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One of the reasons I didn’t say what diet I was following in my book is because I don’t want people think there is only one way to lose weight. If you are on a sane, healthy, balanced diet that results in burning more calories than you consume, you will lose weight. There are lots of plans that will get you there and South Beach is only one of them. I like South Beach, but honestly, I don’t care what you’re eating. (Unless you have a Cadbury Crème egg, in which case – Look! Over there! Something shiny! *PastaQueen steals chocolate-creamy goodness and stuffs it in her face.*)
That being said, I’ve gotten several inquiries into what I eat during different phases of the plan, so I’m just going to share some of the foods I munch on when I’m not swiping other people’s chocolate. I have a list of all the meals, snacks and foods I can eat. When I have a food craving, I can refer to the list for ideas. It helps to focus on things I can eat instead of lamenting everything I cannot eat.
The South Beach Diet book has a list of foods to avoid and to enjoy during both phases of the diet which I used as my guideline. If you’re going to do this plan, you should really just cough up the cash to buy a copy of the book. You can probably get it cheap at a used book store. I didn’t use any of the recipes in the original book, but I’ve used some in other cookbooks I’ve listed here.
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