You could do 6 protein snacks every 3-4 hours (4 ounces of meat or cup, 2 ounces of low-fat cheese, 4 ounces of low-fat cottage cheese or 1/2 cup yogurt or an egg) and you could eat two small servings of veggies a day (leaving out potatoes and other root veggies and avoiding rice), but still have trouble losing weight.
Fruit could be an issue.
Some people have fruit as a snack. Fruit without a protein is not good for a diet. You should have to servings of fruit a day….but have it with a protein snack.
Have some fruit with some peanut or almond butter, your salad and meat, cheese, nuts, protein bar or shake, in your low-carb Greek Yogurt or cottage cheese.
And you need to pick your fruit wisely, because some fruits are more fattening than others:
a whole apple is 25g of carbs vs. an orange at 11g of carbs.
1 cup of strawberries is 13g of carbs vs. 1 cup of blueberries at 20g of carbs.
A medium banana is 27g of carbs vs. 1 cup of papaya at 14g of carbs.
Here is a list to go by: Net carbs = the Total Carbs- Fiber
Popular Types of Fruit
Fruit with Seeds (1 medium piece)
Citrus Fruit (1 medium piece)
Stone Fruit (1 medium piece)
Tropical Fruit (1 medium piece)
|Chinese Gooseberries (Kiwi)||8.84||6.83||2.3||11.14|
Berries (1 cup serving)
Melon (1 wedge serving)