South Beach Diet - Avocado???

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11-27-2006, 07:33 PM
What's the deal on Avocado? I'm on Phase 1 and in the first South Beach book, there's a recipe for Chicken Pistachio Salad and there's an entire avocado mashed up into the dressing. Nowhere in the allowed food lists can I find avocados and even in the updated list posted here in 3FC, I can't see where avocado is allowed. So, why would they have a recipe using it in Phase 1? I happen to have a lovely ripe avocado sitting on my counter and wondering if I can or cannot eat it.

Suzanne 3FC
11-27-2006, 08:50 PM
It counts as a good fat, not a veggie. 1/3 of a whole avocado = 1 tablespoon of oil

Enjoy your avocado :)

11-28-2006, 01:45 AM
Thanks, Suzanne. Now I can eat it with a clear conscience...but I guess I'd better not have any more oil that day. Or can I? I'm not too clear on that either. DUH!

11-28-2006, 10:52 AM
Linda, we don't worry about the amount of oil (within reason) as long as it's good fat, i.e.; not trans fat, hydrogenated or saturated. Enjoy the avocado!

Note to Self: Add avocado to the fats in the Phase I List

Edited to add: Avocado, guacamole and olives are listed under fats in the Phase I List