How many carrots is too many?

Yeah I can't believe I'm asking this either. Everything in moderation of course but I just think carrots are such a good thing to munch on. But how many would be too much in your opinion. I'm getting around 35g of fibre in a day.
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  • mph323
    mph323 Posts: 3,566 Member
    I guess if your skin starts to turn orange you might want to back off :)
  • Sukisumi
    Sukisumi Posts: 96 Member
    I think it's only too much when you start to turn orange.

    In all seriousness though, carrots are good for you, although watch the sugar in them. The fibre is great but make sure you're getting a variety of veg as well as the carrots!
  • mph323
    mph323 Posts: 3,566 Member
    zyxst wrote: »
    I'd say you're eating too many if your skin turns orange.

    jinx!
  • Sukisumi
    Sukisumi Posts: 96 Member
    Wow, we're a bunch of comedians all responding with the same thing haha! :smiley:
  • Sukisumi
    Sukisumi Posts: 96 Member
    mph323 wrote: »
    zyxst wrote: »
    I'd say you're eating too many if your skin turns orange.

    jinx!

    Double jinx! :wink:
  • not_a_runner
    not_a_runner Posts: 1,343 Member
    Sukisumi wrote: »
    I think it's only too much when you start to turn orange.

    In all seriousness though, carrots are good for you, although watch the sugar in them. The fibre is great but make sure you're getting a variety of veg as well as the carrots!

    There's less than 5 grams of sugar in 100 grams of carrot.
    Seems like a pretty low sugar food to me..?
  • TMW2119
    TMW2119 Posts: 178 Member
    I eat 4-6 oz of carrots almost daily. I'm not orange...yet. :)
  • Sukisumi
    Sukisumi Posts: 96 Member
    Sukisumi wrote: »
    I think it's only too much when you start to turn orange.

    In all seriousness though, carrots are good for you, although watch the sugar in them. The fibre is great but make sure you're getting a variety of veg as well as the carrots!

    There's less than 5 grams of sugar in 100 grams of carrot.
    Seems like a pretty low sugar food to me..?

    It is fairly low sugar but it depends on how many carrots combined with the rest of OP'S diet where it might be something to think about. :smile: I'm not an expert! I was just trying to contribute.
  • apullum
    apullum Posts: 4,888 Member
    One carrot is too many. I hate carrots.

    In seriousness, though, I would not be concerned unless the fiber intake negatively affects your "bathroom routine." Too much fiber can lead to constipation or other issues. And like other people have said, you really can turn orange from too much beta carotene, but that generally isn't a serious problem and would go away after you stopped eating so many carrots.
  • Sukisumi
    Sukisumi Posts: 96 Member
    TMW2119 wrote: »
    I eat 4-6 oz of carrots almost daily. I'm not orange...yet. :)

    That's fine! I wouldn't worry about turning orange on that amount of carrot! :smiley:
  • TavistockToad
    TavistockToad Posts: 35,731 Member
    zyxst wrote: »
    I'd say you're eating too many if your skin turns orange.

    Or they put you over your calorie goal
  • mph323
    mph323 Posts: 3,566 Member
    zyxst wrote: »
    I'd say you're eating too many if your skin turns orange.

    Or they put you over your calorie goal

    Haha! I bet the two go hand-in-hand :D
  • crevtion
    crevtion Posts: 72 Member
    Haha thanks for the input everyone. I had four today so around 600g in total :D
  • powered85
    powered85 Posts: 297 Member
    edited January 2017
    I eat 200-250g of carrots almost daily. Have noticed I get a bit of a orange tinge to my skin colour other than that no ill effects :smile: but have wondered the same question. Also average over 50g of fibre a day (eating close to 3000cals)
  • Noreenmarie1234
    Noreenmarie1234 Posts: 7,318 Member
    zyxst wrote: »
    I'd say you're eating too many if your skin turns orange.

    This happened to me when I was eating too many sweet potatoes
  • sunfastrose
    sunfastrose Posts: 543 Member
    I wonder what other colors you can turn? Orange from carrots/sweet potatoes to excess as mentioned above. Blue from colloidal silver. Yellow from liver failure (jaundice).
  • RuNaRoUnDaFiEld
    RuNaRoUnDaFiEld Posts: 5,864 Member
    If you listen to Mercola they give you candida and all sorts- The devils in the sugar :D