SBD Frequently Asked Questions - How many beans on Phase I

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02-17-2010, 10:10 PM
I just made a huge pot of Great Northern Beans, and they are SOOOOO freaking there a limit (besides producing intestinal discomfort) on how much I can have? I see on the lists that it says to start with a half a cup...could my weight loss stall if I eat more? Thank you!!


02-17-2010, 10:33 PM
I have eaten a whole can of beans at a time (3.5 servings), about 1 3/4 cup and not had a problem with it. Love my beans!

02-18-2010, 07:23 AM
You can have as much beans as you can handle. On Phase 1, you eat until you feel satisfied. Just remember, though, that 3500 calories = 1 lb., so keep your calories below that. ;)

03-15-2010, 02:23 PM
Hey cottagebythesea,

We dont count calories or fat grams or carbs, but we should keep an eye really on how much fat we do eat, correct?

I saw in your post to keep our calories under 3500. I really have no clue as to how many I eat in a day. I reckon with the foods we do eat, it should not be close to that amount.

Are there ones who do eat that amount of calories in a day?


03-15-2010, 05:02 PM
Cottage was just warning that it takes 3500 calories to gain a pound. Most of us eat in the 1200 to 1800 range. A half cup of kidney beans is 109 calories.

Just Dance Girl
10-28-2010, 07:17 PM
I just learned that we can have beans on Phase 1. I'm so excited! I'm thinking refried beans with ground turkey, white bean soup...

Now I just have to get to the grocery store!

10-31-2010, 12:48 PM
I am thrilled(!!) about beans on this diet! Bean brownies are delish, pot 'o beans, chili, etc...I think, scratch that, I know that they are the reason I have enough self control to stick to this diet...err, new way of eating. :o)

11-09-2010, 12:26 AM
I also just realized beans are allowed on Phase I. I love beans, and they are very handy if you keep a few cans in the cupboard. I think I will make a pot of chili in the next few days. Beware: canned kidney beans often have sugar added. Look at the label.

03-26-2012, 02:03 PM
I am doing this :carrot: at the reminder about beans!! I love beans, they help me SO much toward feeling full! When I read the title of this post, I went "we can't have beans on phase I....can we????"



03-27-2012, 02:18 PM
Phoenix, read the Phase I Food List in the stickies. We can - and should - have beans and also dairy.