(Closed) Anty other South Beach Dieters?

posted 9 years ago in Food
Post # 4
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Newbee

Hi, I’m doing SBD and am following the plan for the most part – I’m nearing the end of Week 2 – and will probably do Phase 1 for one more week before slowly transitioning.    The hardest part for me is the “I need something sweet” after dinner – even though I’m not that much of a sweets person.  Given the hot weather, I’ve been sticking with the SF fudgsicles.  I can’t stand that ricotta creme thing!

The biggest challenge is getting in the veggies – 4.5 cups a day is a lot!

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

My FI did South beach before we started dating… he lost 70lbs on it! It definitely works, but it is hard to keep it off unless you set up some sort of program with a balance of good carbs, proteins, fats & exercise!

I admire your dedication Miss Hot Sauce 🙂 Keep up the hard work!

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Definitely am thinking I need a better diet than what I’m on. SBD was waht I was thinking about! My friend says it’s great. Post wedding, those white carbs are just calling my name and I need to lose the last 5 pounds so I fit into a BM dress comfortably again =].

Off I go to research it. if i buy the right veggies and fruits I have no problems with them. It’s the “i need to go back to watching my weight, macaroni and cheese is “not” dinner” thing that gets me

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I did SBD a couple times when I need to lose weight fast! I think it works but it just sucks having to hold out on carbs…I’m asian so you know I have to have the rice!  Anyway…The one thing I ate a lot of was lettuce wraps…romaine lettuce leaves spread with hummus and feta cheese sprinkled on top!!  It was really good!

But for my true diet…I always do Weight Watchers!!  Thats the only thing that works for me!! Since then I’m 40 lbs down…now @ 119!!

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

@Jingle, lettuce wraps are so good. I’ll have to keep that in mind tonight. I’m going to the food store and while I can’t do no carbs/alcohol/fruit for 2 weeks, I’m going to do it until next thursday before the wedding so I can drop this bloaty business.

Do you ladies notice a difference after a week? or is it a moot point? Sigh, peaches are in season right now =(

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I haven’t tried SBD.  But I did Atkins like 6 years ago and lost 27lbs which was more then my intended goal.  I wanted to lose 10-15 lbs.  I then got engaged and bought a wedding dress.  So I was afraid to get off the phase 2 and gain it back.  So I stayed on Phase 2 way to long and made myself sick.  I had to go and have a colonoscopy (spelling?).  They didn’t find anything wrong just that I wasn’t eating right.

Since then I’ve been afraid to try any other diets.  So now I’m just working out 3 days a week and then I’ve started this weekend doing no bread or potatoes.  I’m hoping this will help me drop the 10lbs I would like to by the wedding day.  And of course not make myself sick.

Keep me posted on the SBD!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

If you exercise regularly, you should be wary of Phase 1.  Most dietians will tell you that Phase 2 and 3 are great though.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

for ejs4y8:  I did notice a difference after a week, my stomach pouch was smaller.  I always tend to do now carbs before a big event only cause I know the belly goes down and it looks better in a dress!!

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Thanks! i went grocery shopping and kept the carb buying to a low. I work out like 4-5 days a week at high intensity so I think I’ll just be very conscious to not eat them in the evening, but two pieces of high fiber low cal bread for lunch with a turkey sandwich is still probably my best bet. I’ll start scaling back on that and the salt and see how it goes!

I’m eating avocado and chunky salsa on cucumber slices for dinner with a side of broccoli slaw with low cal dressing. mmm =]

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