South Beach Diet - Phase 1 Accountability Thread!




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Wild Vulpix
03-13-2010, 02:53 PM
A couple weeks ago, I posted that I'd be joining SBD after I ate the remaining food in my house. During that time to reflect, I almost decided that I didn't want to go on SBD because the pounds were just flying off! But... On the fly yesterday, I put my foot down.

I'd like to share my daily food intake for accountability, and even critiquing to see if I'm eating too much. I also invite anyone else on Phase 1 to join in!

Yesterday I had a half-day of SBD, because I wasn't aware that I'd be starting it that day. So my breakfast/snack is a bit naughty. But here we go...

Friday, March 12
- 1 beef hotdog (high in fat) 150 calories
- Ketchup
- Corn with garlic butter sauce
- Slice of raw fish
- 1 cheese stick
- A few strips of skinless chicken breast
- A deep bowl of half thawed spinach, half iceburg lettuce, w/ vinegar and salt
- Ricotta (with cocoa powder and splenda)

:D I think that was it. I'll keep today's accountability below

Saturday, March 13
Breakfast
- 2 scrambled eggs w/ splenda
- 1 small bowl of cucumbers w/vinegar


me4life
03-14-2010, 12:38 PM
hello...i just wanted to jump in and say i'll be starting back on sbd in morning...not sure how long i will be doing phase 1 but would be happy to stay accountable with you.

blondiebear
03-14-2010, 11:17 PM
I'll be back on Phase 1 starting on Monday too!


me4life
03-15-2010, 04:30 AM
morning its 3:30 a.m and ready to start phase 1....now its off to work

timswifeforlife
03-15-2010, 01:01 PM
I bought the book yesterday and I'm starting phase I today. However, I'm confused about what exactly I'm suppose to be eating. Do I HAVE to eat from each food group each day? I do not like milk, cheese, yogurt or soy milk. I mean can I just eat lean protein and veggies all day or do I HAVE to eat nuts and beans etc. also.

Heidi58
03-15-2010, 01:35 PM
Hi Timswife :welcome2:

Most of us come up with menus that suit our personal tastes and lifestyle while following SBD guidelines. I don't care for eggs or dairy, so I managed to avoid them as much as possible during phase 1, though I eat them more often now.

I've learned to enjoy a lot of new foods since joining this site. There are some great recipes and great ideas here. You might want to check out the "on plan" threads to get some new meal ideas and to see what others are eating.

I look forward to reading more of your posts! :)

sprklemajik
03-15-2010, 02:14 PM
Hi everyone! I just started week two of phase 1 this morning. This is my first time on south beach, I've been currently loosing counting calories but needed a change to curb the bingeing. And it has worked.

Monday:
B: 2 eggs, 2 slices turkey bacon, 1 c asparagus
Sn: 1/2 c low fat cottage cheese, peanuts <1/4c
L: spinach salad, 6 oz salmon, tomato, basalmic dressing
Sn: mozzarella string cheese, 1 c cabbage
D:

sunnybella
03-15-2010, 06:17 PM
Hi ladies! And thanks to Wild Vulpix for starting this thread! Like sprklemajik, i am starting week 2 of phase 1. Week one I lost 4 pounds :carrot:

Here is my menu for today:

b: 2 scrambled eggs one slice canadian bacon
l: (forgot lunch at home) small wendy's chili, caesar side salad no croutons
snack: low fat string cheese, handful of nuts
d: brisket trimmed of fat, steamed broccoli, cauliflower and a salad with light ranch

me4life
03-15-2010, 06:28 PM
hello i am finally home and able to relax a bit....since i am up at 3 a.m i don't reallly eat breakfast....more like snacks til lunch so here goes

snack #1-1 boiled egg and v-8 juice
snack #2-celery and 2 boiled eggs (my bf packed my lunch and eggs are easy)
lunch-large salad w/baby spinache, chicken breast, tomatoes, green olives and cucumbers
snack-peanuts (on drive home)
dinner-supposed to be spagetti sauce over spagetti squash

*along the way drank about 1/4 diet pepsi and a zero calorie vitamin water

murphmitch
03-15-2010, 07:01 PM
I bought the book yesterday and I'm starting phase I today. However, I'm confused about what exactly I'm suppose to be eating. Do I HAVE to eat from each food group each day? I do not like milk, cheese, yogurt or soy milk. I mean can I just eat lean protein and veggies all day or do I HAVE to eat nuts and beans etc. also.

I found this helpful for planning meals:

http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/sbd-frequently-asked-questions/56861-how-adapt-your-meal-plan.html


This list doesn't include your daily nut servings. Check the Phase I list on the FAQ's. Just omit the dairy if you don't like milk or yogurt. Make sure you get your calcium from another source though, dark green leafy veggies, canned salmon, some beans & nuts, or supplements.

Wild Vulpix
03-16-2010, 07:40 PM
March 16, 2010. Day 4 of Phase 1
Breakfast (?)
- Qt of Miso soup
- 1 Small deli slice of lean turkey
- Bowl of ice burg lettach (apple cider vinegar and 1/4 TSP salt)
Lunch (?)
- 1 small piece of chicken
- Slice of pork
- 1/2 cucumber (apple cider vinegar and 1/4 TSP salt)
Snack
- 15 black olives
- 1/2 cucumber (apple cider vinegar and 1/4 TSP salt)
Dessert
- Ricotta with a spoon of all natural peanut butter, splenda, and vanilla extract


(I'll add more as the day goes on). So I have kind of an issue. I sleep... too much. It's Spring Break and I just want to sleep. My boyfriend does his best to wake me up, but I just... hate waking up :lol: Today I woke up at 3PM and had "breakfast" at 4PM. That doesn't leave much room for lunch, dinner, and all the snacks in between!! In fact... the last few days I've just been having breakfast, lunch, snack 1, and dessert... I'm PROBABLY not eating enough, but I feel completely satisfied. I don't like eating past 10PM even though I don't usually go to sleep until at least 3AM (for some reason, I don't usually get hungry past 10pm, AND I feel guilty eating past that time because I used to be a huge night snacker). My schedule will get better once spring break is over... but that's still a week away :)

I'd LIKE to keep up what I'm doing... I feel stuffed after each meal (all those veggies sure fill you up fast!) but I don't know :lol: I really need to post my foods daily.

murphmitch
03-16-2010, 08:20 PM
Wild Vulpix, you need more veggies than iceberg lettuce and cucumbers, no dairy or beans.

LaLaurie
03-16-2010, 08:23 PM
Hi everyone! I started SBD this week after being on Medifast for a while. Phase I is so much more enjoyable than tearing open packets and adding water! I bought the SBD Taste of Summer cookbook and will make the Grilled Eggplant Rounds with Garlicky Cilantro Topping tonight and pair it with grilled chicken.

KatehSparrow
03-16-2010, 09:06 PM
Back on phase I again. =) Feeling really pumped for it too. =)

Wild Vulpix-- I see you go to school in MA, so do I! =D

TwynnB
03-16-2010, 10:40 PM
LaLaurie, that garlicy cilantro topping sounds FABULOUS!! Do post if you enjoy it!

Sunny - that's my standby at Wendy's too. Makes it a bit easier to eat out with the kidlets!

Me: I did pretty good today! Yay Ra!

B: 2 egg muffins, with canadian bacon, onion, black beans, and cheese
S: almonds
L: Sausage and bean soup
D: Turkey sausage and Braised kale with tomatoes and beans
S: cashews (I was okay on the calories again!!)
Ran 3.1 miles, walked probably a 1/4 mi warm-up/cool down

Wild Vulpix
03-17-2010, 01:38 AM
Wild Vulpix, you need more veggies than iceberg lettuce and cucumbers, no dairy or beans.

I realize iceberg lettuce isn't any good, but I had to finish off what I already bought. I ate the last of it though, so it's gone :D

But I thought limited dairy was fine? (And I'm unsure about beans, but I thought I read somewhere that miso soup is Phase 1 friendly.)

Back on phase I again. =) Feeling really pumped for it too. =)

Wild Vulpix-- I see you go to school in MA, so do I! =D
No way!! I see you're from Northampton too! Usually when someone's from Massachusetts, they're over in the Boston region! I'm in Greenfield :D we're practically neighbors! Which school do you go to?

KatehSparrow
03-17-2010, 01:53 AM
Well... I lied a little. I'm actually from Long Island, but I spend 7 months out of the year up in Northampton. I go to Smith. I'm on Spring Break and I can't wait to get back up to NoHo. I love it there. What about you, where do you go?

cottagebythesea
03-17-2010, 07:12 AM
Wild Vulpix, Miso soup is fine for Phase 1. But you should try to get in at least 2 cups of dairy every day. It doesn't have to be in the form of milk. I'm not a milk lover, but I do have to have it in my coffee and tea, and I use unsweetened almond milk a lot, too. I believe you said you don't care for yogurt, but have you tried adding a bit of cocoa powder or cinnamon and splenda to it? Check out the revised Phase 1 food lists for other ways to get your dairy in, too. It's important to keep your diet balanced and make sure you're getting enough nutrients. Beans will help keep you feeling full and are full of fiber, which keeps things moving along. ;)
I hope this helps!

LaLaurie
03-17-2010, 01:27 PM
Well, the Grilled Eggplant Rounds with Garlicky Cilantro Topping was pretty good! I didn't use an outdoor grill, but broiled them.

Wild Vulpix
03-17-2010, 04:35 PM
Well... I lied a little. I'm actually from Long Island, but I spend 7 months out of the year up in Northampton. I go to Smith. I'm on Spring Break and I can't wait to get back up to NoHo. I love it there. What about you, where do you go?
7 months of the year is the majority of the year, so I would say you live over here! :D Smith is a really great school, too. Right now, I'm in Greenfield Community College, but in another year I'll probably be going to UMass in Ahmerst. Do you like it over in Northampton? A few of my classmates live over there and my father works as a nurse in one of the mental health clinics there too.

Wild Vulpix, Miso soup is fine for Phase 1. But you should try to get in at least 2 cups of dairy every day. It doesn't have to be in the form of milk. I'm not a milk lover, but I do have to have it in my coffee and tea, and I use unsweetened almond milk a lot, too. I believe you said you don't care for yogurt, but have you tried adding a bit of cocoa powder or cinnamon and splenda to it? Check out the revised Phase 1 food lists for other ways to get your dairy in, too. It's important to keep your diet balanced and make sure you're getting enough nutrients. Beans will help keep you feeling full and are full of fiber, which keeps things moving along.
Ohhh! I thought it was at most 2 cups of dairy, not at least. I really have no problem eating up dairy. (I think you're confusing me with someone though :D I didn't mention yogurt. Still, your advice sounds REALLY tasty!)

Well, the Grilled Eggplant Rounds with Garlicky Cilantro Topping was pretty good! I didn't use an outdoor grill, but broiled them.
Mmmm!! Grilled eggplant sounds delicious!!!

But... I've always wondered... What's the difference between broil, grill, and bake? :lol: I use my toaster oven to cook just about everything (as there's no reason to heat up the big stove oven when I'm only making food for one) but I always pick 'bake' or 'toast' because I don't know when it's appropriate to use one of the other settings.

And also.... someone is cooking fried chicken (either in my house, or outside) and it's making me craaaave!!!

KatehSparrow
03-17-2010, 04:41 PM
7 months of the year is the majority of the year, so I would say you live over here! Smith is a really great school, too. Right now, I'm in Greenfield Community College, but in another year I'll probably be going to UMass in Ahmerst. Do you like it over in Northampton? A few of my classmates live over there and my father works as a nurse in one of the mental health clinics there too.

Northampton is really great. Its the perfect town for me... lots of unique shops and interesting people. UMass Amherst is great! You'll be in the area! =)

murphmitch
03-17-2010, 07:03 PM
[QUOTE=Wild Vulpix;3204302]I realize iceberg lettuce isn't any good, but I had to finish off what I already bought. I ate the last of it though, so it's gone :D

But I thought limited dairy was fine? (And I'm unsure about beans, but I thought I read somewhere that miso soup is Phase 1 friendly.)


Sorry to confuse, I meant you aren't eating any dairy or beans, not that you shouldn't eat them.

Wild Vulpix
03-17-2010, 10:19 PM
Northampton is really great. Its the perfect town for me... lots of unique shops and interesting people. UMass Amherst is great! You'll be in the area! =)

I'm really glad you like the area! I grew up around here (moved quite a bit as a kid, but always ended back up in this general area) so it has a lot of sentimental value for me. So it makes me glad that you like it too :D

Sorry to confuse, I meant you aren't eating any dairy or beans, not that you shouldn't eat them.
Ohh! That makes more sense :lol: usually I eat lots of dairy (mostly in the form of cheese, but not always!) but beans on the other hand... :o I've never been a fan of beans. I hate baked beans (much too sweet), and black eyed peas (bad memories!). I PROBABLY could get myself to eat lima beans as they don't have much of a flavor if I remember right. ...And green beans are good :D but I don't think they count!


Breakfast
- 2 scrambled eggs with splenda (extra virgin olive oil)
- Few slices of deli turkey
- Bowl of cooked spinach (with apple cider vinegar and 1/4 TSP salt)
Snack
- 1 Fudgepop
Lunch
- Two small pieces of chicken
- Slice of pork
- Few thin slices of turkey deli
- Bowl of cooked spinach (with apple cider vinegar and <1/4 TSP salt)
Snack
- 1 cheese stick
- 1 small piece of chicken
- 8.5 black olives
- Half glass of milk with splenda and vanilla extract
Dessert
- 1 small Phase 1-safe homemade "cookie"
- A couple of spoon fulls of sugar-free pudding


I ate way too many 'treats' today. I went shopping for some more spices and veggies... and when I go shopping, I get all these ingredients in my mind that I want to try out and I just get too excited to wait. I woke up again today at 1PM, so there wasn't enough time in my day for dinner too.

murphmitch
03-18-2010, 06:21 PM
WV, I don't like lima beans either, but I love black beans, garbanzo beans, pinto beans, etc. South Beach diet really promotes eating beans daily. Have you tried any of these. Great recipes using beans in this forum.