Originally Posted by jordanna
So I have a question about phase 4 regarding separating fats & carbs:
Is that just at dinner time or is that always?
because IP define fats as:
butter, cheese, margarine, milk, oils & yogurt and yet many of their breakfast ideas include cereal (carb) and milk (fat) or toast (carb) with butter or cheese (fat) or granola (carb) with yogurt (fat).
I'm confused lol.
Also you are allowed carbs at breakfast and dinner but not at lunch?
Hi, Jordanna, We can have small amounts of fat with our slow carbs. For example, we can butter our toast lightly with our breakfast or use light butter. I just don't use it since I'm having low-fat yogurt anyway. Then at lunch we can have a tablespoon or more of fat, but no bread or other slow carbs or fruit. At dinner we can have 5-7 ounces of slow carbs but a teaspoon or less fat. We can have a sprinkle of parmesan cheese at dinner, for example, but not a regular slice of cheese. We're allowed to switch our lunch and dinner menus when we want, but if we do, we're supposed to not have as much fat in the evening as we could have had at lunch because it encourages acid reflux in the evening.