It's good that you are researching and seeing what different options are out there, congrats on that!
You always hear people say, "Well, I tried XYZ diet and it doesn't work."
We all have different bodies and so different things work for each of us--I'm not allergic to peanuts but you might be. You might be able to eat 10 lbs of shrimp, but your neighbor might get itchy just looking at one. Everyone REALLY is different, but luckily, there are other people like us who have things in common that do work and that is what we come here for, to share our knowledge and experiences! :)
I've tried South Beach before and lost 60 lbs. Got pregnant, gained it back.
I'm on Atkins now, one of several attempts. My problem was that when I first started it, I didn't read the original book first. Instead, I stocked up on all the new Atkins branded products.
One week later, I was very upset to see that I had barely lost a pound!
I bought all the books, read them all. Took into mind that the Atkins company is just that, a company trying to make money. The first book by the Doctor who is not trying to sell products is the best one, except just incorporate the new changes, like adding more veggies.
Anyway, I started again new when I got rid of all the Atkins junk I bought.
I only ate eggs, bacon, cheese, tuna, chicken, cucumbers, olives, steak, cheeseburgers without a bun, big salads with cheese and full-fat ranch dressing and the frozen Atkins meals (because they are just meat and veggies),drank lots of water. When I felt hungry, I ate.
After 6 days, I was down 10 lbs!
I'm going to continue this week and also start exercising, something that I wasn't doing before really. My high school reunion is this fall and I am DETERMINED to lose at least 50lbs by then!
Also, the good thing about Atkins is that I really do feel mentally better when eating this way. I actually think more clearly. I feel GREAT! Positive. Happy. Never bogged down or foggy like when you get done eating a pizza and Coke, or burger and fries or big plate of pasta. I feel free!
SO! Sorry to talk your ear off, but just wanted to share what I've found on one of the "options" out there.
Good luck to you, in whatever you choose. You can do it!!! :)
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