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09-05-2004, 02:26 PM
Hi ladies,
Well, classes started last thursday for me and its been crazy. 4 courses and a good 30 hour work week on top of them. If only I could win the lotto. :lol:
Here is the good thing about classes getting going. Breakfast is served starting at 7:00am and its $3.50. Its a buffett but they have healthy choices too.
My questions are about scrambled eggs. The eggs they serve are real eggs scrambled with milk, I believe. Does mean they are off plan for phase I? The book says eggs are alright, scrambled as well, I just want to make sure before I try Phase I during school. :lol: Hopefully, this will make breakfast easier because I can't cook much in the mornings and I'm too tempted to utilize a drive through of the MacDonalds variety...

09-05-2004, 02:41 PM
Milk is now allowed on Phase I. When you get to Phase II, you can add whole wheat toast.

09-05-2004, 10:51 PM
You might want to ask if any butter is used to make the eggs. We used to cook our scrambled eggs in butter before I started SBD. You can probably tell a lot from the taste. Even if the milk is not reduced fat, there is probably not enough milk to make a difference.

09-06-2004, 10:28 AM
Ah, good point, Barb. I can ask tuesday. Why is milk allowed on phase I now? Was it because of calcium issues or just more research? Just curious.

09-06-2004, 10:36 AM
There was research that showed that people who drank milk lost weight. I think it's great because of calcium too.

09-06-2004, 11:40 AM
Whoops! Forgot about butter!
It really is a PITA for this plan to keep changing but it's nice that Dr A is still tweaking it as we learn more about nutrition. I wonder if he'll do a revised book.

09-07-2004, 07:05 AM
I read somewhere that calcium aided weight loss but can't remember for sure. I think it was the interview with Dr A that is in the FAQ in this board.

09-07-2004, 10:04 AM
I think the edition of the book that I have (just got it a few weeks ago) does show that you can have skim milk. :)

Thanks goodness!!

:) Lauren

09-07-2004, 10:20 AM
Goldie, what is the publishing date of the book and does it have a new title?

09-07-2004, 11:02 AM
I will look when I get home tonight and let you know.

09-07-2004, 04:04 PM
Is the calcium weight loss study the same one that showed it reduced your belly fat? Or is that just yogurt? :chin:

09-12-2004, 02:24 PM
I found out the eggs are cooked with a mixture of Margarine and Vegetable oil. No butter. Maragine is bad, though, right? But, if its just to coat the pan, is this okay?

09-12-2004, 03:03 PM
Ah, I knew I had read BOTH answers about milk, starting an new WOE is so confusing!!

I just bought my books on Thursday and here's what I got:
SBD main book (copyright 2003) - no milk on phase 1
SBD cookbook (copyright 2004) - no food list (grrr) but verbiage says 1-2 glasses of FF or 1% milk ok on phase 1
SBD GFGC guide (copyright 2004) - has FF/1% milk in Phase 1 "foods to enjoy" list.

Each book had some info that wasn't in any of the others, part of the reason I ended up with all three (grrrr).

I'm with Dr. Agatston regarding trans-fatty foods but I think he is wrong about butter. I'd rather have a natural product than a chemical concoction any day. A few years ago, butter was evil and margarine was good and then they learned about trans-fatty acids and had to change their tune.

Whichever the oil is, used in moderation it should be fine for the phase 1 eggs at the cafeteria.

09-12-2004, 03:22 PM
The reason butter is a no no is because it is saturated fat, if you HAD to have something like butter, he is saying a butter substitute (not margarine) like I can't believe it is not butter or smart balance would be the best choice. Otherwise, use something healthy for you like olive oil. I use a lot of olive oil myself and even though I have bought butter substitutes, I don't really use them.