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Postby A_Corner_Of_The_Earth » Sun Feb 25, 2007 6:36 pm

Just wondering if anyone doesn't count vegetable and fruit kilojoules as part of their daily kilojoule intake?

If you don't, have you noticed any significant changes in weight loss?

Or is it best to include, as all kilojoule/calorie intake counts when trying to lose weight?


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Postby Justjudy » Sun Feb 25, 2007 6:50 pm

I count absolutely everything that goes in my mouth.

If I didn't count fruit and vegetables I would probably have trouble trying to eat enough calories for the day. :(

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Postby A_Corner_Of_The_Earth » Sun Feb 25, 2007 6:59 pm

True true.

I was talking to my friend today and I told her that I was counting kjs and she told me not to include some veg and fruit. She was successful on Weight Watchers and she didn't count fruit & veg in her daily points.
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Sun Feb 25, 2007 7:15 pm

i always count it. sometimes fruit can be deceiving!
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Postby Dee » Sun Feb 25, 2007 7:30 pm

Weight Watchers have certain "free" foods which they say you can eat as much of as you like - but whether you keep track of them or not, your body still takes them in!

Just go with whatever works for you - although I personally count everything that goes in my mouth. Fruit particularly can be very high in sugar, which adds up the cals.

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Postby zeedeveelgirl » Sun Feb 25, 2007 7:35 pm

When I was on Weight Watchers, Veges were "Free" foods, so you didn't count them. So were things like diet jam, diet jelly, vegemite, plus a few extras.
What they DIDN'T tell you was that ONE serve of these items were free.. I used to eat stacks of veges and salad and diet jam from the jar because they were "free'.
I stopped losing weight after a while and even started putting on.
It was because of these free foods!!

Now I count kilojoules and yup, I count all veges, and definitely fruit. Some fruit are quite high in kilojoules eg apples, grapes. So it's best just to count them!
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Postby Chelle » Sun Feb 25, 2007 11:26 pm

I count everything that goes in my mouth even what I drink. Like kate said some fruit & veg can be decieveing Eg: the biggest looser they threw out a pinapple in the bin because of the natural sugar content is high & in a diet world it a no no to eat. I think it would make a difference if you go by a certain amount of cal or kj in a day & you are under or borderline the amount that you have given yourself, if you haven't counted in fruit & veg that you have eaten for the day then really you went over your limit.
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Mon Feb 26, 2007 8:26 am

yeah and i always thought pineapple was good for you!
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Postby A_Corner_Of_The_Earth » Mon Feb 26, 2007 9:38 am

I've been counting everything - including the cups of green tea I have throughout the day; those 10kjs do tend to add up :shock: .

zeedeveelgirl Posted: Sun Feb 25, 2007 6:35 pm - that’s what I thought when my friend was explaining the point free foods. There are no foods out there in diet land that are free of cals/kjs, even though there is that belief of negative cal foods. The only thing that wouldn't put on weight is eating a cardboard box :wink:

It always comes down to energy in must be less than energy out for weight loss to occur.
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Postby electrongirl » Mon Feb 26, 2007 9:59 am

I have been doing Weight Watchers on and off for years and most veges are 0 points but it does say to a certain limit.

BUT they don't verbally tell you this as practice, its something you need to look into yourself. There are alot of things about WW that they don't really have time to tell each individual person.

These things are in the books etc but again, not everyone reads them. Recently WW has changed a few of the free veges to actually be counted now eg: pumpkin, corn, parsnip...

Fruit has always had points.

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