South Beach Diet Bars for Each Phase

South Beach Snack Bars
South Beach Diet

A reader recently asked me about the correct snack bars for The South Beach Diet Phase 1 and 2. She said that she rarely gets a lunch break and needs a meal replacement bar to keep her eating plan on track. But many snack bars are not South Beach approved. Her question gives me a great opportunity to explain the different South Beach Diet snack bars for Phase 1 and also for the less restrictive Phase 2.

South Beach Diet Snacks

Before I discuss snack bars, it's important to remember that The South Beach Diet is an eating plan for life. Healthy snacking is a part of Phase 1, Phase 2 and Phase 3 for maintenance. While snack bars may help you stick to the plan, they may not solve your long-term snack habit. So it's important to come up with handy snack strategies to make sure you stick to your healthy eating program for life.

There are plenty of healthy snack recipes and suggestions in each of The South Beach Diet books. For example, The South Beach Diet Supercharged includes recipes for snacks like Yogurt Cheese Dip and a Pizza Wrap. Learning to cook healthy recipes like these can help you stick to the program for life.

South Beach Diet Bars for Phase 1

To make sure that you eat only the foods that are allowed on Phase 1 of The South Beach Diet, it's smart to buy the brand's own snack bars. That way you know you're getting the right blend of carbs, fat, and protein.

Most of the bars and products are allowed during Phase 2 and Phase 3, but there is a special snack bar made just for Phase 1.

    South Beach Diet Bars for Phase 2 and Phase 3

    According to information provided on the diet program's website, all of the South Beach Diet snack bars, smoothies, shakes and products are allowed during Phase 2 and Phase 3. You have several products to help you stick to the program throughout the day.

    • 100-Calorie Snack Bars.  If you enjoy flavors like Whipped Peanut Butter, Chocolate Caramel Nut or Fudgy Chocolate Mint, then this might be the right South Beach diet bar for you.
    • Protein Fit Bars. If you like to exercise but hate the cravings that hit after the workout, then you can keep a few of these stashed in your gym bag. You'll find flavors like Dark Chocolate Almond and Honey Peanut to curb your cravings.
    • Meal Bars.  If you don't have time to prepare a full South Beach breakfast lunch or dinner, grab one of these higher calories bars instead. Chocolate Chunk, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip and Apple Cinnamon are popular flavors.

    Not sure where to buy South Beach Diet bars? You'll find them online for purchase or you can buy them in any of these retailers.

    *Edited by Malia Frey, About.com Weight Loss Expert

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