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Old 06-28-2006, 10:41 PM   #1
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South Beach diet suggestions?

I just started the Southbeach diet and Im already battling sugar cravings! On this diet, for the first two weeks I cant have fruit or most things with sugar. I heard about these sugar-free jell-o cups. So I got some and they’re delicious! I also like them with fat-free cool whip. Have any of you tried them before? What do you guys do when you get cravings?

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Old 06-29-2006, 09:57 AM   #2
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My own version of pudding: low-fat cottage cheese, plain yogurt, sugar-free chocolate powder. Blend in blender until smooth. It is like a chocolate shake. It contains good amounts of protein, low in sugar and fat.
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Old 06-29-2006, 11:48 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by feelslikehappy
What do you guys do when you get cravings?
I try to eat fruit when I crave sweets. Usually that satisfies me, if not then I head for the chocolate.
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Old 06-29-2006, 11:52 AM   #4
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DH and I have consumed quite a few sugar free gelatins since he was diagnosed with diabetes. I get them in all flavors. I started to make some, but it seems a bit more special if I buy the little cups and we get our choice of flavors each time. I think it is a very good item. There are sugar free puddings also, but they have a good amount of carbs, just no sugar.
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Old 06-29-2006, 02:33 PM   #5
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I think they make sugar-free chocolate Jello pudding now (in the individual cups).
I tried Southbeach a couple of summers ago but I found it to be too restrictive. Plus, I got scared of eating anything with Splenda in it, so I switched back to regular sugar.
Now, I just eat sweets/sugar in moderation, eat lots of fruit and veggies and walk, walk walk. Move more and eat less (thats my goal).
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Old 07-05-2006, 09:38 PM   #6
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For south beach diet you should be having sugar free cool whip, not fat free cool whip. The sugar-free is slightly higher in calories (because of the calories from fat) but the diet is about cutting out sugar. The best sugar-free product out there is probably diet hot cocoa. It only has 25 calories a pack (makes 6-8 oz I believe) and tastes great. I did a blind test on my friend once to compare diet hot cocoa with regular and she tasted carefully several times and picked the diet. I was shocked that the one with 95 calories less actually tasted better, but I had to agree.
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Old 07-05-2006, 10:56 PM   #7
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Try melted bitter-sweet chocolate with heavy whipped cream and make yourself a chocolate mousse. You can add some Equal or Splenda to make it sweeter. The sugar-free Strawberry/Banana jello topped with Cool Whip or heavy whipped cream is also great. Cream cheese whipped with cool whip or whipped cream and Equal is also a good dessert choice. Good luck.
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Old 07-06-2006, 06:45 AM   #8
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I like the ricotta pudding recipes in the SB book and have one nearly everynight. It's just ricotta, splenda and some flavoring, like vanilla or another extract.

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