Beets and carrots -- Starchy or not?

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Beets and carrots -- Starchy or not?

#1 Postby designjessie » Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:41 pm

I'm looking to throw a few "fruit & veggie only" days into my training plan, where I would also avoid or limit really starchy veggies (sweet potatoes, corn, winter squash). My question is, should I also exclude or limit beets and carrots on these days? I find conflicting info on other websites.

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Re: Beets and carrots -- Starchy or not?

#2 Postby Fallen_Horse » Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:32 pm

I think if you can eat enough cooked carrots and beets to negatively impact your 'low calorie' day, then you have a bigger stomach than pretty much everyone else! Even I can only put about a pound of carrots in me at any given time, and that's not many calories at all. Plus they have a million good nutrients in them. So I would say to eat them!
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Re: Beets and carrots -- Starchy or not?

#3 Postby designjessie » Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:09 am

Alright I'll go with that then...I'm a beet maniac so we'll see what happens! ;)

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Re: Beets and carrots -- Starchy or not?

#4 Postby C.O. » Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:55 pm

I 2nd that, great info. Beets and carrots are both so loaded with nutrition and low in carbs/fat/cals that, yeah, you can basically eat them both all day with the results being positive ones.

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