Eating Greens and cutting

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  1. smb is me

    smb is me New Member

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    I have read on a few different sites about Greens (cabbage, broccoli, asparagus, etc.) taking as many calories to digest as they provide, thus making them an effective snack to fill up on when hungry.

    How do you guys feel?
    When on a cut diet and your hungry, is it okay to pound some broccoli, or dry iceberg lettuce to curb hunger? Should i be keeping track of these calories as well in my daily count, or can i treat it like a bonus snack?

    Thanks :bigthumb:

    Edit: this is of course to be considered in a diet that is otherwise on point in regards to calories and macros.
     
  2. cubedojo

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    Dear smb (super mario bros),

    I do not feel that the broliterature supports the eating of copious amounts of greens while cutting as this may make you bloat due to the excessive carbohydrate intake that vegetables bring with them. I reccomend a diet consisting of only protein and fat, and zero carbs. On heavy leg days, you should consume carbs and if you feel like you're about to faint, you should be eating about 10 carbs more. Please report back to me asap as I don't want to be responsible for your death.
     
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    You're fine eating a lot of greens...just don't overdo it or your ass will become a jolly green giant fountain of shit. It's also a good way to get in some healthy fats by adding some olive oil.
     
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    Pound that lettuce! Make sure you keep track of dressings and other toppings though - tomatoes, cucumber, cheese, sauces.
     
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    pound baby spinach or broc or w/e you want
     
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    Nobody ever got fat from eating too many greens. Stay away from sugary stuff (peas, etc) and stick with the fibrous stuff (lettuce, spinach, broccoli, etc). Eat as much as you want.
     
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    eat away man... If I'm really hungry, I'll shove a few vegetables in my mouth to get me by til the next meal
     
  12. smb is me

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    thanks for the confirmation guys.

    Its hilarious, i read something on a site or here a trainer say something and i'm like, damn, i better see what the peeps at F&N think, to get the real scoop--i.e. I take f&n's advice more seriously than anyone elses.

    ha, i get the super mario bros comment alot, guess i need to stop using my initials on forums :big grin:

    and i just use vinegar for dressing, works for me.
     
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    no one has gotten fat from eating too much broccoli
     
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    calories are calories. yes, you count them
     
  15. ralyks

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    Except veggies like broccoli contain almost no carbs, of which almost all are fiber.

    If you're a 100lb 6'2 girl, count them yes. Otherwise, don't bother.
     
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