Post # 1
So DH and I have decided to try the South Beach Diet (I tried it for maybe a week a few years ago but quickly fell off). I have been having issues with weight gain (I am treated for hypothyroid but it isn’t “severe” enough for anyone to really take it seriously). For the past several months, I gave up gluten, so breads have already been cut out of my diet.
That is kind of what scares me, because, looking at the food list for phase 1… I don’t feel like I’m giving up a lot. Maybe some of the starchier veggies I eat occasionally, but other than that… I don’t pig out on carbs and sweets, so I have this terrifying thought that I’m already doing things right, and I’m still getting fatter!
Have any of you seen success on this diet?
Post # 3
I haven’t tried it (except for like a week and then I gave up becuase I had to really cut carbs). How long have you been on it? If you have been on it for less an 3 weeks I would keep going with it for at least a month or two. It takes time for your body to adjust to a new diet.
That being said, I am counting calroies with My Fitness Pal. Since doing that I have learned a lot about what I need for my body, and sometimes with things like Nutrisystem (which I was on for few months) and South Beach, you don’t get enough to eat.
I have no advice other than that about South Beach, but I do know people have had success on it. It just fails to last because it doesn’t teach you about portion control or going out to eat.
Post # 4
I’ve only been on the diet for a few days, just started, and I haven’t weighed myself at all yet. My concern is that it really doesn’t seem that different from the way that I normally eat! Thank you for your reply, and I’m glad MFP is working for you 🙂