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Before I ask my question, I want to ask: Vitamin Shoppe website?.

My main question is: Is there a list of other acceptable veggies floating around anywhere? The list in the back of my meal planner is a little scant..

Out of curiosity, why are we limited to only 1 teaspoon of mustard? That seem strange considering it is so low in calories..

How big of a deal is salt? Everything says low salt, but really drinking 64 oz of water per day would seem to clean out most of your salt intake. I do understand it's a dieretic, I just didn't know it was such a big deal. Does it actually slow down fat burning?.

Thank you for any tips!.

Matt..

Comments (17)

Your question was: Vitamin Shoppe website?.

The mustard is probably because it for those few calories, it does contain quite a bit of sodium..

Salt/sodium is not a diuretic. Salt/sodium makes most people HOLD on to water. If salt doesn't bother you, then don't worry about it too much. BUT...if your weight loss slows down, give up the salt, increase the water and see what happens..

And vegetables? The book is just a guide. I pretty much just use the 1/2 cup cooked vegetable rule and eat them all. You can have almost any vegetable you want. EXCEPT the starchy ones like peas and corn. Those are carbs...

Comment #1

So, you say you use salt, with cooking and all? I love salt and personally can not eat veggies raw or cooked without the salt. Me and my husband just started Monday and this low sodium thing is killing us. If I can use salt on my foods in normal amounts I would be happy to eat any veggie out there...

Comment #2

I see that you say that you do use salt. That is what I have wondered, because me and my husband always cook our veggies in some salt and also use it on raw veggies. When we started Monday, and seeing all this low sodium deal, I wasn't sure if it was for real or not. I personally would eat all the veggies in the world if I could just have some salt on them..

Thanks,.

Jennifer Karl..

Comment #3

Yes, and corn too. Sugar content too high, I think..

Too bad - they are definitely some of my favs...

Comment #4

According to NS veggies should be no more than 5 g carb, approx 2 g protein and 25 calories per serving.

If I am using frozen veggies, the label on the bag is my guide. If it's a low calorie item, I eat as much as I want. If it's a higher calorie item, I personally tend to not buy them at all.

I have never "measured" lettuce or fresh spinach, ever! At 5 - 10 calories a serving, I refuse to worry about it.

If you don't know the calories per serving (from bag, box or can nutritional label) try a calorie counter program like calorieking.com and know what your favorite veggies are worth.

You will be amazed at how natural this all becomes after being on program a few weeks!.

Good Luck and Welcome!..

Comment #5

Awesome, Thank you very much for your replys! I thought that may be the case but I wanted to make sure. Thank you very much for your veggie tips, I will have to check out veggies before I buy them at the farmers market. Great call on the raw veggies, I guess I haven't ever really over eaten on carrot sticks. Glad to know I don't have to worry about over eating on lettuce and spinnach, I was reading conflicting information in the little guide.

On a side note, isn't raw celery a negative calory food? Meaning it your body uses more calories in digestion than you take in. That may be a food myth, any idea if it's true?.

Matt..

Comment #6

Here's more info about negative calorie foods:.

Http://weightlossinternational.com/n...rie-foods.html.

One thing you can take from the listthe foods have such little impact on weight gain you can probably eat quite a lot of them.

K.....

Comment #7

If your blood pressure is high or borderline highyou should probably strive to eat low sodium. If not, have some salt. If you're not apt to eat the veggies without salt, isn't it much better to just use a little and get the wonderful benefits from the veggies?.

Just remember, you may have a high weigh in after a high salt day. Take that into consideration if you know you are weighing in on a certain day a week. In the past I've weighed in on Fridays, so on sat I would try to consume less sodium and drink more water.

K.....

Comment #8

Matt, all my research shows that salt doesn't slow down fat loss. An unusually salty day can make for an unhappy weigh in because you may retain water. But it is just water retention, not fatand it goes away.

Those with high or borderline high blood pressure should avoid high levels of sodium. I, for one, have low blood pressure and I love salt. I don't avoid it in any way, shape or formunless I'm striving for a really good weigh in the next day. LOL I don't worry about how much mustard I consume. I eat it here and there on a sandwich and I don't measure. It hasn't derailed my progress thus farand I've lost about 8 or 9 lbs.

Hubby is the same and he's lost over ten.

This is only my personal experience.

As for the list of veggies, aside from things like Avacados it's not really veggies that got us overweight, and so I eat them pretty liberally. However, NS specifies that you should consume 1/2 cup cooked and 1 cup raw. The NS list isn't all inclusive, but as long as you're not eating things like corn or peas, which are really more of a carb, or avacado, which is a fat, you shouldn't have any problems. Half my plate is usually covered in veggies of some sort. I just make sure I don't cook them in fat and that I include a variety of colors for the differing nutrients. Like I said, just watch the overall calories of the veggies.

K.....

Comment #9

The mustard is probably because it for those few calories, it does contain quite a bit of sodium..

Salt/sodium is not a diuretic. Salt/sodium makes most people HOLD on to water. If salt doesn't bother you, then don't worry about it too much. BUT...if your weight loss slows down, give up the salt, increase the water and see what happens..

And vegetables? The book is just a guide. I pretty much just use the 1/2 cup cooked vegetable rule and eat them all. You can have almost any vegetable you want. EXCEPT the starchy ones like peas and corn. Those are carbs...

Comment #10


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