South Beach Diet - Should protein be eaten with fruit on P2?

02-25-2006, 10:28 PM
When transitioning into phase 2, if I use a piece of fruit for a snack, should I eat it with a protein rather than alone, such as fruit and cheese? Or does it matter?

02-26-2006, 08:40 AM
The theory is that eating protein or fat with fruit slows down the absorption of the sugar in the fruit by the blood and prevents a spike in glucose.
(Does that make sense? I've only had one coffee so far. Maybe I should have just said "Yes".)

02-26-2006, 08:47 AM
I would do that. Something like 1/2 and apple and a T of peanutbutter. You know what's really good is thinly sliced apple with thinly sliced parmesan cheese. Yum! Or maybe a handful of walnuts or almonds? Just be sure to count your nut serving if you do that. I also like 1/2 C cottage cheese with 1/2 an apple and flax seeds and then sweetend with a little bit of sf maple syrup.

02-27-2006, 01:13 PM
I always have protein with my fruit...otherwise I get cravings. Plus, it helps balance out your meal and keep you full longer. The carbs in that fruit burn off quick and you get hungry!

I love pear with laughing cow, apple or banana with peanut butter, or orange and a cheese stick or handful of soy nuts.