[Sca-cooks] South Beach (was Re: Rice)

S CLEMENGER sclemenger at msn.com
Wed Jul 23 18:28:38 PDT 2008

I'm soooo glad I'm doing a sane diet.  30% fat, 30% carbs, 40% protein 
(courtesy of www.jillianmichaels.com...so far, I've lost 60 lbs).  I can eat 
pretty much anything.  I do have trouble getting all of my protein in, but 
I'm lucky enough to like eggs.  I avoid highly processed foods, and I work 
on getting in more foods that are lower on the glycemic index.  I suspect 
that what I've got is similar to South Beach, without quite all the caveats 
about "good" and "bad" carbs.
Can you have any grains at all? There are some very nice high-protein 
cereals out there.  Also, try smoothies made with fruit (if you can have it) 
and some dairy, and some extra whey-protein isolate to bump the protein some 
more. If you can, add a T or two of good peanut butter. (Watch it with the 
whey protein--you want one that's *just* whey protein, and not one of the 
varieties that's got additional crap like sweeteners in it).

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Martha Oser" <osermart at msu.edu>
To: <sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org>
Sent: Wednesday, July 23, 2008 10:07 AM
Subject: [Sca-cooks] South Beach (was Re: Rice)

> We are doing South Beach as well - sort of.  I'll admit that this first 
> week
> has not been entirely hard-core, though we have SIGNIFICANTLY cut back -
> salads with protein for lunch, dinner of protein and veg with no carb.  At
> least it's only two weeks that you have to cut out the carbs...  It has 
> been
> really difficult so far.
> I am having real trouble with breakfast.  I don't like to eat eggs by
> themselves.  This is something that goes back to childhood for me - I just
> don't like the texture of cooked eggs, at all, in any form.  Cereal is
> supposed to be out, english muffins are supposed to be out.  What am I
> supposed to have in the morning?
> I also have issues with the idea of giving up things like oatmeal, which 
> has
> so many other healthful benefits that offset, or at least balance, the 
> carb
> content.
> So I'll say as well, any tips or hints would be gratefully received!
>  -Helena

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