South Beach Diet - Phase 1 Food Question

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05-30-2013, 02:08 PM
Chia seeds? Would they be ok on Phase 1? Or are they more of a Phase 2 item?

Also, is Stevia ok, as opposed to artificial sweeteners? I'm really trying to stay away from artificial sweeteners.

Thanks for your help!!

05-30-2013, 02:33 PM
chia is okay for any phase IMO. I would say yes to stevia though definitely not agave, but others may have a different opinion

05-30-2013, 04:36 PM
I use both in any phase. No agave until P2 (sparingly)

05-30-2013, 06:07 PM
Whew! That's a relief! I'm only half way through my second week and i'm already over eggs for breakfast. Thanks for your help, Ladies!

Also, I just want to say, I've tried this diet in the past and did ok. But I feel so much more informed and prepared for this after reading this forum.
Thanks to all of you for all of your support!

05-31-2013, 02:01 PM
Hi, I was wondering what you do with the chia seeds, I am curious! Good luck to you this time, I am back from other numerous attempts. Hope we both sucseed big time!:carrot:

05-31-2013, 03:01 PM
I use them with canned pumpkin to make a pudding.They are a great thickening agent

05-31-2013, 04:55 PM
I do the same with yogurt or in my smoothie.

06-03-2013, 11:54 AM
I made chia pudding with them, with almond milk, cinnamon and stevia. It was good. I just started phase 2, so I think I'll start making smoothies for breakfast with spinach, fruit, chia, almond milk and yogurt. Because I am SICK of eggs!
Good luck to you too, adaminu! We can totally do this!