Low Carb Diet / South Beach Diet Information and Resources on Kalyn’s Kitchen
I started Kalyn’s Kitchen in 2005 after I’d lost over 40 pounds on The South Beach Diet. I followed the South Beach Diet for many years, so you’ll find a lot of recipes here that are suitable for South Beach. Through the years, my personal way of eating has evolved from the original South Beach plan, especially regarding restrictions on saturated fat, but I still consider South Beach a healthy way to eat.
Currently I’m focused on carb-conscious eating in general, and my personal way of eating is still low in carbs, with a few healthy treats once in a while. On this site I’m not promoting one certain type of diet. My goal is for this site to be a resource for anyone who’s following a low-carb or carb-conscious eating plan, whether it’s for weight loss, controlling blood sugar, preventing or treating insulin resistance or metabolic syndrome, or any other reason a person chooses to limit carbs in their diet.
I also have recipes that are suitable for other types of restricted eating plans, and the new site makes it so much easier to find recipes that work for your personal way of eating.
You can use photo-index pages on Kalyn’s Kitchen for the following diet types:
Low Carb Recipes that are low in carbs.
Keto The lowest carb/highest fat recipes on the site, suitable for Ketogenic diets.
Low-Glycemic Carb-conscious recipes suitable for Low-Glycemic Diets. These are recipes that might not be strictly low in carbs, but have ingredients that don’t raise blood sugar.
South Beach Diet Phase One Recipes for Phase One of the South Beach Diet; sometimes they might need to be modified slightly to use lower-fat dairy.
South Beach Diet Phase Two Recipes for Phase Two of the South Beach Diet. (Remember any Phase One recipe can be eaten for Phase Two.)
Can be Paleo Dairy-Free and Grain-Free recipes that are Paleo or Whole 30 suitable or which can be easily made so with specific ingredient changes.
Dairy Free Recipes with no dairy products.
Gluten Free Gluten-Free recipes.
Meatless Both Vegetarian and Vegan recipes.
Vegan Recipes with no meat or animal products.
LOW CARB and SOUTH BEACH DIET RECIPE ROUND-UPS ON THIS SITE
There is a huge visual index for all the Recipe Round-ups. You can use numbers at the bottom of that page to go farther back to South Beach Diet Phase One Round-Ups and Deliciously-Healthy Low-Carb Round-ups. I’ve been doing recipe round-ups since 2008, so there are a lot of good South Beach Friendly and low-carb recipes collected there!
SOUTH BEACH DIET INFO AND SUPPORT
Below is information that may help for anyone who’s following the the South Beach Diet.
How the South Beach Diet Changed My Life
If you want to see what I looked like before I discovered the South Beach Diet, here’s more about me from an article that appeared in Woman’s World Magazine.
If You’re Considering the South Beach Diet, read the book:
From Kalyn: Getting Started on the South Beach Diet
Buy the South Beach Diet Book
The South Beach Diet Supercharged has more extensive food lists than the earlier editions.
Update on The South Beach Diet
In 2016 the South Beach Diet brand was sold to Nutrisystem, which now sells packaged food that fits the South Beach Diet principles. At the original South Beach Diet site, they now have a South Beach Diet handbook, with limited food lists and tips for following the diet, using their purchased meals as a base. People who have followed South Beach in the past will see some changes in what foods are now permitted.
What Can You Eat on the South Beach Diet?
Here’s the official South Beach Diet Foods list, from the original plan.
More South Beach Diet Support:
There are two active groups on Facebook for people who still follow the original South Beach Plan:
South Beach Diet Support Group on Facebook
Help on this site for South Beach Phase One:
There’s an Index of South Beach Diet Phase One Recipes on Kalyn’s Kitchen. (No longer being updated.)
South Beach Diet Friendly and Low-Carb Slow Cooker Recipes on Slow Cooker from Scratch:
You can also find South Beach Diet friendly slow cooker recipes using the Recipes-by-Photo Index on my other site, Slow Cooker or Pressure Cooker. There’s a photo index page for South Beach Diet Phase One Slow Cooker Recipes or South Beach Diet Phase Two or Three Slow Cooker Recipes.
SBD / Low-Carb Holiday Recipes:
There’s an index of South Beach Diet / Carb-Conscious Holiday Recipes (No longer being updated.)
Other Phase One Recipe Round-Ups on this Site:
Twenty Favorite Slow Cooker Recipes for The South Beach Diet Phase One
Five Favorite South Beach Diet Phase One Breakfasts
Ten Favorite Phase One Soups to Help You Get Through December!
Five Favorite Phase One Soups
More South Beach Diet Thoughts from Kalyn:
From Kalyn: Top Ten Reasons I Love the South Beach Diet
Kalyn’s Top Ten Favorite South Beach Diet Snacks
Kalyn’s Perfect South Beach Breakfast: Egg Muffins
An Alternative to Eggs for Breakfast: Peanut Butter Oatmeal
Choosing the Right Bread for the South Beach Diet (Phase 2 or 3)
Why Kalyn Recommends Uncle Ben’s Converted Rice
Choosing the Right Bread for the South Beach Diet
Eating Steak on the South Beach Diet
My South Beach Story Featured Elsewhere:
Half Size Me interviews Kalyn about her weight loss journey.
Kalyn’s Kitchen Featured in Woman’s World Magazine
Kalyn’s Diet Success Featured on Weight Loss Tips
A Success Story with the South Beach Diet from SlimKicker
Kalyn is picked as a BizyMom’s Top Blogger and interviewed about the South Beach Diet.
Babble.com posts Ten Food Blogs to Inspire You if You’re Trying to Lose Weight.
Kalyn is featured in 5 Bloggers’ Weight Loss Success Stories on FoodieCrush.