South Beach Diet - flaxseed on phase 1
01-11-2007, 08:57 PM
well i started on the beach about a week ago,and i've already cheated more than enough so i want to continue on phase 1 but my aunt recommended i drink half a glass of water with a tablespoon of ground flaxseed its supposed to be for the cravings, my question is can i have flaxseed on phase 1?
01-11-2007, 10:14 PM
Sorry, but no grains are allowed on Phase I. I've never heard of flax seed for cravings. Dairy and legumes ARE allowed and will help with cravings.
01-11-2007, 11:14 PM
I recommend a glass of water with some Benefiber or Metamucil, the fibre helps with digestion and regularity and helps to fill you up a little bit ;)
01-11-2007, 11:25 PM
Actually flaxseed IS allowed on phase one! It just counts for your daily nut allowance!
Flax Seed - 3 TBS (1 oz)
You can mix it in yogurt or take it the way you want. Just make sure it is milled because you can't digest whole seeds!
01-12-2007, 06:32 AM
I've been trying a new concept I heard about, 2 tsps apple cider vinegar in 8 oz water before breakfast, and again before your supper. It seems to be working for me, and doesn't taste bad, either.
01-12-2007, 06:33 AM
Sorry! How the heck did I miss that? I may have to turn in my MOD hat.
01-12-2007, 01:09 PM
I don't know about cravings, but flaxseed meal seems to swell up a lot in liquid and it's good fat. Maybe it makes you feel fuller? With the Omega-3s and lignans, it's worth eating whatever your reasons are! :D
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