South Beach Diet - Looking at crossing back over..a few questions i forgot the answer to?

10-24-2011, 07:07 PM
Hi there! Remember me? I was on this forum for a month or so back last year.. I was trying desperately to lose weight. I had a serious dis-taste for veggies of all types and i wanted to lose weight fast and i got discouraged and ran away and sulked and came back an adult, and decided to take control over my life again. I jumped onto the IP bandwagon and had some success for about a month and then i cheated once and ended up quitting. I took a long vacation literally and gave the dieting stuff a break.. and i just came back to it. I tried to jump back onto an IP diet alternatives plan and all i could do was taste the chemicals in the pre-packaged food and i was crying out for veggies.. I have a new found love for lots of veggies and this artificial packaged stuff wasnt cutting it. So im trying to make a switch over from IP -Alternatives to South Beach.. im ready to lose weight the healthy way..and without expensive packets and most of all..with real whole fresh foods.. But i just had one question "Is cocoanut palm sugar an alloweable substitute on south beach in place of sucralose? cause i want to try and stay away from sucralose altogether and i heard that there is only 2.5 grams of carbs in aserving of cocoanut sugar and its low glycemic as well??? and i cant quite remember if beans are unlimited? what about tahini? whats the limit with tahini? I have read the book, but i dont remember coming across the tahini part , just nuts..but i remember you being allowed 2 cups of beans.. i was just wondering if i could have more then that because i really want to make chick pea burger patties..Also is veggie burgers allowed like yves? Can you have balsamic?

Sorry for asking so many questions.. i forgot the list of allowable foods cause my book is packed away in the the way.. have they come out with a new south beach book since the supercharged one?

Hello to Ruth! and Matilda!

10-24-2011, 10:41 PM
I think you should take a look at the SB FAQ. It should answer any questions you have plus some. I don't even own the supercharged book. I just read the faq. :)

10-25-2011, 04:40 AM
Welcome back and good luck!

I have no idea about the tahini though. It's literally just chickpea paste, isn't it? If it is, I'm sure it's fine. Or I hope so. I've been gobbling down ready made hummus and labneh and my weight loss seems to be pretty steady.

10-25-2011, 07:45 AM
tahini is sesame seed paste so has the same limits as PB and nuts and seeds in general. I recently discovered raw tahini. It's amazing.

10-26-2011, 04:06 AM
What is raw tahini???? never heard of that before?

10-26-2011, 09:30 AM
Google is your friend.

10-26-2011, 10:15 AM
mmmmm hummus

10-26-2011, 05:50 PM
Porthardygurl is still posting in the Ideal Protein part of the Forum so I am closing this for now.