South Beach Diet - Clementines are my crack

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11-21-2011, 06:26 PM
I am soooo addicted to Clementines. I know a few of you get excited about summer fruits and some about apples, but clementines are my crack.

I've got a bit off plan with them but I only eat them for 2 weeks of the year. So I splurge a little.

Anyone with me on this? :) Any tips for controlling my eating six in one sitting? LOL.

11-21-2011, 08:27 PM
I find a lot of fresh fruits highly "addictive." Clementines, watermelon, Ranier and other yellow cherries, white peaches or nectarines, pommelo and pommelo hybrids, lychee fruit, honeycrisp and other sweet-sour crisp apples...

For the most part, I just incorporate the fruits into my exchange plan. I get three fruit exchanges and I can also spend some or all of my optional exchanges (up to about 500 calories) on fruit.

With Ranier cherries and watermelon, I'll sometimes go on a modified fast (eating all the fruit I want, but not much else except non-starchy veggies), but only for a day or two (and usually my IBS will act up enough to make sure I don't do it for longer).

11-21-2011, 08:57 PM
Totally with you! I can never have 1 at a time - the good news is they are so low in calories! They are like having candy :smug:

11-21-2011, 09:11 PM
My kids love them, I can't keep them in the house for more than a few hours. I buy a bag and they mysteriously disappear very quickly :)

11-21-2011, 09:21 PM
Clementines are a fave in my house, too, but I've never eaten more than 2 in a sitting. :lol:

11-21-2011, 10:14 PM
They are so small, SURELY 10 is a serving... :D

11-21-2011, 11:19 PM
I had 6 today. I just love them and want nothing else! It's sooo weird. I even dream about them (that could be because the clementines ooze out of my pores, but whatevs)...

11-22-2011, 07:36 AM
Jenne, when I went to post in On the Plan and saw your name, I thought I was going to see:

B Clementines
S Clementines
L Clementines
S Clementines
D Clementines

(I agree they are good and almost the right size.)

11-22-2011, 08:08 AM
:lol: at Chickadeee!

11-22-2011, 08:20 AM
Clementines are a fave in my house, too, but I've never eaten more than 2 in a sitting. :lol:

I never eat more than one in a sitting. I keep the box in the back hall ;) All that exercise balances them out, right? We love them here too.

11-22-2011, 09:11 AM
So so delicious. So delicious. We're on our second crate this season!

11-22-2011, 09:20 AM
of course now I want one

11-22-2011, 10:06 PM
Clementines only have about 35 calories each, so even eating 10 a day is still pretty reasonable calorie wise.

I use an exchange plan and two clementines = 1 fruit exchange, and I get 4 fruit servings per day (and can spend my optional calories on more if I want to - though I usually try to spend them on protein, since even fruit carbs can make me hungrier).

So if I spent all my fruit exchanges on clementines, that would be 8 of them.

If I spent all my fruit exchanges, and all my optional "flex" exchanges on clementines, I could eat 14 (760 calories) of them (and still stay within my exchange budget (of 1500 to 1900 calories).

Of course, for me it wouldn't be such a great idea to get more than 40% of my daily calories from sugars, even if it is coming from fruit, but once in a while it's worth the splurge.

11-22-2011, 10:54 PM
I love fruit in general, but find it so filling I don't think I've ever eaten more than one piece at a time. I haven't had clementines in years! I'll check in the grocery store to see if they have bags rather than crates. That's a bit much for a one-person household.

Enjoy them, Jenne!

11-23-2011, 11:37 PM
We went to SIX stores last night looking for them. SIX! No one had good ones but Hannaford up here. So odd.

Yes, that means I ate an entire crate since Sunday :o

11-27-2011, 12:23 AM
Loooove them! What's the allowed serving a day, does anyone know?

11-27-2011, 05:15 PM
I would say two but I don't follow it. I guess it's my "cheat"!

11-28-2011, 01:54 PM
Don't know if it makes a difference or not, but I never eat them *alone* - always with nuts or cottage cheese or Greek yogurt. Maybe that tempers the sugar shock a little. Plus it's harder to eat more than 2 that way (unless they are the super teeny-tiny ones).

I always say that it's too bad Vitamin C can't be stored in the body, 'cause I surely get a year's supply during the clementine months :D

11-28-2011, 04:25 PM
You'd think I wouldn't be sick today with a month's worth of Vitamin C consumed in the last week but alas, here I am with a head cold!