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Old Thu, Jan-24-08, 09:54
Queeny23 Queeny23 is offline
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Default phase one : chestnuts?

Am i aloowed to eat chestnuts and if so, how many??
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Old Thu, Jan-24-08, 10:21
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Am i aloowed to eat chestnuts and if so, how many??


This is from the SBD food list and I don't see chestnuts on it ....but if you want to eat them I suggest you weigh out 1 oz as a serving.

http://forum.lowcarber.org/showthre...9&page=41&pp=15
this link will take you to page 41 of the South Beach Babes thread where all the food lists anbd meal plan charts are there for your use...print them up for reference.
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NUTS AND SEEDS
(Limit to one serving per day as specified. Dry roasted recommended.)

Almonds - 15
Brazil Nuts - 4
Cashews - 15
Filberts - 25
Flax Seed - 3 TBS (1 oz)
Hazelnuts - 25
Macadamia - 8
Peanut Butter, Natural, and other nut butters - 2 TBS
Peanuts, 20 small (May use dry roasted or boiled)
Pecans - 15
Pine Nuts (Pignolia) - 1 ounce
Pistachios - 30
Pumpkin Seeds - 3 TBS (1 oz)
Sesame Seeds - 3 TBS (1 oz)
Soy Nuts - 1/4 cup
Sunflower Seeds - 3 TBS (1 oz)
Walnuts - 15
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Old Thu, Jan-24-08, 11:41
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I just found this at the official SB site:

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Get Nutty, Snack on Nuts



(Published 10/18/05) Fall is a season of cooler weather, changing leaves, and bountiful nuts. That's right, most tree nuts (almonds, pecans, walnuts, chestnuts, and pistachios) are harvested during the fall months. This means that now is the perfect time to rediscover the joy of these nutritional powerhouses.

What's in a nut? These satisfying snacks are low in cholesterol and saturated fat and high in healthy monounsaturated fat, protein, and a variety of essential vitamins and minerals, including folic acid and niacin. Numerous studies suggest that nuts may be effective in preventing heart disease, diabetes, and some forms of cancer.

Nuts can be eaten raw (fresh from the shell) or roasted, and can be used in cooking. Keep unshelled nuts in a cool place for up to a year. Shelled nuts can turn rancid more quickly and often require refrigeration or freezing. And remember that while nuts are good for you, their high fat content makes them potential diet busters. Keep your intake to the portion sizes recommended on The South Beach Diet™ (for instance, 15 walnuts, almonds, or pecans, or 30 pistachios at a time).
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Old Fri, Jan-25-08, 05:43
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thank you very much
so you think I should eat 1 oz as a snack??
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Old Fri, Jan-25-08, 05:53
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thank you very much
so you think I should eat 1 oz as a snack??


One ounce is the usual serving size for nuts, so.... yes
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Old Sun, Oct-21-12, 15:45
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A little late to the party here, but I think it's important to note that chestnuts are not really a nut in any shape or form. The fat content is extremely low, and it's almost all starch. The fruit of the chestnut is more or less a sugary potato.

If you are following a strict low carbohydrate regimen, then you should absolutely abstain from chestnuts. You should consider it more in the realm of a paleo "safe starch" in the vein on sweet potatoes and plantains, i.e. something that is ok in moderation if you don't really have weight left to lose, or to support significant physical activity.
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