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  • #28893

    Melinda
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    I dont understand 'protein snack'

    I am confused about the protein snack size. When I read the post (link above) in one answer it says that a snack would be one serve of lets say cashews. A serve size of cashews on the food guide is about 8 nuts. Then further down it says that a protein snack serve size would be 100g same as a meal size??? Exactly what size should I be having??

    Also if anyone would like to share their favorite ideas for protein snacks that would be great

  • #28904

    Donna
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    For the sake of simplicity I have always used either a small protein bar or a hard boiled egg. I’m not really a fan of nuts so I’m not sure what a serving size would look like.

  • #28916

    Lisa
    Participant

    Regarding serving sizes for nuts. What is the serving size for macadamia nuts? Is it the same as cashews – 8?

  • #28929

    Melinda
    Participant

    Hi Lisa
    This is just what I read in the MyBodytrim Food Guide. Macadamia nuts were not listed there. Perhaps they are too high in fat or oil??

  • #29137

    BT Nutritionist
    Keymaster

    Hi Lisa and Melinda,

    Macadamia nuts are a little higher in energy, similar to walnuts so we would recommend a serve size of 5 nuts. The food servings guide is not an exhaustive list but we will try to update as more foods are enquired about.

    Kind Regards,

    BT Nutritionist 🙂

  • #29143

    BT Nutritionist
    Keymaster

    Hi Melinda, apologies- your first message was hidden from view so was not seen until now, it is a really good question though;

    -I am confused about the protein snack size. When I read the post (link above) in one answer it says that a snack would be one serve of lets say cashews. A serve size of cashews on the food guide is about 8 nuts. Then further down it says that a protein snack serve size would be 100g same as a meal size??? Exactly what size should I be having??-

    The serving sizes for different sources of protein will differ, for foods like nuts and seeds, these are a lot more energy dense (have a higher calorie content for a smaller amount of food), so we recommend a different serving size as what we do for something like meat (100- 150g) which is not as energy dense. If you were to eat a serve size of 100g of nuts on a regular basis you may find yourself putting on weight due to this higher energy content.

    Does this make sense?

    Take a look at the ‘Food Servings Guide’ PDF down the bottom of the ‘My Food Guides’ section, and the serving sizes for the different types of foods are listed here.

    Kind Regards,

    BT Nutritionist 🙂

  • #29151

    Melinda
    Participant

    Thankyou for the reply.

    So basically a serving size of a protien on the food guide would be a protien snack?

  • #29546

    BT Nutritionist
    Keymaster

    Hi Melinda,

    Yes this is correct.

    Kind Regards,

    BT Nutritionist 🙂

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