Tuesday, January 4, 2011

South Beach Diet

Thinking of trying out the South Beach diet.  It sounds like a good one and it sounds do-able.  Anyone have any thoughts? 

I don't have the book (yet) but am reading the food lists online.  Was thinking about diving in head first and starting but talked myself into not being a big dummy and actually reading up on it and going grocery shopping FIRST.

Also...next week Jilllian Michaels comes back too...

8 comments:

Stacy said...

Chris has done it off and on and lost weight every time. The first 2 weeks (phase 1) are tough, but it really does help break the carb/sugar addiction. The adding things in and maintenance phases are sensible. My research said it was good for carb/insulin resistance issues.

sj3339sta said...

You know how there are 3 phases in SBD? Well, a nutritionist advised me once that if I did that diet, to just skip phase 1. Especially if you are exercising because it does not allow for enough calories.

Erin said...

I haven't read all about it yet, but I don't really see how it would deny too many calories though...since all you are really cutting out is breads and sugars (including fruits) for just two weeks. It really makes sense though, with my insulin resistance. I've heard really good things about it for people with insulin resistance and such. My friend and I are starting it together. I've read that phase one is really good for cleansing the body of the carb/sugar cravings (which I have). Exercising...honestly, realistically...I dont do much of that. I plan to try to exercise more but really I dont see me going hardcore there, it just doesnt fit in my schedule. And yeah, people say that you have to make it a priority etc. but well...I invite them to work it into my life for me then tell me that!! LOL

TammyIsBlessed said...

Phase 1 is where you lose the most weight - well the first few days of it for sure anyway!

It's tough, but you can do it.

Phase 3 is really the way everyone should be eating anyway.

Kathryn said...

I had to go off of it. I was strict about it too. I was running a lot and just did not have enough carbs to make it in my runs. I lost about 7lbs the first two weeks and then nothing came off. Nothing else has worked either, but at least I haven't gained any. But if you aren't exercising, go ahead and try it. I just didn't have enough energy on it.

Erin said...

Yeah, I know exercising is important and I need to exercise, but honesly any workout I do will be pretty low impact due to time constraints. My lifestyle is relatively sedentary (office work for 8 hours of the day), def not a runner and don't see myself ever becoming one! Though I admire my running friends!!

Jen said...

I have always heard good things about it, I really need to look into my food habbits, I was okay with exercising but I got out of my routine and now I need to get it back!

Kathryn said...

I should say that, it's good to just change one thing at a time. It is good that you are just changing your eating habits. Work in the exercise when your eating has become second nature. Slow and steady wins the race.