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Old 02-21-2009, 07:32 PM   #1
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I am confused about the rules for legumes on south beach phase 1 and 2.
I have a phase 1 food list that includes beans/ legumes in the vegetable list. It does not indicate limiting them. I also have the revised May 2008 list from this sight that lists beans/legumes in a seperate category and indicates starting with 1/3 to 1/2 cup.

Before seeing this revised list, it seemed to me that it couldn't be right that your 2 cups of veggies at lunch/dinner could be all (i.e garbanzo beans) but I find it pretty unclear.

Could someone clarify? Thanks
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Old 02-21-2009, 07:37 PM   #2
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Legumes don't count toward your veggies. I believe the suggested quantity is both a serving size recommendation and because not everyone is used to eating that much fiber. One more thing - if you are buying canned beans make sure to check for sneaky sugar. Some brands include added sugar and you don't want those!
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It does say to start with 1/3 to 1/2 c. of beans/legumes but what does that mean?? Can you have more and if so, how much?

Curiously, the amount of beans/legumes is the same for both the basic plan and the vegetarian plan. And if you compare the two plans, the vegetarian one appears to be much lower in calories/fats (but probably higher in carbs). I like it though as it seems to be more whole foods w/o artificial sweeteners. I guess I should run both menus thru FitDay and see how the stats really add up.
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It does say to start with 1/3 to 1/2 c. of beans/legumes but what does that mean?? Can you have more and if so, how much?
As Cyndi said it is a suggested starting point due to issues with digestion and gas. If your not used to eating beans and you eat a whole cup of them, you may pay for it later. I don't have a problem with them but was worried about the calories at first, so I used 1/2 cup servings. Now I eat a cup at a time fairly frequently.
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I also often eat 3/4 c beans at meals, usually a couple of meals, with no trouble.
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This was a duplicate post but here's my response.
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t's recommended to start slow with legumes on phase I because of the high fibre in beans. You will note that they are not vegetables according to the list so we just count them as Legumes and still try for the 4½ cups of veggies.

The Food Lists were revised when the most current book came out so follow the lists in here if you still have old lists.

I hope this clarifies things and to to The Beach!
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