South Beach Diet - Sugar Free Chocolate on Phase 1?




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jlh88
06-29-2009, 12:33 AM
I had a craving for chocolate as I was grocery shopping and came across sugar free chocolate hershey bars. Are these legal on phase 1?


femmecreole
06-29-2009, 07:00 AM
I'd avoid them...the ingrediants are no-no's. (http://www.oldtimecandy.com/sugar-free-nutrition/sf-hershey.htm)

Stick with sugar free fudgesicles!

beachgal
06-29-2009, 01:12 PM
jlh, these are technically not on plan because they include such a high amount of saturated fat. Furthermore, they include a lot of unpronounceable ingredients, which goes against the general tenor of this WOE (Way of Eating)--we try to avoid processed foods.

That said, you technically can have these in Phase 1, though you have to limit your calories from "sweet treats" (best described as non-nutritive sweets that are sweetened with sugar alcohols) to 75-100 calories per day, both because too much of them causes terrible side effects and because they can cause cravings. In addition, many sugar-free chocolates are made with malitol. Some of us (me included) have found that malitol, in particular, causes cravings. So I'd avoid it in Phase 1 until you know how it affects you.

An option for sugar-free chocolate that doesn't have as many odd ingredients and has no sugar alcohols is CarbSmart (http://stanford.wellsphere.com/weight-loss-article/carbsmart-s-exclusive-sugar-free-low-carb-chocolate-chips-recipes/249104) (used to be Eat Well, Be Well). You can get chocolate chips, though I don't know if they still make chocolate bars.

In the meantime, some options are: NSA Fudgesicles, Kara's Fabulous Beany Brownies! (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=138553), Chocolate Breeze Cups (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=44844) (with the SF choc. syrup, these would have a ton of unpronounceable ingredients, but if you go with the option in brackets, they're fine), Chocolate Milkshake (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=61635), Warm Chocolate Cakes with Coffee Creme Anglaise (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/showthread.php?p=1218567#post1218567), Chocolate Meringue Kisses (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=58020), Chocolate Shake (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=90683), or Decadent Fudge Brownies (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=31576).

For more ideas, check out the Desserts - Phase 1 recipe forum (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=131&order=desc)!


jlh88
06-30-2009, 05:42 AM
thanks girls!

Beachgal--thanks for the direct links! I think this will help my need for a chocolate fix =)

ArmyAng
06-30-2009, 01:07 PM
I definitely vote for NSA Fudgesicles...these are a god-send.