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Hey eveyone. For those who dont know, i am recovering from anorexia. I am seeing a nutritionist who gave me a plan of how many starches, fats, meat etc. i need a day to gain.
i always have a hard time getting up to my starches, which is 9.
One starch would be like 1 oz of bread. Peas also count as a starch.
The good thing about peas is they dont make me feel really full.
1/2 cup peas is one starch. (the frozen peas you heat up)
So ive been eating like 1 1/2 cups of these at a time to get my starches up, which would be 3 starches.

Is this a good way to get my starches up? they have about 5g of protein, fiber, and sugar per serving. Or would it be better to eat wholewheat bread..?
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It doesn't matter where they come from. Just make sure you eat enough every day.
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lol, I do the exact same thing! I love peas (ever since I was little), and when I'm low in starches, I just pop a cup/half cup/ whatever in the microwave...
where do peas fit, starch, healthy green veg or that bean group...i dont know and i eat them everyday cause its so easy,  frozen peas in a pot, great snack
the frozen peas that you buy, like the frozen green or frozen sweet peas or whatever is counted as a starch. the lentils would be in the bean group
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Original Post by liosa:

the frozen peas that you buy, like the frozen green or frozen sweet peas or whatever is counted as a starch. the lentils would be in the bean group

 Beans, peas, and lentils are legumes. I would consider them starches.

baked beans would be a starch.
green peas starch.
beans, peas, (garbanzo, pinto, kidney, white, split, black eyed) lima beans, lentils, and miso are counted as a starch and a lean meat.
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Original Post by liosa:

baked beans would be a starch.
green peas starch.
beans, peas, (garbanzo, pinto, kidney, white, split, black eyed) lima beans, lentils, and miso are counted as a starch and a lean meat.

 That doesn't make any sense...Baked beans and green peas are directly related to everything you just listed as a starch. Once again, they're all legumes - genetically similar.

according to the book my nutritionist gave me, Exchange lists for weight managemnt, this is what it says
One starch exchange equals: 15g of carbohydrate, 3g of protein, 0-1g of fat, 80 cals
Starchy Vegetbales
Baked Beans... 1/3 cup
Peas, green....1/2 cup
Beans, Peas, and Lentils
(count as 1 starch excahnge and 1 very lean meat exchange)
Beans and pease (garbanzo, pinto, kidney, white, split, blackeyed).... 1/2 cup
Lima beans...2/3 cup
Lentils.....1/2 cup
Miso...3 tbsp
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Original Post by liosa:

according to the book my nutritionist gave me, Exchange lists for weight managemnt, this is what it says
One starch exchange equals: 15g of carbohydrate, 3g of protein, 0-1g of fat, 80 cals
Starchy Vegetbales
Baked Beans... 1/3 cup
Peas, green....1/2 cup
Beans, Peas, and Lentils
(count as 1 starch excahnge and 1 very lean meat exchange)
Beans and pease (garbanzo, pinto, kidney, white, split, blackeyed).... 1/2 cup
Lima beans...2/3 cup
Lentils.....1/2 cup
Miso...3 tbsp

 That list factors in protein content. Beans, peas, and lentils are all starches, but baked beans and peas have less protein than the other ones, so the list categorizes them differently. 

yeah. you count them all as starches, and everything but the baked beans and the green peas are counted as a lean meat too

Here's everything you wanted to know about green peas, and a lot of stuff you didn't

Green Peas

excerpt from the article (there's more!):

"Green peas are bursting with nutrients. They provide good to very good amounts of 8 vitamins, 7 minerals, dietary fiber and protein. Green peas' supercharged nutritional profile can supercharge your health.

Helping You Bone Up

Green peas provide nutrients that are important for maintaining bone health. They are a very good source of vitamin K1, which activates osteocalcin, the major non-collagen protein in bone. Osteocalcin anchors calcium molecules inside of the bone. Therefore, without enough vitamin K1, osteocalcin levels are inadequate and bone mineralization is impaired.

Green peas also serve as a very good source of folic acid and a good source of vitamin B6. "

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im recovering from annorexia too.. and dont get me wrong i looooove frozen peas.. im just going on a new meal plan. andi think the only way to gain weight, even if you eat your exchanges is to eat more calories.. sure 1 1/2 cups of peas will work as 3 carb exchanges, but its only about 90cals.. if you have 3 peices of hearty bread you could have like 400 cals.. even though everyone on here buys the bread taht is like 40 cals a slice haha.. just try and buy food that has higher cals.. but i know that things are easily filling..

have trailmix.. even if you hate it.i hate trailmix and peanut butter, but when it comes down to it. we hvae to eat to get better so im going to try and suck it up, and ignore the anxiety..

good luck on your recovery:)
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