South Beach Diet - On Plan Thread Jan. 6 - 12

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01-06-2014, 01:30 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.

People in different phases of South Beach post here so it will 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?

How's it going for you?

Of course feel free to share your daily on plan menu

01-06-2014, 04:38 PM
Phs 2

B. Fibre one, almond milk, half a a banana
L. Soup , pepperoni stick
S. Orange
S. Leftover leg of lamb, mixed veggie, salad
Laughing cow

01-06-2014, 06:55 PM
Ph 1

B: Coffee w stevia & FF HnH
FF Greek yogurt

AM Snack: 2 stalks celery w natural peanut butter

L: Small bowl LO black-eyed pea soup. LF mozz stick

D: LO taco bake & lettuce/tomato salad

A little heavy on the beans but close. Also, I think I need to work on how I space out my meals & the amounts eaten because I was mighty hungry earlier & nearly succumbed to the :devil: candy bar rack at Wal-Mart today.


01-06-2014, 07:03 PM
Phase 1 (except for the apples in the german cabbage stuff)

B: egg foo young
S: hummus and veggies
L: I goofed on this, went on a run. So my lunch was 2 protein cheesecakes. I think a handful of smoked almonds too)
D: turkey smoked sausage, german cabbage, leftover beans and greens
D: hmmmmmmm

01-07-2014, 12:37 AM
Very cold monday here... -40 expected... should have made soup!

Phase 1

Omlette w/ 1 egg & 1 egg white; turkey pepperoni, red peppers, jalapeno, mozzarella & a drizzle of garlic dressing
Glass of skim milk

Kara's beany brownie

Turkey dog (I really need to grocery shop)
coleslaw (leftover)
green beans
Glass of skim milk

cheese string

Celery w/ dip (if hungry later on)

01-07-2014, 08:00 AM
Phase 1 day today...

B: egg foo young
S: cheese stick
L: hoppin john on collards
D: mexican crockpot casserole on lettuce

01-07-2014, 08:02 AM
Pearly Girly - you don't have much holding power in your breakfast, I would've been tempted too!

01-07-2014, 10:38 AM
B. Cottage cheese with sugar free applesauce
L. Soup with turkey pepperoni stick
S. Orange
S. Chicken breast, roasted cabbage and steamed frozen veggies

8 glasses water
Walk the mall, too cold outside

Got to do more meal planning. This is sooo boring

01-07-2014, 12:23 PM

B: 2 coffees w Stevia & FF HnH
Yogurt (may try adding ground flax)

L: Tomato/Mozz Garden Burger from TJs
Salad w LF Italian dressing

Snack: Hummus & Celery

Dinner: Salmon & steamed broccoli w earth balance margarine

About 3 cups of herbal tea w stevia.

2 handfuls of raw, unsalted almonds

About 6 glasses water

Tammy, I know my breakfast is pretty light but I got really burnt out on eggs years ago when I did Atkins and I ate them like crazy. Same with bacon. I still like eggs but only once in a while so I would rather eat oatmeal, yogurt or cottage cheese the majority of mornings. It's funny I don't miss sweets or much of anything except oatmeal:( but since I'm phase 1 right now it will have to wait. I just bought the ingredients for the protein cheesecakes and that's a project of mine for today.


01-07-2014, 04:47 PM
Ugh, been struggling again. Too much work and it's too COLD for running outside (I get exercise-induced asthma if I run when it's below ~40F<< that's positive 40F, not negative :)). booooooo

The extra hunger and much less patience that accompany not enough sleep (due to the too much work) means that it becomes a "good idea" to grab whatever crappy pizza/chocolate/other crap my family has lying around. That's what I did yesterday and I definitely believe you are what you eat as I felt like craaaaap afterward. Bounced back by dinner time luckily - just a small bowl of bean soup.

I do have to say that even though I drifted over to the binge-y side yesterday I still have an idea of what I ate calorie-wise.... and it wasn't horrible (especially when I consider what amounts I have been consuming in the last year). But I'm gaining weight still! UUUUUUGGGGHHHH my body is so weird now. I have never had to be this strict. In the recent past I would just have to pay attention to what I am consuming and my weight would drop a little at least.

Anyway, it is what it is. Back on track.

Phase 1.5ish (carrot, dark chocolate, no grains)
B - coffee with us almond milk x 2. Cauliflower protein pancakes with sf syrup, 1 veggie sausage patty.
L - Veggie chili with 1.5 roasted bell peppers added. Green tea with lemon.
Ss - celery and carrot sticks with Laughing Cow Light, small serving almonds, 1 cup Greek yogurt, maybe one stinkin' little piece of dark chocolate (50 calories)
D - One veggie brat (I am in general trying to wean myself off of all the "fake meats" but I have a freezer full that I would like to consume first) over sauteed cabbage

Exercise: 1 hour yoga. PLUS Couch to 5K, Week 6 Day 2 on a treadmill if I can motivate myself to do it before or after yoga class.

01-08-2014, 12:56 AM
PearlyGirly Just keep in mind that you don't have to have "breakfast food" for breakfast (leftovers make a great breakfast) ... I only mention this, because I notice that people on South Beach, tend to get into a "breakfast food" box, so I like to give people a little reminder every so often.

Phase 1
'Fried' egg
Turkey bacon

Kara's beany brownie
Greek yogurt

Celery w/ ranch

Meatballs (homemade, no bread crumbs) w/ nsa marinara & fresh parm.
Glass of skim milk

Cucumber & rf cheddar (if munchie in a bit)

01-08-2014, 08:03 AM
I fully understand Pearl (sue!). This time around I was absolutely loathing the idea of eggs again for breakfast, but they do hold me so much better. I'm quite happy finding the cheesecake recipe, and rememberingthe egg foo young (chinese for breakfast?! WOO HOO!). I wasn't hungry yet at 1 pm yesterday, they hold me longer than everything else!

I was going to write my menu, but with DH gone and lots of leftovers....I'm just repeating what I've had the past couple of days.

01-08-2014, 10:29 AM
B. Fibre one with almond milk
L. Soup and lf cheese
S salmon , roasted cabbage and salad
Pepperoni stick, orange

01-08-2014, 12:49 PM
Hi everyone.

So a quick question, when you weigh yourselves I'm guessing most everyone weighs in the morning? I did something goofy yesterday & a tad enlightening...I weighed in the morning after all I had was coffee and it showed as 151. My start weight on the 2nd was 155. However, I weighed again at night and it was back up to 155 from the 151. Just to show the difference a bit of food and clothing can make. So what do you all consider your true weight when you weigh?

P 1

B: 2 coffee w stevia & FF HnH.
2 Protein cheesecakes

L: Tuna w LF mayo & relish in half a bell pepper
Celery w LF Rondele cheese wedge

S: Maybe some yogurt.

D: West African Chicken & Peanut Stew from Kalyn's Kitchen
Lettuce & Tomato Salad w LF dressing

Coffee or tea w stevia while we have company over tonite.


01-08-2014, 01:43 PM
Most folks get up, do the potty thing and then weigh before eating anything or having coffee. Weight can fluctuate badly during the day but your getting up weight is pretty true.

01-09-2014, 12:36 AM
I weigh myself once a week, in the morning, before breakfast.

Phase 1

Egg white omlette w/ onion, green peppers, rf cheddar topped w/ salsa
Glass of skim milk

Kara's Beanie Brownie

Steak (3oz)
Green Beans
Glass of skim milk

Celery & cucumber w/ ranch

01-09-2014, 07:57 AM
I weigh myself almost daily, which helps me deal with the weekly weigh in fluctuations (I'm always higher after a hard work out, salty foods, etc.). Always in the morning!

B: egg foo young (last of the batch, darned it!)
S: cheese stick (if necessary)
L: black bean soup
S: protein cheesecake (if necessary)
D: not sure yet. Leftovers, maybe out since DH gone and I work til 7 with two kids.

Oh, and I'm down about 2.5 lbs in a week. Not bad, although I know it's water weight with phase I.

01-09-2014, 03:04 PM
B: 2 coffee w splenda (need to re-stock on stevia) & FF HnH
2 protein cheesecakes

S: LF yogurt

L: I think there's a bit of LO black-eyed pea soup that still need's finishing
Salad to go with the soup

D: I'm not sure yet. My roommate was hinting about pizza and even sent a link full of healthy pizza recipes;) so that may be the plan. Although, I'm also thinking I need to do up a casserole of sorts seeing as I work both Sat & Sun and won't want to cook either night.

Ended up having a turkey burger sans bun w a bit of ketchup and had my salad at dinner instead of lunch. A few endamame beans as well.

Herbal tea w last bit of stevia.


01-09-2014, 11:53 PM
Phase 1

Sunny side up egg

Garden salad w/ rf cheddar

Veggies with yogurt dip

Kara's beany brownie
Glass of skim milk

01-10-2014, 10:27 AM
B. Fibre one, almond milk and of course coffee
L salad with cottage cheese
S maybe a smoothie
S chicken stir fry with bok choy, yellow pepper, onion bit of low salt soya sauce and rice vinegar, brown rice
Glass or two wine

Will walk for 45 minutes and lots of water during day

01-10-2014, 04:45 PM
I'm starting Phase I tomorrow. I've done it before and I know it works. I get encouraged reading your posts. I just can't believe I let myself gain back some of the weight I lost. It does help knowing there are other people in the same boat as me.

01-11-2014, 10:29 AM

B ww english muffin with peanut butter, half a banana
L soup and lf babybel
S turkey pepperoni stick
S omelet with veggies
Glass or two of wine