May 17, 2018 at 1:39 pm #68707
Im just wondering when you are able to consume fruit? Can your Trimsition stage protein snacks contain fruit?
May 18, 2018 at 12:44 pm #68824
Fruits are allowed during the second and third phases of the program (Trimsition and Body Trimming). Most fruits are considered non- starchy carbs so you can have a piece of fruit with any of your meals as one of your non- starchy carbs. Take a look at the My Food Guides section in the column on the left to find a list of non- starchy carb options (including fruit) and their serving sizes.
For protein snacks we just recommend protein and non- starchy vegetables (not fruit).
BT Nutritionist 🙂
July 26, 2018 at 8:41 am #74776
I am currently at the Trimsition stage, are you able to eat grapes. Is pumpkin soup okay for a main balanced meal?
July 26, 2018 at 9:28 am #74783
Grapes are fine. A serve would be roughly 1/2 a cup of grapes and just remember the ‘no more than 2 serves of fruit a day’ recommendation due to the higher sugar content.
For a main meal of lunch or dinner we recommend 1 serve of protein, 2 serves non- starchy carbohydrates and 1 serve starchy carbs.
Pumpkin is classified as a starchy carb (1 serve is 1/2 a cup) so you’re covered on this front. Typically pumpkin soup would not contain a significant amount of protein, so you’ll want to add a source of protein, as well as some non- starchy carbohydrates to your meal.
For the protein you could perhaps add some legumes to the soup, you could have a couple of hard boiled eggs on the side, or you could blend some plain, unsweetened yoghurt into the soup (this would be similar to sour cream- yum!)
For the non- starchy carbohydrates you could have a side salad made up of salad vegetables from the ‘Low- starch vegetable list’, you could add some of these vegetables into the soup (zucchini, tomato, capsicum, onion, mushroom, leek or cauliflower could be good ones). Don’t forget that you could have a piece of fruit as one of your non- starchy carbohydrate sources too.
BT Nutritionist 🙂
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