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?