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Is a potatoe a veggie?

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Can I count my baked potatoe as a serving of my veggies? Just wondering? Thanks for responding!

 

Sherri

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My leader told us you can count starchy veggies and also veggie protein such as beans and tofu, etc. towards your 5 fruit and veggie servings. Also count the Points on Flex.

 

I don't count grains, so I don't count popcorn and sweet corn, but some people do.


Nancy

 

Original SW 175 (1996)

2008 stats: SW 153.6 12/31/07 ~ HW 156.0 09/15/08 ~ CW 153.2 09/22/08 ~ GW 137 ~ PGW 130

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"Good food brings good health and longevity." - Chinese fortune cookie

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Yuppers -

 

I often eat one of those Green Giant - individual servings of Broccoli and Cheese (1pt) with a baked potato (3pts) and I am FULL

Don't even miss butter/sour cream this way


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Lifetime Reached 4/24/07

 

Been up and down since 2007- focusing back on the DOWN as my new personal goal is 155.... Rejoined Dec 6, 2010

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My leader told us you can count starchy veggies and also veggie protein such as beans and tofu, etc. towards your 5 fruit and veggie servings. Also count the Points on Flex.

 

I don't count grains, so I don't count popcorn and sweet corn, but some people do.

 

Beans and Tofu count too? AWESOME!

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I count potatoes, I've never counted popcorn, but I eat a 1 pt bag almost everyday. Maybe I should count it towards my veggies...


"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." - Albert Einstein

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Sorry no, can't count popcorn (don't I wish). :bcb_grin

 

Any time I'm in doubt about whether something can be counted as a fruit or veggie, I check the food pyramid.

 

http://www.mypyramid.gov/pyramid/index.html

 

Thought popcorn seemed too good to be true.... Thanks for the link ~ I'll definitely be counting my beans and tofu now, though!


"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." - Albert Einstein

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well- my own personal take on this comes from when wt watchers was exchanges. They had fruit/veggies, starch, protein, fat

 

and veggies such as potatoes and beans were counted as starches and not as veggies for purposes of the program.

 

On this program you should be eating a TON of 0 pt veggies, salads, lettuce, tomatoes, carrots, cabbage, celery, mushrooms, zuchinni, broccoli, cauliflower, squash, cucumbers, pickles, pickled veggies, tomatoes, spinach, endive, bok choy, napa cabbage, and the list goes on

 

if you are counting potatoes and beans as veggies and not going over 5- My take is you are in trouble.. for the lifetime of it all- whether those things are veggies or not- you should be eating lots of the other stuff (and thus not have to worry about whether a potato or bean or popcorn is a veggie)

 

Good Luck


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currently- you don't want to know

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Back in the Exchange days it was also 2-3 fruits & 2 or more veggies. That's 4-5 by today's reckoning, more from the free group if you wanted. Today we are not required to have one serving from the "#4 veggie" group per day either... (that group contained peas, fresh/frozen lima beans, winter squash/pumpkin, beets, and a few other high sugar / starch veggies.)

 

We can go on and on about what WW has done in the past. On today's WW program, if they say a potato counts, then it counts.


Nancy

 

Original SW 175 (1996)

2008 stats: SW 153.6 12/31/07 ~ HW 156.0 09/15/08 ~ CW 153.2 09/22/08 ~ GW 137 ~ PGW 130

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"Good food brings good health and longevity." - Chinese fortune cookie

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How odd-corn is a vegetable, popcorn is a grain.

 

I promise that you could not tell the difference between the two in a field!

 

Thanks for the link-very helpful.

 

Ideally we would be eating all the things reelriot lists, but babysteps--if you were eating NO fruits and veggies before, eating 5 potatoes a day is an improvement! Sometimes I think we discourage the beginners with all of our "SHOULDS". As long as we are improving our habits, thats what matters.

 

Just my $.02


Latebloomer

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Latebloomer- I agree about the corn thing- it's kind of goofy. :bcb_smile I guess a person could say that all grains are "vegetables", in the sense that they are the seeds from vegetation, but it gets a little dicey when categorizing them for eating/WW purposes.

 

However, potatoes are most certainly vegetables, just like all the other root vegetables! They contain fiber, vitamins, and minerals and there's no reason to avoid them. The less fat/salt we put on them, the better, obviously. :bcb_smile

 

I have not been counting beans/tofu as veggies- didn't even think of it. So it's good to know that I am getting even more servings than I thought- thanks for making the point about checking the pyramid, Luanne!


Darci :wave:

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Started WW 4/18/05~~60+ pounds gone 11/15/06~~trouble maintaining, back on program 10/14/07

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I've always counted taters as veggies. Baked potatoes, steak fries (sliced and baked, not french fries), hash browns/home fries, etc...

 

Hmmm... don't they make vodka from potatoes? :bcb_wink3


Of course that's just my opinion. I could be wrong.

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Hmmm... don't they make vodka from potatoes? :bcb_wink3

Todd you always crack me up!!:bcb_bigsm


Phyllis

Highest Wgt 255.5 July 7, 2006 :bcb_mad2

Restart Wgt 231.5 Sept. 29 2008:bcb_blush

Current Wgt 231.5 :bcb_blush

Goal wgt 140:bcb_up

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