High Carb Vegetables That May Hurt Your Weight Loss Results

High Carb Vegetables and Your Weight Loss Goals

high carb vegetablesIf you are looking to lose weight, you need to know about these 5 high carb vegetables and how they may affect your results. Most vegetables are full of nutrients and have less than 5 grams of carbohydrates per serving. This makes for a great option when you are trying to keep your carbohydrate intake low and lose weight. However, just like most food groups, not all veggies are created equal as there are a few vegetables high in carbohydrates. Today I’m going to list five high carb vegetables that you should eat in moderation or maybe even avoid completely if you are trying to lose weight.

1. Adzuki Beans

1 Cup Serving

Calories = 294
Carbs = 57g
From Fiber = 16.8g
From Sugar = 0g
From Other Carbohydrates = 14.2g

Adzuki beans has 294 calories per cup and is packed with protein (which maintains,repairs, and builds your body’s cells), copper (which protects your body from damaging free radicals and strengthens your red blood cells), phosphorus (which strengthens your teeth and bones, helps your body keep a regular heartbeat and more) and potassium (which supports muscle contractions, muscle growth, and more). Unfortunately, there are over 50g of carbohydrates per cup, so they need to be kept to a minimum or completely off your plate if you want to keep the carbs down.

2. Corn

1 Cup Serving:

Calories= 177
Carbs = 41.2g
From Fiber = 4.6g
From Sugar = 5.2g
From Other Carbohydrates = 31.4g

Corn is satisfying, sweet, and rich in manganese (which regulates blood glucose levels, supports the production of important enzymes and more), vitamin B3, vitamin B5 and vitamin C (which boosts your immune system, supports wound healing, and more). However, corn also contains 41.2g of carbohydrates per cup, so it is a must to consume in moderation if you want to follow a low carb diet plan.

3. Potatoes

1 Potato:

Calories = 161
Carbs = 36.6g
From Fiber = 3.8g
From Sugar = 2.1g
From Other Carbohydrates = 30.7g

Potatoes may be filling and tasty but the amount of carbs in one average sized potato may have you wanting to avoid them. Although potatoes contain good levels of potassium, manganese, vitamin B6 (which helps your body fully extract the nutrients and energy from the foods you eat) and vitamin C, they also are loaded with 36.6g of carbohydrates.

4. Black Eyed Peas (Cowpeas)

1 Cup Serving

Calories = 200
Carbs = 35.7g
From Fiber = 11.2g
From Sugar = 5.7g
From Other Carbohydrates = 18.8g

Black eyed peas are an excellent source of manganese, phosphorus, copper, iron (which keeps your immune system strong, supports the production of red blood cells,and more), magnesium (which allows your muscle and nerves to relax , promotes circulation, and more), and various B vitamins (which allow you to extract the energy from the foods you eat). However, at 35.7g of carbohydrates per cup, you should be cautious on how much you are eating.

5. Acorn Squash

1 Cup Serving:

Calories = 83
Carbs = 21.5g
From Fiber = 6.4g
From Sugar = 0g
From Other Carbohydrates = 15.1g

Acorn squash is a winter squash that goes well with a wide variety of meals. It contains vitamin A (which promotes strong, healthy vision, vitamin C, magnesium, potassium, and manganese. A single cup serving has only 21.5g of carbohydrates, its the lightest option on this list but still may be something you want to be eating sparingly.


While we all know that eating is a big part of maintaining our health, the high carb vegetables above may not be the best option if you are trying to lose weight. There are plenty of other low carb vegetables that you can still enjoy that are full of health enhancing nutrients. Mushrooms, cucumbers,and celery, are just a few examples of the many low carb vegetables which all contain less than 5g of carbs per serving. So try to consume low carb vegetables as much as possible to get all the health benefits they off.  Just remember to limit your consumption of high carb vegetables if you want to reach your weight loss goals.

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