Hi again. littlelulu here.
This upcoming week (week 3) I will be trying a new method! I'm still on phase 1.
Instead of having 2 unrestricted and 1 restricted IP foods everyday, I will have a total of 4 unrestricted and 0 restricted IP foods.
Has anyone tried this? I was curious about this method and talked it over with my wonderful coach and she said that it was perfectly fine (she likes to do it too!) I even did some calculating on my own, and it seems that the number of net carbs that 2 unrestricted foods contain is usually the same, often times lower, than the number of net carbs in 1 restricted food. For example, the total number of carbs in a RTD chocolate drink plus BBQ soy crisps (both unrestricted) equal to about 11 (if I remember correctly), while the number of carbs in a PB crunch bar (restricted) is 14. The number of calories, though, slightly increase, but not by too much. lol..does that even make sense?
Anyways, I like this idea because it seems like I am eating more food, more often times a day, and getting some extra protein in. As yummy as a lot of the restricted foods are, the unrestricted are great as well!
Let me know what you guys think! If helpful, I can come back and share my experience/results after one week of this method!
Please and thank you!