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EMPRESSAMQ
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4/9/14 1:10 P

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I've done South Beach in the past and believe it is a healthy way of eating if one skips all those processed South Beach entrees and snacks and just follows the original diet.

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AZSOUTHSIDEGIRL
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4/9/14 1:03 P

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I like South Beach. I'm back on it (Day 3 for me today) and it really helps me purge those high-impact carb cravings. I don't even mind Phase 1. It sort of mentally preps me for Phase 2, when we get to add fruits and other complex carbs back in. I lost 20 pounds on SB about three years ago and kept it off until last summer. My dad passed away and I had to settle his estate, which was unbelievably stressful. So I ate all those less-than-healthy carbs. Back on the Beach, looking forward to dropping the 11 pounds I gained!



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3/26/14 1:16 P

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I'm on day 3 of SB phase 1. It hasn't been too hard. I think I did a really good job of pre-planning some meals and having tons of choices for when I get hungry or just need something to munch on. Having cucumbers, bell peppers, celery, and other snack veggies has saved me from splurging on something else here at work.

On a side note, I have always loved SB recipes but haven't done a full blown Phase 1. Kalyn's Kitchen (www.kalynskitchen.com) is an awesome website with great recipes for SB (and other types of low-carb options). Her recipes are some of the best I've found. My unsuspecting boyfriend has no clue! :)

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MEWHENRYSMAMA
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2/25/14 12:40 A

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No, I have not, but I have checked it out and it looks very healthy!
Good Luck!



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2/24/14 11:57 P

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2/24/14 11:27 P

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LOVE Low-Carb eating. Only way I can lose weight. I am beginning to already feel so much better and have more energy than I have had in a long time. Once you get rid of the garbage in your body you will. No white stuff...no sugar...no artificial sugars other than Truvia....NO cold drinks. Difficult?? Yes!!! But h So worth it!!!





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LADYCJM
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2/24/14 11:19 P

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Any diet that is not the standard high fat, highly processed (non)food American diet will make you healthier and help you lose weight.

You do not need a special diet plan, just a healthy diet with portion control.



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MJEFFERSON23
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2/24/14 6:03 P

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I like south Beach and I am eating low carb right now. It is the only way for me!

The only "diet" that works is consistency!

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2/24/14 5:50 P

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I have known people who are on it. Even though they have been on it for years. There has been no visible improvement in their weight loss or general health.

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BIGBELLYCHICK
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2/24/14 5:31 P

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I think it's kind of hard to stick to. I love fruits and can't have them. I love rice, can't have that either. I think once I get passed phase 1 I will do better. I just want to be healthy.



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I haven't tried it, but a couple of friends have, with mixed results. One gained all 65 pounds he lost and then some, and the other has kept most of her 35 pounds off. I have cut back on some of the refined carbs, but I pay more attention to the portions rather than the food itself. I'll never be free of pasta and bread, lol, but I do eat a lot less of that stuff now. I pretty much save such carbs for one meal a day at the most.

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I'm generally extremely skeptical about low-carb plans because most of them cut out healthy foods. But South Beach, if you skip Phase 1, is really just an old-fashioned healthy diet. It doesn't cut carbs very much; it just tells you to get your carbs from vegetables, legumes, low-fat dairy, and whole grains. It doesn't go crazy on the fats, either. If you need a specific diet program, South Beach is one of the healthier ones.

I would recommend skipping phase 1, both because it's harder than the others and because it's not especially healthy and gives you the wrong idea about carbs. But if you start in Phase 2 or 3, you'll probably lose weight just as well without the struggle of adapting to a stricter diet right away.



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2/23/14 8:50 P

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Years ago, probably 2004? I lost 60 or so pounds on South Beach. I worked very hard at it though, including lots of exercise, and I had a pretty active type job. I was able to keep 50 of it off until 2010 eating most days in a South Beach fashion. Then I got a divorce and lost more weight due to stress. Then met someone new and got pregnant and gained all of it and more back.

Now i'm back losing weight again. I liked South Beach and would have done it again but decided to try Weight Watchers this time (because my sisters are doing it) with some South Beach elements thrown in. Basically just minimize the carbs in my diet.



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2/23/14 8:07 P

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No, I've been on Atkins for the past 8 years. Basically that means lots of green veggies, some colored veggies, protein and fat with little carbs (not no carbs) . Both South Beach and Atkins have a number of similarities, cutting carbs.

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2/23/14 7:49 P

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I like South Beach. I'm not strictly on the plan now, but still eat SB recommended foods.

I learned a lot from the book - better food choices and how your body processes different foods.

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BIGBELLYCHICK
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2/23/14 7:23 P

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Thank you :)



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2/23/14 6:38 P

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I never tried it - I don't do "plans", but I do a form of low carb. No pasta, no rice (occasional brown), rarely bread (oatmeal whole grain on occasion), 1 fruit a day, yes to popcorn (it's so low calorie, high fiber I can't say no to that). I based my diet more on GI/GL index.

Anyway - I like it and have had success at it, but like I said, my way of doing it isn't a "plan".

Have you ever talked to Russell? You can find him on the Diet/Nutrition thread. He doesn't do South Beach, but has lost a ton on low carb - and he really knows what he's talking about. If you want any advice on low carb in general, post to him over there :)

Good luck!!!

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BIGBELLYCHICK
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2/23/14 5:53 P

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It's low carb. Basically cutting all breads, pasta, rice, corn, and fruits from your diet for weeks, then adding back small amounts of those things, but the healthier variety.



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2/23/14 5:48 P

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I've never tried it.

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BIGBELLYCHICK
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2/23/14 5:45 P

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Has anyone tried The South Beach Diet? Results?



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