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How About a Month of Daily Phase One Recipes to Start the New Year!

It’s time for Phase One Recipes like these Asian Lettuce Wraps with Spicy Ground Turkey Filling And if you’re thinking about doing Phase One this month, this post can help you find those recipes.

When the calendar flips to a new year, lots of us take stock of our lives and decide what needs to change. And I can tell from my blog stats that every year many people do a return to Phase One of the (original) South Beach Diet for a few weeks. I started Kalyn’s Kitchen in 2005 after I’d lost 42 pounds on the South Beach Diet and was excited to share the recipes that helped me do it. This post was written many (many!) years ago as an introduction to  a year when I posted a Phase One recipe every day for a whole month.

But the information that was originally posted here has to be updated. First The South Beach Diet was sold in 2016 to a company that now sells packaged food, and they somewhat re-did the diet. And then in 2017 I switched my blog to WordPress, which meant my old system of linking all these South Beach Diet Phase One Recipes together was no longer operational.

But no fear, you can still use this page to guide you to Phase One Recipes for the original diet plan before 2016, and many are still good for the current South Beach Diet.

Click this link for the index of South Beach Diet Phase One Recipes.

Click this link for the index of South Beach Diet Phase Two Recipes.

See more posts that might be helpful in this page about South Beach Diet info.

My blog now features recipes for varied types of Carb-Conscious Diets, with the recipes sorted by diet in the Diet-Type Index. If you’d like to follow my blog in other ways, here’s how to do that: 



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    59 Comments on “How About a Month of Daily Phase One Recipes to Start the New Year!”

  1. Hello Kalyn- thank you again for a great blog, and I'm glad to know, in a sort of weird way, that I'm not the only one who lapsed this year. I'm sorry to hear about it because I know how it feels, but it's nice to know I'm not alone.

    One thing that makes my 2011 lapse even harder for me is that I suffer from PCOS and when I screw up on my low GI diet, the symptoms get a lot worse. It's a bad cycle where I get more upset the more symptoms (acne, hair, abdominal weight gain, fatigue, menstrual irregularity) I have, and the more symptoms I have the more I get depressed about it, and the more depressed I get, the more I lapse. And then it starts all over again.

    I am going to do my very best to keep following the blog going into the new year. Together, we can all help each other out! Here's to a clean slate and a healthy, stronger 2012!

  2. Thanks so much for posting this! I started SB back in 2008, and your blog and recipes have proved invaluable. As I've lost ~100 pounds, I often get people asking how I did it. I usually recommend the books and your site, as those are two of the things that have helped me the most.

    My weight has begun to creep back as well, and now we're expecting a new baby. Now I'm working on gaining healthy, minimal weight, which is tricky! I'm looking forward to your new and revisited recipes!

  3. After a couple of months of birthdays, holidays and other events with family and friends my jeans are also too tight…
    I'm glad you shared and am sure I will find great recipes this month on your blog that me whole family will love (it's so much easier when you're dieting and everyone eats what you eat).
    Happy healthy new year!

  4. I'm looking forward to the phase 1 recipes. I've been off track since I broke my knee in Sept. and have gained around 15lbs. So I told myself I would start phase 1 in the new year to loose, and get back on track to being healthy! Looking forward to the recipes!

  5. I've enjoyed your blog and recipes for many years. Your story is almost exactly mine — lost almost 50 pounds using South Beach in the 2004-5 timeframe but now have gained it all back. Hoping I can make another turnaround. Thanks for the support.

  6. Kalyn, I know it sounds cheesy and maybe obnoxious, but I'm so proud of you and your dedication. I'll be watching, learning, and hopefully following along on your journey. Thanks so much for sharing.

    Happy New Year,

  7. Struggling here too! Love your blog – and I really appreciate your commitment to making South Beach dieting do-able and interesting!

  8. Keeping weight off in, unfortunately, next to impossible for most people so don't berate yourself Kayln. There is an article right now on the "most popular" list in the NYTimes right now. Doesn't mean we shouldn't keep at it though and you are a great help. Thanks

  9. Thank you everyone. I am looking forward to the challenges; both the challenge of getting myself back on track and the challenge of finding some new Phase One ideas that are really fabulous.

    Janet, interesting article. It makes me glad that I took charge of my weight when I did back in 2004.

  10. Hey Kalyn, Good for you for putting it out there and then taking shape to make the change. 🙂

    I actually really enjoyed reading this recent NY Times article about the body changes that happen after weight loss, which can also explain how weight gain returns.

    Either way, more healthy recipes are always a great success to share. 🙂


  11. Ohhh, your phase 1 recipes are the ones I'm most interested in so I'm really looking forward. I have a hard time with portion control so whenever I eat by myself I try to stick to a diet that is pretty low in carbs. Your blog has become such a great resource for me and I love reading your posts. A phase 1 post in January every day? Great!

    BF saw me opening your post on my iPhone and your lettuce wrap pic piqued his interest. It's hard to find phase 1 recipes that both of us like, but that one looks like one we'll both love.

  12. Happy New Year Kalyn! I haven't commented in ages, but still LOVE all you do!! Thank you for thge month of Phase 1. Lord knows I need to lose weight. Great motivation! – nancy

  13. I know what you mean about the weight, it just kind of creeps up there. I've managed to get back to just 2 pounds above my goal, mindful eating and cardio do it for me! Happy new year!

  14. I wish I had your discipline Kalyn. I have no doubt you will achieve your weight loss goal. I shall enjoy this month of healthy recipes and hope to try some.

  15. Thank you Kalyn! I can't wait to see the recipes – you are so inspirational!

  16. Well, glad to know I'm in such excellent company. Bring it on! Thanks, Kalyn!

  17. I so do appreciate all the encouraging comments I'm getting. I feel like the whole internet is giving me a big hug and saying "You can do it!"

  18. I appreciate your honesty, Kalyn. My story is similar. I am joining with you in my rededication to my health and the loss of these pounds that have slowly accumulated.

    I am eternally grateful to your generous sharing of your passion for creating healthful recipres! Infininite blessings to you!

  19. Happy New Year Kalyn. Best of luck to you with your weight loss journey this year. I know you'll have plenty of support here on your wonderful blog!

  20. Best of luck reclaiming the good choices habit. I have enjoyed your posts for a couple years now. I don't specifically follow SB but you have healthy but more importantly, yummy recipes. I started with WW the Wednesday after Thanksgiving and have been successful through the holidays by focusing on making smart, healthy choices–hoping they become a habit. As you have shared; we have to stick to our good habits and remind ourselves every once in while to get back to the basics.
    Happy New Year.