Ideal Protein Diet - Soy Cheese & Tomato Paste




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phenomenon
07-06-2012, 01:27 PM
Kind of feel stupid for asking but are we allowed to have any in Phase 1? Or this more something you can have on Phase 3-4? And what about veggie meats?


Trishak
07-06-2012, 01:37 PM
My coach said no to the veggie shreds cheese. I did use a little bit of it once to make a portabella mushroom pizza which was OH SO yummy. But since she said no, I have not used it again. Not sure on the tomato paste. I would tend to say no, if it's not 0/0/0. I would just smash up some real tomatoes.

wuv2bloved
07-06-2012, 03:10 PM
Every coach is different, I can have the veggie cheese slices or shreds. As long as it is 0/0/0 then you can have it


LizRR
07-06-2012, 03:20 PM
I've used tomato paste in lieu of tomatos before - BUT - it's a tiny amount of paste (~1.2oz) that is equivalent to 1 cup chopped tomato, so next time I think I will just chop & drain when I feel that tomato need. Remember tomatoes are a 'Occasional' veggie at only 2x/week.

http://contadina.com/products/paste-tomato.aspx#nutrition-facts
In a 6-oz can of tomato paste:
Serving Size 33g, Servings Per Container 5 <-THIS IS THE SERVING SIZE KICKER
Calories 30
Fat: 0
Carbohydrates: 6g
Fiber: 1g
Sugars: 3g
Protein: 2g

In 1 cup chopped tomato:
Calories: 27
Fat: 0
Total Carbs: 6g
Dietary Fiber: 2g
Sugar: 4g
Protein: 1g

Aimor22
07-06-2012, 03:44 PM
Every coach is different, I can have the veggie cheese slices or shreds. As long as it is 0/0/0 then you can have it

Does the veggie cheese count as a vegetable serving? Or is it just one of the foods you should use in moderation like egg whites?

phenomenon
07-06-2012, 07:03 PM
Thanks for the replies :)