To: Mr. Mulliner
What would this diet say about eating chili?
The chili I make has lots of black beans, kidney beans and pinto beans. There's lots of fat in there from the meat, and lots of protein from both the meat and the beans, but beans have carbs too. If this diet won't let you eat chili with beans, then it ain't worth BEANS to me!
The chili I make has lots of black beans, kidney beans and pinto beans. There's lots of fat in there from the meat, and lots of protein from both the meat and the beans, but beans have carbs too.
If you use 93 percent lean meat, your chili recipe will meet Weight Watchers guidelines.
posted on 11/19/2002 6:03:06 AM PST
Don't know if you've gotten a lot of replies about beans, but you have to watch those legumes in the "losing" stage of locarb weight control. Don't drain the fat, put in a little more meat, maybe not quite so many beans. If you know you'll be eating some carbs, make sure there's also some fat and protein to keep from shooting your insulin up...and getting hungry! I also love chili. (No cornbread, I'm afraid).
You do get to subtract the fiber grams from the carbo grams to get a total carbo count, so if they have a lot of fiber and protein, they're not as bad as, say, bread or potatoes. I'm a vegetarian so it is very hard to follow this diet for me.
posted on 11/19/2002 9:38:14 AM PST
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