South Beach Diet - Day 6 of Phase One Down...8 more to go

06-19-2005, 05:33 AM
I'm almost 1/2 way done with Phase One, but I have to say, I'm getting a little bored of salads with chicken, beans, mini tomatos, cheese and nuts. I don't miss the bread or sugar so much as the options. I love that I've already lost weight (or at least it says I have on the scale, which is a plus for me!!) but I'm worried about getting burnt out too soon.

I don't eat any other kind of meat except for chicken and very, very little fish... does anyone have suggestions for kicking up the variety a bit in the highly restricted phase one? Thanks :)

06-19-2005, 08:30 AM
Jupe, have you checked out the recipe section?
There's a shipload of them in there. :) As much as I hate to plan ahead, I know it's necessary in order to be successful on South Beach. :yes:
That Taco Bake is pretty darned popular. :yes: And according to Barb, it can even be frozen!
There's the Deep Dish Pizza, Chicken Divan, Cauliflower stuffed 'potatoes'...
You're doing so well... keep it up!! :hat:

06-20-2005, 01:36 AM
Thanks for the tip - the Taco Bake sounds good and I found the 'black bean brownies' which are baking in the oven right now as well. I think I might make the taco bake to eat later this week :)

I was so proud of myself yesterday and today - we had a quincenera to go to yesterday and I stuck to water, veggies and beans, until I got home and realized I ate a bunch of baby carrots which are not allowed. I somehow had missed that in the 'no veggies' category. I was hard on myself until my boyfriend pointed out that I had avoided the piles of steaming carbs, margaritas, cake and other goodies and had 'messed up' by eating the wrong type of veggie. Quite a long way from my last week outlook LOL

06-20-2005, 08:44 AM
Jupe, congratulations on stay OP (apart from the carrots... an easy slip to make) yesterday!! :cheer: