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21 Dec 19
Can anyone tell me where beans, lentils and pulses fit on my 2 diet days?
Do they class as carbs and, therefore, to be avoided or should I just count the calories?
Pulses are a good source of protein and fibre, so if you can put them in to your meal plan. You should be counting calories on your fast day anyway, 500,600 etc depending on what fasting pattern you are following so work them in to your meals.
22 Dec 19
I thought it was count calories and no carbs.
Also thought the male calorie count was 800.
Click on the ‘How it work’s link above. 5:2 is 600 for a man but there are other fasting plans you can follow. 16:8 comes up a lot but I only know the 5:2 plan.
Beans and lentils contain both carbs and protein, as well as lots of wonderful fibre.
They can play a role on fast days as they are nutritious and help you feel full. As carbs, they are definitely good ones.
If you want to avoid carbs on your fast days, just have tiny amounts of beans and lentils, or leave them for a non fast day.
23 Dec 19
Thanks for the advice, folks
27 Dec 19
It is also fine to just water fast and not eat at all on a fast day. 😀
5 May 20
Beans spike me crazy.
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