It’s hard to imagine, but not all vegetables are created equal. “Vegetables are often divided into two categories: starchy and nonstarchy,” Lauri Wright, PhD, RDN, spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, told POPSUGAR. “Starchy vegetables have higher amounts of carbs,” compared to nonstarchy vegetables like cauliflower and asparagus. So, while all vegetables are packed with helpful nutrients — and they all deserve a spot on your plate — you do need to control your portions of starchy veggies, especially if you’re insulin-resistant, or are working to maintain or lose weight. Here are five to watch, along with the proper portions for each.