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    Doug Ackmann
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    I thought I read on someones post about Turkey Jerky. Is there any certain kinds we should look for?
    Also, my husband is sensitive to almonds so he will need to do pistachios instead, do we just match the calorie count for portion size? I like dry roasted almonds over raw almonds, I purchased both. I was thinking of doing the dry roasted 1-2 a week in place of raw, so I would feel like I was treating myself. Is there any different portion for dry roasted as opposed to raw? We are starting Monday and obviously have a few modifications/substitutions. We also bought Dannon light and fit greek yogurt that is strawberry, cherry, and blueberry. I know that it says plain greek yogurt but this type has the same amount of sugars as plain so we thought it was a decent option, since we dont like plain greek ypgurt. Last question is on egg whites. If you do egg whites and one egg scrambled together, do we count that as 1.5 servings of protein for the day? My husband also found Chicken dogs from Trader Joes that are made of skinless chicken… would this be something that would be acceptable? When we are looking for substitutions to a food what should we be looking for to make sure it is a good sub choice? I also read someone asked about sunflower seeds for a fat instead of almonds. Sorry for all the questions at once, just trying to get this figured out so we can be eating according to plan but also not feeling deprived or discouraged. Thanks so much!!

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    Hello, thanks for your questions. They help others too!

    Typically Turkey Jerky is best made at home in a dehydrated if you have it. Nick’s Sticks are also not terrible to try if you can’t homemake them…
    Pistachios are not allowed in phase 1, but if there is an allergy to almonds a substitution should be okay. Usually you can get around 40 pistachios to every 25 almonds. Almonds are really the only approved nuts in phase 1, anything else will typically be phase 2. Regarding the chicken dogs, they are likely to be processed, and or contain sodium etc. that just basic chicken won’t have and it is best to just stick to the approved foods list with as minimal subs as you can be for optimal success. Try not to look for substitutions, and the program will be much simpler to follow 🙂

    Dry roasted are the same as raw as far as quantity is concerned as long as they truly are dry roasted, and not roasted in oil…
    Regarding the eggs: 2 whole eggs = 1 protein but you also have to count them as 1 fat. Egg whites are only counted as protein. When in doubt look at serving sizes and then divide all. If it has 2 eggs but says 2 servings then it’s 1/2 serving of protein and fat.

    Hope this helps!
    Lauren

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    This is great! Thank you so much for your reply! That’s great about the dry roasted. I love those! Ya almonds make my husband’s throat scratchy and kinds close up, but most other nuts don’t. So I thought we read somewhere you could do pistachios instead. That makes sense about the chicken dogs and turkey jerky, thank you for the explanation! That makes sense about sticking with the foods on the list, I just wasn’t sure about the caution foods paragraph in the book and what that meant?

    Thanks!!

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    I was also told that the Dannon Light & Fit Greek Yogurt was not good to substitute as the sugar is higher but I double checked at the grocery and the Dannon actually has less sugar per serving than the other brands.
    Lauren is correct. It is much easier to just follow the plan using the listed foods. You will drive yourself crazy trying to substitute. The book has been tested and tried and true!

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    So what are the Caution Foods that are talked about in the book? IT states you can do some subs.modifications but if you notice ill effects to go back to only the approved foods list?
    Also, is Turkey bacon allowed, I see Turkey Sausage is, was just curious about turkey bacon.

    Thanks!

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