South Beach Diet - 2nd week ph 1 how does this look?

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05-16-2010, 08:07 PM
Today I made a large pot of good carb, low fat chili. It contains, ground chicken,1lb in the whole pot, canned tomatoes with green chilies, red beans, black beans, pinto beans, tomato juice chili powder and about 1/2 a diced onion. I will eat 1 to 1.5 cups of this each day for lunch. For breakfast I will have 1 hard boiled egg, about 1-2 oz lean deli sliced roast beef and 8 oz tomato or v-8 juice. I like having the same thing each day. For afternoon snack about 2 T. soy nuts. Dinner: I have cooked a large pork loin, 4 very lean ground beef patties, some italian beef which is a shoulder or butt roast. I will have 4 or 5 oz of one of these with roasted veggies or beans. Snack: FF milk used to make hot chocolate with 25 cal hot chocolate mix. Does this seem o.k. for the 2nd week or should I add more. It was fine last week but don't want to eat so few calories that I can never add more. Any suggestions appreciated.

05-16-2010, 08:18 PM
Are you satisfied with this little food?
I maded pretty much the same chili and froze it in 1 3/4 cup servings- in the SBD book there are 2 chili recipes and the suggested serving s between 1.5-2 c. I know if I only had 1c for lunch I would be famished by snacktime, but the 1 3/4c is v ery satisfying.

I also have 2 eggs for breakfast. Maybe I am just a big eater?

He does recommend at least 2c veg at lunch and supper so you may want a tossed salad with your chili?

05-16-2010, 08:28 PM
The same thing for lunch everyday is putting yourself in a bad mind set for SB plan. You are aloud so much variety with this plan. Just don't set yourself up for failure. If you find by Wednesday that you are getting tired of the Chilli switch it up. Have a salad or something else. All I'm say is don't deprive yourself when you don't have to. Making things easy for yourself during the week is always what's best.

05-16-2010, 08:38 PM
There is nothing wrong with having the same thing every day if that works for you. There are a few very successful Beachers who do just that. I'm sure they will chime in :) I'm a variety fan myself but I know some people really need that routine.

The chili sounds fabulous! I do wonder how many vegetables you are getting? Remember your goal is 4.5 cups/day and only 1 serving can be replaced by vegetable juice. The extra veggies will really help fill you up. You definitely have some room for more food if you are hungry. Some of your servings look a little small. It might be worth the time to pop this into one of the food tracker sites just to make sure your calories are high enough.

This looks like a good starter plan. How did week 1 go?

05-16-2010, 10:47 PM
I'm one of the beachers who thrives on the same food all the time. I learned a few weeks ago it is referred to as automating. I have the same breakfast and lunch almost every day and have done so for a year now.
B-Protein/greens smoothie and vitamins
L-Super duper salad with lots of veggies, protein(beans or chicken) and a heaping tbsp of a spicy nut mix
S-FF yogurt
D-rotate between 3 or 4 favorites
S-Kara's Beany Brownie

I love it, I'm satisfied, and even if I try and be more creative I come back to the basics. The beauty of SBD is that there IS alot of flexibility-even the flexibility to be very set in my ways. As long as it's OP and it works for you, that's what matters.

Best wishes and thanks for posting your menu!

05-17-2010, 09:07 PM
I eat the same breakfast & lunches most days & am fine with that. Make sure you get in the 4.5 cups of veggies, like others suggested. It's vital on this plan. You're so full you can't think about eating for hours. I learned all kinds of new recipes for veggies on this plan.