UNDER AMOUNT it tells the amount of protein in each vegetable . plus in another place I read a woman needs .36g for each pound of weight for 140 lbs need 46 grams of protein a day, but like like to use: half my weight in grams of protein a day and half my weight in oz of water a day. Use the second link first, forgot to use add a link. www.healthaliciousness.com/articles/beans-
A lady five foot tall is usually charted to be 100 lbs +5lb for each inch above
A man five foot tall is usually charted to be 106 lbs +6lbs for each inch above
plus 10 lbs if over 40 years old for woman
plus 12 lbs if over 40 for men.
so a woman 41 years old and 5'3" would be charted to weigh 115+10=125
man 41 5'3" 124+12=136
I think your health coach is talking about carbs like oatmeal or potatoes or slice of bread,
usually with diabetics that is counted as 15-21 carbs as 1 serving of carbohydrates, but also include milk and fruit serving in this catagory.
Most vegetables are like considered free that is why she is pushing eating them and if you read the links you will find you are getting plenty of protein eating them and plenty of other vitamins and minerals, then if you follow up with 1/2 cup servings of beans at least once a day it will help your nourishment to be completed and by adding a few nuts and seeds that will get you the natural fats you need. so I think she is doing you justice, to lower your number to try to get it 5-5.5 or under 6.
vegetable soup (home made especially is a different meal besides salad.
root veggies baked in oven with olive oil sprinkled lightly on them with sea salt & other spices, also
1/2 cup of green beans, 1/2 cup of beans, maybe onion celery, or mushrooms mixed w/ gb.
vegetable juice is refreshing, think V8 hot or cold
your two carbs how about 1/2c quinoa one meal or 1/3 brown rice, mixed with stalk of celery, 1 small carrot, one small onion, diced or shredded with seasonings you enjoy or/and herbs and even a squeeze of lemon or lime juice, or 1/4 cup of prego/spaghetti sauce
another carbohydrate could be 1/2 of cottage cheese, if you need a sweet mix your second carb with it like 1/2 of crushed pineapple.
hope this helps you to get a better understanding of what I think your health coach was trying to get across to you.
Edited by: GEMINISUE at: 11/17/2012 (05:18)