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Posted by: Big Mac | 2004/10/09

Peanuts on 'BODY FOR LIFE' program.

I have taken the plunge to do the 'Body for Life' program that started this week.
I am required to eat 6 x daily and concentrate on proteins.

My question is:

Are raw, straight-out-of-the-shell peanuts a good thing or should I leave them out as they may contain too much fat?

Your response would be greatly appreciated,

Thank you, Big Mac

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Dear Big Mac
Peanuts are a good source of protein, but they do have a high fat content. I would use small portions (about 30g).
Be careful of any diet that requires you to leave out any nutrient (e.g. carbohydrate) and encourages you to overeat on proteins.
Good luck
DietDoc

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Posted by: Liza | 2004/10/11

Hi,
You can eat about 30g of peanuts per day. It does not count as a protein on the Body for Life program. It is a fat. So use it sparingly. You must still have your protein and carb every 6 hours. you can add a fat per day at any meal. Try not to have it with your last 3 meals.

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