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    Default Do you always eat protein with starch?

    I saw that the general discussion forum reappeared today but there were no current posts so I thought I'd start one.

    Sometimes for dinner DH and I want a simple but filling meal so we just have angel hair spaghetti with a meatless tomato sauce and a tossed all veggie salad to go with it (usually with Balsamic Vinaigrette). I had always thought this was fine and that it was good to go without protein once in a while. Recently, however, I read that it is best to always have a protein with your starch but I don't know if this is really true. I don't want to be eating a meal that would make it harder for me to stay OP.

    Does anyone have any info on this or any experience?
    Marianne





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    Default Re: Do you always eat protein with starch?

    I don't know about that, but I do eat a protein with fruit, to stabilize the sugar in the fruit (like a string cheese with a pear or grapes, or peanut butter with an apple). Since starch converts to sugar, maybe having a protein with it would be a good idea. You need protein.
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    Default Re: Do you always eat protein with starch?

    I find that I do best if I have protein and fruit/veg at every meal. The current WW equation has a penalty in points value for carbs vs. protein, so I guess they're trying to guide us to eat more protein and less starch.
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    Good info here, thanks! I need to pay attention more.
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    Default Re: Do you always eat protein with starch?

    What about adding some beans to your salad? I love to add black beans or garbanzo beans to get protein.

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    Default Re: Do you always eat protein with starch?

    Great idea. I'll try that. Thanks.
    Marianne





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    Default Re: Do you always eat protein with starch?

    I like to have protien with all my meals. I feel less hunger later.
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    I try to eat a protein with every meal and snack.

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