SBD Frequently Asked Questions - South Beach with children

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07-19-2009, 03:23 PM
I am wondering if anyone has done SB while having to make meals for young children as well? Any ideas would be wonderful.:shrug: I am not wanting to have any reason to fail this time. My DH and I are going to doing SB together.

07-19-2009, 05:45 PM
Adding to this the reason I am asking is because they have different nutrional needs than SB beach has.

07-19-2009, 05:52 PM
Actually SB covers pretty much all nutritional requirements for all.During the first 2 weeks when no fruit is allowed for you and DH, you can still provide it for your children.Same goes for bread.Although now would be a great time to introduce 100% whole wheat products.I cant think of a better woe for a family to follow.Snacks can be veggies,hummus,natural peanut butter,yogurt, fruit, cheese for the kiddos!

07-19-2009, 06:14 PM
Very good idea, I just don't want to fail.

07-19-2009, 08:03 PM
I've been on and off South Beach many times. My kids enjoy the meals I prepare and actually eat much healthier. There are some things I add just for them but that's just the norm around here.

Your family should be fine. The family who does South Beach together stay healthy together. ;)

Enjoy and the best of luck! :)

07-19-2009, 09:13 PM
I have three young children and they eat most of the food that I make. Like others said, I usually add some carbs to the dinner and lunches. I also make sure that they have several servings of fruit a day.

It is definitely doable.

I also think it is great that your Dh is doing the diet with you. It helps to have his support.

07-20-2009, 03:35 PM
I've been eating this way since 2004 when my son was 6. For the most part he eats the same way that I do (after phase 1). I often make a second vegetable and he eats both veggies if he likes them or at least one veggie and the whole wheat pasta or rice while I eat less of the starch and more veggies.

If you have a little one you will need to keep whole milk on hand of course but that wasn't an issue at my son's age. I let him eat school lunches so this way I knew he was at least eating healthy at breakfast and dinner.