Hi, New Mom!
Have you checked out the Fat Chicks on the Beach forum? It's a great group and has lots of posted tips on the diet! Feel free to PM me for more info on the diet. The FF whipped topping does have a small amount of sugar. Personally, I would avoid it during Phase 1 so you get a full detox from sugar...but lots of people have used it and lost. You can substitute heavy whipping cream whipped with a bit of Splenda, but use a very small amount (no more than 2 Tbsp) because of the fat.
Instead of counting carbs, focus on the following:
+drink lots of water!
+eat lots of veggies!
+only eat 15 nuts (20 for peanuts, 30 for pistachios, 15 for every other kind of nut) or 2Tbsp of Peanut butter (natural only) a day. One or the other, not both.
+Only 75 cals a day from non-nutritive sweets (like hard candy, popsicles, jell-o)
+Check out the recipes section on the Fat Chicks on the Beach board for yummy entrees during Phase 1!
Some great OP sweets are No Sugar Added Creamsicles and Fudgsicles. Yum!
Hope this gets you started and hope to see you in the SBD forum!
Last edited by beachgal; 05-31-2004 at 11:20 AM.