South Beach Diet - On Plan Thread: January 14-20, 2013

01-14-2013, 11:33 AM
Here's to another week on plan!

01-14-2013, 11:35 AM
Monday: Fiesta salad (black beans, avocado, cucumber, grape tomatoes, feta cheese, greens) with chipotle lime dressing
Tuesday: Crockpot roasted chicken with green beans and maybe a sweet potato
Wednesday: One skillet lemon garlic chicken
Thursday: Mini Mediterranean turkey meatloaves
Friday: Crockpot chili (using up our ground chicken) on smashed cauliflower
Saturday: Out/wing-it/leftovers

01-14-2013, 11:35 AM
Wt: 167.8
B: Leftover quiche and 2 strips of turkey bacon
L: Chicken breast and vegetables
S: Fiesta salad.
Sn: Peanut butter. Cheese stick. SF Jello.
Ex: 30 Day Shred

01-14-2013, 02:23 PM
Phase 1.
OMG need more veggies, though I should be up to 4.5 cups if I add the cucumbers and count the veggies (onions, celery, tomatoes) in the soup. {edit: nevermind, I have plenty now. I subbed cauliflower rice for quinoa and added Brussels sprouts}

B - coffee with us coconut milk. Chocolate/cinnamon protein smoothie. Half a serving of raw almonds.
L - Lentil soup with spinach and feta. Black tea.
S - Tofurkey roll-ups with light cream cheese and green onion around big slices of bell pepper. Sliced cucumbers with salt and vinegar.
D - Crabmeat-stuffed flounder with grilled zucchini and cauliflower rice. Brussels sprouts, either as a salad/slaw or roasted.

01-14-2013, 03:42 PM
Today, still P1

B: deviled eggs (they are just fun), V8
S: cashews
L: hamburger patty, mushrooms, lf cheese, leafy green salad, tomatoes
S: ff greek yogurt with sf caramel stuff
D: sirloin, salad

I ate too much.

01-14-2013, 05:27 PM
Hi my name is Sue. Hope u don't mind my joining in. Day1 P1 here

Bfast: coffee w skim milk & SF davinci. LF cottage cheese w cinn & splenda. 1 more coffee w sweet n low @ office

lunch: veggie burger w pesto & V8

dinner: flounder w lemon juice & herbs. lettuce & tomato salad w italian dressing. skim milk

snack: refried beans heated w salsa.


Need more veggies I know but didn't have time for much prep. Had a nasty headache first half of day I think in part due to I usually drank 5 cups coffee w flavored coffeemate creamer:dizzy:

Oh srycan't remember who at the moment but someone said they had lentil soup...was that homemade? And did you get the recipe here or has anyone found a SB friendly canned brand? Its freezing by CA standards and soup sounds great.

01-14-2013, 05:36 PM
Progresso lentil soup is OK, I think.

01-15-2013, 10:01 AM
phase 2

b - cottage cheese withslice ofww bread
l - soup with lf cheese
s - smoothie with 1/4 frozen banana almond milk yogourt and splash of agave nectar
s- salsa chicken mushrooms and salad
s- turkey pepperoni stick

01-15-2013, 11:10 AM
First day of P1.5
Wt: 168.6
B: Smoothie
L: Cauliflower soup, 2 strips turkey bacon, cheese stick (mock baked potato soup)
S: Chili on smashed cauliflower
Sn: Peanut butter with a small apple
Ex: 30 Day Shred

01-15-2013, 11:20 AM
I have been eating two different lentil soups recently, a Greek version with tomatoes and spinach ( (Phase 1 compliant) and one made with red lentils and carrots (, pureed. Both far exceeded my expectations. Personally I have been avoiding canned goods as much as possible but I did use canned tomatoes for the soup, so I have not gone entirely can-free.

WELL - I didn't go OFF plan yesterday technically... but I definitely didn't follow my plan... didn't feel well. Ate way too much Ezekiel bread, almond butter, tomato soup, and on and on.

By the way, I made a Brussels sprouts salad yesterday that was da BOMB! My husband and I don't even like them but it was delicious! The key is blanching the leaves. I haven't found the exact recipe (I read it originally in a magazine somewhere), but this one comes close ( - but I used slivered almonds, some parmesan cheese (actually I put nutritional yeast on mine) and I did not use nearly as much dressing as it calls for - their recipe would be more than a tablespoon of oil per serving, with only 3 sprouts worth of leaves? Sounds a bit off to me. But I did make the vinaigrette as posted, just used less. Oh and of course I blanched the leaves, which was part of the original recipe I saw. I made it once without blanching and it wasn't nearly as good - more bitter and a LOT of chewing.
I will post this recipe some day.

Today... I think I will try again for the exact same menu as yesterday. But I think I'll try roasting Brussels sprouts today. Or HASHED (

01-15-2013, 11:26 AM
Plan for the day, phase 1 day 9 ish:

B: protein shake (fall back plan when no time for real food)
S: veggies/hummus
L: progresso french onion soup, lf cheese, salad stuff
S: ff greek yogurt
D: leftover cacciatore

01-15-2013, 01:36 PM
After a disappointing second week on the plan (I gained back weight and made an excuse to go off-plan one evening), I am back and have decided to do one more week of Phase 1, being honest to myself and adhering to the program! This morning I had tea with skim, and egg whites with a wedge of Laughing Cow Lite and lots of tumeric. I'll steam a head of broccoli and chicken breast for lunch.

My goals for this week:
* to exercise every day for at least 30 minutes
* to be motivated by my actions and not the scale
* not to cheat -- because I'd only be cheating myself!!!

01-15-2013, 10:20 PM
Thanks for posting the soup recipes Emma.
The Greek version looks like something I would def eat...printed it out

01-16-2013, 10:37 AM
phs 2


B - oatmeal, ground flax and almond milk, I always have two cups of coffee but never include that.
l - 1/3 cup cottage cheese with an orange
s - some sort of spinach and yogourt smoothie
s - shrimp curry over shirtake noodles with veggies
s - turkey pepperoni stick
lots of water and a 30 minutes walk

01-16-2013, 10:58 AM
Wt: 170.4 (WTF?!?)
B: Smoothie
L: Cauliflower soup, cheese stick, chili
S: Lemon garlic chicken skillet
Sn: Almonds
Ex: 30 Day Shred

01-17-2013, 10:42 AM
Wt: 170.0 -- I guess this is the gain assc with carb intake?
B: Overnight oats
L: Coleslaw (in vinaigrette), 2 chicken thighs, yellow curry coconut sauce
S: Mini Mediterranean turkey meatloaves. Cucumber.
Sn: Almonds

01-17-2013, 12:09 PM
phase 2

b - oatmeal with ground flax and almond milk
l - cream of chickpea soup and some roasted veggies
s - smoothie and an orange
s - stir fry steak and veggies
s - pepperoni stick

stay at home day - drink lots of water and do bike

01-17-2013, 12:49 PM
P1 day 11 maybe?

B: V8, crustless quiche with mushrooms, spinach, lf cheese, turkey bacon
L: cacciatore w/extra veggies
S: tzatziki and veggies
D: good question
S: better question

01-17-2013, 08:50 PM
Phase 2

B: egg and spinach
S: apple crisp
D: turkey kielbasa and sauerkraut, salad
D: banana and strawberry ice cream with greek yogurt

01-18-2013, 10:05 AM
Wt: 169.4
B: Smoothie
L: Chicken Caesar salad
S: ??? Going out. Will probably have a drink too.
Ex: 30 Day Shred

01-18-2013, 01:25 PM
Ph 2

B: apple crisp (apples cut up and baked with oatmeal and splenda, cinnamon, vanilla and nutmeg), V8
L: soup (lentils, spinach and cauliflower with spices)
S: mozzarella stick
D: WW pasta and sauce (with spinach), salad

01-18-2013, 02:38 PM
phs 2

wgt 161.4

b - cottage cheese danish (ww toast, 1/3 cup cottage cheese, cinnamon) micro for 10 secs. four strawberries
l - soup lf cheese orange
s - pork loin, roasted veggies, tomato and avocado salad
s - wine with slice of brie

01-19-2013, 10:55 PM
Ph 2 - weigh in today and down -5 for the month!

B: V8 (woke up late)
L: pizza with WW crust and mushrooms and olives, side salad
S: turkey, cheese, cucumber and tomatoes
D: Spicy Fish Stew ( I used tilapia and scallops and it was SOOO yummy

01-20-2013, 12:55 PM
B: ww bagel thin, whipped cream cheese, lox, red onion, V8, coffee
S: green monster smoothie
L: Spicy Fish Stew leftovers
S: turkey cheese tomatoes
D: butter chicken and brown rice
D: apple crisp and cool whip (frozen)