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Help Avoiding South Beach Diet "rut"

cgarner | Sep 8, 201107:48 AM

Thanks to less activity, age, and ouir love for all things tasty…. Both my husband and I are in need of some weight loss.

We renewed a gym membership and after looking at other “diet” options, I thought that South Beach Diet would be the most healthy way to lose weight and change the way we eat. I have friends (who are less food-centric) who say “oh, it’s the easiest diet ever to follow…)

Well, in theory, I guess it is. Super Charged – first two weeks you’re eating low-fat protein, most vegetables and reduced fat dairy (ugh… this requires me to buy milk at the grocery store again) no sugar (not as easy) no pasta (eternally hard for me) no white flour (check) no white rice (check) we eat a "whole food' diet for the most part anyway.

The biggest problem I see is, that it’d be far too easy for me to fall into a “rut” of throwing some chicken on the grill and steaming “whatever” vegetable and having that for dinner… because let’s face it, that’s probably the easiest way to go, if not the most unimaginative way to go... this will get eternally boring, very quickly!

Do any of my fellow CH’ers have any South Beach Diet friendly ideas for meals which are relatively easy to put together but super tasty and well, DIFFERENT?

(we love everything…so don’t hold back on ideas)

Thanks in advance!

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