Thanks for all the great ideas! I am certain I read somewhere in the cookbook that phyllo was okay, but only to use three slices, max, and use an SBD approved butter substitute rather than butter for the layers. But then I saw the phyllo cups in the cookbook, and they are labeled as Phase 3. Not sure on that. Ruth, I'll try to find where I read it.
I can't remember where I read the two carbs per day rule. I think I'll stick with it for now and see how I do. If I continue to lose, I might try three a day. I'm amazed at how much two a day seems...it's still such a treat!
So the 75 cals for sweets is only for sweets that have no other redeeming factor, right? (empty calories). We are not counting the aspartame in yogurt or in whipped cream (made by hand), but we are counting the sweetener in popsicles, gum, and Jello, right?
Does anyone have any idea what the amount of bittersweet or dark chocolate should be? I would love to know!