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Is It Still Essential To Include Veg When Cutting?

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2009/07/31 18:56:37 (permalink)
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Is It Still Essential To Include Veg When Cutting?

A while back I read somewhere that almost every meal should consist of some vegetables when it comes to bodybuilding, as they contain vitamins/minerals etc.  Therefore, I was just wondering if this was still essential when it comes to cutting?

The reason I ask is because I figured if I take vegetables out of some of my meals, I can replace them with extra oats, rice, etc instead.

For example, one of my meals at the moment is the following:


Protein Shake (0.5 Scoop): 48 Kcals/10g Protein/0g Carbs/0g Fat
Tin of Tuna: 130 Kcals/30g Protein/0g Carbs/1g Fat
1/2 Tablespoon Olive Oil: 60 Kcals/0g Protein/0g Carbs/7g Fat
100g Mixed Veg: 47 Kcals/2g Protein/8g Carbs/0g Fat


As you can see, 100g of veg contains 47 calories, therefore if I was to take the veg out I could spend that 47 calories on something else such as 14g Oats, 2 Ryvitas or another 0.5 scoop of protein shake which all contain around 47 calories.  This would probably 'help' me to prevent too much hunger.

Should I keep the veg, or can I do without it when cutting?

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    stevescholes18
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    Re:Is It Still Essential To Include Veg When Cutting? 2009/07/31 19:37:16 (permalink)
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    There is no doubt you can do fine without it. Take a multivitamin. Veg is really good for you but wouldn't class as an essential.
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    Re:Is It Still Essential To Include Veg When Cutting? 2009/07/31 19:51:14 (permalink)
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    Thanks a lot.
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    Re:Is It Still Essential To Include Veg When Cutting? 2009/07/31 22:32:57 (permalink)
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    People often include veg as you get a relatively large portion for a small amount of cals. 100g of veg would fill me up more than 14g of oats would due to the larger volume and also the added fibre. Not to mention to additional minerals/vitamins it also adds variety to meals.

    By the way, if you ensure the veg is fibrous and not starchy then the cals will be less. I guess it's mixed veg which you are talking about which will prob include sweet corn carrots etc. Other veg such as broccoli, cauliflower, mushrooms, lettuce, spinach is all much lower in cals and/or higher in fibre.
    post edited by All4n - 2009/07/31 22:34:59
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    Re:Is It Still Essential To Include Veg When Cutting? 2009/07/31 22:47:18 (permalink)
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    a vitamin pill is no substitute for veg - if you are going down this route at least try some greens powder

    keep the veg - im with all4n on this one  

    even extreme low carbers such as poliquin and christian thib would tell you to eat veg  

    in my opinion it should be one the first things on your plate


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    Re:Is It Still Essential To Include Veg When Cutting? 2009/08/01 00:34:37 (permalink)
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    You would always want to include even on a PSMF type diet.



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