Starchy vegetables don't need to be avoided entirely! They are an important part of your nutrition whether you are an 'average joe' or an athlete!
Still confused about the starch factor? Here is a bit of a definition to help sort things out.
Most low-starch vegetables contain 5 g of carbohydrates per serving and an average of 25 calories.
Starchy vegetables contain an average of 15 g of carbohydrates and 80 calories per serving.