My husband and I began the The South Beach Diet on the 5th of January. I have never been on an “official” diet before. I have had to be careful, I have taken a natural herb and I have used shakes in place of meals, I once even lost several pounds from eating healthy chocolate (that was FUN!), but this is a FIRST for me.
I was skeptical at first because you cut out so many of the things that God made for us to enjoy (whole fruit and grain) , but as I looked at the goals of the diet and the “Whole Picture” I decided to give it a try. Especially since it was my husbands idea and I want to support him.
The diet consists of relearning your eating habits and begins with cutting out all starches, carbohydrates and sugars from your diet for 2 weeks in Phase One.
What I like about the diet: I can eat as much as I want to of most vegetables, some meats and a fair amount of low-fat dairy. Snacks are encouraged and I can even snack on nuts in the evening.
What I don’t like about the diet: I miss taking my liquid vitamin every day. It is a delicious fruit blend and I can’t have fruit in this phase. I also miss eating my healthy chocolate every day. =) And yesterday I watched everyone eat homemade brownies and ice cream, one of my favorite desserts, while I busied myself crocheting!
Results: in the first 4 days I lost 2 pounds ~ pretty good results! My goal is to lose about 13 more pounds total, which will put me at my weight at age 25.
New results: Today is one week and I have lost 4 pounds. One more week in Phase One!