What can I EAT? Phase 1

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Posted: 03 May 2007, 10:05
I rush in the morning's and I have to be in the office by 7. I grab quick things for breakfast. Can I eat light yogurt, or oatmeal in phase 1 for breakfast?

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Posted: 03 May 2007, 11:23
you aren't supposed to- do you have the book?
you are supposed to have high-protien, high-fiber meals on SB. Esp. phase 1- NO BREAD!!

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Posted: 03 May 2007, 12:26
Hi! I know how it is to be in a hurry in the morning! I try to scramble a few eggs with whatever I have on hand to add in the night before & put in the fridge so I can just grab & go. I also keep a few items on hand at work like peanut butter or peanuts to snack on until lunch. Good luck!Cool

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Posted: 03 May 2007, 15:42
I have struggled with the time issue too, I usually cook a whole package of turkey bacon ahead of time and stick it in the fridge in foil or tupperware. Then I can take a piece or two out and warm up. Also, in the SB book there is a great recipe for quiche cups, the veggie ones are easy, put one in a baggie and nuke at your office, they are very good and quick.

Good luck!

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Posted: 03 May 2007, 15:55
Well I don't know if this would help you out or not...but I'm always rushed in the am and keep protein shakes (chocolate and vanilla flavored) made by Atkins in the fridge and I grab and go...I also grab the Advantage Bars....they are really good...taste like a candy bar but are so good for you...good luck
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Posted: 17 May 2007, 12:39
[img][i]I am also rushing alot. What I do on these days. I boil 3 eggs while I am getting ready and eat the eggs whites with some turkey bacon. Great idea. Also a great idea like everyone else is saying to prepare it the night before. Also a good idea is to take your lunch to work also. The 15 min, you spend cooking breakfast and making lunch will save you so many calories. Plus you do not have to leave work to pick something up. Good luck. You may end up like me waking up 1/2 hour earlier to make sure you eat!

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Posted: 17 May 2007, 15:58
Phase one you mainly eat eggs. You can make an omelet the night before. I make mine with splenda and cinnamon with I can't believe it's no butter. Very good. I slice all my veggies when I get them and keep them in containers. Eggs generally take a few minutes and when veggies are cut and ready to go it saves you time. You can even sautee then ahead of time and freeze them in portions. Hope that helps!

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Posted: 28 May 2007, 22:25
Very Happy I have NO additional time in the AM for preparing breakfast, but found that skipping it is disasterous for me, so I take the time to prepare ahead.I make the quiche cups on the weekend and refridge for the week. I make a good size basic recipe and add meat and veggies to them. I split the basic recipe into seperate bowls and add different combos of meats,cheeses and veggies to make a variety.Examples of some of my favs: ham and lowfat cheddar- feta,capers,diced tomatoes,basil(italian twist)-lowfat swiss,mushrooms- bacon,lowfat cheddar and tomatoes- Lowfat swiss and chopped brocolli.
I chose 2 combos for the week and grab 2 and a tomatoe juice on my way out.I found that making them in lined muffin tins works best.I also precook bacon and hardboiled eggs some weeks for a quick breakfast. I bring the peeled eggs into work and mix with either mayo or ranch dressing for a quick egg salad along with crumpled bacon, ect.. I find it easy to keep basics in the fridge to make combos for breakfast, lunch and snacks : diced turkey and ham (1 in slice from deli,diced),crumpled bacon,hardboiled eggs,diced onions,peppers,tomatoes. These can be added to eggs for breakfast in various forms and always handy to top off a salad for lunch. Preparing ahead of time has been the key for me.
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Posted: 30 May 2007, 15:55
the quiche cups have been the way to go with me. i make a bunch on sunday and just bring them with me every morning to work. BUT - i am so tired of the spinich! what else can you put in them? I tried a little with broccoli and/or green peppers, but what kind of meat or other things could you put in there?!?!

also, has anyone ever tried (succesfully) microwaving Egg Beaters? i've tried, and the end up tasting tough and rubbery.

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Posted: 30 May 2007, 20:03
I have a recipe in my cookbook (awaiting approval) for broccli/cheddar frittata I'd imagine you can add L.F lunch meat like turkey, smoked ham would be yummy

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Posted: 31 May 2007, 10:13
Someone posted this link yesterday (blueyedmerle?) which I found useful: South Beach Diet Food List for Phase 1. Also check out the rest of this excellent free site. Unfortunately, I cannot find exactly who posted this because the search function on MyFatSecret is quite limited.

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Posted: 31 May 2007, 11:42
I find that quiche cups are the way to go, but I also found this amazing recipe for quick poached eggs which I add to a handful of baby spinach and top with mustard or olive oil and pinch of black pepper. I keep this in my work frig so it works out well.

Fill a 1-quart microwave safe bowl 1/2 full with water. Crack two eggs into it and poke a hole in the yolks with a skewer or toothpick. Microwave on high for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes until the whites are set and the yolks are still soft. Remove from the oven and set aside.


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