South Beach Diet - Beans...

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Marathon Mom
04-22-2008, 03:16 PM
I see a lot of SBD recipes with beans as substitutes... (beanie brownies and beanie waffles) Am I missing something? When I look at the carb count - beans have a lot of carbs... What gives?

04-22-2008, 03:19 PM
Well, South Beach is not a low carb diet. We eat lots of healthy carbs, veggies, whole grains, beans, fruit, dairy, etc. Beans are so good for you, lots of fiber and protein. I eat them almost every day - to me they are almost magic if you are trying to lose weight, as they fill you up and keep you from getting hungry too fast. No need to fear the bean (well, unless you or SO have gas issues)!

Marathon Mom
04-22-2008, 03:25 PM
Excellent! Thank you so much for the information.

So it's not necessarily the amount of carbs - but the type of carbs. (complex vs simple)...

Can't wait to try the brownies/waffles. :dance:

04-22-2008, 03:29 PM
Exactly! We just want to avoid the things that cause spikes in blood sugar levels.
I love the bean brownies. They satisfy a sweets craving, but also, because of all the protein, they are very filling.

04-22-2008, 03:32 PM
I've been pitching a half cup of kidney beans into almost everything these days. They give me my required fiber and there are no "repercussions" once your body gets used to the idea.

Marathon Mom
04-22-2008, 03:35 PM
Do you recommend I buy the SOUTH BEACH Diet book if I want to lose my last stubborn lbs? Or is it pretty self explanatory to cut out refined/simple carbs and eat natural complex carbs and filling fiber and protein?

04-22-2008, 04:04 PM
I'd just stick to our food lists and hints in the FAQ Section. You seem to have a good understanding of the concept. You might want to use Fitday to track your calories as you don't have much to lose.

04-22-2008, 05:10 PM
I wish I didn't get "repercussions" from the beans! I thought after eating them most everyday my body would get used to it. Not so. I have just started to try Beano, it does seem to help.

04-22-2008, 05:31 PM
Seriously--I have been a vegetarian since 1999, eating beans several times a week, if not everyday, since then, and I still have the repurcussions!! What gives?? :P

04-22-2008, 05:49 PM
I don't know, but now that I am older, I don't care so much!!! I would have been embarrassed when I was younger to have so many toots!
But I don't like the uncomfortable feeling, the bloating, so I am trying the Beano...I just have to remember to take it.

04-22-2008, 06:55 PM
I would have been embarrassed when I was younger to have so many toots!


My poor husband. :)