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6 replies, 4 voices Last updated by Dorothy Soufy 7 years, 4 months ago
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    Patrice Lessard
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    Hi,

    I noticed the fried chicken recipe uses almond flour (1/2 cup for 4 servings). How do I count that towards my calories/category – – the recipe says to count each serving as 1 protein and 1/4 Fat….I would assume that the almond flour should count towards the day’s optional grain (although I think the calories are above 30).

    Also beef broth – it’s not in the book, but is it counted towards the day similar to the vegetable broth (low sodium)?

    I’m shopping this weekend and starting to prepare my meals tomorrow for a Monday start! Very excited. I just want to make sure I count all my calories and daily categories (5 P, 4 V, 2 Fruit, 1-2 Fats, 1 Optional Grain).

    Thanks!
    Patrice

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    Jessica Romeo
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    I think I answered your question on the recipe page. However I will restate it here. So for the almond flour it is just almonds grinded up, therefore it only counts towards fat servings. 1/4 cup is the equivalent of 1 oz of almonds. So I have counted the almond flour in with the fat serving. 1 egg, 1 tbsp of coconut oil and 1/2 cup of almond flour for 4 servings comes out to roughly 1/4 of the fat you want in a day. Also what happens with that recipe a lot of times is that the entire 1/2 cup doesn’t even get used after dredging the chicken through it.

    As far as the beef broth goes yes count it towards your liquids like you would for vegetable broth.

    I am so glad that you are excited to start the plan! You are going to do wonderful!

    Ask me anything you like I will try to answer quickly 🙂

    -Jess

    #10166

    Patrice Lessard
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    Thank you so much for your quick response! You have been so great! One other quick question – I’m noticing that the calories outlined in the book are very different (a lot less) than what I find online, so I’m worried about overeating. I think I was under the impression that I could have 5 protein at 5 ounces, but it really is up to 5 ounces. I’m just struggling (only first day though), with food choices so I can have 3 meals and 2 snacks and meet the 5 Protein, 4 Veggie, 2 Fruit, etc. I think I need to eat less than 5 ounces and focus more on the calories (that are on line vs. book).

    Thanks!

    #10167

    Jessica Romeo
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    No problem at all, I know it can be a tad confusing at times. So what I like to do personally and this might help with keeping your calories on track is to vary the amount of protein, so for instance you could do about 4 oz in the morning, 2 oz for your snack, 4 for lunch, 2 for snack and maybe 4-5 for dinner, this will help keep the calories lower. Also I am not sure if you have checked out the meal plans under the member store tab? There is one free one as well as another that is for a low price. Let me know if you need any more guidance! I want this to be easier for people to understand and follow, I know it can be very tricky and confusing initially.

    -Jess

    #13717

    Dorothy Soufy
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    Is almond flour allowed in Phase 1? How long do you stay on Phase 1?

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    Lauren
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    Hi Dorothy,

    Almonds and Almond Flour are allowed during phase 1, use sparingly because it is a large concentrated version of many almonds ground up together. This should be counted as a protein. The amounts are at your discretion.

    You will move into Phase 2 once you hit your goal weight. Phase 2 is a maintenance phase that lasts for 3 weeks. During this phase you will add an additional 500 calories to your daily allotment.

    Hope this helps!

    Lauren

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    Dorothy Soufy
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    Thank you for your response, I have a goal of 15 pounds which I realize isn’t a lot. I’m starting week 3 and I’ve lost 5 pounds… which I’m happy about.

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