Your South Beach Simple Phase 1 Meal Plan ExplainedArticle posted in: South Beach Simple
South Beach Simple™ is a brand new diet program that makes it easy to live the South Beach lifestyle! You get the freedom to make most of your healthy meals on your own, along with the convenience of delicious South Beach Diet bars, shakes, perfect-portion containers and recipes to add to your meal plan. In order to best understand South Beach Simple Phase 1, we have broken down all of the details of the meal plan for you!
South Beach Simple supports all phases of the South Beach Diet®. So, if you’re starting with Phase 1 of the program, keep reading as we explain exactly what Phase 1 entails, the amount of calories you will be taking in and which colored containers you can use in this beginning phase. Also, make sure you check out the menu ideas for your DIY daily meals!
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PHASE 1 AT A GLANCE:
- Your first two weeks on the diet
- Reboot your body eating Lean Proteins, Healthy Fats and Vegetables
- Prepares your body to burn fat as fuel
South Beach Simple Phase 1 is unique because you’ll avoid refined carbs, fruit and starchy vegetables (don’t worry, you’ll get to enjoy these in moderation in Phase 2!). By doing so, you’ll reboot your body for fast weight loss. Since you’ve lowered your carb intake, your body will now look to use fat as fuel. A low-carb approach, like Phase 1, results in your body using primarily fat, not carbs, for energy. As your body converts fat to energy, shifting your internal chemistry, your cravings for junk food and sugar will start to recede—and you’ll be primed for steady weight loss in Phase 2.
HOW THE CONTAINERS WORK:
In addition to your daily South Beach Diet bar and shake, you’ll use the set of 10 color-coded containers to round out your meal plan with two meals and two snacks.
Check the chart below to find out how many of each of the containers you need each day in Phase 1:
FOODS TO ENJOY IN PHASE 1:
In Phase 1, you’ll fill your containers with a variety of fresh, wholesome foods. Here are some examples of healthy foods for each container. Want the full grocery guide? Click here! >
LEAN PROTEINS—PINK CONTAINER
- Chicken and turkey breast
- Eggs and egg whites
- Fish and seafood
- Greek yogurt, cheese and milk
- Lean cuts of beef
HEALTHY FATS—GRAY CONTAINER
- Almonds, cashews, pecans and pistachios
- Extra-virgin olive and coconut oil
- Nut butter
GOOD CARBS—CORAL CONTAINER
**In Phase 1, you’ll use the Coral container for Beans and Legumes only.
- Black beans
- Chickpeas/garbanzo beans
NON-STARCHY VEGETABLES—TURQUOISE CONTAINER
- Green beans
- Lettuce, greens and sprouts
Check out this sample day based on the allotted colored containers for Phase 1:
PHASE 1 SAMPLE MENU:
So, how does this all come together in a day? We’ve created a sample menu to show you exactly what a full day of food looks like on Phase 1: