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MORTICIAADDAMS
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Enjoy!!

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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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.

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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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.

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

Co-Leader "Smart Carbing"
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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?

Thanks!


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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.

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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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
blog.fatfreevegan.com/2012/04/tofu-cashew-
mayonnaise.html

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.

I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing. Agatha Christie
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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!

Edited by: MORTICIAADDAMS at: 11/13/2013 (08:55)
-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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Co-Leader "South Beach Diet"


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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!

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

Co-Leader "Smart Carbing"
Co-Leader "Low Carb For Dummies"
Co-Leader "South Beach Diet"


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Hi FITYAMAMAMA
the only advice I can give you is get the Spark Activity Tracker, it has helped me get moving,
I love to see the little lights flash when you get all the logged steps in. we are here for you. emoticon









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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.
Thanks for being here!
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Peace and blessings!
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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.

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

Co-Leader "Smart Carbing"
Co-Leader "Low Carb For Dummies"
Co-Leader "South Beach Diet"


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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!

I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing. Agatha Christie
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Great!!

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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Co-Leader "Low Carb For Dummies"
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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.

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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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 like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing. Agatha Christie
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I hope you get good news!!

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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Co-Leader "Low Carb For Dummies"
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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.

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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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.

Edited by: MORTICIAADDAMS at: 10/26/2013 (17:59)
-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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Co-Leader "Low Carb For Dummies"
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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.

I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing. Agatha Christie
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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.

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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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.

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
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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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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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Good job on the steps, Janice!!

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Welcome back JayDee - so good to see you! *hugs*

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thanks I had a great time & I took my Spark activity tracker with me, so glad I did, I checked
last night when I got home to see if it worked while I was away from my computer, and at the
hotel we stayed in the had a bank of internet hook-ups, I tapped into them & it worked...
on monday I logged 13,944 steps (walked around Las Vegas) yeah, now to get back to reality &
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My MIL was a really nice lady. She suffered a lot but was very brave like my mom when she died. It's been 2.5 years but I still can't talk about it much.

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Morticia I am so sorry you lost your MIL. I am thinking you must have been very close and missing her a lot. Finding an old friend is always a joy.

Sending you big hugs. I appreciate your help and kindness.

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Oh my gosh!! I'm so happy to see you. I was just thinking about you the other day and wondered what you were up to.

I have been struggling too due to health problems and am just getting seriously recommitted to my diet and exercise plan. About time. LOL. I never left but just seemed to flounder forever after my MIL died. But now I have to do it for heath reasons and I will.

No leaving again. We are glad to have to back!!

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Hi there JD. I'm new to the team and it is great to me that you have come back. I've been in Spark for 4 1/2 years now but only recently checked out the SB team as a variation on what I have been doing.

Happy to meet you.

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Well,HELLO people !

It's doubtful that anybody here will remember me, but I was a very active member of this team back in 2009 or thereabouts. I see Morticia...and I see Dear Kierae is still team leader. Kudos to you two for hanging in there.. Confession time. Due to a lot of "stuff" happening...I did manage to gain all my weight back, plus more, which is the usual thing that happens, but now I'm, thankfully, on the way down again.

I cheated. I gave up and had weight loss surgery, but I've still had to really work at it..and still crawl at a snail's pace...but I'm grateful that I'm going down and no longer going up.

Working out isn't an option for me, but I do stay as active as possible. Health problems and very boring, so I'll spare you the details. Do the best you can, as consistently as you can, and that will , eventually, get you where you need to be.

Ladies...do yourselves a favor and do NOT allow yourselves to yo-yo. That almost destroyed me. I do feel that SB is so very healthy...CAN be followed long term....and I do follow it again now...more or less, within the dictates of the surgery I had.

Ok...I'm outta here. Just wanted to send everybody a big High Five.

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Most of us are in and out due to one obligation or another so don't worry about it. Come back when you can.

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Hi Janice, have a great vacation and welcome to the Team.

Look forward to hearing from you when you return.

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Well Ive been doing low carb so long that I seldom think of them any more. I usually eat around 20 a day on carb days. I like to have fruit and veges and that is going to increase the carbs. I mean an apple is 67 or something like that. So Im not surprised you are higher.
Because I cycle alternate days eating I don't have a problem keeping low carb. However I am really motivated right now to lose some pounds. It will be interesting to see if restricting protein and fat intake really accomplises that.

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I was always thin until after menopause. My mother died and I was immediately thrown into menopause and a very eventful prolonged period of grief. The weight piled on. I weighed 86 pound in high school. 120 - 125 in my 30s to mid 40s.

I also use artificial sweetener. Not a ton but if something needs to be sweetened I don't have a choice of sweeteners that affect blood sugar.

I'm trying to lose. My doctor is a modern doctor. He is more concerned about carbs than fats. The doctor chiefly wants me to eat less carbs no matter how many calories I consume and if I do that I have to increase my fat intake as my protein intake is good. Right now my carb intake is around 33% of my calories and that to him is too high. I try to stay under 150 net carbs a day no matter what and he says too high except on special occasions. I am usually lower in that but trying to drop it to hover around 100 .

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emoticon Soup is my all time favourite thing to eat - for a start its always delicious - oh yes with the one exception I do not long galangal (or however you spell it) so although I love tai cooking they do tend to put it in their soups. :)

I am amazed Morticia that you are a picky eater and also have weight problems. I have never really thought about it before but I guess I thought picky eaters never gained weight. I do not like any of the things you mention either though, but I do not think they are used in New Zealand so much. We have fresh veges and fruit all year round - a big blessing and lots of fresh protein so I basically eat a whole fresh food plan because it suits me. Love meat, fish, poultry, cheeses of all sorts, veges and fruit. I used to eat a lot of bread, but that just bloats me, so seldom eat it now. I do make oopsies though and use them for all sort of plain and fancy dishes. Great for pancakes and other goodies I enjoy.

The main thing I need to do is cut down on the fat which low carb allows me. I make cream sauces and eggs sauces, ice cream, mousses. You can see why I love low carb. emoticon I do choose to use artificial sweetener. A life style choice for me. I love the taste of sweet - and do not think I would be able to stay on a plan for life where I could not have desserts.

My son doesn't like tomatoes either but he doesn't mind the sauce or spag bol. I think it is raw and seeds that put him off. He has been like that since a child. Didn't know that parsnips were good for you. I do love those, but they are high in carbs and cals. Yep, greens are not my favourite food either. I do like cauliflower greens if they are pureed though so I never throw them away.

Are you trying to lose Mortician, or maintain where you are? Curious why the doc wants you to eat more fat - usually they seem to be anti fat. I do like coconut oil and use that or butter for cooking.

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I am just trying the avocado because it is a healthy fat and my doctor wants me to watch the saturated fat but increase my fat intake. I really don't like greasy food much so I'm not one to look for ways to use more oil I. I tend to try to learn to eat foods I don't like because I'm picky and there are quite a few foods I don't like. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. I will never really like tomatoes though I have learned I can eat a little of them to avoid being rude. I do have the advantage that most of the foods I dislike are not all that healthy for you (ranch dressing, mayo, canned soup, canned entrees, frozen dinners, etc.) so I don't bother to try to like them but I do make an effort for the healthy foods (avocado, parsnips, certain greens, etc.

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nope avocado just falls under the healthy fat category along with olive oil (and in my opinion as does coconut which is a staple in my house).

OMG soup queen here! I have an entire pinterest board just for soup (not that I follow recipes)

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Both of you mention avocado, so thinking it must be a specific part of the SB plan. Hope it's not crucial because there just ain't no way.

I am enjoying what I am doing currently the veges is no problem for me because I love them. One reason that low carb does not really suit me - at least not the Atkins approach. I have also tweaked what I do over the last year. I was also maintaining and am just so happy to know that I am now able to do this. However when I first started maintaining I gained 14 lb before I got things into perspective. Thankfully I caught it then. I have maintained that and am currently at what I was a year ago now.

This is Day 4 on my new plan and it seems to be going good. I will weigh in at the end of the week, but I know my jeans are a bit looser even if I don't lose the weight.

I love soup so this is a great blessing.

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I have been on SB since 1/2007 and basically maintaining since after the first year (which is when I lost the weight). I found that losing as low as I got didn't work for me (122 was my lightest) since I basically sized myself out of women's size clothes. Shopping kids - no fun. My ideal weight is about 135 (size 4/6) and I am currently 4 up from that. I want my maintenance range to be 132 - 137. I did sneak up 10 lbs but basically I just tweaked my diet again (ie backed off from straying for things like chips). I am like most folks - I tweak the diet. I don't do a pure SB in that although I follow the 4.5 cups of veggies religiously (and weigh/measure my food), I eat higher fat intake, don't automatically grab low fat everything, etc. Took me awhile to figure out what worked for me.

I LOVE LOVE avocado and will eat a half of one daily if the price is right. :)

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Well, I don't hate the guacamole any more but I don't love it either. My mom told me years ago that it avocado was an acquired taste. I tried it plain and it was a no-go. Ick. I could use the healthy fats but am not sure it is worth it to me. It's not my cup of tea.

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Hey ladies, thanks for the welcome on my page Kierae. Well done on reaching your goal weight. How long have you been maintaining?

I was diagnosed pre-diabetic some years ago now and had to go on carbs if I did not want to go on Metaformin (or some such word). I did not. Also at the time I was on BP pills and the
govt. brand changed and the new ones made me sick as a dog so I decided to take control.
I have been eating on a variation of low carb ever since. The cycling is good and I really enjoy it, but I seem to be stuck on this plateau and just cannot move. I tried induction again for a couple of weeks, then I went low cal for a couple of weeks and not one ounce did I lose.
So here I am trying for low cal (which means definitely less fat and protein) in order to get things moving.

I am so happy to meet you both.

This is day 4 for me on this month's plan which I am doing one day at a time. The 5th or 6th day is usually when I find myself starving on low cal - hence doing it one day at a time.
It is a high cal day for me today. I am aiming to vary the cycling as we can get stuck in a routine with that as well - which is perhaps part of my problem. So I've completed 3 days low cal so far and doing a high cal day today. emoticon In my case high cal means 1200 max.

Looks like we are at a similar place Morticia - just in different ways. I would have to be paid to eat avocado in any shape or form. So hoping you like it. emoticon

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I had to carb cycle to get myself to lose the last 20. (Sorry jumping in late on this conversation but was out of state working for a week and playing catch up now!).

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My changes are doctors orders. He wants me to eat less carbs. He estimates that I get a third of my calories from carbs and he's right regarding total carbs, not net carbs. He says that's too many carbs for me. I'm trying to learn to eat guacamole. emoticon emoticon

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Well I just pressed the wrong button and lost all that!!!

So smiling reading your post - I am cutting down on fat and also protein trying to shift these pounds. I guess just changing from what we usually do may be helpful. I know since I started carb and cal cycling I can maintain even when I have celebration days, which I love to do and really enjoy. However losing is a different matter.

I am lowering the cals on my low carb days in my cycling so that hopefully it will help shift the pounds. In fact I am not even thinking of it being low carb right now so much as cycling my calories. Will be interesting to see how it goes. I just love all the cauliflower recipes as it is such a great bonus to be low cal and low carb and also versatile.
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I need more variety too. I'm trying to get my calories down, my carbs down, my fat up, and my nutrients in line.

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Yes that is the way I will work it. I have been low carb due to health issues, but I do want a bit more variety. I tend to eat a lot of protein and cheese and although I can maintain on it I am currently feeling motivated to lose. Strike while the iron is hot I'm thinking, so am working on lower daily cals.

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Many of us do South Beach diet low carb by necessity due to medical conditions. It's an easy diet to tweak.

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She surely did, they are awesome. I am a big fan of all the bread and pastry subs, because they are so what I enjoy about low-carbing without missing out on the goodies. I understand this is not a low carb plan per se but some of those recipes are just perfect for my way of eating.

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Kierae did a great job of setting things up. emoticon

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Thanks so much for the info. I am reading the recipes with delight. :)

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Most of the members here are not members of South Beach online.

All the information on the plan is in the sticky threads of the team site.

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Hi, my name is Wispy.

Just wondered is it necessary to join the South Beach Programme on line in order to
follow this programme, or is their somewhere here that I can find and apply Phase 1 to see if it will be helpful for me. I have been doing low carb/low cal and am thinking a change of pace might break the plateau I am on.

Thanks for any help you can give. :)

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Hey there I believe technically they aren't considered whole grain sources although I hear you can find whole grain versions of them (although I haven't really found any). You can buy appropriate pasta such as Dreamfields brand. But if you make your own, I would go with the "lifestyle" call and use the semolina since it's consistency/texture is needed.

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Thanks
I was just wondering.Yes they were a pasta.I have one starch sometimes very rarely 2 a day but never more than that.
Depends on what I am fixing. I like casseroles.So normally use whole grain wheat.

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I don't do much bread or pasta so I will have to wait for Kierae to kick in on the semolina flour and duram wheat flour. They are both made from duram wheat. As far as I know semolina flour is used chiefly to make pasta, cereal, and couscous while duram flour is used to to make pizza dough and pasta. They are only made with the endosperm and not the bran nor germ so I don't think they could qualify for 100% whole wheat but they could possibly be 100% whole grain. I would assume that 100% whole wheat is a better choice. I'm sure Kierae will know though.

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Hello
I am Roberta and I am on PH2 of SB. I have tried finding an answer to my questions by internet searches and don't seem to get anywhere.
Can you tell me please, if 100% Semolina and Durham flour are allowed? They do not say Whole Grain but they do say 100% .

I lost 8 lbs my first 2 weeks of SB but since then it has slowed waaaay down and I have also gained a few back .Had vacation and then got into the candy one week emoticon But now I am back on track and taking it one day at a time.The candy ordeal did teach me that sweets are not my friend emoticon So if I want sweets I am sure to use SB recipes.

My tracker is from another plan I was on where I lost 40lbs.But it wasn't something I could live with so I quit and my Dr. told me to loose weight or start taking insulin as I have had diabetes 2 for almost 10 years now.

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We are always glad to help.

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Thanks! I'll have more questions, I'm sure.

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Yes Peanut butter or any nut butter without sugar in the ingredients is allowed on phase 1. This counts toward your nut serving for the day. 2tbsp is the serving size (or 1 ounce of nuts).

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Just starting SB...Phase 1 (now Day 2) will be the toughest as Phase 2 isn't too different than I'd been doing. My question: does peanut butter (all natural) fit in anywhere in Phase 1? Thanks!

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Thank you....

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South Beach is not a low carb diet. It's a healthy carb, low fat diet. It's based on the glycemic index. There is no carb counting. As long as you eat on plan you should be okay eating low glycemic veggies unless you are carb sensitive. Calories do count though and some people, especially diabetics or people with hypoglycemia, can eat enough carbs to trigger cravings. It's kind of individual.

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?? Regarding Tomatoes in Phase 1 ??

I made a chicken dish last night from the SB website and it called for a can of diced tomatoes. Obviously I didn't eat it all last night but had the remaining piece of chicken and the tomatoes for my lunch today. When I tracked it it blew my mind that the carbs were really up there (I think it was like 12), I see now that the GI for tomatoes is 23, yikes.....how many carbs can we have during a full day in Phase 1 or doesn't it matter as long as we are not eating the white stuff or any fruit. I also had V-8 juice for breakfast....

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It isn't specified but it does count toward your fat allowance and canola oil or olive oil based are preferred. I like to make my own as I can control the amount of oil, leave out the sugar, and other additives.

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On Phase 1, when looking for salad dressings I know it has to be 3g. or less for sugar. What is the fat limit?

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In 2006 I started out walking across the room and worked up from there. I have a rule not not to sit longer than 20 minutes and to try to walk at least 10 minutes of every hour all day long. I sometimes have to break up my exercise into smaller increments.

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It takes me 2 minutes to walk from one end of the house to the other! emoticon It is only a 4br ranch.

I've always had bad posture. ;) I was born with 'funnel chest' and even though I've had 2 surgeries to correct it, it is a habit to roll my shoulders forward and hunch my back for 'protection'.

I'm super accident prone and have dislocated my left shoulder skiing (3 years ago) and recently found myself with tennis elbow on the right arm. Besides, how many people have broken their foot 5 times (2 on one and 3 on the other)? emoticon

Actually, right now, doing anything for more than about 10 minutes is painful. The dislocated rib is either @ T9 or T10. The swelling is too great to be sure. Your suggestion of 10 minutes is right on.

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You can walk yes?? When I was waiting for foot surgery on both feet, I couldn't do much but I did walk. I walked for 10 minutes, went home and rested and then walked again. My dog loved it because I walked several times rain or shine. I started with 10 minutes/3x day and worked my time up as I could tolerate.

Back hurting while crocheting is bad posture lady...lol. Which you need to be conscientious about because it won't matter what activity you are doing, it is going to getcha!

Expand your hobbies, get to walking, chew gum (keeps the mouth busy). Heck I can blow hours just doing Pinterest and finding recipes that are SB friendly.

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Haven't been around much since moving from the UK to US in the March-April time frame. And now we're moving from LA to SC by the end of August.
All the moving has taken its toll. First it was tennis elbow (from straining my dominant arm) and now it is a dislocated rib.
That is what my question is about. I really can't do much of anything (although with the muscle relaxers & hydrocodone I feel REALLY GOOD! emoticon ). So I sit in a chair with heat pads & ice packs and get booooored! When I get bored I eat. Thankfully I haven't gained any weight, but I am worried I might.
Does anyone have any suggestions on what to do (I tried crocheting - love to do it - but can only do it for about 10 minutes before it starts hurting my back) to keep busy? Just watching TV doesn't help. That's what I used to do - sit on my duff and eat while watching the idiot box.
Oh, and I can't lift anything over 10 lbs.

TIA!
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6/25/13 7:41 A

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I know that Kroger and it's affiliates have the sugar free cool whip.

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6/24/13 11:41 P

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Cool whip makes a sugar free version. If you can't find that, use the Lite version.

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