Week 7 of RTM- beans and pulses....can you have too much?

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  1. jazz_egy

    jazz_egy Member

    Hi there im on week 7 on route to management and im reitroducing beans and pulses and i had a can of chikpeas (230g drained weight) for lunch... i didnt know if i was overdoing it...and i was just wondering if i should be a bit weary of beans and their calories??

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    Personally I never have a whole tin in one sitting - it's a bit much. The protein count in them is quite high - so it almost counts like a protein choice with some carb mixed in, in those quantities. If I'm cooking I have about half a tin which is shared between myself and my partner. So quarter?
    If you are planning to have chickpeas, at least in the first week or two of having them introduced - stick to about a third of a tin. Calories aren't everything in the world, all the other things matter too! Protein count, fibre, carbohydrate (and sugars).

    Good luck! :)
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