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South Beach Diet: Days 1 & 2

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

My internet was down yesterday, so I couldn't get online. Here's the rundown...


Day One:


Breakfast: scrambled eggs with cheese, spicy V8 juice.

Lunch: turkey and cheese lettuce roll-ups.

Dinner: Grilled Italian chicken, roasted asparagus, spinach stuffed mushrooms.

Dessert: Lemon zest ricotta creme.

Snacks: tri-colored pepper sticks, celery sticks, homemade dip, crunchy peanut butter, almond milk, skim milk.

Activity: 40ish minute walk with Husband, Daughter, and one of our dogs.


Day 2:


Breakfast: scrambled eggs with cheese, almond milk.

Lunch: Grilled chicken salad (lettuce, cuke, tomato, black olives, cheese, dressing).

Dinner: Baked ham, steamed cauliflower and broccoli, salad (lettuce, cuke, tomato, black olives, chickpeas, sunflower seeds, dressing).

Dessert: sugar free peach Jello.

Snacks: tri-colored pepper sticks, celery sticks, cashews, peanuts, crunchy peanut butter, string cheese, pickle slices, skim milk.

Activity: None. (I had -- still have -- a pretty brutal headache since this afternoon). I am sure this is just the "detox" from SBD. My body is reacting from not having any sugar/bad carbs/junk food.

All in all, aside from this dang headache, I'm feeling GREAT! Day TWO of Phase One is already over with. I did notice that I was a bit more hungry today than I was yesterday, and I'm thinking that might be because I didn't eat quite enough yesterday. SBD stresses that if you're hungry, EAT. Although I was ready for mealtimes yesterday, I didn't feel hungry in between meals. I did get a little hungry last night though, and that's when I had some crunchy peanut butter and almond milk. I also may not be eating enough breakfast. Which is weird for me to say, because I've always been one of those people that feels like if I'm on a diet, I'm supposed to be at least a little bit hungry. I know that's WRONG, but it's just what I've put into my head; that I'm doing it wrong if I'm not a little hungry. I've got to accept the fact that you can actually eat food and still lose weight. Overall though, I'm feeling good. I'm so proud of myself that I'm FINALLY back on SBD!!! I have been telling myself for ages that I wanted to get back on it. Husband and I have talked about doing Phase One for weeks now. I am going to stick with this until the very end. I will not give up. I will keep going until I reach my goals!

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  • KITT52
    I love there snack bars....the best 100 calories and they sure do curb cravings and make me feel full.....I sort of follow there plan but tweaked it for my sure has worked for me...

    have a healthy day
    1473 days ago

    Great job on the first 2 days. SBD isn't for me, but I have heard really good things about it. Sorry your head is still aching. That fall really slowed you down. Heal well and keep your motivation going.

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    1474 days ago
    emoticon emoticon Sounds like an awesome start! I hope the headaches go away soon.
    1474 days ago
    Great going!!!
    1474 days ago
    That first week or so is the worst. The detox headaches are killer.
    I went through the same thing, you might get them for a few days or it may stop really soon!
    It does get better though, eventually you were feel more healthy than ever and have lots of energy!!
    Great job and keep it up :D
    1474 days ago
    Yes, I can do this the rest of my life. That's what I love about it! Several years ago, I ate this way all the time and I felt absolutely wonderful. As I stated in an earlier entry, the only reason SBD "quit working" is because I quit doing it. It's definitely what I consider a lifestyle change, and not just a "diet," which implies a temporary situation.

    And yes, SBD is similar to Atkins. SBD recommends eating snacks with lean proteins. If you do SBD properly, you're not hungry, and your body is getting everything it needs. I'm SO happy to be back on this plan, as I know how great it will make me feel. Heck, I'm already feeling great!

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  • JAROL7
    Good luck on your plan. Question: Can you live this way the rest of your life? You have to find a plan where you can say YES!
    1474 days ago
    You've done great, the first few days or even a couple of weeks are the hardest, you're probably right, the lower carbs and detoxing might be causing the headaches.
    I've never been on South Beach, I lost and maintain on Atkins but it sounds very similar just not the skim milk, Atkins would have full fat cheese. I don't know what SBD recommends that you eat when you're hungry, but I would have a little extra protein to satisfy hunger, maybe a boiled egg or something.
    Sounds like you've got a great plan. emoticon
    1474 days ago
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