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It makes no mention at all about all the beans that are listed in my SWAMI. So, what is this telling me exactly? I can have as many beans as I can stomach and to only limit the nuts, seeds, nut butters to 8 servings? Or to limit all vege proteins, including beans, nuts, seeds, and nut butters to 8 servings?
And, since there is no serving size for beans, what is the recommended serving size? Is it completely up to me to decide? Currently, I've been going with about 3/4 cup cooked (or 1/2 block of tofu), somewhere around 150-200 calories. Been doing this daily, in addition to daily intake of 1/4 cup of nuts. But, that would be 14 servings from this category.
What I have been doing this week (my first week of a 65 pound weight loss goal) is consuming 1/4 cup of nuts daily and 3/4 cup of beans or 1/2 block of tofu. In less than a week, I've dropped 5 pounds. So, not too worried at the moment about 8 versus 14 servings of vege proteins. However, I refuse to sit and eat half a jar of natural peanut butter like I've done many times in the past. What is that, like around 2000 calories? Yikes!