Is anyone on here South Beaching?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Robin'sBrood, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    South Beaching -- because I refuse to use the D word! [​IMG]

    So I started the two week phase 1 period today. Not doing too bad, so far. I had my morning coffee, but instead of sugar I used Truvia (Stevia) that I just found at the grocery store last night to sweeten it. VERY good! [​IMG]
    Meals - I had 2 small crustless quiches (egg, spinach, bell pepper, onion, colby jack cheese) and a tiny glass of tomato juice for breakfast. I had exactly 10 roasted in the shell peanuts for a mid-morning snack. Small salad with grilled chicken breast and exactly 1 TBS of blue cheese dressing for lunch. It's 4:30 now and I'm just starting to feel the need for another snack. I need good snack ideas for this phase. TIA!
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I don't diet anymore. At 47 it's all heading south anyways. I am a much happier and healthier person now that I stopped obessesing over food. [​IMG]
  3. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina

    I'm 41. I haven't ever obsessed over food... which is probably why I now need to lose some serious weight now. [​IMG] I really have to get change my way of eating and start getting this weight off for health reasons. I have a very high chance of becoming diabetic if I don't change my diet, which is full of all the bad stuff (sugar, white breads, etc.) My mom and dad, and BOTH of their mothers are/were diabetic. Not something I want to become, so it's time to get serious about this. [​IMG]

    Anyway, I just enjoyed a stalk of celery with some roasted garlic hummus. Not exactly the same as a cookie, but still satisfying to the hunger monster. [​IMG]
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  4. chicken_angler

    chicken_angler Coop Constructist

    Jun 23, 2008
    a house
    My mom is south beaching. So far she has lost about 12 lbs I think. I can ask her what exactly she has lost.
  5. smom1976

    smom1976 too many projects too little time!

    May 2, 2008
    Pensacola, FL
    MY DH south beaches.. he buys the meals... and then for a snack he will have nuts like you.. and one of those protien drinks from special K.. and then sometimes a motzerella cheese stick..
  6. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    Sounds like a different version of Atkins. The protein will help you with food cravings eventually. Good luck, but I always find that eating foods that aren't pre-packaged is better, but if this works for you, great! And that's what it's all about right?
  7. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Well I'd like to be on a beach in the south, but now I'm not dieting at the moment..... [​IMG]

    And dont plan to start at this time of year... We are just getting to the good stuff now!
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  8. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    I'm HUNGRY! :|

    Is anyone else using the new no calorie sweetener that is on the market now, Truvia? I bought some and it's really good... at least in my coffee and tea. I can't do Splenda, it makes my kidneys hurt so bad. Glad to see another option on the market now! [​IMG]

    Better go eat my salad now, before I eat my computer desk. [​IMG]
  9. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

    May 6, 2007
    Columbia Gorge, OR
    I had gastric bypass, and it is interesting what you are told to eat: MEAT and DAIRY! The more protein the better (but you can only eat 4 ounces at a time or you'll throw up).

    Basically, a restricted diet puts your body in starvation mode, which is why you lose hair when you diet, etc. The one thing you have to have is protein or you won't survive. Vegetarians/vegans, sorry, but it is a medical fact. You couldn't eat enough tofu to save yourself. Meat and dairy in small amounts. Kicks food craving to the curb, gives you energy, and you end up eating less by eating mostly protein.

    End. Of. Story.

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  10. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    I did a combination of Atkins and South Beach a few years ago, lost close to 50 lbs. Have gained about 20 back. Now I work hard to watch fat and carbs but I don't diet. I have 2 diet sodas a day and the rest of the time tea made with Splenda or water (flavored sparkling from Wal-Mart the Key Lime is the Bomb)
    I love pasta so I try to use whole wheat and eat smaller portions. I did splurge last night and made Chicken & Dumplings, I just ate less and brought some for lunch. The other thing I do, is if I want a candy bar or Ice cream I eat it.

    Basically it is all about a change in lifestyle.

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