Protein/Carb ratio imbalance

  • So I am noticing a few places where the carb/protein ratio doesn't seem balanced, particularly on Tuesday of the suggested first week of meals:

    ( Dinner:Turkey Burger
    1 portion steamed broccoli
    Glass of water)

    Broccoli has so little carbs. Should it be paired with a more substantial carb? I know this is a very healthy meal, but should I add a sweet potato or brown rice  to even out the balance?

    Also "Protein pudding" where the skim milk doesn't come close to the amount of protein from the whey powder.

    I like the no nonsense "no calorie counting" approach to the BFL diet & also know some suggest frontloading your heavy carbs earlier in the day, but I am curious to what you all have to say about this.




  • Hi Scojo

    where are you reading this? are you forgetting the wholewheat burger buns?

  • I'd say they are probably including a whole wheat bun, if not ....then eat the burger sans bun and add rice or a sweet potato.  You wouldn't count the broccoli as a carb, it is just your veggie source for that meal.  Remember even portions of carbs/proteins, but add a serving of veggies to at least two meals (that is separate).  I add spinach to my egg white omelettes, and don't count that as carbs.  I also add lots of veggiest to my meals, and never count that toward my carb count.

    I think the protein pudding is a better last meal (meal 6) because you don't need the carbs as much as the protein during that meal, since it is typically around bedtime.

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  • Thanks BDMom. That clarifies it.  I saw the Turkey burger meal here, on this site, for Week 1 meal plan:

    It must have just been an oversight, since other meals for the week include everything specifically (like the egg white omelet WITH 1 slice of whole wheat toast).

    And the protein pudding at night makes sense too. I know I crave a desert treat at night after a tough day, so going a bit light on the carbs for that later meal ( while it just sits in the stomach) is no big deal & understandable.

    Thanks again!

  • Keep in mind, also, the sugar free fat free instant pudding mix contains between 12 and 18g of carbs per half package. Sugar alcohols, I presume, but still carbs on the nutrition label. It's one of my favorites!

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  • SCOJO, I have been having this almost every night:

    1/2 cup of water or almond milk

    1/2 cup plain greek yogurt

    1 Tbsp FF, SF pudding mix (don't like any artificial I only use a bit)

    1/2 scoop chocolate protein powder

    1 spoonful of PB2 (sometimes use reg. almond or sunflower butter if haven't met my fat quota for the day)

    I mix that all up with a little crushed ice in my magic bullet and it is delicious.  Tastes like a chocolate peanut butter gotta try it and let me know what you think.  You can substitute cottage cheese for the yogurt; it is good too.

    "The only person you should try to be better than, is the person you were yesterday!"