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A whole new approach?

Friday, June 25, 2010

So I went to the doc for my 3 month follow up for my ugly blood results.

They had a surprise for me. I got to see the Mr Doc instead of the Mrs Doc that I usually see. I kind of dreaded it actually. Not that He isn't a good doc but we just don't click. He is very sharp as in he picks up on the small things most people don't see unless they are pointed out. I regret to admit that I went in the office with quite a bit of attitude. But that got fixed quick.

He looked at my results, compared them to prior results, talked to me about each area, talked with me about my history and what I have been doing recently and decided I needed a new approach to eating. He suggested that I try the Southbeach diet. I know I looked at him like he was nuts, besides the fact that I hadn't eaten for 12 hours and hadn't had any coffee, I thought southbeach was a fad.

He had first hand examples of success. I said I was willing to try and would pick up the book on the way to work and read through it. I totally intended on having the book at least half way read by bed last night so I could really try to start today. Well life gets in the way again. But I do know that it can't be too bad to try it for a few weeks and see what happens. However, thus far today I feel lightheaded which I am sure just means change but other than that it means no exercise today.

My friend, the pending nutritionist, disagrees with the doc. I understand that she is set in her theories but she hasn't really studied me, all she knows is that I really do try to eat good and try to fit exercise in.

I have been dieting all my life in one form or another. Following the biggest loser way except for the processed stuff they use (fake sweeteners are processed and are not good for you) has allowed me to be able to do more exercise than I ever have before. But I kind of got stuck, what they call plateaus and then I got discouraged.

Doc says no plateaus on Southbeach...we shall see, a couple of weeks and if I don't agree then I can tell him it's a bunch of hogwash especially since he knows I read everything about food, nutrition, health, and fitness that I can fit in.

I am kind of excited actually for the scale to actually move.
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    I think that the South Beach Diet is a healthy food plan, especially once you get past the first two weeks. It's just that we can't have it all, all of the time!! We need to pick and choose what foods we're going to have. When we go to a new phase, we can't have everything at once, but have to see what works for us.
    I use the SB Diet, I had a little detour, but have lost about 40# from my highest... And sad to say, I don't follow it as exact as I should, but my little system works for me and I do follow the basic principles of it.
    I prefer the SB to the Atkins just because it's not quite so restrictive, but I think both of them have the right ideas...
    Good luck to you on your journey!! Bettyor emoticon
    2917 days ago
    A Spark friend suggested SB to me almost two months ago when I wrote a blog about how I was struggling. I always thought that SB or Atkins were just NOT for me but I was desperate and headed to Half Price Books. I got started right away. The cravings went away almost instantly. I lost 11 pounds in the first two weeks. I have lost 20 pounds since I bought that book. The pounds are still coming off even though I am not 100% faithful to the plan.
    Good luck to you!
    2918 days ago
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