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MICHELLEXXXX SparkPoints: (7,379)
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1/27/13 3:43 P

I feel I have benefited immensely by learning about how grains (and all processed foods) effect the body.

YOJULEZ SparkPoints: (15,606)
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1/27/13 1:25 P

I cook a lot of South Beach recipes from www.kalynskitchen.com. She's a former caterer who does the South Beach diet successfully. Some of the recipes are geared towards Phase 1, and some are for Phase 2. Everything I've made from there has been delicious, and is a great resource for both regular healthy eating folks, and South Beachers. I just modify them to fit what I like... ie I'll use full fat dairy instead of the recommended low fat, or I'll add an extra carb to the Phase 1 recipes.

Edited by: YOJULEZ at: 1/27/2013 (13:26)
AUDREYUK Posts: 607
1/27/13 12:54 P

I'll be the first to admit that normally I think diet plans are useless for long term.

However, my very own mother has been doing South Beach faithfully for 10 years! She still loves it and is smaller and healthier than I've ever known her to be my entire life. So it definitely works for some people. I'd say no harm in testing it out.

I tried it myself, but didn't like the low fat dairy and the use of artificial sweeteners so I couldn't hack it long term.

KRISTEN_SAYS SparkPoints: (73,428)
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1/27/13 12:05 P

As long as it's something you can stick with for a lifetime, go for it.

CALLMECARRIE Posts: 1,598
1/27/13 11:26 A

The hospital where I work offers the Ideal Protein plan. It's very expensive. Of the dozen or so people I know who lost weight with Ideal Protein, all but one regained significant weight after going off the diet. South Beach seems more like a plan the average person could live with, more conducive to a "real" kitchen, not a diet where you buy food in boxes and pouches. As a side note, many of the South Beach diet recipes I've seen look delicious.

MITCHSAM98 SparkPoints: (777)
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1/27/13 11:21 A

I am thinking of starting South Beach phase 2 as I cannot afford Ideal Protein any more, does anyone have any thoughts on this

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