Wednesday, February 10, 2010
A few nights after finishing "South Beach Diet" it dawned on me that maybe it wasn't how much I ate but what I was eating. Phase One is the strictest phase but it only lasts two weeks. Throughout the book they tell you not to stay on it for very long after the two weeks because it's not sustainable. Basically can't have certain cuts of meat (fatty), cereal, potatoes, rice or alcohol. I may be leaving some things out but just Google Phase One South Beach and you'll find some pretty good lists of what you can eat and can't for all three phases.
Besides reversing insulin resistance and calming sugar cravings, they claim that you can lose between 8 and 13 pounds during these first two weeks! That's the kind of kick in the pants I could use to get some momentum going towards my ultimate goal of 168 pounds (and a sub 25 BMI) by year's end.
It won't be easy but hopefully, worth it!