LA Weight Loss - Thoughts on how to count this?
02-15-2007, 01:08 PM
I just bought (but have not yet eaten) a product called "Santa Fe Flatbread". The nutritional facts for 1 piece (25 g) are 110 calories, 3 g fat; 0 cholesterol, 150 mg sodium; 19 g carb and 3 g protein.
Any thoughts on how to count 1 piece? I'm thinking 1 starch?
02-15-2007, 01:24 PM
sounds like 2 starches to me.
02-15-2007, 01:28 PM
Well-the calories are similar to half a bagel. You're probably okay to count it as 1 starch-but I wouldn't have it very often. You really should take the info to your COD and ask . . . .
02-15-2007, 01:31 PM
ACK...two starches? Totally not worth it! I will take it into the COD and ask...thanks everyone. Glad I didn't open the package! hehehe
02-15-2007, 03:38 PM
Rule of thumb I got early on from COD was that a starch is basically 60 calories if under 2 grams of fiber or up to 120 calories if the fiber is 4-5 grams.
I got this advice from the counselor that dropped 145 pounds on a food exchange program and has kept it off for 38 years! Thus, I usually take her advice quite seriously. ;) She obviously knows what works and doesn't work.
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