The South Beach meal plan works in Phases. The first Phase is the strictest because it is during that phase that you will eliminate your bad carbohydrate addiction. There are relatively few carbs in that phase but they are healthy, and it is only recommended to follow that phase for a couple of weeks. I did it for four, until my blood sugars were under control.
Phase 1 breakfasts: Egg substitute or 2 egg omelets with veggies, vegetable quiche, eggs Florentine, frittatas, all with tomato or V-8 juice, maybe added Canadian bacon, and decaf coffee or tea.
Mid morning snack
Lunches: Caesar salad (no croutons), chef salad, Vegetable soups and a source of protein, burger with no bun and a salad, Cobb salad with crab meat, cottage cheese and chopped veggies in a red pepper cup....gives you the general idea.
Dinners: grilled chicken breast or lean steak, tossed salad, 2 cups steamed veggies, beef & broccoli stir fry (no rice)
at 6:09 PM on May. 18, 2009