South Beach Questions.....I am back again!!!

Discussion in 'W.I.S.H' started by lizdotcom99, Nov 12, 2004.

  1. lizdotcom99

    lizdotcom99 <font color=purple>Tags Have Been Donated<br><font

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    Well it has been a long time since I have been here....but I am back and doing well!!!!

    I started South Beach on Monday and lo and behold I have lost 4 pounds as of today! Whoo hoo! Now I have the book and I have read it, but I am having problems figuring out what I can eat and can't. Mosly this wekk my diet has consisted of chicken breast, lowfat cheeses, celery, avacado, spinich, lunchmeat.....turkey and chicken breast, sugar free jello and cool whip free, cottage cheese (lowfat of course)and a burger made from sirloin... so am I eating the right things?

    I am a but confused about what I can and can't eat. Quite frankly, I do better with a list pointing these things out. Can one you successful SBDer's help me with this list? I would really like to stay in Phase 1 until I get to 250. Right now I am 265.....I know it may take a while, but I am willing to try and make yet another effort to get on track with my eating.

    Thanks in advance for all your help, supprt and ideas!!

    It is going to take lots of help for me to get this going...and even more to keep it going. I do have a goal in mind, which I am hoping will help. I am headed to Hawaii in July. There is a bike ride that I want to take with all of my friends and my SO.....there is also a weight limit of 230...right now I am not going on that bike ride...but in July, I have high hopes of leading the way!!!

    It is gonna take me and all of you to reach this goal. I will take all the help I can get. I know that if I can get past my usual two fifty something range, I can keep on going. That is usally where I stall and give up.

    No more giving up!!!

    Onward and downward from this point on!!

    Thanks again!!!!

    Liz
     
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  3. sm4987

    sm4987 <font color=deeppink>What us women do to be beauti

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    Liz, your list looks great. Those are the types of things that I ate in phase 1 and quite frankly, still do.:teeth:

    Add in some deviled eggs, some faux mashed potato's made from cauliflower (boil the cauliflowe til tender, use a mixer or masher add in butter, and your seasonings. it is great this way::yes:: ) I would say to add in more veggies as they are extremely important. Green beans, broccoli with cheese, cabbage, etc. I have begun to make stir fry from flank steak and then adding in cabbage, squash (or those healthy things) to it. I use a little soy sauce, and some low carb teryaki sauce as it is made with splenda.

    One thing about this way of eating is that sometimes you must get creative.
     
  4. tiggerlover

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    Hi Liz!!!!!!!


    I am SOOOOOOOO proud of you for hopping back on the bandwagon. I have been a very neglectful Internet friend lately and for that I am sorry, but my life has just become too busy as of late. What a great step in the right direction and a four pound loss is awesome!!!! :bounce::bounce::bounce: I do not know much about South Beach, although I did buy the book this summer....but never did anything with it. Good luck to you on your journey and hopefully this bump back to the first page will get some more SBD to respond.

    Kudos my friend!
     
  5. lizdotcom99

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    I too have been crazy busy so I totally understand......

    Today was a horrible day for me. I wanted to eat everything in sight. Especially the bad stuff. Oh what a struggle. I am in day 14 of phase 1 and am geting so excited to actually eat a few carbs tomorrow.

    Well I "blew" it somewhat. I ate the orange the I really should not have eaten, but in eating that I did NOT eat the chocolate, cookies or anything else that I really seemed to want to eat. So although I was "bad".....it was't as bad as it could have been. I would really like to send the $40 of Girl Scout cookies SO bought to the starving children in Africa!! Oy!! But another day down and a few mroe to go!! Onward and downward for me!! I was hoping this wouldn't be so hard this time.....ha! Who was I really kidding......but I made it through the day quite alright!!!
     
  6. JCJRSmith

    JCJRSmith US Navy Veteran

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    Here you go, Liz - this is from SouthBeachDiet.com:

    Foods to enjoy:
    PROTEIN
    BEEF Lean* cuts, such as:
    Bottom Round
    Eye of Round
    Flank Steak
    Ground beef:
    Extra Lean (96/4)
    Lean (92/8)
    Sirloin (90/10)
    London Broil
    Pastrami, lean
    Sirloin Steak
    T-bone
    Tenderloin
    Top Loin
    Top Round

    * Lean meat has, per 100 gram portion, 10 grams or less of total fat and 4.5 grams or less of saturated fat.

    POULTRY (SKINLESS)
    Cornish hen
    Low-fat turkey sausage (3-6 grams of fat per 60 gram serving) can be eaten as an occasional treat (approximately once/week)
    Turkey bacon (2 slices per day)
    Turkey and chicken breast

    SEAFOOD
    All types of fish and shellfish
    Water-packed tuna and other canned fish
    Salmon roe
    Sashimi

    PORK
    Boiled ham
    Canadian bacon
    Loin
    Tenderloin

    VEAL
    Chop
    Cutlet, leg
    Top round

    LAMB (Remove all visible fat)
    Center Cut
    Chop
    Loin

    LUNCHMEAT
    Fat-free or low-fat only
    Boiled ham
    Deli sliced turkey breast
    Steamship roast beef
    Smoked ham

    MEAT SUBSTITUTES (SOY BASED)
    Unless otherwise stated, look for products that have 6 grams of fat or less per 2-3 ounce serving
    Bacon - Limit to 2 slices per day
    Burger
    Chicken, unbreaded
    Hot Dogs
    Sausage Patties and Links - Limit 1 patty or 2 links per day
    Seiten
    Soy Crumbles - 1/4 cup (2 oz) suggested serving
    Soy Nuts - 1/4 cup for a protein snack is suggested serving
    Tempeh 1/4 cup suggested serving
    Tofu All varieties, 1/2 cup suggested serving
    Yuba (Bean Curd or Sheet)

    CHEESE (FAT-FREE OR LOW-FAT)
    Look for varieties that have 6 grams of fat or less/ounce
    American
    Cheddar
    Cottage cheese, 1-2% or fat-free
    Cream cheese substitute, dairy-free
    Feta
    Mozzarella
    Parmesan
    Part-skim Ricotta
    Part-skim String
    Provolone

    EGGS
    The use of whole eggs is not limited unless otherwise directed by your doctor. Use egg whites and egg substitute as desired.

    MILK/DAIRY
    MILK/DAIRY
    (2 cups allowed daily, including yogurt)
    Low-fat milk (fat-free and 1%)
    Fat-free 1/2 & 1/2 (less than 2 tablespoons)
    Low-fat plain, vanilla, or sucralose-containing soy milk (4 grams of fat or less per 8 ounce serving). Be sure the product does not contain high fructose corn syrup
    1% or fat-free buttermilk
    Fat-free plain yogurt

    BEANS/LEGUMES
    BEANS/LEGUMES
    (Start with 1/3 - 1/2 cup serving)
    Adzuki Beans
    Black Beans
    Black-eyed peas
    Broad Beans
    Butter Beans
    Cannellini Beans
    Chickpeas or Garbanzo
    Edamame
    Great Northern Beans
    Italian Beans
    Kidney Beans
    Lentils
    Lima Beans
    Mung Beans
    Navy Beans
    Pigeon Peas
    Pinto Beans
    Soy Beans
    Split Peas
    White Beans

    VEGETABLES
    VEGETABLE CHOICES
    (May use fresh, frozen or canned without added sugar)
    Artichokes
    Arugula
    Asparagus
    Broccoli
    Bok Choy
    Brussels Sprouts
    Cabbage
    Capers
    Cauliflower
    Celery
    Chayote
    Chicory
    Collard Greens
    Cucumbers
    Eggplant
    Endive
    Fennel
    Garlic
    Green Beans
    Hearts of palm
    Jicama
    Kale
    Leeks
    Lettuce (All varieties)
    Mushrooms (All varieties)
    Mustard Greens
    Nopales
    Okra
    Onions
    Parsley
    Peppers (All varieties)
    Pickles - Dill or artificially sweetened
    Radicchio
    Radishes (All varieties)
    Rhubarb
    Sauerkraut
    Scallions
    Sea Vegetables
    Snap Peas
    Snow peas
    Spinach
    Sprouts
    Squash, Spaghetti
    Squash, Summer
    Yellow
    Zucchini
    Swiss Chard
    Tomato
    Tomato Juice
    Turnip Greens
    Vegetable Juice Cocktail
    Water Chestnuts
    Watercress
    Wax Beans
    Zucchini

    NUTS AND SEEDS
    NUTS AND SEEDS (Limit to one serving per day as specified. Dry roasted recommended.)
    Almonds - 15
    Brazil Nuts - 4
    Cashews - 15
    Flax Seed - 3 TBS (1 oz)
    Macadamia - 8
    Peanut Butter, Natural, and other nut butters - 2 TBS
    Peanuts, 20 small (May use dry roasted or boiled)
    Pecans - 15
    Pine Nuts (Pignolia) - 1 ounce
    Pistachios - 30
    Pumpkin Seeds - 3 TBS (1 oz)
    Sesame Seeds - 3 TBS (1 oz)
    Soy Nuts - 1/4 cup
    Sunflower Seeds - 3 TBS (1 oz)
    Walnuts - 15

    FATS/OILS
    FATS/OILS
    The following monounsaturated oils are recommended to be consumed daily:
    Oil, canola
    Oil, olive
    Other Oil Choices that may be chosen (Polyunsaturated or a blend of Monounsaturated):
    Corn
    Enova
    Flax
    Grapeseed
    Peanut
    Safflower
    Sesame
    Soybean
    Sunflower
    Other Fat Choices:
    Avocado - 1/3 whole = 1 TBS oil
    Guacamole - 1/2 cup = 1 TBS oil
    Margarine - Chose those that do not contain Trans Fatty Acids such as Fleishmann's Premium Olive Oil or Smart Balance
    Mayonnaise - Regular - 1 TBS
    Mayonnaise - Low Fat - 2 TBS (avoid varieties made with high fructose corn syrup)
    Olives (Green or Ripe) 15 = 1/2 TBS oil
    Salad Dressing - 2 TBS. Use those that contain 3 grams of sugar or less per 2 TBS. Best choices contain canola or olive oil. Low carb salad dressings may also be used if they meet these guidelines.

    SEASONINGS AND CONDIMENTS
    SEASONINGS AND CONDIMENTS
    All spices that contain no added sugar
    Broth
    Espresso powder
    Extracts (almond, vanilla, or others)
    Horseradish sauce
    I Can't Believe It's Not Butter! Spray
    Lemon Juice
    Lime Juice
    Pepper (black, cayenne, red, white)
    Salsa (check labels for added sugar)
    Use the following toppings and sauces sparingly (check labels for added sugar and MSG)
    Cream Cheese, fat-free or light - 2 TBS
    Hot Sauce
    Low carb condiments, as long as they meet South Beach guidelines (have no added fat and are sugar-free/contain no added sugar)
    Miso - 1/2 TBS
    Shoyu - 1/2 TBS
    Sour Cream, light and reduced-fat - 2 TBS
    Soy Sauce - 1/2 TBS
    Steak Sauce - 1/2 TBS
    Tamari
    Worcestershire Sauce - 1 TBS
    Whipped Topping, Light or Fat-Free - 2 TBS

    SWEET TREATS
    SWEET TREATS (Limit to 75 calories per day)
    Sweet treats are items that contain sugar alcohols, such as:
    Candies, hard, sugar-free
    Chocolate powder, no-added-sugar
    Cocoa powder, baking type
    Fudgsicles, no sugar added
    Gelatin, sugar-free
    Gum, sugar-free
    James and jellies, sugar-free
    Popsicles, sugar-free
    Syrups, sugar-free
    Whipped topping, light or fat-free - 2 TBS
    Some Sugar Free Products may be made with sugar alcohols (isomalt, lactitol, mannitol, sorbitol or xylitol) and are permitted on the SBD. They may have associated side effects of GI distress (abdominal pain, diarrhea & gas) if consumed in excessive amounts.

    SUGAR SUBSTITUTES
    SUGAR SUBSTITUTES
    Acesulfame K
    Fructose (needs to be counted as Sweet Treats, Caloric Limit)
    Nutrasweet (Equal)
    Saccharin (Sweet & Low)
    Sucralose (Splenda)
    Whey Low (contains lactose and fructose)

    BEVERAGES
    BEVERAGES
    Decaf Coffee and Tea
    Diet, decaffeinated, sugar-free sodas and drinks
    Herbal teas (peppermint, chamomile, etc.)
    Milk (1% or fat-free) and soymilk (low-fat plain). See MILK/DAIRY.
    Sugar-free powdered drink mixes
    Vegetable Juice
    Note: caffeinated coffee or diet sodas with caffeine added are allowed, but limited to 1 - 2 servings per day.


    Foods to Avoid
    BEEF
    Brisket
    Jerky, unless homemade without sugar
    Liver
    Other fatty cuts
    Prime Rib
    Rib steaks

    POULTRY
    Chicken, wings and legs
    Duck
    Goose
    Poultry products, processed
    Turkey, dark meat (including wings and thighs)

    PORK
    Honey-baked ham
    Pork rinds

    VEAL
    Breast

    CHEESE
    Brie
    Edam
    Nonreduced fat

    VEGETABLES
    Beets
    Carrots
    Corn
    Green peas
    Potatoes, white
    Potatoes, sweet
    Pumpkin
    Turnips (root)
    Winter squash
    Yams

    FRUIT
    Avoid all fruits and fruit juices in Phase 1, including:
    Apples
    Apricots
    Berries
    Cantaloupe
    Grapefruit
    Peaches
    Pears

    STARCHES AND CARBS
    Avoid all starchy food in Phase 1, including:
    Bread, all types
    Cereal
    Croutons, all types
    Matzo
    Oatmeal
    Rice, all types
    Pasta, all types
    Pastry and baked goods, all types

    MILK/DAIRY
    Ice cream
    Milk, whole

    MISCELLANEOUS
    No regular ketchup or cocktail sauce
    No pork rinds - too high in saturated fat
    No jerky - too high in sugar content

    BEVERAGES
    Alcohol of any kind, including beer and wine
     
  7. DisDee

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    Congrats to you for getting back on SB. I tried it in the summer for a few weeks and did quite well, but then I let life get in the way and stray from the program like I usually do. I'd like to try it again with the support of fellow Dissers. For me one of the hardest parts of the program is making sure that I have all of the right foods around. I find that if I do that a lot of my problems are solved.
     

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