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  • #31064

    Paolo
    Participant

    Is fruit classed as 1 serving of starchy carb when having your balanced meal? it’s not too clear on when you can have fruit or am I just not reading correctly ?.
    I’m used to following the old BT diet which allowed you to have 1 serving of either fruit or grains as starchy carb for breakfast.

    Thanks

    Paolo

  • #31068

    BT Nutritionist
    Keymaster

    Hi Paolo,

    Most fruits are considered non-starchy (or low starchy) carbohydrates, so for any meals that call for a serve of non- starchy carbohydrates you could instead opt for a piece of fruit if you wish (except during the FAST Start phase where we don’t recommend fruit). Also note that we don’t recommend more than 3 bananas and 2 serves of dried apricots in a week.

    Kind Regards,

    BT Nutritionist 🙂

  • #31070

    Paolo
    Participant

    Excellent!! I used to hate choosing between either a fruit or grainy carb.now I can have both ?

    Thanks

  • #31071

    BT Nutritionist
    Keymaster

    Hi Paolo,

    For the breakfast meal you should be having 2 serves of protein and 1 serve of either starchy or non- starchy carbs (which could be fruit or grain- or you could have a half serve of each!).

    For your lunch and breakfast meals you have 1 serve of protein, 2 serves of non- starchy carbs and one serve of starchy carbs.

    Overall we wouldn’t recommend having more than two serves of fruit a day, so pick your meals and for the rest of your non- starchy carb serves choose lots of vegetables!

    Kind Regards,

    BT Nutritionsit 🙂

  • #31080

    Paolo
    Participant

    Ok got it. ?

    Thanks again

    Regards

    Paolo

  • #31211

    Michael
    Participant

    What types of fruit are we allowed to have and how much of each?

    Like for instance, am I allowed to have 1 cup of berries, 1 cup of veg and 1 starchy serving with my protein since fruit is considered a non-starchy carb?

  • #31369

    BT Nutritionist
    Keymaster

    Hi Mark,

    For your protein snacks we recommend only pairing these up with non- starchy vegetables (not fruit).
    For meals where we say to have non- starchy carbohydrates you could choose either fruits or vegetables- however try not to have more than two serves of fruit a day.
    You can find the recommended serving sizes for fruits in the ‘My Food Guides’ section under ‘Carbohydrates- Non starchy’.

    Kind Regards,

    BT Nutritionist 🙂

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