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South Beach Diet- Want To Start A Support Thread?

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Oooh - strawberry season. I forgot about that. Maybe I'll have to modify phase 1 too.

I have another recipe for you all. I made this last night and it is soooo good.

Sausage and Cheese Breakfast Cups

Makes 6 cups

Ingredients

4 ounces turkey sausage or crumbled turkey bacon

1/2 green bell pepper, chopped

1/4 onion, chopped

5 large eggs

1 can (12 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained

1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350

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I guess I'm in a bit of a different position than you guys because I've been doing this for a year, so I'm pretty firmly entrenched in Phase 2. I lost about 15 pounds and then stalled for several months, primarily due to a lot of work stress, which meant (1) not nearly enough time to exercise, and (2) a bit more alcohol consumption than usual. :blink: But I'm back on track on both counts now, and hoping that I'll be able to take off another 5 or 10 pounds. Although I gotta say - even if I don't, I'm already at the lowest weight I've ever maintained as an adult, and this is the first "diet" I've ever found that I feel I can stick to for the long haul, so I'm already pretty happy with my results.

For what it's worth, my typical day looks something like this - remember that I'm gluten/dairy/soy-free, so it's adjusted a bit to take that into account!

Breakfast: 2 scrambled eggs with stir-fry veggies, a piece of toast (Breads by Anna) with a little coconut oil, cinnamon, and Splenda, and a fruit serving

Morning: a hazelnut milk latte (this is as close as I get to dairy)

Lunch: a big salad with lots of veggies, half a can of beans, meat of some sort, an ounce of nuts, and dressing made with 1-1/2 T. olive oil and either lime juice or red wine vinegar, and maybe another fruit serving

Afternoon (if I'm hungry, which I'm usually not, which is pretty amazing to me!): carrots with hummus

Dinner: chicken or fish, half a cup of brown rice (that's 1/6 cup dry), and veggies

Evening: a Lara bar or Clif nectar bar

For those of you in Phase 1, be sure you eat plenty of the allowed carbs (beans, dairy, etc.). I ended up starting Phase 2 by adding fruit after just 10 days, because I was starting to feel kind of lousy from not having enough carbs. But that was okay, too; the point of Phase 1 is really just to get rid of cravings, and in the long run it's really just a blip, so doing it for a few days less is no big deal.

Jeanne

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For those of you in Phase 1, be sure you eat plenty of the allowed carbs (beans, dairy, etc.). I ended up starting Phase 2 by adding fruit after just 10 days, because I was starting to feel kind of lousy from not having enough carbs. But that was okay, too; the point of Phase 1 is really just to get rid of cravings, and in the long run it's really just a blip, so doing it for a few days less is no big deal.

Jeanne

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Wednesday plans, anyone?

I haven't been able to cook ahead enough and am struggling to get enough veggies. Hopefully that will change soon.

B'fast- Chili/Cheese square (eggs plus egg whites, green chilis and low-fat mexican cheese), tea

Snack - lunchmeat with low-fat cheddar

Lunch- true cod and shrimp with low-fat dressing, veggies, apple

Snack- Lara bar

Dinner- hamburger, spinach salad

Dessert- (Hubby's birthday) blueberry cobbler without the bread part (just fruit)

Exercise- Yoga/abs, upper body weights, 30 minute walk at lunchtime

Have a good day everyone!

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OK, here is my plan for the day. But I'm not real good at this, so if you guys think I'm eating too much or too little of something, I wouldn't mind your input:

Breakfast: low fat cottage cheese & cucumber slices

Snack: dry roasted almonds & tomatoes

Lunch: Lite lunch meat, green lettuce blend

Snack: same as before - sorry I like it

Dinner: I am fixing chicken for the family - open to any good ideas for what I can do with skinless chicken breast?

Dessert: part skim ricotta w/ cocoa powder & splenda & vanilla

Exercise - You've inspired me. I am comitted to doing 30 min of something tonight - depends on what the kids will give me space for.

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Ok. So I'm having a slight obsession with toast right now. I haven't given in to the craving but last night it was all I could think about. Can't wait for Phase 1 to be over and to get rid of the cravings. I am happy to say that I've lost 2 pounds already. YAY! Which is what is keeping me going.

Today's plan:

Breakfast - one egg over easy and canadian bacon.

Snack- mozzarella stick

Lunch - tuna salad made with low fat yogurt instead of mayo with some cumin, garlic and lemon juice added to it and a few slices of avocado on the side.

Snack - mozzarella stick

Dinner - don't know yet. I always decide right before I leave work for the day. I never know what I am going to be in the mood for.

No exercising yet. I have a few almost bleeding ulcers and the doctor won't let me exercise until they heal.

Have a great day everyone!

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Ladies,

I've been inspired to look into the South Beach Diet. Just today I posted a plea for help because in the year and a half that i've been diagnosed with Celiac, I've gained a whopping 40 lbs., and I'm miserable. I'm so happy to hear that other Celiacs are finding a diet that works. My mother was just telling me about the SBD today, so this must be fate!! ;) I'm anxious to go and find some info about it and hopefully start within the next couple of days. Thanks so much for the recipes! I'll keep looking for added comments on the board.

Mary

P.S. I'm new to this messaging thing, and I don't quite understand the "thread" that was mentioned in the writings, but I'm game to try and figure it all out.

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Ladies,

I've been inspired to look into the South Beach Diet. Just today I posted a plea for help because in the year and a half that i've been diagnosed with Celiac, I've gained a whopping 40 lbs., and I'm miserable. I'm so happy to hear that other Celiacs are finding a diet that works. My mother was just telling me about the SBD today, so this must be fate!! ;) I'm anxious to go and find some info about it and hopefully start within the next couple of days. Thanks so much for the recipes! I'll keep looking for added comments on the board.

Mary

P.S. I'm new to this messaging thing, and I don't quite understand the "thread" that was mentioned in the writings, but I'm game to try and figure it all out.

Hi Mary,

Welcome to South Beach! Is this your first time on the diet? I'm on week two of Phase 1, but I am extending it for another week because I wasn't as good as I should have been. We had a bbq over the week and let's just say the diet was the last thing on my mind. I thought that I would be bad for that one day and then go right back to eating right. Well, that was a nice idea in theory. We had tons of chips and ice cream, etc left over so of course, we ate it. Now I feel really guilty. At least I didn't gain the three pounds I lost back.

I am going to try to post every day because I feel like it keeps me honest on the diet. Hope you all don't get bored with me.

Beth

PS - The thread comment means that we are going to continue to post here instead of doing this through private email. This way anyone who wants to join in can.

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Hi Mary,

Welcome to South Beach! Is this your first time on the diet? I'm on week two of Phase 1, but I am extending it for another week because I wasn't as good as I should have been. We had a bbq over the week and let's just say the diet was the last thing on my mind. I thought that I would be bad for that one day and then go right back to eating right. Well, that was a nice idea in theory. We had tons of chips and ice cream, etc left over so of course, we ate it. Now I feel really guilty. At least I didn't gain the three pounds I lost back.

I am going to try to post every day because I feel like it keeps me honest on the diet. Hope you all don't get bored with me.

Beth

PS - The thread comment means that we are going to continue to post here instead of doing this through private email. This way anyone who wants to join in can.

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Hi Beth,

Thanks for the reply. Yes, this will be the first time that I've tried the SBD, and I'm anxious to get started on it. I probably won't get things moving until next Monday though, because I'm going to gather as much info together first so that I know what I'm doing.

I've tried WW in the past, and it worked well for me, losing 24 lbs. about 5 years ago, but as soon as I was diagnosed with Celiac, I gained that plus more. When I look back on it, after I lost the weight is when I started to feel ill. It took 5 years for the dr. to finally diagnos me correctly. I had been repeatedly told that I had irritable bowel.

Anyway, I don't feel so quite alone now, knowing that other Celiacs are fighting the same problems as me. I'll check daily for any more responses, and add my 2 cents worth from time to time.

Thanks for clarifying the "thread" issue too. I'm pretty lame when it comes to computers at times!

Have a great day!

Mary

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Hi guys! I'm interested in trying this, but the stress in my life right now, the newness of gluten-free and other possible food problems... I'm forseing problems. I am going to try to read here for a little while and get your motivation start fresh on July 9th (after holidays and far enough out to eat all the bad stuff out of the house). My history... I did atkins sucessfully for 5 monthes in 2003, I felt awesome I didn't know I was celiac, but felt great. I lost about 25 lbs then. I broke down and ate a potato. If was all down hill. I'm newly dx'd with celiac, 3 months gluten free today. When on Atkins, I was just so bored of eating meat! I like how you can have veggies here, though I need to be careful still. I don't have the books, or anything, just know it's like atkins, but with veggies.

So I'll be here reading and gaining education and motivation.

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Just wanted to respond to a couple of things in a couple of new posts. :)

For Dandelion: There's no reason to extend Phase 1 just because you cheated, AS LONG AS you're not having carb cravings. The point of Phase 1 is to get rid of cravings, NOT massive weight loss. Most of the weight lost in Phase 1 is water, and the real weight loss happens in Phase 2. It's not a good idea to stay in Phase 1 for longer than the recommended 2 weeks under most circumstances, because once you go through your glycogen stores your body can start going into ketosis.

For SunnyDyRain: I completely understand wanting to get a handle on gluten-free before starting South Beach, because it's a lot of change to cope with at once. That said, Phase 1 of South Beach is pretty much gluten-free by definition - in fact, several people on the South Beach web site I read have discovered gluten problems when they realized how much better they felt on Phase 1. I actually find gluten-free South Beach eating easier than gluten-free eating before South Beach, just because I'm not eating that many grains to begin with. So if/when you're willing to take the plunge into South Beach, you may find that gluten issues are easier than you think!

It's great to hear from everyone. :)

Jeanne

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I feel like I need to do the extra week on Phase 1 because I haven't been taking this as seriously as I should. The other problem is that my husband hasn't been allowed to eat for two days due to medical testing so I've been trying to make things that don't have strong smells. (Don't want to torture him.) I've unfortunately been eating a lot of bagels and rice. Now I need to buckle down and start over. A fresh start. I love how forgiving South Beach is about the little slip-ups we all have. I just feel that if I don't get myself under control now I'll never make it in Phase 2. Last time I did South Beach I was really good about it and lost so much weight. So here's to a clean slate.

SunnyDyRain - welcome to South Beach! This is a great diet because it actually teaches you how to eat a healthy balanced diet. Nothing weird. Just eating right. I promise you won't get bored on it and you will never be hungry. And you can eat more than just meat and veggies - fruits, nuts, good carbs and even desserts!

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Hi all! I found a book at the used bookstore and am pretty much desperate to lose weight. I'm going to start "south beaching" tomorrow. No one has posted for awhile. Is it working, is it not worth trying?? Just wondering if I should give it a shot. Let me know how you are all doing? Thanks

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Hi all! I found a book at the used bookstore and am pretty much desperate to lose weight. I'm going to start "south beaching" tomorrow. No one has posted for awhile. Is it working, is it not worth trying?? Just wondering if I should give it a shot. Let me know how you are all doing? Thanks

Hi,

I keep saying I'm going to post and then don't. Sorry. My ulcers have been acting up and so I can't eat a lot of freshand/or acidic fruits and vegetables right now. I also have to be careful with how much protein I eat because it seems to aggravate them if I eat too much. So it's been modified (really modified) South Beach for me. I do plan on doing it full fledge when I am feeling better.

The diet is definitely worth trying. I haven't gained any more weight and didn't even gain back the three pounds I initially lost.

I hope you give it a try. Keep me posted.

Beth

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