South Beach Diet - Joining you at the Beach

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03-02-2010, 07:09 PM
Hi! I'm new and thought I should introduce myself. :)

I'm on my third day of Phase One, and I'm doing well so far. I'm struggling a little bit with planning meals, just because it's kind of hard to get out of old habits, but I'm taking it one day at a time. :) I figure each successful day is another day closer to THIS being my "old habits". :D

I avoid artificial sweeteners for myself and my family, so I'm wondering how I'm going to work around that. I've done one ricotta dessert, just with a bit of vanilla and a bit of cocoa powder, and just left the sweetener out entirely. It was good enough for me. :)

Anyway, I look forward to getting to know everyone, and I know I have tons to learn from all of you. Thanks for letting me join your party!

03-02-2010, 07:14 PM

If you search the forums, there are plenty of threads on sweeteners

03-02-2010, 07:17 PM
:welcome: to The Beach, TallSkinnyLatte!

03-02-2010, 07:21 PM
Tall skinny hazelnut lattes are my favorite beverage!

03-02-2010, 09:17 PM
Nice to meet you!

03-02-2010, 09:20 PM

03-02-2010, 09:23 PM
Welcome! Here's to new habits becoming old habits!

03-04-2010, 10:54 PM
Thanks everyone for being so welcoming! And thanks, jenne1017, for the tip about searching for topics on sweeteners. There's so much great information here. :)

03-05-2010, 07:09 AM
:welcome2: Hello! It's nice to meet you!

03-05-2010, 07:36 AM
Welcome Tall Skinny! I also don't use artificial sweeteners. Frankly since doing Phase 1 I don't really crave sweet things anyway. And the planning gets waaaay easier. I've been doing SB for two months (yesterday) and now it's a no brainer to throw together an on plan meal from what is in the fridge or order something in a restaurant. My shopping list has become pretty consistent and my husband is also getting used to eating more vegetables. This is really one of the best plans out there.