- 10 years ago
- Wedding: March 2011
Hey y’all… I am considering (after some initial reading/research, admittedly not a ton) the South Beach Diet for both me and Fiance.
My main concern is time though. We like what recipes and foods that are allowed from what we’ve seen so far, but we never have time to cook, really, and especially not in the morning.
I am better about regularly eating breakfast than Fiance is but my breakfast usually consists of a piece of fruit, and yogurt, or both. Or sometimes a piece of fruit and some nuts and granola trail mix type stuff. I do rely heavily on fruit.
I’m interested in the SB diet because I recognize that I have a HUGE carb and sugar problem… I love bread, bagels, granola, fruit, fruity yogurt, muffins, etc. I also love these foods for breakfast and snacks because they’re fast and easy. I see that SB allows lots of eggs which is cool because I like eggs but there’s no way I have time to make eggs for breakfast, except hard boiled which I guess I could do (make ahead) but wouldn’t that get old fast?
I am also addicted to my morning cappuccino (FI makes), with 1/2 and 1/2 and sugar. I can totally envision following the rest of the SB diet but not when I consider giving up this. Ack. Would it really kill the whole thing if I allowed myself my ONE cappuccino and follow everything else perfectly?
Anyway, all of the recipes look awesome but I am wondering how time consuming it all is to prepare. We tend to go for whatever is easiest to make (we have 3 kids also)… nothing gourmet here. A typical dinner is chicken (boneless/skinless but cooked in oil in the skillet) mixed with some veggies and rice or pasta, spaghetti, something pre-cooked and frozen (fish, or chicken, or whatever, but not from scratch)… so it looks like we could handle dinner time-wise but I am thinking more about breakfast, lunch, snacks. We are up early and out the door early and gone allll day long. We end up eating whatever is cheap during the day, or the previously mentioned fruit / nuts kind of thing, never even bother with making sandwiches or anythign like that due to time.
We just rely a LOT on grab & go foods… so i am not sure how to work the SB into this. Maybe I’m just not understanding yet what is allowed and what isn’t.