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5/23/16 8:50 A

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One of my favorite herb mixes.

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5/23/16 6:36 A

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I also add dried Italian herbs to the mix









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5/22/16 11:55 A

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Sounds like a great recipe. I love easy ones like that.

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-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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5/22/16 9:09 A

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It sounds so easy the way you explained it. I looked up the recipe and a huge amount of approved reviews! I don't have a food processor, but I do have a mini food chopper, so could use that. Thanks for the inspiration!

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5/22/16 7:00 A

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it was a Sparkpeople recipe, chop the cauliflower in a food processor, til it resembles rice, steam it in the microwave for 4 min. let it cool, add 1 egg and 1 cup of shredded cheese, pat it into a pizza pan and bake it on 450' for 10-12 min. add whatever toppings and heat through. can't get any easier and it is awesome to eat.









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5/21/16 3:44 P

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I have not tried the cauliflower crust pizza but would like to.

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5/21/16 9:49 A

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If I did that, my DH would go bananas! And to do all that process, he'd see me doing it, one time or another, with farming. And also, with having RA pain in my hands and wrists, with the more I do with them, they hurt already! I'd love to try it, but I don't think I ever will.

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5/21/16 5:26 A

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I make a crust of cauliflower for my pizza, and it comes out yummy









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5/20/16 5:03 P

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Dressings are okay on South Beach as long as they don't have too much sugar or a lot of fat in them. There are a lot of commercial dressings that are South Beach friendly. There are all kinds of things you can add to your salad that would be okay. I would not eat pizza a lot. The veggies toppings are okay but the crust is a problem.

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Thanks! Today we had to go to town and my husband wanted to go to bPizza Ranch, so there I went too! I started out good with lettuce salad with no dressing, just little chunks of hard boiled egg, which I have learned to love because it moistens up the lettuce more. Yum! And then a breaded chicken thigh and I took the breading off and then a couple of pieces of pizza. I'll count it all up and find out I didn't do too bad, but it sure makes you be more aware of what you're eating, doesn't it?! And that's ba good thing! They're only hot veg. was corn, so I didn't take any of that. emoticon

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Sounds like you did great. The bun is the problem. I have learned that I like hamburgers better without buns actually. You don't have to eat leaner pork sausage if you don't want to. Most of the grease cooks out anyway.

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5/19/16 4:16 P

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Thank you again for your help. It looks like you and I are trying to eat the same way. We had our own beef burgers with cheese and all the fixings, for dinner today, at noon. The guys had buns and chips with theirs, and I just had the burger and cheese with lots of veggies and a serving of ketchup. I'm satisfied. Our pork hams are smoked, but the rest isn't. The last ham I made, my husband said that it didn't sit too good with him. I feel that it's way too salty. He wanted sausage instead of bacon, so this sausage isn't cured anyway, like bacon. My husband would have a conniption if I bought leaner pork sausage, when we have tons in the freezer. Oh boy, I keep trying! Can't give up, although it sure has crossed my mind a time or two! I made a small line of goals for in a month of time. So I'll strive for that along with being careful, each day!! Good luck to you too!!

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5/19/16 1:02 P

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I don't like big gobs of fat so I cut some off and leave a little to flavor the meat that can be cooked until crispy. I may or may not eat it depending on how greasy it is - personal preference. I like turkey sausage and it is leaner but they make some leaner pork sausage if you have access to uncured there. We do here. If it's cured it has nitrates/nitrites in it. I eat pork, beef, chicken, turkey, fish, seafood. I prefer pork tenderloin and use uncured bacon, uncured sausage, uncured ham. I occasionally use a lean pork roast and remove the fat as I don't like it. I usually don't eat the skin of the chicken when I fix it myself as I bake meats and don't fry them.

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5/19/16 12:25 P

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Thank you for more words of wisdom. I feel to be so slow when it comes to learning all I need to know! I'll print off what you wrote, so I can refer to it daily until it gets cemented in. Ha!! I agree with on the nitrate scare. We're lucky to have our own beef and pork. As far as pork, I know that it has more fat content, and I usually cut that off before cooking. Is that what you do or are we supposed to eat that? Also, the seasoned pork sausage in 1# pkgs, come in one chunk, so after it's true up, I drain off the fat. Is that what you'd do, or just don't eat pork?! We'd be getting fat from meat, like you say. I have my carbs set at 100, and I really try to keep it that way. Yesterday was a bad day as far as carbs, but not very often. It's really tough because my DH and DS love their sweets. You name it, we have it! And chips and homemade buttered popcorn!! I love the popcorn for the fiber, but not for the carbs!!

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5/19/16 10:30 A

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I can understand your confusion. What the other team leaders told you is essentially true. Most low fat diets are falling from favor. They were based in the past on a flawed hypothesis that fat caused heart disease and no scientific studies were done to prove it. In contrast, when they started to do real studies to prove the hypothesis they found the opposite to be true. Sugar causes heart disease. This has been known for decades but was hidden as when I was a young nurse we were taught that low fat, low cholesterol was the way to go. Things change slowly in the medical field as patients don't like to hear that their doctors were wrong. Now the experts have taken cholesterol off the list of things to limit. I'm certainly not saying that you should gorge on fat like some people recommend. I recommend that you worry about your carb intake. That is what is important. I would not recommend eating more that 150gms of net carbs a day and some people need a whole lot less. I would certainly say that you do. The carbs should chiefly come from low glycemic veggies, low glycemic fruits, seeds, nuts, and a couple of servings of dairy a day, a serving of beans, and occasional grains if they don't trigger you and spike your blood sugar. That means that candy, cookies, cake, pastries, pies, bagels, muffins, etc. are off the table and are not part of daily consumption. My doctor says that 150 net carbs a day is too much for me so I aim for 100. My recommendation regarding eating fat is to avoid cured meat containing nitrites and nitrates which may be linked to cancer and eat fresh meat and healthy oils like olive oil or nut oils or seed oils. Some people use coconut oil and canola oil and I'm okay with high quality sources of those too. Coconut oil is not allowed on South Beach though. South Beach is not real low fat as it allows steaks and such plus you can have a serving of meat and eat more in if you like. Meat is a chief source of fat. I don't worry about where my fat and protein intake lies. I worry about setting my carb intake and the other two fall into place. Some days my fat intake will be higher and some days my protein intake will come up. I eat my veggies with a little oil or butter or even margarine if it does not contain transfat/hydrogenated oils.

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5/18/16 11:36 P

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I have a question. I recently joined 2 low carb teams, and on one of the message boards, we were talking of low carb eating, us newbies were, and one of the leaders told us that we needed to do alot of research on low carb, because every body is different. People automatically think that they need to eat more protein and fat and then find out they've gained weight! So they back off and eat less protein and fat and some gain from that. So she said that we each need to find out what works for me, myself and longer.

So now I feel really confused, so I got off those teams. I don't want to eat more fat, but more protein is best, isn't it??! So I had to see what you all thought. I feel safer at South Beach!

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3/26/16 8:08 P

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It is a great diet.I love all the food too. You can eat more than 4.5 cups of veggies if you want but you are supposed to eat at least that.

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3/26/16 7:22 P

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Thank you and I understand now. It makes it easier when you tell 2 cups for lunch and 2 cups for dinner. But still we can eat up to 4-1/2 cups of veggies. I love that and I love the list of veggies too. I will make use of that!

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I'm confused about what you are referring to. Protein is measured in ounces usually and you can start with a serving of 3 ounces for meals and 1 ounce for snacks. You can eat more if you want. You are to eat 4.5 cups of veggies a day, not including your 1/2 cups of beans you are to eat everyday. You can break that up however you choose but most people would eat 1/2 cup for breakfast, 2 cups for lunch, and 2 cups for supper.

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I've asked this before, and have forgot it. For Phase 1, when it says to eat 2 cups of protein and veggies at dinner time, is that 1 cups each or 2 cups each?

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Sounds like you have had some difficult challenges to overcome but you have made some amazing progress. I love your attitude!! You will succeed!

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TY Morticia--very optimistic about what SB will do for my weight and blood sugar levels. I have had severe high blood pressure for so long that my blood vessels may be permanently damaged (couldn't tolerate the meds and the VERY stressful health care job I had at the same time). But, partially d/t SBD I am below 200 lbs for the first time in 18 yrs as of about a month ago; my waist is 8 inches smaller than it was at my worst. Waist to hip ratio is still 1 (both 43 inches now) so I have a long way to go.
Hubs and I are leaning each other's newer limitations, which are much worse now than when I moved to KC. At least I can still breathe when I move, which he now struggles to do. Chronic pain can be hell on a marriage, especially when both have it and are having pain control problems. We are also getting used to the reduced income (his is the same but mine is about half of what it was when I was working). We WILL get through this.
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10/1/15 9:55 A

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Sounds like you have really been through a hard time. South Beach will help you get that B.P. down and also those pounds off.

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Back after a LONG absence. Got up to 245 lbs after marriage fell apart; ended up w/ very severe high blood pressure and a fine case of T2 diabetes. Lost 45 lbs on another reduced-carb plan that didn't have enough fat and too-limited food choices while putting marriage back together and getting my disability claim approved. Still need to lose 55 lbs; diabetes improved quite a bit but having a very hard time getting BP down even on a bucketload of meds so this fat has to go! So, back to the Beach.

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Phase one usually averages around 75gms a day. Stay within the range you have set for yourself. It sound like an ideal range.

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What range of carbs should I be looking for? SP recommends 135 on up, but that's too much for me. I've been averaging somewhere between 50 and 100 every day. I could look this up in my SBD book if I hadn't given it to somebody. Thanks for any responses.

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Welcome back!! Sounds like you really need the South Beach Diet. Stick with phase one - it's only 2 weeks. The rewards are so worth it!! emoticon

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Hi! It's me again ... Sarah. Got a 6.8 A1C from my last blood test. Time for me to get serious again with South Beach. I haven't made it through Phase 1 yet. I'm very hopeful this time. Going to plan my day's meals and exercise and stick to the plan.

I am 61 years young, married with one adult son, 3 dogs. My husband and I camp and go cycling when we can. I also play guitar and make jewelry. Everything in moderation. I'm a big procrastinator. I think I'm afraid of failure and success.

Don't mean to whine ... just wanted to let you all know I'll be around.

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Unless you have a very small amount of weight to lose or are pregnant phase one is recommended. It gets rid of dependency on sugar, cravings, and jump starts weight loss. Weight loss slows in phase two.

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-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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Is it an absolute must to start from phase 1? Can i start from phase 2 straight?

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Hummus is allowed in phase one. It can be counted toward your beans but doesn't really matter much as neither beans nor protein are restricted on South Beach. Keep in mind that beans are very calorie dense. You want beans or hummus without unbeachy ingredients, like cornstarch, sugar, high fructose corn syrup, etc.

Cottage cheese is still cheese. You can have a serving of 1%,2%, or fat free. Some people can get by with 2 servings of cheese in phase one, not in phase two.

Regarding the dairy - a lot of people people tweak the diet to suit themselves. Most doctors consider dairy important and Dr. A. is no exception - he states as the reason for dairy is calcium, vitamin d, heart protection, cancer prevention, diabetes prevention, lowering blood pressure. I'm not a fan of dairy but my doctor wants me to eat it so I do. Some people are allergic to dairy and there are other foods to get these nutrients in but a single food won't cover it and it will require you to do some research. In my case it's just easier to get the dairy in. I have found ways to make it palatable. If you add some of the allowed sweet treats to fat free Greek yogurt it is almost like a dessert.

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3 questions.
Is hummus allowed in phase 1? Is it a condiment or should it be counted as a bean?

Should I limit the amount of cottage cheese since it is dairy and dairy can slow people down? Or should I just treat it like any other protein?

Is the 2 cups of milk (or milk equivalent ) something that everyone finds doable during phase 1? I don't remember doing it the last time I did SB. I'm having a hard time envisioning a palatable way to get it in during phase 1.

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No problem. I love ribs and have them every once in a while.

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Thanks Morticia! I don't want to stall my weight loss so will have to think about it,I would definitely wipe all sauce off,or I may get some lean ribs of my own and do a dry rub !! Thank you Diane

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I think it would be okay.

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I have a question, I never use the 75 calories of sweet every day. DH made some ribs this weekend with BBQ sauce,if I wipe off most of the sauce can I count that little bit as my 75 cals? Or should I just stay away from them??? Diane

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I prefer the Greek yogurt too. Kierae used to use the jello I think and also Crystal Light. I have some of the Mio. Thanks for letting us know about it. I would not have thought of it.

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TY Morticia--a lot of the SB info I have is from the old forum--one of the veterans on there called beans the "P1 secret weapon'; as a male he may have been struggling to get enough calories w/o them. I will cut them back to 1/2 cup at dinner only and see how that goes; while using a 6 oz carton of plain regular yogurt at breakfast rather than Greek (LOVE Greek but the regular has more good slow lactose carbs, which I need at this point).
Got an excellent suggestion for flavoring said yogurt from another group. As well as dry Jello you can use Mio-style water enhancers--maybe 3 squirts into your yogurt carton and you're good to go. The come in flavors like grape and tropical (found 2 completely different versions of that) that Jello doesn't plus you don't have the undissolved Jello texture to deal with.
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It make a complete protein which is always good.

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thanks, I made the dish for last nights meeting, we had a pot luck dinner and it is always an easy dish to make.









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I don't have enough info to answer your question. For one thing, beans and rice are not interchangeable as far as nutrients go. One is a grain and one is a legume. Most cans of beans are 3.5 servings and a serving is a 0.5 cup. Is the entire rice packet a 0.5 cup serving when cooked or more? If so when you combined the two it would be a total of 4 cups so if you ate a half cup you would not be getting a full serving of either beans nor rice. For it to be equal you would have to have 3.5 servings of rice to add to the 3.5 servings of beans and, like I said, beans and rice are not interchangeable nutrient wise. To be honest, most people don't eat a half cup of beans nor a half cup of beans and rice. When you put it on a plate it looks like nothing. Why not just measure out a 1/2 cup of rice and pour a 1/2 cup of beans over it and heat or if you want less a 1/4 cup of rice and a 1/4 cup of beans.

You could add the recipe to the sparkpeople recipe base and it will give you the numbers of calories and carbs in the entire recipe and then physically measure the finished product to how many cups and divide the beans and rice into what you normally eat of that amount. Then you can cross-reference back to the amount on the can and it will give you an idea of how much you are actually eating. Remember you can have more beans on the South Beach Diet but you should stick with the serving of rice.

Someone else may have another way to do this.

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I found a box of Minute Rice Medley with brown, red, & wild rice with quinoa, it is individually wrapped packs and you can cook just one packet if you want and I add a can of beans and onion & garlic to make a pan, what would you count as the serving size? 1/2 cup total or more?
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I think I can ease your mind. As you stated, beans are an excellent cheap source of protein and they do help to stabilize blood sugar. Beans are not counted toward veggies though on the South Beach diet. They are not in the vegetable list. They are in the legume list and are an allowed starch/good carb as they have both protein and carb. A serving size is 1/3 to 1/2 cup but can have more if you like. If you eat more then you just have to count it as more than one serving. If you can afford to spend the calories on beans 3 times a day or more and still lose weight you should be okay. But you still need to get in 4.5 cups of veggies a day. The book recommends 2 or more cups from the veggie list for lunch and dinner and a 1/2 cup with breakfast. If you are eating the diet as ordered you shouldn't be having low blood sugar unless you are not eating enough. You should be getting in 1200 calories minimum a day unless you are under 5 feet tall. Let me know if this answers your questions.

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Hi all--on and off the Beach for several years; back again b/c health has gone to pieces and need the balanced, sensible approach (anything else has failed badly) that includes the veggies, beans, and healthy fats.
I was reading some of the posts here and now I'm confused about the beans--all the info I got elsewhere said that they could be counted as part of the veggie allowance but that the suggested starting serving was 1/3-1/2 cup per MEAL or snack, not just 1/2 cup/day. I understand that overusing them can cause stalls but to be honest I need them.
I have very insulin resistant T2 diabetes, so my body actually makes too much insulin. If I don't eat some beans or lentils w/ each meal (even breakfast) I end up w/ guaranteed low blood sugar on P1 even w/ the dairy allowance--I really believe that the infamous SB "flu" is low blood sugar, especially for us insulin overproducers (may take several days for insulin output to drop even after lowering carb intake--went through this well before my diabetes diagnosis).
Using the beans can also help those of us w/ limited budgets (they provide extra protein, allowing for smaller meat portions) or who prefer to be vegetarian. I use red lentils (the ones that cook down to a very versatile mush) for an omelet filling, added to vegetable/milk soups etc--makes all the difference in the world to me.
Please advise.

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I'm sure I would screw it up some how long before vacation time. LOL.

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I have a big calender to write where I'm supposed to be, my one fear is to show up at the wrong place at the wrong time LOL..................that's when I'll know I need a vacation









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Sounds very stressful! I hope things work out well for you.

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thank you for the tips, I just started my 6th part-time job and on Thurs. I work from 5:30-9am, go home & change and grab my stuff & work from 11am-7pm so I try to grab food that I can eat when I get a chance.my life gets interesting at times............









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Those are probably your healthiest options. If you are willing to do without the meat you can do lettuce leaves or cabbage leaves rollups with cheese and veggies or tuna or chicken salad in the same leaves. They make tuna or salmon pouches. If you are on phase 2 you can use whole wheat tortillas of whole pitas is you don't to use acceptable bread options. Quiches. Hard boiled eggs. String cheese. Yogurt. Do you have access to a microwave? If so you an take leftovers like soup or take a refrigerated lunch tote and a salad with leftover cooked meat and dressing.

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what can I take for lunch in place of deli Turkey or Ham for the roll-ups, I sometimes can not find the low-sodium deli meats, but I need something quick to fix to take with me while I'm working









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You can find the information you need in the sticky threads on the team - the food lists, the gist of the diet, etc. You can also purchase or check out the book from the library. The South Beach cookbooks are great - I have all of them. There are recipes in the sticky threads.

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I'm new to south beach and wonder where to start. Do I have things to follow or what cause I do need to have structure or I lose myself. Could you tell me where to go from here?

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Enjoy!!

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Thanks,1 serving is a small portion and I'll go easy on the cheese! Diane

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I think it should be okay as long as a serving only has a serving of cheese. It's easy to get carried a away with it.

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I have a question, I have a great recipe for no noodle lasagna. Ingredients--eggplant,zucchini,home made fra diavlo sauce(no sugar) part skim ricotta,part skim mozzarella fresh basil,and a little fresh grated parm. I think all these ingredients are SB friendly what do you all think?? Can this be a SB recipe?? Thanks Diane

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Actually if you stick with the diet as ordered it makes it easier to succeed because your cravings disappear in the first few days and you are not hungry. Most people go through a phase somewhere between day 2 and 4 where they have some symptoms like headaches, malaise, fatigue but they pass if you drink plenty of water and get your beans in. You need to get your 4.5 cups of veggies a day, your 0.5 cups of beans, your 2 servings of low fat dairy, 2 servings of healthy fats, 2 to 3 healthy snacks, your lean meats. And the bonus is that on phase one which lasts 2 weeks most people lose a good amount of weight. On phase one I lost 10 pounds and my son lost 13. In the first week I had to call my doctor because I had to go from 3 B.P. meds a day down to one and I've stayed that way. South Beach is not a real low carb diet but more of a good carb diet. You basically cut out the junk and learn to eat a healthy diet.

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Hello everyone,

I am thinking about starting the South Beach diet or a similar low carb diet. I really do struggle with weight loss and I get really strong sweet cravings, especially around my period. Can you share with me how these diets have helped you and/or how long it took you to get used to a lower carb diet?

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Any kind of lentils or beans that are fresh, frozen, or canned without added sugar are allowed. So that lets out things like baked beans and pork and beans. Fat Free Refried beans are allowed. A serving is 1/3 to 1/2 cup a day. You can eat them in chili, soups, stews, hummus, salads, etc. I don't like all beans either (don't like black beans or limas) but there are a lot of legumes so I have found many to my liking.

Allowable salad dressings have 3gms of sugar or less per 2 tbs serving. Preferably with olive oil or canola oil. There are many commercial salad dressings that will fill this criteria.

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I am starting phase 1 on Monday and getting my shopping list ready. My question is aout the beans. Does SB mean the beans you put into a chili recipe like the red beans, black beans etc... I am not a fan at all of beans but would be willing to make a chili. they wreak havoc with my stomach. Also, what are SB allowable salad dressings?

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Yup its just fine for p1

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I don't have an issue with soy and made this before and as far as I know I can use it for P1
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I know you can make your own mayo with eggs and oil too but this has always come out better
I also play with it and have used rice vinegar instead of lemon and put some cayenne pepper and once I put some rosemary in it
The low calories make it a good option BUT my question is if it is good for P1- and also I know not to go overboard with it.

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You can pick up the book at the library or a used book store if you want to read it. Supercharged is the most current edition. There is the newest book which is South Beach Gluten Free if that is more your issue. Otherwise go to the Tools section of this team and read the foods lists - print them up and take your list with you when you go grocery shopping. Lots of information available on this team.

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Welcome to the team ! Personally I like to have the book but you don't have to. All the info you need is in the sticky threads of this team. After you read the threads you may have some questions. One of us is usually around to help. Good luck!

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Ok so I just went to the doc today and she told me that I am to get on the South Beach Diet. I am not really sure what the diet is and so I thought that I would start here. What is it? Do I need to buy a book? If so which one? Where do I start? What are the big no nos? Please help me! I am so new to dieting in general so doing a specific diet is a little overwhelming. Any and all help would be great.

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my advice is to real all of the sticky threads on this team. There is a lot of helpful info in them. Good luck!

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the only advice I can give you is get the Spark Activity Tracker, it has helped me get moving,
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Hi South Beachers!
I'm new to your group and have been on SP for about 3 1/2 weeks. I did SB about 10 years ago and did fine until I tried to transition to Phase 2. Yesterday, I found your group and the thread about transitioning and P 1.5. It gave me renewed hope!

My weight loss plateaued for 3 weeks even though I was tracking and exercising and feel this is the best plan for me. I am a Type 2 diabetic (meds not insulin) and one of my goals is to be off my medicine for it and my high blood pressure by next year sometime. I have about 45 lbs. to lose, maybe a bit more. I've just started up SB this morning and would appreciate any great information/tips you can give.
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If the addition is processed food the gain could be from sodium and if so it is possible to wash it away with fluids and potassium rich foods. If it's a true trigger it may be harder to get rid of. The bloating, unless it is a food known to cause gas, is another sign that the food is a trigger. If it is chiefly in regards to certain grains you may have a gluten sensitivity. Phase 2 is designed to weed out these problematic foods. The ones that cause you to stall, gain weight, have cravings.

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In Phase 1.5, if you do add a food that causes an unrealistic weight gain (e.g. two pounds overnight because of one piece of pizza or whole grain toast) will that gain go away when you avoid that food? Some things seem to pile on the pounds even though they do not provide enough calories to justify such a gain. I assume it is "water weight" which also causes the bloating that one experiences when an "unfriendly" food is consumed.

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great news!

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Great!!

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my Blood sugar was 101 & my over all Cholesterol was 166 and my Hdl was 50 yeah!!!!!









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Fantastic!! Sounds like good news.

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thanks for the encouragement, the Dr. was real pleased with my Blood Pressure & my weight
is staying the same(I wish it had gone done more)but He doesn't want to see me for 4 mos.for
my next A1C test. so that is good news to me.









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I hope you get good news!!

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thanks, I'll find out tomorrow when I go back for my 3mo. BS check & my 6mo. Chol check.Pray it will be a good check up.









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I thought so. The book you are referring to is using the exchange type diets that were used for many years. I was on one for a while - an 1800 calorie Diabetic Diet. I think sparkpeople also uses that approach. A lot of older doctors and older dietitians still recommend these diets. Endocrinologists usually use the carb counting approach which actually uses the glycemic index, just like South Beach does. At any rate, you should use whatever your doctor recommends, especially if your diabetes is under good control.

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on the diet I received from a Diabetic class I took, I can have( sample menu) breakfast 1 pro,3 carb & 1 fat serving usually I have 1/2 cup cooked oatmeal, a fruit & 1 slice of bread with 1oz ham or turkey( low sodium) deli meat. lunch is 2pro, 2 carb, veggies & 1 fat and for supper 3pro,2 carb, veggies & 1 fat.last night for supper I had 1 cup of the bean salad(2 carbs) and I had cottage cheese for my pro, with some veggies cut up.









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Are you trying to incorporate a diabetic exchange diet in with the South Beach? I'm wondering because some doctors indicate that you can have, for example, 2 fat exchanges (servings) a day and 8 carb (fruits/vegetable/grains/etc.) exchanges, etc. If your doctor actually wants you to count carbs this isn't how you count them. Carbs are counted in grams and beans can have on average around 15gms if you subtract the fiber to get net carbs. South Beach phase one averages about 75 carb gms a day. I hope this clarifies things for you.

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We don't count carbs like that. You can have more than a half cup of beans if you like. Half cup is just the recommended serving size for beans.

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I have a ?? I made a Mediterranean bean lentil salad, on my Diabetic diet I can have a 1/2 cup of
beans on the recipe the serving size is one cup, I've only been eating the 1/2 cup serving as 1
carb but it isn't very filling. should I be having the cup serving and count it as 2 carbs??









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I don't get the IBS with the whole-grain, brown, long-cooking rice and the quinoa but I still have to watch my carbs due to hypoglycemia. So if I eat them I make sure I only have a serving. I have to be careful with all starches as well and have to avoid some, like pasta.

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Morticia,

Do you find that rice and other gluten-free grains bother you as well as glutens like wheat/barley/etc.? I have tried gluten-free products and gluten elimination diets without much success because I seem to be intolerant to almost all starches. Avoiding all of them is a rather difficult way to live, though.

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Good job on the weight loss. I was surprised when I was in phase one. I thought I would miss the starches but I missed the fruit. There are only a few grains I can handle as well.

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Yup...my first week of Phase 1 is over and 7.4 pounds have left my body! Woo hoo! I still have the headache, though. I hope that will subside soon.

I am looking forward to next week at this time when I can begin to re-introduce fruit! I want a fresh crisp apple so much! I will wait to re-introduce grains, though, as I think that many, if not all, of those affect me badly!

I may be dairy sensitive, as well, but until I am through Phase 1, I hesitate to eliminate that. Perhaps when I can successfully add a few fruits, I can lay off my yogurt and see if that helps me. The South Beach Diet Phase 1 (and the re-introduction phase 1.5) is essentially an allergy elimination diet. Difficult, but well worth the effort!

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And the pounds leaving you body as well. LOL.

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I always looked at the headaches as the toxins that are leaving my body.









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Lots of people do under-eat as the hunger is gone. You can eat a lot more healthy food for the same number of calories.

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I haven't really been counting calories, Morticia, but I'll check myself today. Since I can't eat all the things I usually grab (and crave), I may actually be under-eating.

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Thanks, Kierae.

It helps to know that this is normal, and that there is an end in sight! I do need to make a point to get more water in. Perhaps that will help.

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Also, make sure you are getting in at least 1200 calories a day.

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yes its normal for folks to feel flu like symptoms from day 3-5, particularly if you normally eat a high carb type diet. It will settle down. Honestly you shouldn't be hungry and some of that may be cravings vs true hunger. Make sure you are eating 4.5 cups of veggies, 2 cups of dairy, get in at least 1/2 cup of beans (which will help with low carb flu symptoms), and get in your water to flush. Eat 3 meals and 3 snacks during p1.

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I am returning to SB after many years of spinning my wheels (and regaining the weight I lost). I am on day 4 of Phase 1, but I am finding it very difficult. I feel hungry all the time, in spite of eating adequate amounts of allowable foods. I know this is due to cravings, but when can I reasonably expect these cravings to subside? I am also feeling very fatigued and achy...not just a headache, but aching back, neck, and shoulders as well. Is this a normal part of the SB Phase 1 experience?

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The trackers are great.

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-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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thank you, getting the Activity tracker was the best thing I've done for me in quite awhile, this week I'm slacking a little but the tracker is helping me move more.









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