South Beach Diet - What breads/cereal are okay to add in Phase 1?

08-20-2003, 09:19 PM
I ordered my book from and am waiting to receive it. What brand of whole grain breads and cereals are okay to have in Phase 2? Sometimes labels are confusing so I want to make sure I pick the right one.

08-21-2003, 02:43 AM
This is for phase 2, right? Just checking 'cuz the title says one thing, but your post says another!

I'm not sure of any BRAND of whole grain bread...from what I understand you have to find a bakery and not buy from the grocery store? Most bread at the store, while it may say WHOLE WHEAT, it is NOT whole GRAIN.

Cereal is a bit easier, as there are several WHOLE GRAIN cereals available. I know one mentioned in the book is UNCLE SAMS. Oatmeal is another great choice, but just not the instant kind!

08-21-2003, 06:55 AM
Thanks for the info! Yes, I did mean Phase 2.

08-21-2003, 07:33 AM
I'd never heard of Uncle Sam's cereal before starting SBD, but I bought some last week to try. I haven't eaten it with milk as a breakfast yet, but I have eaten it in yogurt a couple of times, and it's actually pretty good.

08-21-2003, 08:38 AM
I think kashi cereal would be ok, not sure how it tastes as I have not tried it yet.

08-21-2003, 12:15 PM
I was wondering if you can have a 3/4 cup serving of Khasi Good Friends on Phase 2. This is the info from the package for a 3/4 cup serving:

90 Calories
1 g Total Fat
0 g Saturated Fat
0 mg Cholesterol
70 mg Sodium
120mg Potassium
24 g total Carbs
8 g Dietary Fiber
1 g Soluble Fiber
7 g Insoluble Fiber
6g sugars
3g Protein

08-21-2003, 12:20 PM
I was wondering about this, too, because when I read the ingredients it mentioned corn syrup and some form of sugar (can't remember which one). I assumed this wasn't okay, but does anyone know for sure? I really like Kashi, and it's loaded with fiber.

08-21-2003, 12:29 PM
I would think that the puffed kashi is ok here are the INGREDIENTS:
Whole hard red winter wheat, whole long grain brown rice, whole oats, whole barley, whole triticale, whole rye, whole buckwheat, sesame seeds.

Serving Size 1 cup (19g)
Serving Per Container: About 11
Calories 70
Calories From Fat 5

*Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Amount/Serving %DV* Amount/Serving %DV*


Total Fat 0.5g 1% Total Carb 15g 5%
Saturated Fat 0g 0% Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Cholesterol 0mg 0% Sugars 0g
Sodium 0mg 0% Protein 2g

Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0% Calcium 0% Iron 2%

Anyone know for sure as I really miss cereal.

08-21-2003, 03:45 PM
I found some whole grain bread, a heavy German style bread, in one of our grocery stores. Rubschlager Pumpernickle. It is thin sliced. There is also a wheat berry, and an oat one. Also on the south Beach daily tip I was getting in my email, Pepperidge Farm Oat Bran and 9 Grain whole grain breads were mentioned as acceptable. I really like the Uncle Sam, and I think any of the Kashi cereal without sugar would be okay. Try the Oaatmeal pancake recipe in the book when you are on Phase 2. i rather liked it for a change. Ann

08-21-2003, 03:50 PM
Is there a rule for bread? Like a certain amount of carbs or sugar per slice?

08-21-2003, 03:58 PM
I try to stay away from anything that lists corn syrup, sugar, or any form of it,but we don't have to check carbs on bread.

08-21-2003, 05:05 PM

What are the kinds of sugar ingredients I should I be looking for that I should stay away from? I know they have different names for sugar.


08-21-2003, 06:01 PM
Anything that ends is "ose" is a sugar - e.g., fructose, glucose, sucrose, etc. There are also sugar alcohols that end in -ol. It's very confusing so I try to stick to foods that are simply processed and avoid anything with an ingedient I can't pronounce!

08-21-2003, 09:01 PM
does anyone know if puffed wheat is ok? I love cold cereal too...

08-22-2003, 12:09 AM
In the food list for Phase 2 he lists bran cereals, and Uncle Sam, but also says other high fiber cereal. I think the higher the fiber, the more it cancels out the carbs, even 6 grams of sugar. I might be wrong, for sure. I know there is one Kashi that has 10 gr. of fiber. Ann