South Beach Diet - On Plan Thread: November 1-Nov. 7




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BellaLucia
10-31-2010, 04:56 PM
It's time for a new week of talking On-Plan! This is the place for South Beach meal plan and food support, encouragement and questions.

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?


StarStup
10-31-2010, 05:43 PM
Hi! My boyfriend and I are starting Phase 1 tomorrow. I went grocery shopping today and got all the food I think we will need and have made a food plan for this week. He has about 15 lbs to lose and I have about 25 lbs to lose. I'm looking forward to starting South Beach and making the life style changes.

The only thing that I am worried about is my BF does not like eggs or cheese, yogurt, cottage cheese, and a variety of veggies. I have lunch and dinner for us covered, but I'm worried about what he will eat for breakfast. I've read about the mock french toast and pancake recipes, but I'm wandering if there are any other breakfast ideas that don't have eggs in them?

Thank you so much for your help! We're looking forward to staying on plan this week!:)

BellaLucia
10-31-2010, 06:24 PM
Beans, stew, and check the recipe section dear.


murphmitch
10-31-2010, 06:37 PM
Phase II

B: Oatmeal with PB, V8
L: Taco salad with refried beans, RF cheese, salsa, salad
S: Honeycrisp apple, veggies, hummus
D: Roast pork tenderloin, sweet potato, cauliflower
S: Almond butter

Randi34
10-31-2010, 10:42 PM
Hi, everyone! Busy weekend, so I haven't been around much.

I have however stayed on plan. I am on Day 5 of Phase 1.

Getting a little better every day. I went to Outback last night and had no bread, a salad, the ahi tuna appetizer and a side of broccoli and it was great. I felt satisfied as if I had not missed anything!

My birthday is this Friday. I plan to stay OP Friday but splurge a little (nothing crazy) Saturday. I will definitely be off plan. Since that point, I will be at Day 10, should I just pick back up with Day 11 or start all over again? Thanks for any advice you guys may have.

Usernametaken
10-31-2010, 11:14 PM
Welcome, Star! A lot of non-egg eaters seem to eat non-breakfast foods for breakfast during phase 1. Best of luck to you and your boyfriend!

BellaLucia
11-01-2010, 12:20 AM
Randi, stay on plan, it is so worth it!

BellaLucia
11-01-2010, 04:03 AM
Monday, November 1

I am on Phase II but today is a Phase I eating day because I haven't gone to the store for fruits.

Meat (2)
Fish (2)
Water (8 cups)
Peanuts (10)

I will begin my third month on South Beach on November 5 and I think I've gotten the hang of things by eating right and blogging on my feelings and thoughts.

Daisy80
11-01-2010, 04:59 AM
Hello

Over the last few days I was reading all the South Beach diet threads on here and now decided to register so I could join in :-)
My boyfriend and me started the SBD together. Today we are on day 5. I have lost 4.2lbs and are amazed by that! I am loving the SBD as I feel like I can eat and I am not hungry and don't have to count cals etc.

So a big hello from London to all of you :-)

BellaLucia
11-01-2010, 05:44 AM
Hello Daisy!

Heidi58
11-01-2010, 08:00 AM
Hello Daisy and Starstup - welcome and good luck with SBD. :) I hope you'll end up loving it as much as I do, South Beach has really changed the way I think about food.

Happy Birthday in advance, Randi! November 5 is a great day to be born. That was my father's birthday, too. I would try not to go overboard with the birthday celebration and then go right back on plan after the celebration, but I've always been able to get right back on plan with little trouble. Many of our regulars would advise you to do a totally clean phase 1 - either skip the off plan birthday treats or restart phase 1 afterward. Good luck to you whatever you decide to do.

Here's my plan for the day:
Phase 2

B: vanilla yogurt and chia seeds, hot tea, and a can of V8
S: red pepper slices and hummus
L: cabbage & bean casserole, apple
"JIC" mtg snack - almonds
D: deep dish Italian pie, SF jello if I "need" it :lol:
I'll have a milky beverage sometime this afternoon or evening, too.

Exercise: wii fit and/or hooping. I've got a couple of meetings after school so I don't expect to be home before dark - no walk today. :(

CyndiM
11-01-2010, 08:20 AM
B: curried butternut squash soup & veggie sausage (the cough is back)
L: beans, veggies & sausage stew
S: apple
D: something hot, saucy and spicy

exercise: 30m either the bike or Wii

TwynnB
11-01-2010, 08:52 AM
Must...document...food...

B: cinnamon omelette
S: cukes, orange pepper
L: Moroccan Tagine (YUM, YUM!!!)
S: Hmm...yogurt or cheese stick
D: sausage beans and greens!

EmmaD
11-01-2010, 11:36 AM
Still staying with family. It has been really hard to stay on plan (I say that like I DID stay on plan... had a few lapses in there...)

B - vanilla skinny latte, 1/2 grapefruit with nonfat Greek yogurt
L - egg salad on Ezekiel bread, brewed unsweetened iced tea
S - tomato and mozzarella salad,
S - pepper strips with hummus, V-8 juice
D - big Caesar salad with tuna and edamame
dessert - honeycrisp apple with nuts NO HALLOWEEN CANDY :devil:

Just Dance Girl
11-01-2010, 12:36 PM
okay, here we go:

B: roast beef
shinny latte
S: V8
L: Chili, extra ground turkey
S: almonds
D: Layered taco bake

coming off of 10 days of wacko eating! back to plan!

TallandThin
11-01-2010, 12:47 PM
Good morning on planers. Chock up one more on plan day for me yesterday!

Phase one
B - Decaf coffee w/sf creamer, 1 turkey bacon, 2 eggs, V8.
S - 12 raw almonds
L - Grn salad w/tomato, mushroom, avocado, celery, radish, leftover pork tenderloin, balsalmic dressing.
S - None
D - HB soup, cabbage slaw w/1 big tbls mayo. Plus 2 little bites of rf cheese while I was preparing my dinner.
Dessert - Ff Ricotta w/ sf chocolate syrup.

My wish for today is that we who are trying so hard have a great "ON PLAN" day.

evylangel
11-01-2010, 03:02 PM
HI!
Ive been following SB since May, lost quite a bit, but I lost focus somewhere along the way. Ive decided to re-start so here goes:
B Eggbeaters omelette w/ 1/2 slice swiss cheese
s 2 celery stalks w/ 1 wedge Laughing cow dunkin donuts latte lite
L Morningstar Veggie burger w/ lettuce wraps
s 2 celery stalks w/NPB
d chicken breast(grilled) salad no dressing 1/2c chick peas
s vanilla milk
Have a great day, everyone!
Angel

StarStup
11-01-2010, 03:18 PM
Hello! Today is going well. I'm on Day 1, Phase 1.

B: 2 bean muffins, coffee w/ ff 1/2 and 1/2
L: chicken, mushrooms, olives and 1/2 bell pepper, string cheese
S: turkey pepperoni and 1 oz almonds
D: crockpot chicken and broccoli

Please let me know if there is anything different I should be doing! I have had my afternoon snack and have a slight headache and am feeling "munchy", so I just keep drinking my water!

murphmitch
11-01-2010, 05:58 PM
Please let me know if there is anything different I should be doing! I have had my afternoon snack and have a slight headache and am feeling "munchy", so I just keep drinking my water!

Maybe some dairy. I always have a latte midday and it helps me get through the afternoon.

zeffryn
11-01-2010, 08:32 PM
Thanks for starting this, Okie. I had so much going on this morning

Today was a weird day, full of driving.

1: lara bar
2: spicy chicken pho, coconut water
3: apple cinnamon sorbet
4: raw kale massaged with nama shoyu and sesame seeds
5: tomato-cuke-red onion salad


see? weird day.

also, 60 minutes on the treadmill - some running and some walking.

Usernametaken
11-01-2010, 08:32 PM
Phase 2
B-Pumpkin Oatmeal "cookie"
L-Grilled chicken salad
S-granola bar (not strictly on plan)
D-Porkchop, sweet potatoes, kale
S-pear, ff greek yogurt w/cocoa and splenda

StarStup
11-01-2010, 09:03 PM
Maybe some dairy. I always have a latte midday and it helps me get through the afternoon.

Thanks for the suggestion! I love lattes, so I will definitely be having one tomorrow afternoon!

After dinner I had:
a little bit of lf ricotta with cinnamon and vanilla extract
gingerbread tea w/ 1 TBSP nf 1/2 and 1/2

Still have that headache though...Hahaha my bf text me today to ask if chocolate milk was allowed on the plan! He did really well today!

murphmitch
11-01-2010, 11:10 PM
Phase II

B: V8, 2 boiled egg, veggie sausage
S: RF cheese stick
L: Huge salad with pinto beans
S: Tall skinny hazelnut latte, carrots, hummus
D: Taco bake with RF sour cream, salsa and salad
S: Almond butter

BellaLucia
11-02-2010, 03:08 AM
November 2

Phase II

Water: 8 cups
one orange
3 fish
stew

Heidi58
11-02-2010, 07:51 AM
Phase 2

B: cottage cheese and cucumber, v8
S: apple
L: cabbage and bean casserole, vanilla yogurt
S: almonds
D: chili, spinach salad, SF jello if I want dessert

I'll have a milky beverage sometime during the afternoon or evening, too.

Exercise: I already hit the wii ft, and I'm hooping with a friend this afternoon.

TwynnB
11-02-2010, 08:55 AM
Phase II:

B: oatmeal with blueberries, cranberries, and pecans
S: cheese stick, orange pepper, cukes, yogurt (I'll see what I want!)
L: moroccan tagine soup, slice of turkey
D: pork with kraut (and apples). I'll try to figure out what goes with this!

zeffryn
11-02-2010, 10:50 AM
1: egg white puff, spinach
2: raw kale massaged with nama shoyu and sesame seeds, apple with almond butter
3: yogurt
4: big ol' veggie salad with hummus instead of dressing, veggie wrap (spinach, mushrooms, sprouts, avocado, tomatoes, whole wheat wrap) (1/2)
5: strawberries and cantaloupe

exercise: 60 minutes treadmill, 15 minutes strength training, 45 min. yoga
.

zeffryn
11-02-2010, 10:50 AM
Phase II:

B: oatmeal with blueberries, cranberries, and pecans
S: cheese stick, orange pepper, cukes, yogurt (I'll see what I want!)
L: moroccan tagine soup, slice of turkey
D: pork with kraut (and apples). I'll try to figure out what goes with this!

squash?

TallandThin
11-02-2010, 12:52 PM
I had a great on plan day yesterday. Felt so "in control" and even went grocery shopping and wasn't tempted to buy any off plan items. I picked out two recipes from this website and made them for dinner last night and I would highly recommend both. yummm. Just what I needed.

Phase one

B - Decaf coffee w/sf creamer, mock pancakes, V8.
S - none
L - none
S - 12 almonds
D - Salsa chicken bake, Kale/califlower bake, cup free cottage cheese.
Dessert - 1 cup Greek plain yogurt w/sf lemon jello.

StarStup
11-02-2010, 02:14 PM
Hi! Yesterday went great for my bf and I! I lost 2.5lbs and he lost 3lbs!

On to Day 2 Phase 1:
Had planned on having 2 hardboiled eggs and celery for breakfast and string cheese for a snack...but got busy at work and ended up just grabbing a coffee w/ 2TBSP half and half

L: salad (chicken, lf feta, tomato, lettuce, and olives w/ lemon olive oil dressing); celery, and string cheese
S: turkey and mustard roll-ups
D: unstuffed turkey cabbage and kale
S: lf ricotta cheese or cottage cheese with cinnamon

evylangel
11-02-2010, 04:34 PM
Hello!
I stayed on plan 100% yesterday!!(PHASE 1)
tuesdays meals:
b ricotta cheese w/ pumpkin pie spices
l egg beaters omelette w/ sheese
s Protein shake-ricotta skim and flavorings
d grilled italian chicken chicken w/ tomato salad and canellni beans
s cheese stick
TTYL,
Angel

jyoyo78
11-02-2010, 04:40 PM
P2

b'fast
Coffee w/SF creamer
2 eggs & 3 turkey sausage links

lunch
veggie lasagna
pear

dinner
veggie lasagna
big salad
cottage cheese w/peaches

the peaches were off plan...they were canned in syrup..oops. Also, probably had too big of a serving of the veggie lasagna...but it was SO good!! lol Could have been worse...so moving on!!

Wasn't down very much this week...boo! Coming off of TOM though, so hopefully next Monday's weigh in will be better :)

BellaLucia
11-02-2010, 05:20 PM
Good job Lamay and evylangel!

Just Dance Girl
11-02-2010, 07:03 PM
I made taco bake last night and it was a disaster! the cheese was bad, but I don't like cheese so I didn't think anything about it. So the kids ate cereal. Not a great mom moment. Tonight I'll try to redeem myself with curry chicken.

B: skinny latte, 2 oz ham
L: chicken soup with lentils
S: celery sticks, v-8
D: curried chicken if it turns out I used to cook well

Usernametaken
11-02-2010, 08:28 PM
Phase 2
B-pumpkin oatmeal "cookie"
L-pasta with tofu, goat cheese, zucchini, broccoli, and roasted red pepper
D-taco pizza on a flatout, snow peas

murphmitch
11-02-2010, 08:55 PM
Phase II

B: Oatmeal, almond butter, almond milk, V8
L: Taco salad with refried beans, RF cheese, salsa, salad
S: Carrots, hummus, Baked honeycrisp apple with Greek yogurt :)
D: Deep Dish Spaghetti Squash Pie
S: Almond butter

Heidi58
11-03-2010, 07:20 AM
Phase 2

B: Hot tea, string cheese and v8
S: apple
L: bean and cabbage casserole, vanilla yogurt
S: almonds and diet Coke (to keep me out of the candy and junkfood at the staff meeting)
D: chicken stir fry
A milky beverage this evening

Exercise: free step with wii fit plus this morning. I'm planning to do some strength and/or yoga on the wii fit plus when I get home from youth group tonight.

StarStup
11-03-2010, 08:38 AM
Hello all! Happy Hump Day! Yesterday went well, although we did change dinner plans from unstuffed turkey cabbage to deep dish pizza skillet, which was pretty good! I lost another 1.5 lbs today! Woohoo! That's 4 lbs so far!

Today's plan:
B: hot tea w/ 1 Tbsp ff 1/2 and 1/2, "mock" ricotta oatmeal
S: hardboiled egg
L: salad (chicken, mushrooms, 1/3 c black beans, lf feta, lettuce, and hot sauce), celery sticks, 1/2 green bell pepper, string cheese
S: hardboiled egg
D: we are going out to dinner tonight, so I will be having grilled chicken and veggies

Question: I want a salad but am not sure what type of dressing would be SB friendly at restaurants...? Should I stick with oil and vinegar?

Thanks so much for your help!:)

zeffryn
11-03-2010, 10:33 AM
StarStup - oil and vinegar is the easiest at restaurants because you know what you're getting.

-

1: 1 egg white puff, 1 small-ish slice of chia bread with a bit of peanut butter (less than 1 tsp.) and a few slices 'o' banana, chai tea steeped in almond milk
2: sauteed veggies (edamame, peppers, carrots, green beans), a few chunks of pineapple
3: rest of the banana from breakfast
4: spaghetti squash and kale gratin, grilled chicken
5: string cheese?

exercise: spin/strength training combo class + 60 extra minutes of cardio

TallandThin
11-03-2010, 12:55 PM
Morning to all of you working the plan! Another on plan day for me yesterday.

Heidi, your bean and cabbage casserole sounds interesting. Can you post the recipe?

Starstup, How about finding a very small container to slip into your pocket or purse and take along your own appropriate dressing from home?

For those of you eating string cheese, if you get tired of the cold hard texture just noke it in the microwave for a few seconds. It comes out nice and warm and soft.

Phase one (real close to phase one and a half)

B -Decaf coffee w/sf creamer, mock pancakes, 1 turkey bacon, V8.
S - 12 almonds.
L - 4 slices of deli turkey, cucumber.
S - 1 cup greek plain yogurt with sf jello.
D - Salsa chicken bake, Kale/califlower bake, grn salad w/vegs and lc ff balsamic dressing. (Love leftovers!)
Dessert - 3 lf sf cheesecake cupcakes (thank goodness they are gone now!)
2nd S - 1 cup greek plain yogurt with sf jello

jyoyo78
11-03-2010, 02:43 PM
Probably too many nut servings....sigh. I'm in love with my veggie lasagna though! Yum!! I've had it the last three days! And I'm having it again today! :)

P2

B'fast
Coffee w/SF creamer
2 eggs & 3 turkey sausage links

lunch
veggie lasagna
salad

snack
pear

dinner
veggie lasagna
big salad w/spray dressing

dessert
SB PB cup

evening snack
1 oz bag of peanuts

TallandThin
11-03-2010, 02:52 PM
Jyo, how about sharing your veggie lasagna recipe if it's that good?

EmmaD
11-03-2010, 06:05 PM
...
chai tea steeped in almond milk
...

mmm, good idea!

Phase 2.

B - (spread out) coffee with us almond milk. Sliced tomatoes with a little lowfat cheddar. Tiny mandarin orange. Flax seed muffin with blueberries (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/breakfast-ideas-phase-2/179878-muffin-minute.html). Chai tea steeped in us almond milk.
L - lentil soup (w/ carrots, onion, garlic and bell peppers). Veggie sausage.
S - orange pepper strips & broccoli with hummus
D - Eggplant lasagna, sauteed asparagus, spinach salad w/ almonds
dessert - chocolate. OK, that was a bad idea.

Exercise at some point...

Usernametaken
11-03-2010, 07:49 PM
B-pumpkin oatmeal "cookie"
L-2 chicken sausages, braised red cabbage
S-large iced coffee w/ 2% milk
D-flatout pizza with kale and broccoli, apple

zeffryn
11-03-2010, 09:00 PM
mmm, good idea!



it's so good. i want more for dessert tonight.

murphmitch
11-03-2010, 11:23 PM
Phase II

B: Veggie omelet with egg beaters, V8
S: RF cheese stick
L: Huge salad with black & kidney beans
S: Tall skinny hazelnut latte
D: Taco bake leftovers
S: Almond butter

StarStup
11-04-2010, 09:18 AM
Hello all! Good Thursday morning! Yesterday was a great OP day, even with the BF and I eating out, we went to a Roadhouse and I got grilled chicken, side salad with oil and vinegar dressing, and broccoli...he got the steak and two helpings of broccoli. I have lost a total of 5 lbs since monday and he has lost a total of 4 lbs and we both feel great!

For today...I have a long day at work so I probably won't get home till around 9pm:

B: 1 c lf cottage cheese w/ cinnamon and sf hazelnut flavoring and tea
S: hardboiled egg
L: salad (salmon, olives, tomato, lettuce, and onion with homemade lemon garlic dressing), celery with whipped cream cheese, and string cheese
S: hardboiled egg and 1 oz almonds
D: something tofu

Ok, everyone have a great OP day!:)

TwynnB
11-04-2010, 09:25 AM
B: protein pancakes w/minced apple and cinnamon
S: yogurt w/cranberries; cukes and red pepper; +/- cheese stick
L: sausage and bean ragout
D: cheesy rice and bean bake + ??

I realized I'm having a grain at every meal...oops!

zeffryn
11-04-2010, 10:53 AM
twynn - mind sharing the protein pancake recipe?

-

1: 2 egg white puff, spinach, chai tea steeped in almond milk
2: spaghetti squash and kale gratin, coconut water
3: honeycrisp apple w/ cheesestick (I think my new almond butter is setting off cravings)
4: chicken and spinach casserole, another veg tbd - maybe salad
5: yogurt and kale chips

exercise: 60 minutes treadmill (alternating between running 10 minutes and walking 5 minutes with 40% incline)

TallandThin
11-04-2010, 12:42 PM
Except for my problem of missing meals, I had a great on plan day again yesterday. Aware that I shouldn't be missing them and am trying to work on it.

Phase 1.5

B - Decaf coffee w/sf creamer, 1 turkey bacon, 2 eggs, V8.
D - Filet mignon, Kale/califlower bake, brussels sprouts, grn salad w/vegs and lc ff balsamic dressing.
Dessert - 1 cup Greek plain lf yogurt w/sf lemon jello sprinkled on top.

Guess I'm on phase 1.5 now. I was running around doing errands and got thirsty so bought an Arizona diet peach tea. Reading the ingredients, after drinking it (LOL - still learning), I saw that it had pear juice. Still don't understand how it can have that and still be 0 calories, 0 fats, and <1 carbs. But a fruit is a fruit so it was a nice way to slip into phase 1.5.

zeffryn
11-04-2010, 02:13 PM
It probably doesn't have much pear juice in it, but I would grab a water next time.

We have a birthday party to go to on Saturday night for my niece and nephew. I just found out that their mother is making the cake herself...and i'm totally relieved. she will undoubtedly make a box cake with canned frosting and that is so not tempting for me. whew. now if i can just forgo the wine ;)

EmmaD
11-04-2010, 02:51 PM
Phase 2

B - coffee with almond milk, cantaloupe yogurt protein smoothie
L - lentil veggie soup with a dollop of Greek yogurt and a sprinkle of sunflower seeds - on a bed of steamed spinach. One tiny mandarin orange. Brewed iced tea.
S - broccoli and orange pepper slices with hummus
Yoga class
D - shirataki noodles with marinara sauce and veggie meatballs (haha - SO good!), green beans sauteed with garlic, tomato/cucumber salad
dessert - honeycrisp apple with natural peanut butter

FYI: 1354 cal, 44 g fiber, 43% carbs/33% fat/24% protein. 156 g carbs, 54 g fat, 87 g protein. 2519 mg sodium :yikes:

jyoyo78
11-04-2010, 04:03 PM
P2 - but looks more P1'ish for yesterday. I need to go shopping for some grains.

b'fast
coffee w/sf creamer
hard boiled eggs

lunch
veggie lasagna
salad w/spray dressing

snack
celery sticks w/laughing cow cheese
pear

dinner
Bob's broiled chicken fajita burger - no bun (restaurant)
side salad w/ fork dipped in ranch (I know, I know...wrong dressing :) )

dessert
SB PB cup
1 oz bag of peanuts

another day of too many nuts I think. Does anyone know off the top of their head how many nuts we can have? The dessert had 1 Tbsp of natural PB and then I had the 1 oz bag of dry roasted peanuts.

zeffryn
11-04-2010, 04:32 PM
emma - holy cow. where do you think that sodium is coming from?

Usernametaken
11-04-2010, 11:11 PM
Zef-how do you make the spaghetti squash and kale gratin? Sounds intriguing :)

B-Berry oatmeal
L-Left my lunch in the fridge, so vegetarian salad from Chipotle
D-Cabbage and cauliflower soup, grilled cheese

zeffryn
11-04-2010, 11:22 PM
UNT - http://kalynskitchen.blogspot.com/2009/10/recipe-for-spaghetti-squash-and-chard.html

I just replaced the chard with kale because it is what i had on hand. It's *so* tasty!

murphmitch
11-04-2010, 11:40 PM
Phase II

B: V8, 2 boiled eggs, veggie sausage
S: RF cheese stick
L: Salad with pinto beans, fruit cup
S: Tall skinny hazelnut latte
D: Amy's Lowfat Black Bean Chili
S: Carrots, LF dip, almond butter

EmmaD
11-05-2010, 12:23 AM
emma - holy cow. where do you think that sodium is coming from?

Funny you should ask... I was wondering the same thing and just went to look it up.

Mostly it was my veggie meatballs, 990 mg. I'm not surprised that they were high in sodium, but I am surprised that they were that high. The marinara sauce is pretty high, too - 380. Another culprit was "lentil soup" - which I entered from FitDay, even though I made it (without any salt) - it assumed 360 mg. So that's almost 1800 mg from those three things.

The other things just sneak up. Peanut butter - 146 mg. Hummus 106 mg. Protein powder - 145 (huh?). Almond milk - 90. The *salted* sunflower seeds were only 33 mg sodium, since it was just a tablespoon.

So if I didn't have the veggie meatballs, I would have been right at target for 1500 mg, and even less since my lentil soup didn't actually have added salt.

This sodium stuff is complicated - like I don't have enough to think about already :dizzy:

jandaman
11-05-2010, 07:49 AM
hi all! scales still haven't budged (ok..400 grams or so but STILL) feeling frustrated...

P1
B:2 scrambled eggs & bacon "bits", lf capuccino
S.2 zucchini fritters
L: chicken breasts & big salad and/or roasted bell-peppers
S: lf yogurt & flaxseeds
D:chana dal

zeffryn
11-05-2010, 10:21 AM
yeah, i hate having to count sodium and stuff like that as well. it all gets really overwhelming at that point. if you need, i have a great vegetarian meatball recipe (i think it's vegan, actually) that is made with lentils and brown rice. it's yummy.

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1: egg white puff, chai tea steeped in almond milk
2: spaghetti squash and kale gratin
3: apple + cheesestick
4: chicken and spinach casserole + salad
5: kale chips

StarStup
11-05-2010, 10:39 AM
Hi everyone! Yeah the sodium is weird...I have started watching my sodium a while back since I had a random bout of high blood pressure, even some vegetables and fruit have sodium! Now I make my own pasta sauces and rarely used canned foods to avoid it (since apparently I'm sodium sensitive).

Yesterday was an OP day even though I ate too many black bean brownies and the scale showed it this morning with a +0.5lbs. I also had too much dairy yesterday. Back to watching those portions.

Not sure what my meal plans are today, but I will post in a bit when I figure it out. The kale-spaghetti squash gratin sound delicious!

ChicoryCat
11-05-2010, 10:48 AM
I am on Day 2 of phase 1. I did SB a few years ago and it worked well, but didn't stick with it. My life in general is much less stressful, so I think it is the right time to get back to it.

The hardest part is making sure you have a good selection of the right kinds of foods on hands. Many of the foods with the best shelf life tend to be high in carbs, so you have to plan ahead. I live in a rural setting, so running to the grocery store on a whim isn't an option, I have to plan ahead.

I feel good! I'd like to lose 30 pounds. Can I lose 15 by the end of the year? That's less than 2 pounds per week. It seems reasonable.

jyoyo78
11-05-2010, 12:35 PM
Hey Chicory - I'm aiming to lose 13 by the end of the year so I can be 175 on 1/1/11....we can TOTALLY do it!!! :)

Phase 2 - still looking more phase 1'ish though. I need to get some more fruit and breads in the house, going shopping this weekend. Need to make a stop at Trader Joes for some of that Ezekiel bread...then tell the hubs and son...hands off! lol

b'fast - kinda strange ;)
coffee w/sf creamer
refried beans

lunch
white bean turkey chili
salad w/spray dressing

snack
celery sticks w/laughing cow cheese

dinner
veggie lasagna

Also did 60 minutes of Zumba last night and a 20 minute power blast class that totally kicked my butt!!

TallandThin
11-05-2010, 02:24 PM
Morning on planers and :welcome: Chicory. Your goal is right on. I know you can do it.

I'm proud to say that yesterday was one more on plan day for me even though it was one of those afternoon/evening days when cravings came calling. I hung in there and am so happy this morning that I did.

Phase 1.5

B - Decaf coffee w/sf creamer, mock pancakes, 1 turkey bacon, V8.
S - 12 raw almonds
L - Braised kale w/ black beans and tomatoes.
S - apple and lf cheese
D - Braised kale w/ black beans and tomatoes.
Dessert - 1 cup greek lf yogurt w/cinnamon.

ChicoryCat
11-05-2010, 04:22 PM
I'd like to hear an opinion. I have just started Phase 1. I have a tub of a good brand of low-fat plain yogurt. I packed a cup for lunch today, and I dropped in 5 frozen, unsweetened raspberries to add a little flavor. Phase 1 says no fruit, but is that a reasonable amount? Or should I totally tough it out for the 14 days?

Thanks

ChicoryCat
11-05-2010, 04:25 PM
Does anybody know of a link to a more extensive list of Phase 1 foods than is in the South Beach book?

zeffryn
11-05-2010, 04:57 PM
chicory - no fruit is just that, no fruit. it's just two weeks.

Here is the current list of allowed foods: http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/sbd-frequently-asked-questions/141376-phase-i-foods-revised-may-2008-a.html

Were you looking for something more specific? If there is something that is not listed on that list that you are unsure about, feel free to ask here.

TallandThin
11-05-2010, 06:12 PM
Chicory,I agree with Zef. You should not have any fruit during phase one. It actually goes past pretty fast and there are plenty of other things to eat. Try putting cinnamon and the allowed amount of nuts in your yogurt, even some fake sugar if you need it. Or I've sprinkled in a little sugar free jello in mine and it's surprisingly good.

Usernametaken
11-05-2010, 07:32 PM
B-Berry oatmeal
L-Big bowl of cabbage and cauliflower soup
S-Small gala apple
D-2 chicken andouille sausages, kale chips, whole grain bread

Zef-TYVM for the recipe link :)

murphmitch
11-05-2010, 10:33 PM
Phase II

B: V8, 2 boiled eggs, veggie sausage
S: RF cheese stick
L: Huge salad with pinto beans
S: Tall skinny hazelnut latte
D: Salmon with basil pesto & roasted red peppers, roasted veggies, carrots, hummus
S: Almond butter

jandaman
11-06-2010, 11:29 AM
P1:

B:egg french toast, lf capuccino
s: lf yogurt & flaxseeds
L: quark quiche w/mushrooms,bell peppers & lf feta and salad
s: 1/2 pesto chicken breast roll
D:cordon bleu & salad& roasted bell peppers
dessert: sbd cheesecake, hot chocolate

zeffryn
11-06-2010, 11:30 AM
started off the morning with a run. it was so cold! had to cut it a bit short because my asthma was really acting up.

going to a birthday party tonight - there will be gumbo for dinner. at least the cake will be easy to avoid. i might bring a salad to have before dinner.

1: 1 poached egg, 2 c. spinach sauteed with garlic, 1 small slice chia bread; chai tea steeped in almond milk
2: sweet potato, kale and lentil soup
3: apple
4: gumbo sans rice (sacrilegious!), salad

TallandThin
11-06-2010, 12:50 PM
The "on plan" days are adding up!

Phase 1.5

B -Decaf coffee w/sf creamer, mock pancakes, 2 turkey bacon, V8.
S - 12 raw almonds
L - Big old Chicken/spinach salad w/tomato, onion, cucumber and lc sf balsamic dressing.
S - HB egg w/Dijon mustard, cucumber, string cheese
D - Cod (baked), slaw w/mayo
Dessert -1 cup Greek plain yogurt w/rasberries

BellaLucia
11-06-2010, 01:06 PM
Phase 2

Orange
Beans (5 servings)
Water: 8 cups

I'm so proud of myself! I ate bread yesterday as a treat yesterday and they didn't cause a craving. In fact, I almost forgot to eat a snack!

EmmaD
11-06-2010, 01:35 PM
Yesterday was a good example of a random unplanned day
Coffee with unsweetened almond milk.
Coffee with regular milk.
... lots of running around ...
Detour Bar (15 g protein, 6 g sugar - all I had available at that time)
Brown rice sushi with fresh spinach (I checked - 400 calories for the whole thing).
Diet coke (yup, way too much caffeine yesterday :yikes:).
Peanut butter cookie Lara Bar (just dates and peanuts - the best of my choices)
2 tiny mandarin oranges.
1.5 servings giant white beans in tomato sauce.
1 serving of Triscuits with some lowfat cheddar.
1 serving cashews (so I had 2 servings of nuts yesterday).
1 square of the darkest chocolate I have ever found.Pretty bad day in terms of the veggies. Um, like nearly nonexistent veggies. And I didn't eat anything except the Detour bar until 4 pm. Don't know why I am posting this except to remind myself to do better.

Today. Phase 2.
B - coffee with 1% milk. Cantaloupe protein smoothie. Veggie sausage.
L - out with friends, will make it a salad
S - veggies with hummus
S2 - mandarin orange with almonds
D - out with friends, ugh, I don't know where yet
dessert - 1 glass of wine

jandaman
11-06-2010, 03:10 PM
thx for posting ur random day emma! it made me smile...

i totally get days like that too

StarStup
11-07-2010, 01:29 PM
Hello! On Plan this weekend. Here is today:

B: 2 eggs and 4 turkey bacon strips
S: tea w/ 1 tbsp ff 1/2 and 1/2, celery w/ hummus
L: turkey roll ups w/ rf cream cheese
S: not sure yet
D: kale and chicken soup

Have a good day everyone!

EmmaD
11-07-2010, 01:58 PM
haha, my randomness amuses me as well. I know perfectly well what happens. I get too hungry, then I can't make a decision. I have a war inside myself about what would be "good" to eat and what wouldn't and whether it's better to eat nothing... AND when you are somewhere that only has a drug store and a fast food place to choose from, well the choice ends up being a nutrition bar and nuts. I was so happy later to find a store with brown rice sushi! That saved my day.

(Oh, and I was on public transportation, which is why I didn't have access to much variety)

ANYway, yesterday was derailed by plan changes and the arrival of 3 different types of bakery bread into my house. At least one of them was whole wheat :p

Today, Phase 2
B - coffee with 1% milk
Walking, yoga
Oatmeal with cottage cheese - sounds good, so I am going to try it. 1/2 grapefruit.
L - Spicy red bean veggie soup. Cup of black tea.
S - broccoli and orange pepper strips with hummus
S - boiled egg, celery with Laughing Cow light, low sodium V8
D - tuna steaks, baked sweet potato, spinach
Dessert - honeycrisp apple with natural peanut butter

TallandThin
11-07-2010, 02:40 PM
Good morning on planers. :wave:

Emma, I can so relate to what you said about letting myself get too hungry and not being able to make a good decision. That is so me so I'm trying very hard to not let that happen.

My on plan day yesterday for phase 1.5

B - Decaf coffee w/sf creamer, 1 turkey bacon, 2 eggs, V8.
L - Leftover piece of Cod with spinach and a little leftover slaw (just cabbage with a tiny mayo and some lf yogurt).
S - Apple, 2 tsp natural peanutbutter.
D - 1 cup navy beans, cabbage w/tsp mayo and tbls yogurt.
Dessert - 2 SF fudgecicles

zeffryn
11-07-2010, 02:58 PM
birthday party was alright, i had a few glasses of wine and split a beer with DH. I was up a bit this morning because of it. I always get puffy when I drink.

1: scrambled eggs with onion and spinach, chai tea steeped in almond milk
2: sweet potato, lentil and kale soup
3: cheese stick, apple
4: chicken and spinach casserole, delicata squash