I'll answer what I can:
1.) Can you have sugar free candy, drinks, soda in Phase I - Yes, there is a sweet treat calorie limit of 75 calories/day for this stuff. I think mostly to avoid gastric issues for those that are sensitive to artificial sweeteners.
2.) What Salad Dressings are the best? Those that are made with healthy ingredients - healthy unsaturated fats, no or very little added sugar. My favorites are homemade vinaigrettes made with olive oil or Goddess Dressing from Trader Joe's. I'm sure the chicks will suggest others. If you go by the allowed food lists, you can look at ingredients for things and figure out if they're allowed or not. Check the food lists in the FAQ section.
3.) And is substitute (ground) turkey okay, even though it is higher in sodium? What is substitute turkey? If you mean to substitute ground turkey for other ground meats, yes it's fine. We don't need to worry about sodium since we are eating very little processed food, unless of course you have a medical condition that requires you to monitor sodium.
As for peanut butter, it's fine, but you want natural peanut butter with no added sugar. You want to stick to one serving of nuts/day, and for peanut butter, 2 tablespoons counts as a serving.
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Last edited by Schmoodle; 05-16-2008 at 03:15 PM.