RE: To start 21-day plan
Posted Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 2:42 PM
I haven't seen what you have to say about nut butters. My daily breakfast now is:
a high-fiber (9g ), low carb (5g net carbs) tortilla (by Ole Extreme Wellness - 90 calories).
on that I put 1 - 1.5 T nut butter (cashew, almond)
1 T sugar-free jam or apple butter
Fold & Microwave it - yummy.
Can I continue to have this for breakfast?
I have it with 1 C of coffee (no more rest of day) w/1-2 T Coconut milk creamer and TruVia sweetener.
Nut butters - it depends. One of the tenets of the kickstart is to keep fats to 10% of calories, with no 'added' fats (like oils). So, if the nut butter has no added oil, no added sugar, etc., just ground nuts AND it stays within the 10% of calories parameter for your day, then it's fine.
I'd also make sure you check the ingredient label on the tortilla and make sure it doesn't have any 'questionable' ingredients. Most of the time, the "high fiber/low carb" type things have a lot of chemicals and what I'd consider questionable stuff (adding lots of cellulose, for example, to raise the fiber level but that adds no nutritional value, you may as well eat paper since that's cellulose too). Read the label and decide for yourself. Real, whole foods are important. Ditto with the 'sugar-free' items - if they have no sugar added, fine. if it's something like stevia, okay (as long as it agrees with you). But if they are things like sucralose (Splenda) or aspartame (NutraSweet) and such, you're better off having the real jam, maybe in a smaller amount, than having the chemicals.