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#1 Old 06-16-2008, 12:42 AM
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I consider myself to eat a rather strict, but otherwise normal vegan diet.



However, I am worried about my fruit and vegetable consumption. I tend to eat rather in excess of the recommended '5 a day', and am concerned that it will result in unwanted weight gain.



Am I able to gain weight eating too many fruits and vegetables or am I worrying unecessarily?
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#2 Old 06-16-2008, 02:20 AM
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I think that more than worrying about gaining on that, I'd worry about loosing, seeing as perhaps you run out of stomach room for other food groups - what is your carb and protein consumption like? Do you get enough of those?



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#3 Old 06-16-2008, 10:27 AM
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My carbohydrate and protein consumption are normal as far as I am concerned (around 6 and 3 portions respectively). I believe these are enough, aren't they?
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#4 Old 06-16-2008, 02:40 PM
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Depending on your activity rate your carbohydrate consumption is pretty low; just within the recommended amount. The thing I would be most concerned about is your fat intake and, moreover, your seeming lack of fats. Everybody needs a diet of at least 20% of the calories consumed being of healthy fats as these boast a lot of health benefits that can be shown both on the outside, through skin and nails, but also internally.



As far as fruit and veg are concerned you should a good variety whilst still ensuring you are getting adequate amounts of other of the major nutrients, i.e. complex carbohydrates and fat mostly as you do seem to have a good intake of protein.
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#5 Old 06-17-2008, 12:04 AM
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I fully admit to eating a rather low fat diet due to my concerns about potential weight gain. I do consume flaxseed and some nuts, but do not feel comfortable doing so.



Do you think I need to decrease my fruit/veg consumption or should I continue to eat my 10 portions on a daily basis?
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#6 Old 06-17-2008, 05:15 PM
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when it comes right down to the basics, it's all calories.

if you consume more than your body uses for energy, then you gain weight, less, and you lose.

'too many' fruits and vegetables (and doesn't that sound ridiculous?) will not cause weight gain unless you're consuming more calories than your body uses.
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I don't think it would be very easy to gain weight on fruit and veggie consumption. However I would be worried about over eating these things as well. Fruits can be high in acid levels, and can also cause diahrroea, and you can get nutrient overloads of some of the nutrients (If you want me to look up which ones, let me know). I think the 6 and 3 portions sound fine! That's about what I get too, or maybe 6 and 2.

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#8 Old 06-18-2008, 09:53 AM
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Seriously, eat as many fruits and veggies as you want, and the more the better. I consume 10+ a day and I definitely don't have a weight problem. Pretty much any other food is more likely to cause you to gain weight.
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