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Vegan South Beach Phase 1

27 May

That’s the plan, vegan south beach. At least 2 weeks and I will add fruits only back in for another two weeks and go from there. We just got back from my family reunion and oh boy was the food good! You can imagine what that means about the healthfulness of it.

For those of you unfamiliar with South Beach, it is a 3 phase diet. The first phase, the most restrictive, focuses on removing all sugar sources, including fruit. This starves the yeast in the digestive tract and helps eliminate carb and sugar cravings. From there you add all foods back in and focus on balancing intake. So for example, if you have bread for lunch, you will have a carb-free dinner. Additionally, this gives you a good method to evaluate “triggers” for overeating. I have had the most success when eating in a South Beach/low glycemic index manner.

Secondly, one cup of Smooth Move tea in the evening to help cleanse the digestive tract,and perhaps a liver or 3-day juice cleanse when I begin my new job as weekend Manager at Dtox!

Tomorrow’s plan:
Hoppin John Peas and eggs
Eggplant park (not breaded)
Caprese Salad
Salad with Avacado and beans


No workout kind of day

2 Aug

Today was a no workout kind of day. I was tired and lethargic the entire morning.  Tomorrow is a makeup run to finish out my weekly mileage and my last arm workout.  I did foam roll my quad and ITB.  Yes, you read that right, quad as in singular, only one side.  I’m such a sissy and worked on it in such slow increments that I ran out of time to do the other side.  Shannon was right, my quads are tight.  I’m getting on Amazon tonight to purchase a stick and a roll.

So…I’m going to make a black bean salad, sit on the couch, turn on old episodes of Grey’s Anatomy, and scope some Pinterest.


Black Bean Salad:

2 cups shredded Romaine

1/2 can low sodium black beans rinsed and drained

red onion

1/2 avacado

diced tomato

plain greek yogurt

fire roasted salsa

1tsp cumin


dash cayenne

Start with a bed of lettuce in a bowl.

In a small sauce pan heat black beans.  Stir in cumin, cayenne and heat through.  Stir in chopped fresh cilantro, heat another minute or so and remove from heat.

Pour black beans over romaine.  Top with a dollop of plain greek yogurt and a tbsp or so of salsa, onion, and tomato.  Enjoy!

300 Calories, 48 carbs, 5g Fat, 18g Protein