Zero calorie vegetables

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  • cwolfman13
    cwolfman13 Posts: 41,868 Member
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    Vegetables aren't zero calories. There are many low calorie vegetables, but none are free from calories. To be zero calorie, they'd have to have a TEF of 100% and no food has a TEF of 100%. Protein has the highest TEF and it doesn't come close to being 100%.

    Vegetables are for the most part carbohydrates (starch, sugar, fiber) that are packed with a lot of micro-nutrients in most cases. That said, I wonder what vegetables you're eating to see your carbs go through the roof...or why you would need to worry about that. I'd think you must have a very different perception of "through the roof" than I do.
  • YogiJear
    YogiJear Posts: 118 Member
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    I think even if you ate cardboard you're gonna get some calories. :D
  • mph323
    mph323 Posts: 3,565 Member
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    YogiJear wrote: »
    I think even if you ate cardboard you're gonna get some calories. :D

    Well, at least plenty of fiber...
  • threec
    threec Posts: 97 Member
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    mph323 wrote: »
    YogiJear wrote: »
    I think even if you ate cardboard you're gonna get some calories. :D

    Well, at least plenty of fiber...

    And still better tasting than couscous ....
  • natruallycurious
    natruallycurious Posts: 359 Member
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    My jar of pickles says the pickles are zero calories. Lol
  • paperpudding
    paperpudding Posts: 9,071 Member
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    My jar of pickles says the pickles are zero calories. Lol

    Yes because in some countries ( or maybe just USA, I'm not sure) they are allowed to say zero calories if a serving is less than 5 calories.

    They dont really have zero.

    and in other countries the jar would not say zero.

  • AnvilHead
    AnvilHead Posts: 18,344 Member
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    h1udd wrote: »
    Water is zero calories.

    loads of ways to prepare it as well -

    Ice - to suck or crunch
    Shaved ice, so you can eat it with a fork
    hot
    cold
    really cold
    room temperature

    I have loads of "friends" in my feed that keep posting pictures of their dinners of water that they are really proud of .. I am sure they are trying to convert me by showing me how delightfull looking their bowl of water is

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  • cwolfman13
    cwolfman13 Posts: 41,868 Member
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    My jar of pickles says the pickles are zero calories. Lol

    If something has less than 5 calories, they're allowed to put zero on the label...at least in the States.
  • LivingtheLeanDream
    LivingtheLeanDream Posts: 13,342 Member
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    No such thing as zero calorie veg.
  • AnvilHead
    AnvilHead Posts: 18,344 Member
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    My jar of pickles says the pickles are zero calories. Lol

    Most oil cooking sprays claim they're zero calories too. But they're still oil, which is around 110 calories per tablespoon. They use such a ridiculously small "serving size" that they can claim zero calories (allowable if it's <5 calories, as noted above) - but if you spray 3 tablespoons of oil into your pan, rest assured that you're nowhere even remotely near zero calories, regardless of what that label claims.