South Beach Diet - I don't understand beans!

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01-26-2007, 02:11 PM
Hello, I am new here and to South Beach. I am on day 4 phase 1 and I have been feeling great. Anyway, I noticed that we are allowed beans on P1 but I don't understand why. I always thought beans were super high in carbs. I know they are good for you but why can we have them in P1 if they are so high?

Suzanne 3FC
01-26-2007, 03:38 PM
Hi, welcome to 3fc :)

South Beach is not a low carb diet, that's a myth :) South beach encourages you to choose healthier carbs such as vegetables and whole grains, and avoid certain types of carbs such as sugar. Beans are a good carb. You'll need to practice portion control, since they are pretty calorie dense, but you can still have them. Enjoy :)