South Beach Diet - Staying On-Plan, 8/9 - 9/5




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CyndiM
08-30-2010, 06:19 AM
It's time for a new week of talking On-Plan!

Anyone, from any phase (1, 1.5, 2, 3, etc.) can post, and those who are new to 3FC are especially encouraged to do so!
This thread is for questions, sharing advice and strategies, and encouraging each other to stay on plan. It is not for chatting about daily life unrelated to this topic. Members have indicated that they would like to have chatting remain in the Daily Thread, so any posts that are off topic or chatty will be moved by the mods to the Daily.
Because people from different parts of the plan are posting here, it'll help everyone if you indicate what phase you're in when you post. Thanks!
While you may certainly find, from time to time, the need to ask for help after going off plan, remember that this thread is about staying on plan. When you share details of off plan foods you've eaten, it can upset, tempt, and otherwise frustrate other members, so please keep these details to a minimum.

So, share with us: How are you staying on plan this week?


cinnycinda
08-30-2010, 07:10 AM
Good morning everyone.....After one week, I've lost 6 lbs. However, yesterday, I had cravings. I don't know why it was weird. I did stay on plan and looking forward to week 2 of phase one.

Hope veryone has a great Monday!

Cin

zeffryn
08-30-2010, 10:20 AM
i feel like a balloon this morning. a lot of water weight put on over the weekend (and i was OP the entire weekend). It must be TOM.

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plan is to include a LOT of water

1: smoothie (blueberries, almond milk, handful of spinach, yogurt)
2: veggie soup
3: chia fresca, bell peppers and cucumbers
4: tuna and white bean salad (greek yogurt in the dressing) over spinach, tomatoes and cucumbers


Lexxiss
08-30-2010, 12:19 PM
P 1.5
Pre-B-Peach
1 c coffee w/coconut creamer
B-Green Smoothie
S-almonds, only if needed
L-Spinach salad, w/veggies, HB egg and turkey bacon
S-FF Plain yogurt w/ pumpkin pie spice
D-Crack slaw, w/tofu
S-SF jello

EmmaD
08-30-2010, 12:35 PM
Phase 1

B - chai tea with unsweetened almond milk
Yoga class + walking to/from
delicious Mediterranean omelet with one whole egg/one egg white plus spinach, 1T lowfat cream cheese, some sundried tomato slices and a crumble of lowfat feta; low sodium vegetable juice
L - taco salad with homemade refried beans; leftover zucchini gratin
S - red pepper/broc/caul with hummus
S2 - Laughing Cow light with celery
D - tuna steaks, lemon/thyme/walnut green beans, tomato/mozzarella salad
dessert - nonfat Greek yogurt, raw almonds

summersbluepits
08-30-2010, 02:34 PM
Phase 1:

My plan to stay on Phase 1 this week is:

Early preperation. Today will be a 15 hour day between work and school, so at 4am I made chili for dinner 2nite, when I arrive home at 9pm to eat it.
To help with cravings I bought the fudgecicles, which really helped yesterday.
This weekend I will be canning green beans to take to work with leftover protien for lunches.

My meals today are:

Breakfast: 1 egg 2 whites omlette with hatch green chili's and a little swiss
Lunch: Salmon filet in balsamic vinegar and sliced cucumbers and tomatoes
Dinner: Chili with organic grassfed lean beef
Snack: Hard boiled egg
If anyone can give me some different ideas for snacks I would most appreciate it. I think I'm overdoing the dairy and need some new options. I'm about veggied out. So anything else you can think of LOL.

KO
08-30-2010, 05:04 PM
Ph 2
Breakfast
4 oz almond milk 4 oz coconut milk (I ran out of almond and they were out of unsweetened @ the store)
1 cup sliced frozen strawberries
1 tbsp flax oil
1 scoop low carb choc protein
am snack
GF mighty tasty hot cereal From Bob's red mill made savory with a hb egg on top
Lunch
2 hb eggs and a cup and a half of mixed baby greens

PM snack if i get to it
baby carrots 2 tbsp almond butter (going over the nut allowance a bit)

Dinner Chicken with roasted garlic tomato sauce brown rice and sauteed zucch

summersbluepits
08-30-2010, 05:16 PM
KO what is the cereal you are talking about? For Phase 2

Usernametaken
08-30-2010, 08:53 PM
Hello all! So glad I found this website--great place for accountability! Here's how I did today:

Phase 2
B-Kashi go Lean cereal
L-Veggie soup and leftover meatloaf
D-Turkey Pastrami and red cabbage slaw wrappend in a Flatout

Post workout snack (if needed)- Hard boiled egg

Summersbluepits- My favorite snack is pistacios. 30 of them equals one serving, and if you get the kind in shells it takes a while to eat them all, so very satisfying. Costco sells some delicious ones--the brand is Everybody's Nuts or Totally Nuts or something like that. The Salt & Black Pepper ones are really yummy.

CyndiM
08-30-2010, 09:44 PM
Today went pretty well considering the sudden midday collapse of my original plan. It was yet another reminder to always, always carry healthy snacks in case of emergency. We were supposed to meet at a restaurant I am familiar with. My lunch was planned based on their menu. Restaurant was closed, met elsewhere then planned database training after so lunch wasn't until 2. At least I now know where the Co-op is, so can always find quick food.

Phase 2
B: hemp powder smoothie with fruit & zucchini
L: sandwich on whole grain bread with artichoke spread, avocado, a thin slice of cheese and veggies; half a pint of cherry tomatoes (my go to on the road veggie!)
S: peach
D: fresh edamame beans, sauteed patty pan squash
S: sf creamsicle

murphmitch
08-30-2010, 11:05 PM
Phase II (More like Phase 1.5 for me most days)

B: V8, 2 hard boiled eggs
S: RF cheese stick
L: Huge salad with black beans
S: Tall skinny hazelnut latte
D: Taco Bake
S: Carrots, hummus, almond butter

zeffryn
08-31-2010, 09:38 AM
Go away, TOM! this stubborn water weight is a pain in the butt.

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again, lots of water

1: greek yogurt, flax and walnuts
2: edamame and yellow squash sauteed with a little braggs and mrs. dash
3: (on the road) packed a bag with bell pepper strips, cucumbers and cherries
4: (at a restaurant) salad with grilled adobo chicken

honeysox
08-31-2010, 10:58 AM
Phase 1:

My plan to stay on Phase 1 this week is:

Early preperation. Today will be a 15 hour day between work and school, so at 4am I made chili for dinner 2nite, when I arrive home at 9pm to eat it.
To help with cravings I bought the fudgecicles, which really helped yesterday.
This weekend I will be canning green beans to take to work with leftover protien for lunches.

My meals today are:

Breakfast: 1 egg 2 whites omlette with hatch green chili's and a little swiss
Lunch: Salmon filet in balsamic vinegar and sliced cucumbers and tomatoes
Dinner: Chili with organic grassfed lean beef
Snack: Hard boiled egg
If anyone can give me some different ideas for snacks I would most appreciate it. I think I'm overdoing the dairy and need some new options. I'm about veggied out. So anything else you can think of LOL.


Turkey pepperoni makes a great snack. Almonds (limited of course). Edamame.

zeffryn
08-31-2010, 12:45 PM
Ah, Honey! Thanks for reminding me that I have edamame in the freezer. I know what I'm having for lunch today!

EmmaD
08-31-2010, 02:06 PM
mmmm, edamame! That's on my short list of things to always have on hand

Phase 1, Day 2
Working at home day, so lots of time for cooking.

B - Ricotta muffin(s), chai black tea with almond milk
L - Tofurkey roll up with light cream cheese, green onion and roasted red pepper
S- random split peas that I was cooking for the stuffed peppers, nonfat Greek yogurt with raw almonds
S2 - smoothie made with unsweetened almond milk, cocoa powder, Truvia, plain soy protein powder and some peanut flour... mmmm...
D - Stuffed red peppers with veggie crumbles (hubby's will have meat and rice) and split peas, topped with bechamel sauce (thickened without flour!), roasted pattypan squash with shallots and thyme, side spinach salad
dessert - nuttin'

Usernametaken
08-31-2010, 10:37 PM
Phase 1.5

B-HB egg
L-Turkey Pastrami wrap with red cabbage slaw, red bell peppers, and a wedge of laughing cow
D-Greek Salad from Panera
Treat-1 Corona Light

No exercise tonight due to Open House, but I'll get back to it tomorrow

murphmitch
08-31-2010, 11:28 PM
Phase II

B: V8, 2 boiled eggs
L: Deli turkey, RF cheese stick, carrots, tomatoes, hummus
S: Black beans with salsa, RF cheese stick
D: Went out with work gals. Had a wonderful grilled chicken breast with grilled veggies. Way too much oil on it but I only ate half and left most of the sauce on the plate. Avoided dessert, but smelled my friends white chocolate bread pudding with warm vanilla sauce on it!

zeffryn
09-01-2010, 11:15 AM
got rid of all that water weight and lost a pound this week! woo! i told my husband that I lost 10 lbs. this week...his eyes bugged out, then his eyes really bugged out when i told him i also gained 9 in the same week.

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1: blueberry smoothie (greek yogurt, blueberries, palm sugar)
2: sauteed edamame, onions, bell peppers (seriously, this is such a good lunch. i saute them in some braggs and mrs. dash. SO yummy and filling)
3: cut veggies and hummus
4: grilled chicken, broccoli, salad

exercise: running (3.1 miles), cycling (15 miles) - 60 min. total

honeysox
09-01-2010, 11:29 AM
Oh, I'll bet you feel better now! I HATE the temporary water gain thing. It messes with my body but even worse, it messes with my mind.

zeffryn
09-01-2010, 01:56 PM
Yeah, it was completely defeating. I would go and work my butt off at the gym, stay completely on plan and wake up the next morning plus 2 or 3 pounds. I knew what it was, so I didn't let it throw me off, but it's still a harsh realization.

LindsaysMommy
09-01-2010, 03:12 PM
I like to have for snacks, nuts all kinds within limit, pepproni slices, hard boiled egg, 1 serving of FF deli turkey just wrapped up plain. That's all i have in my inventory, and I hear you on being veggied out, I did notice that eating more beans helped keep me fuller longer, and it didn't make me feel like the only thing I was eating was veggies. :)

Phase 1:

My plan to stay on Phase 1 this week is:

Early preperation. Today will be a 15 hour day between work and school, so at 4am I made chili for dinner 2nite, when I arrive home at 9pm to eat it.
To help with cravings I bought the fudgecicles, which really helped yesterday.
This weekend I will be canning green beans to take to work with leftover protien for lunches.

My meals today are:

Breakfast: 1 egg 2 whites omlette with hatch green chili's and a little swiss
Lunch: Salmon filet in balsamic vinegar and sliced cucumbers and tomatoes
Dinner: Chili with organic grassfed lean beef
Snack: Hard boiled egg
If anyone can give me some different ideas for snacks I would most appreciate it. I think I'm overdoing the dairy and need some new options. I'm about veggied out. So anything else you can think of LOL.

EmmaD
09-01-2010, 05:14 PM
Phase 1, Day 3

B - black tea
(yoga/pilates)
chocolate peanut cheesecake smoothie... mmmm....
L - spinach salad with grilled tuna on top
S - celery with laughing cow light, Tofurkey roll ups
D - probably leftover stuffed peppers since I made too many last night. Huge green salad. Steamed broc/caul
Dessert - raw almonds & walnuts

honeysox
09-01-2010, 07:57 PM
Just went to the store and found a great new snack: CHIIIIIIIPS! They're called Beanitos, and they're low glycemic! No corn in them at all, no wheat, no sugar. Plus, they're really really good. Salty, crispy, and light tasting. Salsa and guacamole, here I come! (Somehow, celery dipped in either one of those has never really excited me . . . )

Oh! Oh! and nachos!

ETA: Okay, I need to make this relevant to this thread: they're going to help me stay on plan by keeping my hand out of the cracker box and chips bag.

murphmitch
09-01-2010, 10:11 PM
The Beanitos sound really interesting! Not sure about the white rice in it.

Another evening out to dinner & stayed OP!

B: Veggie omelet, V8
S: RF Cheese stick
L: Huge salad with black beans
S: Tall skinny hazelnut latte, carrots, hummus, RF cheese stick
D: Grilled salmon, steamed broccoli & carrots, salad, glass of wine (Skipped the bread & butter)

Usernametaken
09-01-2010, 10:44 PM
P 1.5
B- HB egg
L-Veggie soup and some Laughing Cow Light
D-Meatballs in homemade NSA marinara on a ww pita with a bit of RF mozzerella, Spinach salad

zeffryn
09-02-2010, 10:00 AM
good morning ladies! hope everyone has a great, OP day!

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1: skin nourishing green tea (love that stuff!), greek yogurt (found a new favorite brand - voskos), blueberries and a few walnuts
2: sauteed edamame, bell pepper, onions, tomatoes, yellow squash
3: chia fresca
4: beef and spinach meatballs (new recipe), marinara sauce and spaghetti squash

EmmaD
09-02-2010, 12:31 PM
Phase 1, Day 4

B - chai tea with lowfat milk
Yoga class + walking to/from
Mediterranean scramble with one whole egg/one egg white plus spinach, 1T lowfat cream cheese, some sundried tomato slices and a crumble of lowfat feta; low sodium vegetable juice
L - taco salad with refried beans, melted lowfat cheese, salsa, Romaine lettuce and lime juice
S - Chocolate peanut yogurt smoothie - added a Tablespoon of light cream cheese this time
S2 - Laughing Cow light with celery
D - veggie burger (SBD compliant) , zucchini/pattypan "parmesan" (with NSA pasta sauce and fresh mozzarella), steamed broccoli
dessert - raw walnuts, 1/2 oz

ETA: OK, this was a lot of food! It is the end of the day and I still haven't eaten all of it. I ran it through FitDay, and here's how it fared:
Cal: 1490, fiber: 29 g, 28% carbs: 38% fat: 34% protein.
Oh, and FYI, carbs were 107 g! I'll use this example next time someone calls South Beach "low carb"...

murphmitch
09-02-2010, 11:11 PM
Phase II (Very stressful day at work, good thing I pack all my food!)

B: V8, 2 boiled eggs
S: RF cheese stick
L: Huge salad with kidney & black beans
S: Tall skinny hazelnut latte
D: Leftover chicken breast, portobello mushrooms with grilled veggies
S: Carrot, hummus, almond butter

zeffryn
09-03-2010, 10:56 AM
1: greek yogurt, agave, walnuts, peaches
2: edamame, pepper, onion and tomato saute
3: asian glazed chicken, broccoli
4: red wine

I'll probably throw a chia fresca in there as well mid-afternoon.

exercise: shooting for 5 mile run today. I hope my shin splints have healed enough.

Usernametaken
09-03-2010, 11:06 AM
First of all, what is Chia Fresca?

Phase 1.5--pretty much OP, but went a little overboard after a long day at work yesterday

B-HB egg
L-Flatout with spinach, meatballs, and NSA tomato sauce
D-Greek Salad from Panera

After dinner- Light beer x2 and some turkey pastrami with laughing cow

Today-
B-HB egg
L-More meatballs with tomato sauce and a ww pita
D-Not sure yet. Probably grilled chicken and a salad.

EmmaD
09-03-2010, 12:51 PM
Phase 1, Day 5
B- chai tea with lowfat milk, ricotta muffins
L - taco salad
S - celery with laughing cow light
D - leftover veggie burger/zucchini parmesan, steamed broccoli
dessert - nonfat Greek yogurt with walnuts

No exercise planned yet, I'll have to think of something

Fat Melanie
09-03-2010, 01:11 PM
Yum, I'm looking for some new dinner ideas by reading your threads (no school today cause of Hurricane Earl!) and that Turkey Pastrami and red cabbage slaw wrapped in a Flatout sounds delicious. That, and a slice of swiss. Mmm! Been craving food like that.

I'm curious about those Beanitos. Where can you find them, and what are the ingredients exactly? Also wondering if there is some way to take beans and actually make a crispy type of bean chip or something... I don't care much for celery dipped in guac or salsa either. Love celery and PB and greek yogurt dips, but I want something more substantial for my Mexican food.

murphmitch
09-03-2010, 10:32 PM
Phase II

B: V8, 2 hard boiled eggs
S: RF cheese stick
L: Huge salad with salmon
S: Tall skinny hazelnut latte
D: Bell pepper stuffed with black beans, lean ground beef & RF cheese, roasted zucchini & grape tomatoes
S: Almond butter if I have room

zeffryn
09-04-2010, 10:49 AM
brunch: sauteed edamame, peppers, onions, tomatoes topped with a poached egg
snack: cut veggies and hummus
dinner: grilled beef tenderloin, sauteed brussels sprouts/onions

Usernametaken
09-04-2010, 01:27 PM
Gonna have to do today in phases I think.

B-Super Veggie scramble with 2 strips of turkey bacon
L- finish off my veggie soup
D-WW pita pizza with spinach, broccoli, nsa tomato sauce and a little mozzerella and feta, small ff sf hazelnut latte
Digestif- 1 or 2 glasses of red wine

Uh-oh, gotta add midnight snacks. Couple of slices of turkey bacon, about a quarter of a ww pita, NSA tomato sauce, and a wedge of laughing cow. Staying up super late leads to adding an extra meal :(

Sunday
B-veggie scramble and turkey bacon
L-veggie pita pizza
D-Ground chicken cooked with coconut milk, garlic, and ginger with peanut/sesame slaw in a lettuce wrap
Snack- Roasted redpepper hummus and jicama

EmmaD
09-05-2010, 11:26 PM
Phase 1, end of Week 1
Yesterday:
black tea
yoga class
brunch - giant green salad with tuna
S1 - coffee with skim milk, a few olives, tomatoes, cucumbers with hummus and babaganoush
S2 - raw almonds
D - zucchini "lasagna" with spinach & broccoli
dessert - Greek yogurt with cocoa powder

Today:
B - black tea, 2 ricotta muffins, a little bit of lowfat cheddar
some hiking
L and Ss and D (kinda all blended together, I was at a BBQ today) - Greek yogurt with some raw almonds, raw broccoli with some spicy hummus, celery with laughing cow light (1.5 wedges; dropped the other 0.5 on the ground :( ), dried green beans, 2 veggie hotdogs with nsa ketchup and dijon mustard, big green salad [yep, I had to bring all of that so I knew it was all good] NO ALCOHOL today :)