Your Phase 2 Meal Plan Explained

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Phase 2 meal plan

Based on the principles of the original South Beach Diet® book, South Beach Simple™ gives you the freedom to make your own meal plan—plus a few added conveniences to make your life easier, like delicious shakes and bars, and a perfect-portion container set.

South Beach Simple supports all phases of the South Beach Diet, so if you’re ready for South Beach Simple Phase 2, read on to learn what’s new in this phase, check out a list of the weight loss foods you’ll add back into your diet meal plan and see how many containers you need each day—plus get some menu ideas for your new foods!

If you’re just catching up, get all the details of Phase 1 right here! >

Just as in Phase 1, you’ll enjoy:

One South Beach Complete™ shake for breakfast
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One South Beach Diet® bar for an afternoon snack
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Two healthy meals on your own
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Two healthy snacks on your own

PHASE 2 MEAL PLAN AT A GLANCE:

  • Lasts until you reach your weight loss goal
  • Add in more variety with Fruits, Good Carbs and some Starchy Vegetables
  • Capitalizes on your body being primed for steady weight loss

As you transition into Phase 2, you might notice a difference in the way you feel. The low-carb approach of the Phase 1 meal plan turned off the switch that used to crave sugary foods and caused you to store excess fat. Now that carb-heavy foods are no longer your must-have source of fuel, you’ll continue to lose weight steadily.

HOW MANY CONTAINERS YOU GET IN PHASE 2:

Your allotted containers will shift slightly in Phase 2 with the addition of some wholesome new health foods: You’ll now use the Coral container for 100 percent whole grains, along with the beans and legumes you enjoyed in Phase 1. You’ll also get daily servings of fresh fruit and starchy vegetables.

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Check out the chart below for your container counts:

Phase 2

FOODS TO ENJOY IN PHASE 2:

Your options expand a bit in Phase 2. You’ll still eat your favorite Lean Proteins, Healthy Fats, Beans, Legumes and Non-Starchy Vegetables from Phase 1, but now you’ll also add whole grains to your Good Carb servings, enjoy Starchy Vegetables (limit these to one or two servings a day, as they’re higher in carbohydrates) and pick out some fresh Fruits to add to your healthy meal plan.

Here are some ideas for your containers. Want the full grocery guide? Click here! >

GOOD CARBS—CORAL CONTAINER

  • Whole grain cereal, high fiber and low in added sugars
  • Pasta made from whole wheat, quinoa and brown rice
  • Brown rice
  • Whole grain tortilla
  • Whole wheat bread

STARCHY VEGETABLES—TURQUOISE CONTAINER
*1/2 container is 1 serving

  • Carrots
  • Corn
  • Green Peas
  • Sweet potatoes and yams
  • Winter squash

FRUIT—TEAL CONTAINER

  • Apples
  • Bananas
  • Berries
  • Cantaloupe and honeydew melon
  • Grapefruit and oranges

Check out this sample day based on the allotted colored containers for Phase 2:

Phase 2 containers

PHASE 2 SAMPLE MENU:

Put your new foods to work with this sample day for Phase 2:

Phase 2 Sample Menu

Want to learn more about the plan? Check out 5 Reasons You Need to Try the South Beach Simple Plan. >