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5/21/10 7:30 P

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Kraft actually did the SB stuff back then too, not sure if they distribute anywhere in Canada, I don't believe so. I haven't seen them in stores here in Calgary in years, but I'll double check with my hubby, he distributes Kraft products here so he would know if they go through his warehouse or not.

I hope I can find some other brands! I noticed today that every single brand of stock I checked had sugar added!! Ugh! I was not please to see that! I do make my own stock sometimes but I'm all out of what I had frozen so thought I'd pick some up. Guess I'm going to have to make my own again.

I was impressed with the canned tomatoes, I was sure they used to add sugar to those but the only ones that had sugar added were the flavored kind(specifically chili ones at Walmart are what I checked).

Coffee is going to be my really hard thing, the only thing I like in my coffee is the International Delight Southern Butter Pecan...which is not sugar free :(. International Delight does make SF flavors but I can't find them anywhere up here, looks like they are only US too :(.

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5/21/10 2:20 P

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JoMom,

Now that Kraft owns the South Beach brand, the ingredients have changed and -- believe it or not -- many are no longer beachy. Avoid processed foods and you'll do so much better.

Please share other brands that you may find as you go.

...Pam

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- Complete a super-sprint triathlon
- Look good in a bikini

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5/20/10 11:53 P

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Thank you so much for this thread Pam!

I'm just starting on Monday, but I'm so happy to know that my favorite bread is ok once I hit phase 2! I love Dempster's Ancient Grains and it's pretty much the only bread I buy unless I can't get to Costco(the regular grocery stores charge twice as much as Costco for it)!

You've made it easy for me as far as yogurt goes too! I'm not a big yogurt eater, but my son is and I will definitely have to have some on hand for him.

The SBD is the only way I have ever managed to lose weight(and trust me, I've tried every way! LOL). I got to a great size back in 2004 but put it all back on and then some, so it's time to do it again! Tried restarting several times and just couldn't get going, I feel ready this time and my 12 year old is going to follow it with me so hopefully that helps!

I know the last time I did it I found it really hard to figure out specific brands up here that would work, everywhere you looked it was brands you can only get in the US that you could find recommendations on. Although back then we did have some SBD foods up here, and I see we don't have them up here anymore, that's too bad! It was nothing major, pretty much just dressings and sauces, but it helped!

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3/16/10 11:28 P

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Canadian Yogurt Brands that are Beachy

Source by Yoplait is my brand. Vanilla and lemon chiffon are ok for Phase 1.

Astro Fat Free - Vanilla in Phase 1

Danone Silhoette Fat Free and No Sugar Added - Vanilla in Phase 1

President's Choice Blue Menu Finesse - Vanilla in Phase 1

Lucerne Sense - Vanilla in Phase 1

Look for a fat free brand with the Splenda or Nutrasweet Symbol on the container. You may find other brands that list aspartame or sucralose in the ingredients. Most brands will have corn starch as a thickener which we try to avoid, but I haven't found a low-fat brand without it. The less starch the better. Look for the lowest carb count.

Stick to vanilla or plain in Phase 1. No fruit until Phase 2.

Sparking and living a South Beach Diet lifestyle since October 15 2007!

GOALS:
-Return to my goal weight
- Complete a super-sprint triathlon
- Look good in a bikini

MY MANTRA:
"Do good, live healthy and become significant!"

CO-LEADER SOUTH BEACH DIET TEAM


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8/24/09 3:09 P

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Consider the Canadian way of eating. Eat local, eat healthy!
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Agri-foodies push Canada's berries and flax over olive oil and red wine
Provided by: The Canadian Press
Written by: Shannon Montgomery, THE CANADIAN PRESS
Aug. 23, 2009

Move over Mediterranean diet. The Canucks are coming for you.

Many health-conscious foodies have been following the Mediterranean diet for years. And why not? There's plenty of research to suggest sun-soaked fruits, vegetables, olive oil and a bit of red wine are a good way to keep a heart healthy.

But a recent report suggests that fresh, nutritious foods grown in northern climes could also be good for you - and help the struggling agriculture sector to boot.

The homegrown concept is being raised by the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute that studies ways to bring together agriculture and health.

"When people are asked about, say, the Mediterranean diet, what may come to mind is olive oil and fish and tomatoes, among other things," says David McInnes, the institute's president.

"I think what Canadians should start to consider is what is here at home."

He admits that poutine and maple syrup may spring to mind when traditional Canadian culinary fare is suggested, but says the country is actually bulging with healthy, delicious options for a "Canadian diet."

"Certainly maple syrup is very Canadian, but look at the berries we have access to - the cranberries, the blueberries. Look at the various seed crops that we have, and grains that are available."

The country's lakes and oceans teem with heart-healthy fish. Flax, canola and pulses sprout across the Prairies. We also have lots of opportunity to buy low-fat meat and there's a strong dairy industry, McInnes points out.

A Canadian diet could also boast food grown with fewer pesticides - colder climates mean fewer pests - as well as a strong record of food safety, he suggests.

"When Canadians walk down the (supermarket) aisles, they should be thinking about not only good-for-you foods that are available from other regions, but we should be thinking about good-for-you foods from here in Canada."

Tristaca Caldwell, a dietician who owns the company Fueling with Food in Nova Scotia, says consumers are becoming more aware of how what they eat can affect their health.

That's reflected in a growing trend towards "eating local." People want foods that are grown nearby for health, economic and environmental reasons.

But she pointed out there's still a long way to go for that to be entirely feasible. Many farmers markets are open only limited hours and the price of fresh produce and meats is sometimes much higher.

"I think people are starting to actually believe that living off canned foods and processed, fast food is not going to make you either look good or feel good," Caldwell says.

"But getting that behaviour change to occur - we live in an environment where we are bombarded with food decisions on a daily basis. And the ones that we see most frequently in the run of a day aren't your whole grains and fresh fruits and vegetables."

McInnes said the Canadian diet is just an idea for the moment, a starting point to look at the report's bigger issues of how promoting homegrown food could help improve the health of consumers but also aid the country's farmers.

"The Canadian diet concept is really a means to try to explain that we have tremendous advantage in Canada, and are we doing enough as a country to (capitalize on) those advantages?"


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-Return to my goal weight
- Complete a super-sprint triathlon
- Look good in a bikini

MY MANTRA:
"Do good, live healthy and become significant!"

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No, Pam, I don't eat fish, either. There are several versions to explain what we do/don't eat:
Nothing with a face
Nothing that had a mother
Nothing you have to kill to eat

You get the idea! :)

We do eat eggs, 'cause the momma doesn't have to die to give it up. :) And of course if we can get free range, even better. Interestingly, I don't eat the actual eggs with SB, because I'm concerned about the cholesterol. I have the Eggbeaters and the versions with 'yolk' instead. They're fine by me. Actually rather like them.

We do eat out usually on Sat nights, and I'd like to resume that, but want to do so within the parameters of the diet.

BTW, I hope you don't mind, but I took a peek at your web page, and boy, do you have reason to be proud of yourself!! What a great job...and you're SO petite now. I love how you express that you never expected to be that small, and that it's exciting and intimidating at the same time.

I've been imagining myself as the thinner me I've been trying to achieve for the last 10 months or so. It's crazy! I'm SO looking forward to this! And I am SO determined!

Thanks again for starting the thread. I need all the help I can get!

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I'll bet you don't eat out a lot. In a case of burgers, vegetarian or not, I toss out half the bun, fold it in half and eat it that way. The bun is never Beachy, but in the whole scheme of things its just one meal. If you eat fish, does Harvey's still have their salmon burger?

...Pam

Sparking and living a South Beach Diet lifestyle since October 15 2007!

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- Complete a super-sprint triathlon
- Look good in a bikini

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"Do good, live healthy and become significant!"

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PRAIRIEDAWNPAM, thanks so much for starting this thread, from another Canadian!!

My story is further complicated by the fact that I'm vegetarian. I have all but given up on eating out. What do you know about the Harvey's veggie burger (without the bun, of course)? I'm starting day 8 of P1, so still avoiding all starches. I would be happy to eat the burger minus the bun, if that's considered Beachy...?

Thanks again!!

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thank you for the information, I'm from Niagara Falls Ontario and was wondering about the bread :)

thanks again

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Canadians Eating Out - Beachy dining suggestions

Wendy's
- side salad
- chili (dump the chili on the salad - yum!)

Wok Box - order their dishes as "low carb" which will come with no noodles or rice and extra vegetables
www.wokbox.ca/menu/documents/WokBoxf
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shasiankitchen-NutritionalGuide2009.pdf



Swiss Chalet
- Spinach chicken salad (skip the crunchy bits)

Moxie's
- top sirloin steak salad with goat cheese - skip the banana bread and ask for the dressing on the side or replace it with oil and balsamic vinegar; approximately 4 oz of steak, very filling

Arby's
- baked potato with steamed broccoli (hold the butter and the cheese sauce), Phase 2 only






Edited by: PRAIRIEDAWNPAM at: 3/16/2010 (23:20)
Sparking and living a South Beach Diet lifestyle since October 15 2007!

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-Return to my goal weight
- Complete a super-sprint triathlon
- Look good in a bikini

MY MANTRA:
"Do good, live healthy and become significant!"

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Canadian Cereals

The guidelines are:
You want to go for "5 and 8" - at least 5 grams of fiber, and less than 8 grams of sugar per serving. These cereals are all recommended for the SBD...

* Alpen - No Sugar Added (1/2 cup)
* Barbara's Multigrain Shredded Spoonfuls (1 cup)
* Dorcet Cereals - simply delicious muesli (60g) - Phase 3, contains raisins
* Kellogg's All Bran Original (1/2 cup)
* Post Shredded Wheat & Bran (1 1/4 cup)
* Kellogg's All Bran Extra Fiber (1/2 cup)
* Nature's Path Organic Optimum Slim (1/2 cup)
* Nature's Path Optimum Power Breakfast (1/2 cup)
* Post Bran Buds (1/3 cup)
* Post 100% Bran Cereal (1/3 cup)
* Post Shreddies (50g)
* General Mills Fibre One (1/2 cup)
* Kashi Good Friends (3/4 cup)
* Kashi GoLean (3/4 cup)

Edited by: PRAIRIEDAWNPAM at: 3/11/2009 (23:52)
Sparking and living a South Beach Diet lifestyle since October 15 2007!

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-Return to my goal weight
- Complete a super-sprint triathlon
- Look good in a bikini

MY MANTRA:
"Do good, live healthy and become significant!"

CO-LEADER SOUTH BEACH DIET TEAM


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2/4/09 12:36 A

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Canadian Brands of Bread

Choose products that have 3 grams of fiber or more per ounce (just under 30 grams) and no high-fructose corn syrup.

Canadian food labeling laws allow for a bread to be called "whole wheat" even if it is not whole grain. Always look for a bread that list "whole grains" on the label.

In Canada HFCS is sometimes referred to as fructose glucose. All breads will have *some* form of sugar (or honey, molasses, fruit juice); it is necessary for the yeast to rise.

The following brands are whole grain, have the appropriate amount of fiber and no HFCS ("high fructose corn syrup" or "fructose glucose").

NO HFC
Dempster's Ancient Grains Whole Grain Bread
Dempster's WholeGrains Prebiotic
Ezekiel sprouted grain bread (I find it in the freezer section at Wal-mart next to the waffles.)
Orowheat Whole Grain 100 % Whole Wheat Bread Silver Hills Sprouted Grain - all products except Kamut meet the fiber requirement
www.silverhillsbakery.ca/index.cfm?f
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eaction=products.showpage

Superstore Bakery Alpine Grain Bread
Superstore Bakery Whole Grain Seven Grain Bread

TO BE VERIFIED FOR NO HFCS
Healthy Way Body Conscious Multigrain Fibre - Costco has the best price, 2 for $5; it is $5 per loaf at Safeway and Walmart
Presidents Choice Blue Menu Oatmeal
Superstore 100% Whole Wheat Bread
Western Family Organics Sprouted Grain 12 Grain
Western Family Organics Sprouted Grain Flax Seed
Western Family Organics Sprouted Grain West Coast



Edited by: PRAIRIEDAWNPAM at: 3/11/2009 (23:58)
Sparking and living a South Beach Diet lifestyle since October 15 2007!

GOALS:
-Return to my goal weight
- Complete a super-sprint triathlon
- Look good in a bikini

MY MANTRA:
"Do good, live healthy and become significant!"

CO-LEADER SOUTH BEACH DIET TEAM


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2/3/09 2:00 P

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I know there are a few of us out there. Would you like to chat about Beachy food products and where to find them? What brands of bread, cereal, cheese, yogurt, salad dressings, etc. have you found that fit within the SB guidelines? Where do you eat when you go out? Share your ideas here!

..Pam

Sparking and living a South Beach Diet lifestyle since October 15 2007!

GOALS:
-Return to my goal weight
- Complete a super-sprint triathlon
- Look good in a bikini

MY MANTRA:
"Do good, live healthy and become significant!"

CO-LEADER SOUTH BEACH DIET TEAM


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