veggies!

The tricky part for many folks is determining which vegetables are ok to eat while on their diet. In reality, all vegetables are fair game, but obviously some are higher in carb counts than others. This goes back to whether they’re fibrous or starchy carbs in nature.

I often get asked about which vegetables I’d recommend while on a low-carb diet and my general reply is to focus on the “greens.”

Think along the lines of spinach, brocolli, lettuce, cucumber, and such. However, depending on the amount there’s a lot of flexibility with numerous other vegetables.

I decided I’d make a quick reference guide focusing on the vegetables people are most likely to eat. I didn’t bother getting into things like parsley, cilantro, and other greens. While these are great for juicing and have very low carb counts, most people won’t be eating these raw or cooked.

More after the jump…

You can use the following vegetable quick reference guide for your low carb diet. I’ve included serving sizes for each. If you plan on consuming more or less, just do the math to determine the totals. I’ve tried to keep this as simple as possible.

Vegetable Quick Reference Guide – Low Carb Dieting

Shane Doll CPT, CSCS is a certified Charleston personal trainer, fat loss expert, speaker, and founder of Shaping Concepts. With a staff of over 10 certified fitness professionals, Shaping Concepts provides personal fitness training in Charleston with a specialty on weight loss and body transformation for middle age adults. Sign up today for a no obligations consultation.

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