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Why would you gain weight from eating vegetables?

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A study for BBC where adults were allowed to eat unlimited raw fruit and vegetables all day, found that in spite of eating until they felt terrible, they all lost weight. This due to the fact that most vegetables are low in macro nutrients and thereby also low in energy.

Vegetables are also very low in fats.

The reason to why someone would gain weight on a vegetables based diet is because they eat so much vegetables that they allow their body an energy surplus. Excess energy will be stored by the body as fat or glycogen. If a person is performing weight lifting exercises the weight gain can also come from growing muscles.

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2015-05-21 17:57:53

That may depend upon which vegetables you're talking about (and the amount). Some types, such as potatoes and yams, beans, and corn, are high in carbs. Others are high in sugars (beets, corn, plantain, peas). These should be eaten in limited quantity by someone wishing to avoid weight-gain. See also:


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