SparkPeople South Beach Diet (Lifestyle!) Team Messageboard For anyone who follows or wants to learn the SB way of eating. Lets be healthy together. SB is recommended by many doctors and dieticians; its good for blood sugar and reducing dietary fat. SparkPeople South Beach Diet (Lifestyle!) Team Messageboard Anyone have a P1 smoothie recipe Anyone have a P1 smoothie recipe Mon, 3 Aug 2020 11:04:14 EST I need to lose 30lbs I am so discouraged I cant seem to get my weight under control Tue, 12 May 2020 16:04:29 EST Back again! Hello all! <BR> I’ve been lurking for a few days since logging back on to SP. In the 10+ years I’ve been a member, I’ve been all over the map on diet, exercise, lifestyle—you name it! I’m hoping to make this my last restart, and I think South Beach is the way to go (again). I love the flexibility to have higher carb and lower carb days after Phase 1, and not having to track every last bite works best for me. Fri, 12 Jul 2019 12:05:23 EST Game - post a word ending in ing sparking Mon, 8 Jul 2019 11:47:23 EST Team Bonus Points <BR> 20 Points Today <em>67</em> Wed, 17 Apr 2019 18:39:50 EST New to team. Hi everyone my name is Jenye. And I live in Australia. I am new to SB diet, I have put on quite a few kilograms since my husband passed away 4 years ago and I shifted to central Victoria. I have now decided that I have to loose weight.jthe only problem that I may have is that I am allergic to milk and soy milk is horrid. What will I do? Please give me some advice. <BR> You seem to be a very grounded and successful team. <BR> <BR> Cheers. Jenye. (Ashenpond2) Wed, 29 Aug 2018 09:01:31 EST Chopped Cheese Sandwich As some of you probably know, I don't like cheeseburgers unless they have bacon on them. Bacon makes everything better. I don't want things like mayo, ketchup, raw onions, mushrooms, etc on burgers. Just mustard, pickle, and lettuce usually. I use the lettuce as a wrap but it's kind of hard to do with this if you don't eat buns. I was watching the Chew one day and the theme was about things the co-hosts had tried and fallen in love with when they moved to New York City. I'm not much of a city... Thu, 16 Aug 2018 13:56:38 EST Restart - Z to A - Add To ONE Category Please follow directions. Each participating sparkmember should take turns copying and pasting this list into a reply message while adding ONE WORD PER TURN allowing other members to respond starting with the letter Z until all of the slots are filled. Then we will proceed to the letter Y. <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. A child's toy - <BR> <BR> 2. Something in your fridge - <BR> <BR> 3. Something you buy from the supermarket - <BR> <BR> 4. A famous band - <BR> <BR> 5. An animal - <BR> <BR> 6. A re... Sat, 16 Jun 2018 16:00:06 EST Z to A Fill in A Word Each participating sparkmember should take turns copying and pasting this list into a reply message while adding ONE WORD per turn that suits a category starting with the letter Z until all of the slots are filled. Then we will proceed to the letter Y. <BR> <BR> 1. A child's toy - <BR> <BR> 2. Something in your fridge - <BR> <BR> 3. Something you buy from the supermarket - <BR> <BR> 4. A famous band - <BR> <BR> 5. An animal - <BR> <BR> 6. A recipe ingredient - <BR> <BR> 7. A song - <BR... Fri, 15 Jun 2018 20:53:33 EST Reboot time! Helloooo! It's been 4 years since I have been around. Alot has happened in those 4 years - including weight <BR> <BR> Having had lost 60 pounds and maintaining it for the prior 4, it was hard to see most of it gradually come back. I have had some major stressors happen: my unemployed/homeless/addict 40 yo daughter, her dog and my lovely 9 yo granddaughter have been living with me for 3 years now. I am the primary caretaker of my granddaughter Aliegh. <BR> <BR> I have had a... Tue, 22 May 2018 12:39:19 EST Don't know anything about this plan Where on this team can I learn about this plan. I don't know anything about it at all and want to release 15-20 lbs. Thanks Tue, 8 May 2018 06:54:55 EST Name a book or play starting from A to Z Kerry posted this - <BR> <BR> <BR> A - Arsenic and Old Lace <BR> <BR> Articles (A, An, The) at the beginning don't count <BR> Thu, 29 Mar 2018 08:55:18 EST A thru Z Words of Spring or Veggies New game using works related to spring and/or veggies. <BR> <BR> A - April Fri, 2 Mar 2018 12:11:38 EST Game - A thru Z Words of Winter A - arctic Tue, 30 Jan 2018 18:32:28 EST Bread I know that when buying bread it can't have any refined flour but are there other rules associated to it? For fellow Canadians in the group, what bread do you buy? <BR> <BR> Thanks :) Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:33:42 EST need help! I have HBP ,on meds that worked for a while but now don't seem to be working ,Doc. said at last visit she said The Dash way of eating would help, just can't seem to get started can't get the to that place .Thanks Sun, 7 Jan 2018 19:42:37 EST Meal Delivery Service I'm new to this group and tried to search but found nothing. Is anyone doing the SouthBeach meal delivery service? I lost weight doing Nutrisystem in the past and this is very much like that only branded by Southbeach. Trying to get ready and plan my veggies/snacks in addition to the food I ordered. <BR> <BR> Anyone else doing this? Tue, 2 Jan 2018 12:27:14 EST Happy New Year! It's a new year and an opportunity for a fresh start for everyone. For those of you who have given up on healthy living and weight loss or have been struggling this is the perfect time to set some realistic goals. Don't expect perfection. Rather then trying to do too much at once, try a small goal or a few small goals and achieve those before moving on. A really good small goal that I have tried is to drink a glass of water and wait 20 minutes before you eat something to make sure you are re... Mon, 1 Jan 2018 14:02:14 EST Chia 'cereal'recipe Anyone have a chia recipe that replaces or a similar than oatmeal? Wed, 4 Oct 2017 10:57:16 EST Returning to SBD and SP SBD has worked better for me than any way of eating. My problem in the past was not being able to commit to it to the extent I should and I would revert back to bad eating. This time I am doing better with it, even to the point of making SBD friendly meal choices asking for SBD friendly substitutions when needed. Wed, 5 Jul 2017 11:10:41 EST If you could give yourself one piece of advice... If you could tell yourself one thing, give yourself one piece of advice or a hint when you started Phase 1 of the SBD diet, what would it be? <BR> <BR> I am using the 2003 edition of the SBD book and am planning out some meals and trying to get a handle on the plan so I can start Sunday. <BR> <BR> (So far these boards have had lots of information, but there is so much to look at!) Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:50:50 EST Ready for a life style change. Sick of dieting! I have literally tried every diet on the planet. I am now working on a life style change. The South Beach plan seems to be the perfect plan for me. I would love to build and be part of a support group. Mon, 3 Apr 2017 14:14:21 EST New Game Some members mentioned wanting to play a game and we even got a great suggestion so the game is to list words with double letters from A-to-Z. <BR> <BR> Apple Wed, 25 Jan 2017 11:16:54 EST New to SB and this team Hi everyone! I have about 15 lbs to lose - im actually less concerned with the scale &amp; more focused on feeling good in my clothes and toning up. I workout 4-5 times a week (mostly Jillian Michaels) but I don't see the results I should b/c my nutrition sucks! <BR> I have a Caribbean vacation coming up in 9 weeks. So I decided to go low carb to try &amp; see results! <BR> Yesterday was day 1 of phase 1. Its not too bad b/c I don't eat a lot of processed food normally. <BR> Thanks f... Sat, 14 Jan 2017 16:58:54 EST Did it a long time ago... now I'm lost I did South Beach about 10 years ago and just want to know if there have been changes? I was trying to do Dr. Travis Stork "the Lose Your Belly Diet" and cannot because of some of the foods that you must eat IE Kemfir, yogurt and other dairy products that are seriously gross!!! I am 57 years old and my daughter is getting married this summer. I weigh about 135 pounds. My goal is to lose 15 to 20 pounds mainly in my belly, hips and butt. I will follow along and hopefully be able to pick it a... Mon, 9 Jan 2017 12:46:31 EST South Beach and Insulin Pump Hello. I just joined the team because my wife and I are about to start on the South Beach Diet, and I have a question that I believe might best be answered by the members of this team. <BR> <BR> I am a Type 1 Insulin dependent diabetic who uses an insulin pump. Since my pump's settings are adjusted for my current, relatively high carb diet, I believe it is highly likely that my blood sugars will bottom out while I experiment with new settings till I have them adjusted properly. <BR> <BR> H... Tue, 8 Nov 2016 16:23:59 EST Newbie here Hi I am new to this team but not new to the South Beach Diet Monday I started back on the South Beach and had not tried it for very many years I am happy to say since Monday I have lost 7 pounds I am estatic !!! I have tried various diets and never lost 7 pounds in 6 days just had to pass on the good news vacation coming up soon can't wait Sat, 20 Aug 2016 17:54:46 EST I have returned! Hi everyone. I was here several years ago and am now back again, with more determination to get this right this time and see some success. I didn't put enough into it last time. I came here mainly because of Morticia, with her being so encouraging and supportive, even when I didn't do it right! So thank you, Morticia, for always trying to help! So here goes with Phase 1. Wish me luck! Thu, 24 Mar 2016 22:28:57 EST Whats difference btw SB and the atkins had soeone ask me the difference btw south beach and other low carb plans? did not know what to say..other than i like SB.. ha! Tue, 1 Mar 2016 09:37:19 EST Hi from Florida I'm Vicki, 59 years old, and over 100 lbs. too heavy. <BR> I don't expect to ever get my weight back down to under <BR> 198 lbs., but for now I'm working to get down to 225 lbs. <BR> I've struggled with trying to find a plan I can live with <BR> long term and I feel low fat is my best course of action. <BR> I'm not a huge meat eater and I do love veggies &amp; fruits, <BR> so it makes sense to me, to work with the foods I enjoy <BR> the most. Time will tell if I'm on the right course. <BR> ... Sun, 7 Feb 2016 17:14:00 EST Awesome Beachy Coupons online I saw some awesome coupons for Monkfruit in the raw, Silk milks, Yogurts, cheese and some other 'beachy items". I saw them on Wed, 27 Jan 2016 14:02:59 EST Anyone make/buy a SB friendly bread/pita /tortilla Let me know if your brought or made a SB friendle pita/tortila and what phase it was in and how it tasted. <BR> <BR> I seen a couple recipes for Flax tortillas but not sure if they were SB friendly or how they tasted. Tue, 26 Jan 2016 11:10:51 EST Happiness I was cleaning up the cottage yesterday &amp; found one M&amp;M underneath a cushion. That 1 M&amp;M brought me happiness &amp; a huge smile because I have not had any since January 2nd. What a great feeling! Mon, 18 Jan 2016 09:59:29 EST Joining the exercise team Could you give me some info for joining the exercise team? I have committed to exercise each day, but some days it is just 10 minutes. Sat, 16 Jan 2016 14:08:07 EST New member Good morning! I am new to Spark People, and have been on South Beach now for 13 days. I'm on Phase 1, and lost 8 pounds. I'm scared to go to phase 2. Thinking of combining 1 &amp; 2 throughout the weeks ahead. I'd love any advice! Fri, 15 Jan 2016 09:29:23 EST New-ish to SB. Starting tomorrow (Jan. 11th) Hi everyone! I have been very heavy all of my life and have been on every eating plan I can think of. I have a torn meniscus in both knees and am bone on bone in them; this has led to plantar fasciitis in both feet, and insertional achilles tendinopathy in the right foot with a bone spur. Needless to say, exercise is near impossible but I try to use a stationary bike. With doctors pushing me towards bariatric surgery (no thank you!) I wanted to try SB again. I did SB for a couple of mont... Sun, 10 Jan 2016 16:56:48 EST Vegetarian Meal Plans on South Beach diet My church is doing a 21 day no meat plan but I dont want to gain weight eaching abunch of carbs. Anyone have a Phase 1 and 2 template or ideas for meals with no meat. Fri, 8 Jan 2016 10:56:27 EST Reevaluating what "low carb" means Right before New Years I decided to start phase 1 on a whim. I did some cursory research and jumped in. I tracked my food for a few days and am realizing that what I thought was low carb is really not all that low carb at all. <BR> <BR> I'm an admitted carboholic. Rice or pasta with every meal and bonus points if there's bread involved. So just cutting out those things has been a challenge. I'm sure if I were to track how I was eating the amount of carbs would be off the charts. So in compar... Sun, 3 Jan 2016 20:31:33 EST Needing veggie ideas Hi all...officially back to the Beach after a lot of stumbling. My biggest problem w/ this plan is the large amount of vegetables, especially with needing to have some w/ breakfast. I have dieted so much for so long that sometimes I can barely look at them. I am allergic to some (almost all peppers except jalapenos), can't tolerate the bitter or sour of many others (like wasting a lot of effort to cook greens that turned out to be too bitter to eat; all but a small amount of tomato in a di... Fri, 1 Jan 2016 14:07:09 EST Trying again I am one that tries this and then gets tired of it and goes back to unhealthy eating. This has me gaining and losing in an unhealthy cycle. I would love to eat healthy and enjoy it so I can stay focused. Wed, 30 Dec 2015 16:09:51 EST Returning To The Beach :) I've started fresh here on SparkPeople(I was formerly countrybarb05) and starting fresh on South Beach too. I have had success with SBD in the past but let myself slip back to old unhealthy habits. I feel much better physically when eating the South Beach way. Mon, 21 Dec 2015 20:26:18 EST Hello. Newbie from Nevada Hello Everyone. Thank you for the welcome. I haven't started the South Beach "lifestyle" just yet. I asked my doctor today, with all the crazes out there, which would work best and she told me this one. I am 42 yrs old, I have had 6 children (5,9,13,15,20 twins) I am the heaviest I have ever been. I have been trying different things and keep failing. I have high blood pressure and pre-diabetic. I want to make the right changes and get healthy for me and my family. I look forward to learning, ... Fri, 13 Nov 2015 21:23:07 EST UK study on weight loss I read about this study in Reader's Digest, "Play This Game to Lose". Long story short, I went to the food training site and have played the game 4 of 5 days. You are supposed to play 4 days straight and then they will send you an email 30 days later and compare your before weight and weight after a month. I will play it one more day and then stop! <BR> <BR> What I have found so far is that overeating has not been a problem this weekend. Now whether it is because of the game or because I hav... Sun, 11 Oct 2015 20:53:32 EST Restart Phase I I am restarting SB Diet Phase I. Several years ago I lost 30 pounds on SB diet but then my thyroid went crazy. After trying everything else, it's time to go back to SB. Anyone have any good ideas for breakfast, other than eggs, for Phase I? Fri, 9 Oct 2015 12:33:37 EST Appy-Laurie's food today Wednesday 9/30 <BR> B: 1 egg, 2 egg white omelet with mushrooms and spinach <BR> (would have had tomato juice, but it went bad on me, waiting) <BR> S: String Cheese with skinny girl flavored water <BR> L: Cut up zucchini, cherry tomatoes, Green pepper (2 cups?) with 1/2 cup low fate cottage cheese <BR> D: Sauteed chicken breast with sauteed mixed vegetables and parmesan cheese <BR> S: maybe or maybe not, sugar free fudge sickle <BR> <BR> Laurie Wed, 30 Sep 2015 12:49:17 EST Hello. I am me! Hi, <BR> <BR> I am just restarting SBD again this week. I did it a number of years ago with great success. Life happens. I gained weight back. I know the SBD works. I restarted it last summer, a few months ago. I think I lost about 5 on ph 1. Then when I went to ph. 2 it all went haywire. I am starting with a new resolve. I plan to do ph. 1 for a month. Then be very-very careful as I ease in to ph. 2. I will be looking for alot of support at that time. <BR> I am going to put my me... Wed, 30 Sep 2015 12:44:00 EST Hallo Hi, <BR> <BR> My name is Jacques and I recently joined the team. I am South African and live in Germany where I teach at an international School. Next week Tuesday I will complete Phase 1 of the South Beach Diet. <BR> <BR> It went a bit dicey for the first 2 days and I gave in and had a bag of M&Ms. Beat myself up, but manage to continue. The last week my cravings for sweet things disappeared and I did ok. I am diabetic and on long term Insulin which I inject every evening. Yesterday I hal... Sat, 22 Aug 2015 19:04:31 EST Doing Phase 1 while on a beach vacation Hi all! I'm new to this group and happy to see the activity and support here. <BR> <BR> I am eager to start the SBD Phase 1 as soon as possible (like, tomorrow!) but am going on a beach vacation to Ocean City, NJ, next week, for 5 days. I will be eating out for all meals, no kitchen or access to a fridge or microwave. <BR> <BR> Start now or wait until I return from vacation? (My desire to start now is based on the rotten feeling simple carbs leave me with and my current significant... Thu, 13 Aug 2015 01:05:44 EST Hello Hello all. I'm new to the team. I am trying to lose a small amount, less than 10 lbs. Should I still do Phase 1? If I get to my goal within the first two weeks should I skip Phase 2 and just go to maintenance? <BR> <BR> Thanks in advance for your help. Wed, 12 Aug 2015 12:55:35 EST South Beach app? Does anyone use the South Beach app, or the South Beach website tools? I've signed up for emails from South Beach, but haven't looked at the online tools. Just wondering if it's worth joining. Fri, 7 Aug 2015 13:30:23 EST Transitioning, P1.5 So, I'm two days in and doing good so far, scale moving in the right direction. I've added 1 serving of grain and 1 serving of fruit. I think I may be like this for a while. Working through the different combinations, different time of day, etc. I know this is not an official phase, but how long did people take to get back up to 3 servings of each a day? I've been reading that some stay at 1-2 servings. Sat, 1 Aug 2015 07:33:53 EST Finally no cravings; Day 14 P1 I did Phase 1 before (many years ago), but it was easier to get rid of the cravings. Yesterday, I was full from lunch so much so that I ate dinner a bit late. I wasn't struggling to make it to dinner as I had been over to last week. I'm not even very hungry this morning. I'll have to see how I feel, may stay on P1 a couple more days max to see if they're truly gone. And the scale moved in the right direction. I wasn't gonna weigh in but I was so full from yesterday that I wanted to see if I m... Wed, 29 Jul 2015 06:35:34 EST Hello Everyone Hello, <BR> My name is Chris. <BR> I have been on and off the South Beach Diet for a while. I have come to the realization that I can't do it on my own. My major stumbling block is the carbs. cravings. Carb. binging is the reason I started the South Beach diet again. Phase 1 really cut my craving. But, I still can't be around refined sugar and flour without the carb. cravings rearing it's ugly head. I have even gone to the extreme of banishing all refined white carbs. to the basement frig.... Tue, 28 Jul 2015 18:33:23 EST Saying hello Hello, <BR> <BR> I'm doing SB to get the weight off to be healthier and get rid of disease and disease risks! I saw a reference to phase 1.5, which I will be going through at the end of the week. So, I thought this is a good place to get help with navigating transitions, especially. I'll be phase 2 for a while, though! I look forward to learning and interacting with y'all. Sun, 26 Jul 2015 16:58:21 EST Hello Hi everyone my name is Celeste and I am working to get back on the wagon. I have a long way to go to get to my ultimate goal, but I need to take things in stride and start with small goals. So I have set the goal of losing 7 pounds in the next 4 weeks. Mon, 13 Jul 2015 12:08:54 EST Hello Hello to all and thank you for making me part of the team. I have been successful in doing phase 1 of the SB diet/lifestyle but something happened and I stopped. Needless to say back to bad eating habits and on top of that in need of hip replacement so exercise is difficult but I am managing. Hip replacement is a new incentive. I have bargained with my doctor to lose 20 pounds before hip surgery in hopes of an anterior procedure. I'm scheduled for surgery in Oct. but can schedule earlie... Tue, 30 Jun 2015 18:46:02 EST New to the team Just wanted to check in and say "Hi". Even tho I joined SP a long time ago, I wasn't on the Beach. I did the SBD in 2007 and lost 40+ lbs, but I gained them back over the years, wasn't watching what I was eating, and now I am determined to lose it again, and hopefully keep it off. <BR> Thu, 25 Jun 2015 12:50:07 EST South Beach CHICKEN PIRI PIRI A member of this team recommended this recipe. We are remodeling and my husband has things in front of the grill so I broiled this in the oven. I pounded the chicken to make it thinner and marinated it in the fridge longer. I added season salt and pepper. It was delicious. <BR> <BR> <BR> South Beach CHICKEN PIRI PIRI <BR> <BR> Phase 1 <BR> Prep time: 20-30 min. <BR> Grill time: 10-15 min. <BR> <BR> 4 boneless chicken breast halves (6 oz. each) <BR> ¼ cup olive oil <BR> 2 Tbs. cider vinega... Wed, 3 Jun 2015 10:13:51 EST Hello Everyone! I have "tried" South Beach a few months ago. At first I followed just the book, but then signed up on the official SB website. I found "reasons" that this program would not work for me, so I cheated to the point of quitting. I did lose some weight though and remember how much energy I had, so I am confident that this eating style will help me be healthier. I am hoping that I can get the support and accountability I need to finally change my mind and lifestyle. This is the first time I have jo... Thu, 28 May 2015 09:54:26 EST Hello Group! I'm new to the SBD so i was hoping this group would help me understand it and plan my healthier meals. I also need accountability for my exercise goals and i believe spark people will do that for my. THanks to you all!! Angie Mon, 25 May 2015 21:28:45 EST The scale I started SB on Monday and i feel good except for a little head ache yesterday.Today i got on the scale and it is up.But that isnt going to stop me from staying on track.Just makes me more determined. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>521</em> Wed, 29 Apr 2015 11:27:14 EST Starting again Starting today on 1.Instead of losing this winter i have gained a lot more weight.I live in MA and every weekend SNOW,so i baked,doughnuts,cookies,cakes.I became a grand mother last year and i baby sit my grand daughter and the other day i went to take her for a ride in the carriage and boy it was a strain getting me and her up a few stairs to go out.Plus i have a lot of health issues,asthma,high blood pressure,hypothyroid,acid reflux.And i am going to be 66 in a few months,i am caring way to... Mon, 27 Apr 2015 12:23:33 EST Beginning phase 1 Monday april 27th I really need to lose weight to feel better -- I know what works for me (South Beach diet and exercise) I just need motivation to get started and keep going !!! Sun, 26 Apr 2015 18:41:24 EST Why do we feel terrible when starting SB.... I went to graduate school with this lady and she is an AMAZING nutrition professional...A great read for those who want to know why we feel poorly when eating so healthy! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>4/why-we-temporarily-feel-worse-when-e<BR>ating-healthy/ </link> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 11:43:52 EST Feeling sheepish today I am lucky enough to sleep like the dead once I am asleep...this morning at 2:50, something woke me up. I wasn't coherent enough to 'hear' what it was, but it vaguely sounded like breaking glass. I have a kiddo who is an insomniac, so I looked out my door and everyone appeared to be asleep, but I got worried. I spent 45 min awake thinking someone was breaking in/I needed to call the sheriff to do a drive-by (my house is at the end of a cul-de-sac...I decided, tho, it was nothing and fell a... Wed, 15 Apr 2015 12:33:01 EST Bigger, not better I stepped on the scale this morning and found out I am bigger than I have ever been in my life. I'm 20 lbs heavier than when I was 9 months pregnant. <BR> <BR> I have taken swipes at SBD in the past. It seems to be one of the most nutritionally sound plans, and something I can do while continuing to cook for my family, so here I am. Mon, 13 Apr 2015 14:04:13 EST New to South Beach & have a few questions ....HELP! Hi my name is Joann & as my username suggest I am from South Jersey. I now live in Florida. I am about to start phase 1. I bought my book at least 3-5 years ago. Is the plan the same or are there any updates that I need to know? <BR> <BR> Also, I am NOT a diabetic but I do have Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). Almost daily, I have one episode of get that jittery low sugar feeling. I have been eating crackers or a piece of candy when of have an episode! Any suggestions of what to eat that w... Sat, 4 Apr 2015 09:29:26 EST New to South Beach. Hi my name is Joann. I live in Florida but as my username suggest I am from South Jersey. I am just about to start phase 1 of SB. I bought the book at least 3-4 years ago & never really started the "diet". Has the program changed much since I bought the book or is there an updated version? Sat, 4 Apr 2015 09:19:07 EST Hi! Just wanted to introduce myself to the group...My name is Nikki and I am a 48yo SAHM of 4 teenagers! I am at home mostly because my DH is currently working in WA while I live in TX. It's a long story for another time :) I was a long-distance triathlete who had knee surgery after an injury...things did not (and are not) going well with my recovery. Needless to say, going from SUPER active to NOT active can lead to some lbs...I have a strong history of DM and really don't want to go there,... Sun, 29 Mar 2015 16:18:53 EST I am back I am glad to be back on the South Beach diet. How is everyone doing on it? I keep changing my plans and looking for a quick fix. I know there is not one. &#128533; Fri, 13 Mar 2015 20:28:12 EST Phase 1 success I am now on day 14 of phase one and I am so excited to report that my total weight loss for phase 1 was 5.1 lbs, which is exactly 10% of where I should be for normal healthy weight. The first 3 days were the most difficult but I made it and now I am ready to move onto phase 1.5!! Sat, 21 Feb 2015 10:09:46 EST Phase 1 recipes - any ideas? I am going to try to make a pizza crust with cauliflower (inspired by a recipe I saw on this site) and eggplant. Topping with tomato paste and vegetables....wish me luck! Thu, 19 Feb 2015 17:23:05 EST Headache I am on day 3 of the South Beach program and am experiencing horrible headaches today. I'm wondering if anyone else had this issue when first starting and what remedies you may have used. I still have my morning coffee so I don't think it's a caffeine issue. Aspirin doesn't seem to be helping. Thanks! Wed, 11 Feb 2015 14:09:54 EST Hello and thank you! Thanks for sending me a spark people "goodie" and a nice welcome! I am just starting the South Beach Diet Lifestyle and hope to learn a lot from everyone here. Have a great day! Tue, 10 Feb 2015 12:15:27 EST Hungry for chocolate led me to this... I was feeling like having a late night snack, old habits die hard. So I decided to try to find a healthy cooking show for recipe ideas. Did not have much luck on Netflix, but I did find a show called "hungry for change". Wow what an eye-opener! Wed, 4 Feb 2015 21:13:07 EST Going Low Carb I love the Beachy style and am starting off on Phase 2. My goal is to only have one healthy carb a day. I've always lost weight when I went on SBD and I'm determined to make it stick this time. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:28:52 EST Starting South Beach Diet Tomorrow! I going to start South beach diet tomorrow, i hope it will help me to lose weight seeing at least small results in a week time.. I have 30 kgs to lose... <BR> Is there any calories to count for this diet? Or i will be fine if i stick to phase 1 food for my 3 meals?not very sure how this diet works.. Tue, 13 Jan 2015 23:58:01 EST Coming back to SB and with pre-diabetes The South Beach diet has given me the most success of every plan I've tried. I was "off plan" for a while and my blood results were not good, and the Dr is giving me a chance to reign it in with diet and exercise first. <em>304</em> <em>521</em> <BR> <BR> So I'm returning to South Beach to lose weight and improve my diet balance. Anyone have any success with diabetes and this diet plan? Thu, 8 Jan 2015 21:12:46 EST New to South Beach! I went in for a routine cholesterol check a few weeks ago and just looked up my labs online. They're high... Which doesn't make any sense to me since I workout daily, eat healthy, don't smoke, take fish oil (and eat healthy fish), and eat all of the foods that are on the "top 10 healthiest foods to eat to lower your cholesterol"... So I'm thinking it has to be genetic. But I'd like to try everything I can on my part before I go in for my next appointment in March, so that when I go she ca... Thu, 8 Jan 2015 10:29:46 EST Feeling Dizzy in Phase One Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> I am new(ish) to South Beach. I tried it a few years ago but fell off hard in Phase 2 and probably didn't do Phase 1 completely right. I am now on day two of week two. I have already lost 5 lbs and notice that I am doing much better with my cravings! <BR> <BR> My issue is starting yesterday, I'm feeling dizzy and even nauseous at times on the diet. I'm also feeling a lot more fatigue than I felt in week one. What can I do to help curb the light-headed feeling? Any rep... Mon, 8 Dec 2014 11:39:13 EST long time spark people user returning to SB I am Michelle, 42 from just South of Boston MA. Can not recall how long Phase 1 lasts. I had a SB cook book but can't find it any links to good free SB recipe sites would be helpful. <BR> Wed, 3 Dec 2014 15:03:09 EST just starting Hello, started SB yesterday. Totally successful but had a little trouble feeling "full" but not "satisfied" is this something that changes as you progress? Looking forward to losing some weight and hoping to find some valuable tips here! <BR> Dana Tue, 2 Dec 2014 06:53:21 EST one of the things you'll have for Thanksgiving I found a SB p1 gravy on the SB site. it calls for wine. if dh remembers to pick some up that will be part of our dinner. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:57:11 EST Beach on a budget? hi all, <BR> <BR> i did South Beach several years ago and did well on it, esp. the belly fat! <BR> Now i want to go back to the SBD (south beach diet) to bust a budget is very tight. I had sticker shock at the meat counter the other day. Got any tips for doing the Beach without breaking the bank? Sun, 9 Nov 2014 19:42:28 EST Dusting the crumbs off my lap Hey team, <BR> <BR> I am back! Basically I got buried under real life demands and felt something needed to be put aside until I could catch up which unfortunately ended up to be Sparks. Not the smartest move - got to witness the creeping scale. <em>33</em> <BR> <BR> I have managed to complete a couple of the projects and I desperately need to tighten up the diet again so here I am! <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> Glad to be back - definitely odd to see the few changes over the last sever... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:38:54 EST Hi - returning to south beach Hi, <BR> I'm in the planning stages of starting back on south beach. I have done it in the past with great success, but I've had 2 kids since then so time going to be challenge. In the past I think that South beach was a good fit for me in part because it encouraged me to spend more time meal planning and preparing my own meals. This time around my job is busier and my home life is busier, so I need to keep things simple. My goal is to lose 30 lbs by January. I'm hoping to have another ba... Tue, 9 Sep 2014 12:07:26 EST South beach friendly convenience foods??? Hi, <BR> Just starting South beach up again. I'm getting ready to do a south beach friendly grocery shopping trip and I need some ideas. In the past I've done well with this but I spent a lot of time packing my lunches and snacks for work. I still plan on doing that BUT my life is a lot busier now and things tend to fall apart. I needs some ideas for packaged foods to keep in my office as "emergency meals" for when I either forget to pack a lunch or stay late than planned. I would also l... Tue, 9 Sep 2014 11:57:23 EST Low-Carb Better For Heart Disease Risk This article is by Laura Dolson of One of the undisputed online lay experts on lower carb diets. She is in the inner circle of the best authorities on this subject. This article helps to explain what many of us feel so well when are on South Beach Phase 1 and why we have problems when we attempt to add back too many starchy carbs. As many of you may know, when I did South Beach Phase One I had to call my M.D. the first week to get rid of 2 B.P. meds as my formerly out of control B.... Mon, 8 Sep 2014 14:18:23 EST protein shakes Hello <BR> I'm often on the go and it's not always convenient to carry tubs of food, also although I love eggs I don't want to end up hating them because I have them for breakfast every day. So I'm wondering whether I can have protein shakes, either whey or pea protein, for replacing up to one meal a day, either breakfast or lunch if I'm not at home. I make these with water, add some flax or chia seeds. <BR> Thank you Sat, 23 Aug 2014 00:10:36 EST Phase 1, Done! I finished Phase 1 and lost 7lbs over the two weeks. A few other things I noticed other then weight loss, I have less stomach/digestive issues, this was a huge issue for me. I always felt bloated and my stomach always was upset. I even talked to my doctor about it but this is the best I've felt in a long time. <BR> <BR> My skin has never looked better. I've had some issues with acne in the past couple of years and I've noticed a huge difference just in two weeks. <BR> <BR> Lastly, I just ... Wed, 13 Aug 2014 09:29:33 EST Back to the beach! Years ago, I lost a lot of weight on South Beach, loved the way I looked and felt, then completely lost my mind, starting eating (make that overeating) junk again, and here I am, 40 lbs heavier, disgusted with myself, and ready to re-commit. Thanks, team leaders, for the huge amount of info and support on this team! <BR> <BR> Phase 1, Day 1, here we go!! <BR> <BR> <em>469</em> Fri, 1 Aug 2014 09:01:39 EST New to SBD and Team Hello, today is my first day on SB, phase 1 and I have lots of motivation! I REALLY hope I can keep that motivation going. I've been lurking for a couple of weeks trying to prepare and have a plan in place so that I can be successful. I've tried the Dash Diet and the first two weeks are the same as SB and I lost 8lbs. BUT when I added carbs back into my diet that was the end of that. I am a carb addict and I get bored eating the same things over and over so I hope SB can help. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:22:21 EST New to SB Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm joining a couple of new friends - Beth and Jane - on the SB diet. They have been on it for a few days and are doing well. This will be Day One for me. <BR> <BR> This site has a lot of great information. I take medication for high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes and acid reflux. I would love to eliminate all these meds and be the healthy me that is deep (very deep) inside of me. <BR> <BR> Sarah Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:09:47 EST Great Day today! When I started back in March, I wore a size 2x or 22. On our ride today, we stopped by Walmart to see what my current size was. Can you image my surprise when I slid on a girdle, size 16 pants, and a large shirt on?! DH pointed out that it won't be long until it's a size 14 pants! WOW!!!! <em>244</em> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:14:22 EST Re-starting SBD Hi, all - I'm restarting SBD (or at least trying to convince myself to restart it), and joined this team so I can hang out with like-minded beachies! <BR> <BR> I've done SBD before by following the books, and found it pretty easy to lose weight without feeling hungry, but I have to watch portion sizes or the loss slows WAY down! As recently as a few months ago, I was within 10-15 lbs of my goal weight thanks to SBD, and looked and felt really good. <BR> <BR> Then I let stress throw me ... Sat, 19 Jul 2014 02:39:25 EST Jumping Back In... Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> I did south beach a few years ago when I needed to lose some weight and it worked really well. <BR> <BR> Now, after a back injury, weight gain and out-of-control blood sugars it's time for me to start from scratch again. I was going to do this earlier this year, but life happened. :) <BR> <BR> I'm looking forward to supporting and being supported in the group. This type of work and focus is always easier when one is around like-minded folk. Fri, 4 Jul 2014 11:25:19 EST Phase 2 Woes Unlike most people, I found Phase 1 easy in that I knew exactly what to do and what not to do. Now I'm in Phase 2 and it is easier in some respects (I love adding fruit back into my meals and snacks) but I am at a loss as to how much to eat. Are there any resources or guidelines which talks about portion control for fruits and healthy carbs? I know you are supposed to eat until you are satisfied but I'm thinking that there may be a list of portion sizes somewhere. Thanks in advance. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 08:47:01 EST I POSTED THIS IN THE WRONG PLACE - PLS DISREGARD Unlike most people, I found Phase 1 easy in that I knew exactly what to do and what not to do. Now I'm in Phase 2 and it is easier in some respects (I love adding fruit back into my meals and snacks) but I am at a loss as to how much to eat. Are there any resources or guidelines which talks about portion control for fruits and healthy carbs? I know you are supposed to eat until you are satisfied but I'm thinking that there may be a list of portion sizes somewhere. Thanks in advance. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 08:07:32 EST Can you stay on phase 1 longer than 2 weeks? Hi, everyone! My name is Kate and I just joined the team today. I have P.C.O.S. and I have heard many times that S.B. is great for pcos. I know that phase 1 has dietary limitations that can make it boring to stay on longer than 2 weeks; but is there really is no "harm" to stay on longer is there? <BR> I want to lose weight but I also want to eliminate the cravings for the bad/sugary carbs. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 17:41:46 EST I sound crazy....I know.... **sigh ** I had wanted to post days ago but felt like I was just being whiny.....but I know that if I don't reach out today I am likely to derail and undo all of the progress that I have made..... <BR> <BR> I am struggling today....and I have been for a while now.... <BR> I could really use some positive thoughts and reinforcement..... <BR> I have been gaining and losing the same five pounds for the past three granted I haven't been perfect but there's no way that I have eaten five pounds... Wed, 11 Jun 2014 09:13:08 EST Useful Resources I still frequently look at the old South Beach Diet forum that is totally independent of the paid website. Their food lists are somewhat outdated but they have TONS of recipes organized by type of food/dish. <BR> The current food list, including the mandated/suggested portions, can be found via a link at the bottom of the paid website's homepage, which you can get at w/o being a paid member. <BR> Both of these have helped me a lot--check them out. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 13:45:27 EST Another newbie! Hello everyone! I'm new to SB but not new to Spark. My doctor recommended that I start SB because I am showing signs of insulin resistance. I'm waiting for the book (they didn't have it in stock at my local bookstore or library) so I've been doing what I can until I can get a good look at the program. <BR> <BR> So far I've lost 8 pounds in 1.5 weeks. This is more than I've lost all year (in spite of walking 5-6 miles per day and eating veggies at every meal). <BR> <BR> I'm pretty happy with... Sun, 8 Jun 2014 18:44:11 EST Help! Any tips appreciated (cereal/carb issue) So, I am in Phase 2 and have been there since April. I hadn't introduced any carbs in consistently, but recently had 3/4 cup of Cherrio's every day (once a day) for 3 days. I continued to lose weight, but then I found myself overeating on other carbs like pretzels. <BR> <BR> The problem is that I wasn't hungry, but instead I felt as if I wasn't normal for not eating excess amounts of carbs. It feels like everyone else in America is eating pizza, bread, burgers to extremes except me. I am sta... Sun, 8 Jun 2014 09:51:12 EST Just Started Hi.. I've been on spark people for a while but just started the South Beach Diet yesterday! I hope to check out this group from time to time. Tue, 3 Jun 2014 13:00:59 EST Hi Everyone I've lost 37 pounds with South Beach and would like to lose about 20 more, but I'm struggling to regain momentum. I'm hoping reading about your successes and strategies will be that push I need to get going. Tue, 3 Jun 2014 07:23:19 EST How much did you lose on phase one? I haven't started yet, guess I'm looking for some motivation! Fri, 30 May 2014 15:55:50 EST Losing My Mo-Jo.... :( For the past week I have been sticking to plan but I am fading fast..... <BR> <BR> <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> I don't know what it is but I just feel like quitting and giving spark is slowly being extinguished...... <BR> <BR> Have any of you been here? <BR> What kept you going? <BR> Any words of advice? <BR> <BR> Samm :) Sat, 24 May 2014 09:10:02 EST A Challenging Upcoming Week..... So this week, although it's a short one because of the holiday today, will be a challenge..... <BR> <BR> There is a lot of upgrading going on at my work right now and this is my week (actually 2 weeks) to take part in the training program.... <BR> <BR> <em>149</em> <BR> <BR> I am looking forward to the change of pace and to the idea of learning new things....but how to manage my food options is going to be tricky.... We do the training by department and it is meant to be team building ... Mon, 19 May 2014 14:27:28 EST Busted Into the 150's!!! :D Okay....barely.....159.2lbs.....but hell at this point I would have taken <BR> <BR> <em>9</em> <BR> <BR> Anyways I just had to share!!!! <BR> <BR> My first mini-goal was 5% of my body weight - <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Second mini-goal was to get into the 150's - <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Next mini-goal is 10% of my body weight - bring on 153.9lbs!!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> Samm :) <BR> Fri, 16 May 2014 08:40:14 EST Not a Success Today But Not a Failure Either...... Well today was an all day meeting/retreat for me. The location was beautiful but it rained all day so I couldn't really explore much!! <BR> <BR> <em>27</em> <BR> <BR> Anyways we started at 8am and went until 4:30pm - a long day!!! And all of the food was catered so my pickings were slim..... <BR> <BR> <em>287</em> <BR> <BR> Luckily I ate a big protein packed breakfast before I left, so that helped me stay away from all of the danishes and croissants that were out... Thu, 15 May 2014 20:20:00 EST Checking in! Hey y'all! <BR> <BR> Just wanted to check in. I'm recovering...slowly, but surely. I'm hurting a little more than I expected. <BR> <BR> I never did officially weigh in last week...I didn't lose nearly as much as I had on week 1. I only lost 1.3 lbs. I was a little disappointed, I'll admit it. But then I remembered the fact that as cranky as I was that week, I could have very easily just given up, but I didn't. I stuck it out. And *that* is something to be proud of. <BR> <BR> My fi... Thu, 15 May 2014 10:32:33 EST Day Two - Week Two - Phase Two Well today is day two, of week two of phase two....that's a lot of twos!!! Lol <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> The weight that presumably I had gained during my TOM is slowly staring to come back off....I am feeling pretty optimistic again.....and a little proud too....normally if I had gained weight during the third week of a diet I would have called it quits, ordered a pizza and drank my wine through a <BR> <BR> <em>181</em> <BR> <BR> But this time is different.... Wed, 14 May 2014 15:56:45 EST Week 3 weigh-in: UP 1/2 pound Not totally unexpected though. <BR> <em>29</em> <BR> I went a bit nuts on the wine and almond roca for at least 1/2 of the last week, PLUS I made myself a big bowl of angel hair pasta on Friday night, smothered it in sauce and put myself into a carb coma. <BR> <BR> On the positive side, I've stopped myself before I spun totally out of control again, and I have actually NOTICED how I feel when I'm eating sugar like that...I wake up aching and stiff. Which I hadn't been doing when I w... Tue, 13 May 2014 12:30:15 EST Mothers Day A wish to all the mothers out there to have a wonderful day. I was blessed to have an amazing mother [she passed in 1989] and we all miss her and reminice about her each year at our family reunion. TO ALL MOMS today-- have a good one. <em>146</em> <em>214</em> <em>126</em> Sun, 11 May 2014 13:17:37 EST How Am I GAINING Weight?!?!?!?! Ugggg!!! I am so frustrated!!! After almost 3 weeks of eating perfectly.....I am gaining weight....albeit not a huge amount but I am up nearly 2lbs since my last official weigh in!!! <BR> <BR> <em>234</em> <BR> <BR> I thought it had been the cereal that I had added in, but I took that back out yesterday....paying very close attention to everything that I put in my mouth.....and this morning I was up AGAIN!!! <BR> <BR> <em>46</em> <BR> <BR> I did start my TOM today (sorry if that... Sun, 11 May 2014 09:05:05 EST Bye-Bye Cereal.. ...Hello Eggs My Old Friend.... So ever since Tuesday when I added cereal into my day, I have been suffering from extreme mood <em>334</em> to <em>46</em> to <em>28</em> to <em>24</em> ......what is going on??? <BR> <BR> I have added beans into my day....I have drank more water....I have eaten the cereal with protein....what else am I supposed to do?? I get really cranky around lunchtime and then it just magically disappears around dinner..... <BR> <BR> Tomorrow I am eliminating the ... Fri, 9 May 2014 21:37:05 EST Phase Two Day Three... ..Better Day!! :D Well today has dawned a little sunnier in my world.....and there were no casualties from yesterday <BR> <BR> <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> I am still not sure what brought the dark cloud of doom into my world but I started feeling better last night and then this morning....welcome back happiness!!! <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> I am on day three of cereal for breakfast and I am still holding out weight this morning was the same as yesterday....and I am thinki... Thu, 8 May 2014 15:04:10 EST Wine and Nachos That's how I started Phase 2. Didn't go overboard on the nachos that my husband shared with me but I DID go overboard with the wine! And my head is feeling it today. LOL <BR> <BR> I am not going on my little mini-vaca after all...probably a good thing too as the group does a LOT of eating and drinking and drinking and drinking. <BR> <em>15</em> <em>4</em> <em>181</em> <BR> I'll probably go in to work on Friday and Monday even though I scheduled it off, I've got a lot of pr... Wed, 7 May 2014 13:43:19 EST Cereal Experiment Day One - Fail!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!! So I added in my cereal yesterday, as I had planned to do all along......and I am up 0.8lbs this morning!!! Almost a full pound!!! And to add insult to injury - I actually worked really hard yesterday, exercise wise, to counteract the additional calories from the cereal!!!! <BR> <BR> Is this normal?? Did I do something wrong? <BR> <BR> I am standing on the edge here - HELP!!!! <BR> <BR> Samm :) Wed, 7 May 2014 07:51:52 EST Bye-Bye Phase One!! :s Well today marks the end of Phase One....and while I am very, very happy to be able to report that I have lost another 3.4lbs this week (and down 6 inches too!!)- bringing my two week total to 10.6lbs....I am still a feeling a little sorry to be moving on....and a little SCARED OT OF MY MIND!!!!! <BR> <BR> <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> So I am sitting here contemplating the box of cereal that is in my cupboard....the one I bought specifically for today - should I eat it or should I have eggs???... Tue, 6 May 2014 08:45:57 EST Holy mood swings, Batman!! I am on day 11 of phase one. Since about day 9, I have had *bad* mood swings! I'm not talking just a cranky either. I am talking raging b*tch from the depths of h*ll one minute, sobbing like a baby the next...mood swings so bad I cannot even stand to be around myself! Something has got to give! <BR> <BR> Anyone else experience this!?! <BR> <BR> No, I'm not pregnant. I had a full hysterectomy a few years ago, so no time of the month. I do have a head cold, so that probably isn't helpin... Mon, 5 May 2014 18:36:37 EST DAY FOURTEEN of Phase One! Day THIRTEEN! Yeah! Well, except for my little...detour....on Saturday. Samm, thanks for your encouraging words on my blog...they helped. I want your recipe for the peanut butter cookies, and I will be sending you some of my favorites too. You like spicy, like Thai spicy? I have a couple of chicken recipes, totally SB friendly (if you have spinach instead of rice, which is how I prefer it) and SOOOOOOOO freaking good! <BR> <BR> My Sunday was good...I was a little low on the calories I... Mon, 5 May 2014 15:19:18 EST Day 13 - 2 More Sleeps Til Phase 2!!! Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> Well the week-end is winding down and it was a pretty uneventful and relaxing one here. The rain seems to have eased up, and we actually had quite a bit of sunshine today. :) My boyfriend and I went on a 2.5K walk today with Charlie at a local was beautiful....and when we were done - I wasn't tired or winded at all!!! <BR> <BR> <em>313</em> <BR> <BR> We also did some grocery shopping for the week - I even planned out meals!! And I did buy cereal i... Sun, 4 May 2014 17:03:38 EST Debby is back to SBD Introducing myself is a little commitment I need to make. I have struggled with my weight for years - lost some, got stressed and gained some, got sick lost some - you know the routine! I'm not at my highest and honestly don't know for sure what I weigh since scales broke - probably about 192# <BR> <BR> I need a sustainable eating plan and as I recall, SB can be that. <BR> <BR> Big things for me are weekend prep for the week and good go to restaurants - I can usually "guide" my friends to ... Sun, 4 May 2014 13:37:01 EST Day 12 - Making Progress!! Well it is day 12!! Woot!! 2 more days til phase 2 begins.....gulp!!! <BR> <BR> <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> Today has been a good's still raining here....6 days in a row.....with thunderstorms promised for this afternoon... <BR> Oh well....I keep reminding myself that it could be <BR> <BR> I am making a new recipe tonight for dinner - Sloppy Joe Stuffed Peppers....they sound amazing!! I will try to remember to take a picture and post it to my blog.... <BR> <BR> Tess... Sat, 3 May 2014 15:05:45 EST Day 11!! Hi Everyone!! Happy Friday!! <BR> <BR> Well today is day 11 of phase one and I am feeling pretty darn good!! <BR> <BR> <em>9</em> <BR> <BR> I was up a little on the scale this morning....but the great thing about SP is that I could easily look back at my day yesterday and realize that....GASP!! I consumed almost 10,000mg of sodium!! What?!? Ummmm.....hello water retention!!!! LOL <BR> <BR> <em>15</em> <BR> <BR> So today is going to take a lot of water to flush it out of my s... Fri, 2 May 2014 10:04:24 EST Sugar Free Freezies So....I was out grocery shopping for ingredients for tonight's stir-fry when I came across sugar free freezies!!! Ummmm - HELLO!!! I love freezies!!! <BR> <BR> <em>129</em> <BR> <BR> But just one small question......are they allowed??? <BR> <BR> Samm :) Thu, 1 May 2014 17:19:05 EST Week One Results...more than just a scale victory. I am very please with my first week's results! I have lost 5.4 lbs in the first week! <em>224</em> But even more amazing than that is the non scale victories! I have lost 6.5 inches overall! Of those lost inches, 2.5 came from my waist! <BR> <BR> I could not be more pleased with my progress! <BR> <BR> I really used my first week to really concentrate on the diet itself, and while I am no "pro" I feel comfortable with it and knowing what I can and cannot eat. I am starting back... Thu, 1 May 2014 10:22:45 EST Day 10 - Down Another 1.2lbs!!! So today is day 10....inching closer to Phase Two!! I guess I will have to figure out what my plan is in regards to transitioning....I'm thinking cereal though.....out with the eggs!!! LOL <BR> <BR> And I was down another 1.2lbs when I stepped on the scale this morning!!! Bringing my total so far to.....8.2lbs lost!!! (Do not return them if you find <BR> <BR> I am feeling more energetic than I have in forever.....and I FEEL skinny....which does wonders for your motivation!!... Thu, 1 May 2014 08:12:58 EST Day Nine of Phase One - Feeling Strong! Happy Hump Day, everyone! <BR> <BR> Today is day 9. I'm feeling strong and determined, and feel so much better than I did 9 days ago. I did go for a walk yesterday that left my knees feeling pretty sore...I need to try to rein it in a little until I get more weight poor old knees aren't what they used to be! <BR> <em>360</em> <BR> I'll go for another walk today, since the weather here (in Olympia, WA) is GLORIOUS. I'll try to avoid the hills and uneven sidewalks though. <BR>... Wed, 30 Apr 2014 12:21:12 EST Day ONE of Phase 1, Week 2 (and week 1 results!) Today is Day 8 of South Beach, Day 1 of week 2 of Phase 1. <BR> <BR> I feel great. <em>104</em> <BR> Strong, determined, and healthier than I did a week ago for sure! <BR> <BR> AND I AM DOWN 8.6 LBS! <BR> <BR> I just had a lovely breakfast. I brought 2 eggs, a tomato and a 1/4 cup of 2% sharp cheddar with me to work and did a microwave scramble. Sooooo good. <BR> <BR> I'm starting to get the urge to pick up a kettlebell again. 3 years (and 40 lbs) ago I was very much into kettle... Tue, 29 Apr 2014 11:58:58 EST What is Phase 1.5??? I am heading into week two of phase one today and in reading through posts here I see some reference to a phase 1.5....what is this??? <BR> <BR> Samm :) Tue, 29 Apr 2014 08:33:58 EST Day SEVEN! Here I am on the last day of the first week of Phase One of South Beach. <em>104</em> <em>244</em> <BR> I am feeling good...strong and determined! <BR> <BR> Samm, did you get through yesterday ok? Morticia gave you some really good advice! Let me know if there's anything I can do to help you...a kick in the butt? <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> I found a Spark Recipe yesterday that is AMAZING. It's a Flax Muffin...NO flour, 17 g carbs, of which 14 are FIBER! You make them one at... Mon, 28 Apr 2014 12:34:55 EST Phase 1 Check In Hey y'all, <BR> <BR> I am on day 4 of phase one. It's been so far, so good...with the exception of a migraine that landed me on my butt yesterday. I went to lay down at 3 and slept through dinner. So, I know I didn't get anywhere near enough calories (I know we don't really count, but I still try to make sure I am eating enough) or veggies, or protein, etc, etc. <BR> <BR> I still have a bit of a headache lingering, but at least I feel human again. <BR> <BR> I found out I am having my ... Mon, 28 Apr 2014 10:42:56 EST Day Six - Feeling a Lack of Motivation :( Well today is day six of phase one and while I have been feeling extremely motivated all I just feel blah.... <BR> <BR> <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> I still forced myself out of the house for a walk with Charlie....but I cut it shorter than I normally would....and I am telling myself that after dinner I will take her out again but....I am not feeling overly confident... <BR> <BR> And I haven't eaten badly....if anything I have been exactly on plan....but the little voice in my h... Sun, 27 Apr 2014 18:23:00 EST Day Five - Phase One Today was day five of phase one for me....and it went great!!! <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> We went into Toronto with friends and went to the ROM - The Royal Ontario Museum - where we participated in a Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt that took us all over the museum...up and down 5 flights of stairs....for over 2 hours - it was so much fun!!! And what a great source of exercise!! LOL <BR> <BR> I am noticing a huge difference in my energy level already....not only did I do the mus... Sat, 26 Apr 2014 20:41:15 EST New to team I'm a 57 year old woman that has a total of 102 lbs to lose to reach a decent weight where I can possibly get off of blood pressure pills and also not hurt so much from RA of the spine. I've been told by my doctor that the less extra weight I'm carrying the less stress there will be on my joints. I've played around with different diets over the years but I always come back to low carb. It's what I used in the 80's to lose over 105 lbs and I kept it off plus more for over 16 years. Now it's ti... Sat, 26 Apr 2014 09:36:16 EST Lunch On The Go - Advice?? Well today is day 5 of phase one for me!! <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> The first four days have been relatively easy.....I have just stayed inside the little bubble of home and eaten <BR> <BR> Today, however, marks a new challenge.....and I have a plan so am not sure why I am feeling unsure.... <BR> <BR> We are going into Toronto today to do a Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt at the ROM (the Royal Ontario Museum) FUN!!! :D But while everyone else will just eat there.....I can ... Sat, 26 Apr 2014 07:38:18 EST Day FOUR - South Beach Phase One Still going strong with day about you Samm? I left a surprise for you on your page <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> Today I walked down to the Farmer's Market at lunch and got some smoked cheese sticks and turkey jerkey, AND some beautiful spring radishes and mache...then when I got back to work (rode the bus back LOL) I made the most WONDERFUL salad. My favorite salad dressing is a little high in carbs's Trader Joe's Sesame Soy Ginger Vinaigrette. Very low calorie, but... Fri, 25 Apr 2014 17:38:31 EST Hi, I'm new here. Hi, <BR> <BR> My name is Ashley. I am a 30 year old momma of three. I am overweight...really overweight and I am sick and tired of being sick and tired. I have had great success with the South Beach Diet in the past (and then life and pregnancies and laziness happened) and have decided to give it another shot. This time I am not just doing it for weight loss or an easy fix, but I am doing it to change my life and better health. <BR> <BR> Hope you all are doing well. <BR> <BR> xoxo Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:36 EST So Far So Good - Day Three - Onwards and Upwards!! Good Morning!! <BR> <BR> Well today marks the beginning of day three, phase one for me!! <BR> <BR> The first two days have gone extremely well and I am already down 3lbs!! <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> This morning however I am feeling a little sluggish....and from everything I have read this could be the result of either the extraction of all sugar from my diet or the fact that I could use some beans in my meal plan.....hmmmm.....well my lunch today will be a three bean chili so... Thu, 24 Apr 2014 08:53:33 EST Phase One - Day TWO! Well, I got through yesterday. <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> I had a crash in the afternoon <em>40</em> dizzy, lightheaded, headachy, starting to feel cranky, but today I am better prepared today with some plain almonds to enjoy BEFORE the crash. <BR> <BR> Welcome to Tranquilbeauty, great to meet you! I'm so glad you're on this with me! How did you day one go? I have a LOT more weight to lose, but I'm just going to take it a day at a time. I've played with South Beach (and every other... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:20:23 EST Another Newbie!! :) Hi All!! <em>524</em> <BR> <BR> My name is Sam and I am on Day Two of Phase One!! I am 35 years old and I have about 30-35lbs to lose. I would love to have reached this goal (or close to it) by my birthday in mid-September!! I am still trying to figure out how to navigate my way around this site so forgive me if I am posting in the wrong place.... <em>2</em> <BR> <BR> Well like I said today is day Two and so far so good - I am feeling super excited and motivated to be finally doi... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:04:56 EST Did everyone have too much sugar? Just wondering where everyone is? I cheated some on Sunday, but not as bad as usual. It was hard for me to get back on track yesterday, but managed. Today, I feel that I am back to where I need to be to continue my new lifestyle, but it was hard. Keeping the eye on the prize. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:50:46 EST DAY ONE - PHASE ONE <em>249</em> <BR> I'm starting Phase One today. So far so good. Of course, it's only 9 a.m. <em>40</em> <BR> I'm nervous. No wine, no bread, no chips, no pasta, no FRUIT. For 14 days. <em>33</em> <BR> <BR> But then I think of people in third world countries who are thankful to get a cup of gruel once a day. I'm nothing but a fat, spoiled, self-indulgent American, whining because I don't get to have fruit or wine for a couple weeks! <BR> <BR> I CAN DO THIS!!!! <em>521</... Tue, 22 Apr 2014 12:21:10 EST Anyone with a lot to lose staying on Phase 1 I have over 100lbs to lose and I want to lose it now. I have chosen to stay on Phase 1 for a while and was looking if anyone else is planning to do this as well, or done this with success. I have already lost 33lbs 27lbs since starting SB in March. I would love support from the SB team. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:26:25 EST Easter for Phase 1 without cheating Ok guys, I know that it is easy to say it is just one day, but I intend on not cheating, because it only cheats me. I am not cooking my in-laws are, and I know that the meat choices so far are ham, and kielbasa, I love everything about Easter food, potatoes, pies, bread... I am hoping to bring a big salad and put a little meat with it and hope no one says anything to me. I haven't told my in-laws I have my diet and don't intend too. What are your plans how do you plan to get through withou... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:33:45 EST I'm new! Hi everybody. I'm new to the team but not to Sparkpeople. I know that from the past, low carb is the best way for me to lose weight and because it so much like a good diabetes diet too. I'm not diabetic, but it runs in my family and since my doctor told me that I had what is called Metabolic Syndrome, I know that I'm close to being a diabetic and that scares me, so here I am! I would love to make it my lifestyle of eating. I feel that I could be a lot healthier. I've lost 67# with SP ... Thu, 10 Apr 2014 23:15:25 EST Obsessed with zucchini I have found zucchini chips and I keep eating zucchini I am working on my 5th one today. I know it sounds strange, but I feel like I am cheating when I eat them they are so good. What have you guys found that is your obsession on SB Thu, 10 Apr 2014 21:18:05 EST New Name, Old Habit Hi everybody. I am not new to this team but I have been absent for too long. So long, in fact, that I couldn't remember my username and password. I used to be Barnabusa but this site couldn't find me. Therefore, I have entered my new name and life role as Gramzi in honor of the two little boys that call me that and my commitment to become healthier to keep up with them. <BR> <BR> Today, is the first day on Phase 1 since two years ago. I find myself being very excited to reacquaint myself w... Mon, 7 Apr 2014 17:37:08 EST Returning to South Beach Hello, <BR> My name is Stacy and I lost 20 lbs in 2007 following south beach and sparkpeople. I was very active in dance classes and going to the gym and kept my weight manageable until the last few years. After 2 years of chronic pain in my lower back and hip I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and my exercise habits have had to change. I still do yoga and some strength training, but there are a lot of days where I can't do much more than walk for a cardio workout. I'm getting married in ... Mon, 7 Apr 2014 13:06:18 EST do over starting again. checked out the gluten free south beach DIET BOOK . also started exercising last week, again. lost 5 lbs so far. Sat, 5 Apr 2014 09:57:49 EST Starting afresh -introduction So let me intoduce myself. I'm starting afresh after gaining 25lbs over the past year. I'd almost reached my 100lb goal too. On SBD for over 1 1/2 yrs. Reached a plateau that I couldn't get out of. Then after months a started having just a few bites here and there of the stuff I really wanted and ate a piece of whole wheat read or sourdough on occation. Ate a lot of nuts too. Anyway, my weight kept creaping up and up. I was really frustrated and scared. I'd told myself that I was NEVER going ... Sun, 30 Mar 2014 03:21:11 EST Question about fat grams Hi, new to Southbeach and I am wondering how many fat grams we are allowed. I am assuming it depends on height, weight, but didn't know if it mattered. I keep obsessing over how much I take in....thanks! Tue, 25 Mar 2014 14:13:24 EST End of Phase One + Weigh in Yesterday was my final day of Phase One. I weighed in this morning, and I lost ten solid pounds! I'm so excited. <BR> <BR> Moved on to "Phase 1.5" today. So far, so good. I'm loving being back on SBD! Mon, 24 Mar 2014 20:40:50 EST Help getting calories up to 1200 or more! It's been almost a month since DH and I started on SB and I'm a bit concerned for us both. Thanks to having a dog, we take a lot of short walks with him plus riding bikes. I'm struggling at this point to make sure we are eating enough calories to make sure our bodies don't go into famine mode. We're eating some kind of beans every night, either a fritata or bran flakes for breakfast, fresh fruit or cheese for snacks. Somehow I've got to add at least 250 - 300 calories for me and double th... Sat, 22 Mar 2014 16:04:31 EST prunes I am on phase 1.5 and not a big veggie or fruit fan. I get my veggies in and drink V-8 spice for breakfast. My question is the fruit. I have been eating 3 to 4 prunes a day and want to know if they are ok. What is the serving size for SB? Do I have to switch up fruits? Living in Buffalo and it being winter fruit is very expensive and does not last very long. Sat, 22 Mar 2014 11:34:28 EST prunes I am not a big fruit or veggie eater. I force the veggies and I drink V-8 spice in the morning with my eggs. My question is the fruits...I am on phase 1.5 which is where I will most likely remain the rest of my days...I have been eating 3 to 4 prunes a day. What is a SB serving? Are they considered too have too much sugar? Is this enough fruit? What overall do you think of prunes. My kids tell me I am officially old now! Sat, 22 Mar 2014 11:30:42 EST Phase 2... just feels like i've lost it This happened last time I did SB. I did phase one an extra week because I was scared I couldn't stay on phase 2 and lose weight... and now here it is again. Switched to phase 2 on Friday and now I feel out of control. I love cooking new, healthy meals but god sometimes I don't want to cook. I just want to grab whatever is handy and call it good. This time I was so low on energy during phase 1, though my cravings went away for the most part. Now they're back! Grr. How do you switch successfull... Wed, 19 Mar 2014 13:46:34 EST Tortillas? Does anyone know if we can have these on Phase 2? I can think of several ways to use these as bowls for salad, stir fry, etc. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 14:26:01 EST New here I am on day 3 on phase 1. I have done SB before. I always found it a challenge to switch to 2. I have read about 1.5 here and it sounds great. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 15:56:35 EST Phase One -- Day 7 I'm on Day 7 of Phase One -- halfway there! I'm feeling great and have lost 10.6 pounds so far. I have more energy and haven't had any headaches since Day 3. I'm trying a few recipes from the SBD book. My favorite is the grilled steaks with grilled tomato relish. <BR> <BR> I hope you all are doing well! <BR> <BR> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> Sun, 16 Mar 2014 11:39:29 EST prunes I am at phase 1.5 which is where I will probably remain forever it seems. The moment I eat a carb I just want more, more, more. Anyway, I was having some constipation problems so I began to eat prunes which surprisingly I love. Is there a limit based on sugar content how many to eat? I am right now only eating 2 per day. I also started taking probiotic pills which I saw on Dr. Oz because I hate and detest ANY kind of yogurt. This seems to help. Sun, 16 Mar 2014 11:31:52 EST Nutrition Numbers for Phase 2? I want to adapt some of the recipes that I already have to use with Phase 2. Has anyone compiled a list of numbers such as calories, fat, protein, etc for Phase 2? Wed, 12 Mar 2014 18:26:43 EST SB new edition What is the difference between the first edition and the current one? Mon, 10 Mar 2014 21:06:10 EST starting over! The only thing that has ever worked for me has been South Beach Diet. The only reason it "quit working" is because I stopped doing it. It's been about 8 years now. I am going on Phase One tomorrow and I'm feeling very excited and hopeful! I would like to also mention that I have not felt excited and hopeful in this is a good thing :) I'm looking to make "friends" who are also doing South Beach Diet. Please feel free to add me and I will add you as well! I need all the support I can... Sun, 9 Mar 2014 22:41:26 EST First day of Week 2... woohoooo!! YAY!! Just finished week one on phase 1 and holy moly I lost 3.4 lbs already!!!! It has been so long since I've been at this weight and already my clothes fit so much better. THANK GOD! I am just so proud of myself. Just had to share! <BR> <BR> I joined SPARK last year but got so caught up in new baby stuff that I just didn't use it. Well the time has come my friends. I'm back on and decided to do South Beach and use spark to track my food and fitness and by golly it's working for me! It's q... Sat, 8 Mar 2014 19:53:20 EST creative jello flavors Hi Team! <BR> After three years of maintaining a healthy weihgt, I recently went back to Phase I due to a "creeping up" of weight since last fall. <BR> Now at two weeks, Have lost 6 pounds and will continue on Phase I for a month to hopefully lose another six or so. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I don't eat a lot of the sugar-free jello because I like to avoid processed foods, but it sure does help satisfy a little sweet craving every once in a while. Yesterday in the market I saw new flavors by Crys... Fri, 28 Feb 2014 16:37:04 EST last long shot Must do it this time I can not mess around any more <BR> South beach worked before <BR> This time I am adding it to the Mouth Trap the butt stops here <BR> A lot to lose butt I will do it this time Wed, 19 Feb 2014 21:18:04 EST New to Team Good Morning <BR> <BR> I work in customer service at a bank so I have a sit down job and butt to show for it. Mom to 4 grown children, 5 grand-kids, and 5 fur-babies. <BR> <BR> I started your group and SB phase 1 last Sunday. I have lost 5 pounds this week and am thrilled. Looking forward to being a supportive member of this group. Sun, 16 Feb 2014 07:16:12 EST Starting over....phase 1 part deux So I have eaten all kinds of stuff the past couple days that I probably should not have. This morning I feel terrible. I am achy, cranky, tired and disappointed at how much I strayed. I told myself, having popcorn at movie night wouldn't bother me but my body says otherwise. <BR> <BR> Here's my food mea culpa: <BR> "A few Doritos won't hurt." <BR> "Just a few bites of chicken fried rice" <BR> "Half a slice of banana bread is better than a whole slice" <BR> "I have been so good, M&Ms w... Sat, 8 Feb 2014 09:13:48 EST I'm on wk 2 of ph 1--any "superbowl snacks" ideas? I'm not a sports fan, but all the commercials for the big game this time of year really get me craving all those yummy party snacks. Salty, crunchy, creamy deliciousness is beckoning me--I should just call it the "supper bowl!". <BR> <BR> This is just for one person and it has to be fairly small portions, so I don't get myself into trouble overeating. <BR> <BR> Does anyone have suggestions for a couple of easy Beach-friendly treats? Wed, 29 Jan 2014 11:24:34 EST New to team Hello! I've used sparkpeople in the past but I'm trying to get back into it. I am following the south beach diet for medical purposes. I've been experiencing IBS symptoms that have been getting more and more sensitive over time plus I am overweight. I am essentially "starting from scratch" by trying the south beach diet. <BR> <BR> Looking for support and tips as time goes one! Sun, 26 Jan 2014 09:42:24 EST Feeling discouraged I have not cheated at ALL!!!! I have eaten my veggies, drank my V-8, drank lots of water, eaten my protein and my snacks and my dairy. I have followed every rule except the beans because I hate beans. I weighed in today after being in phase1 for 1 week and 1 day and I lost....ta da!!!!!! NOTHING!!!!!!!! Why? I am so discouraged I cried. Has this happened to anyone else? I eat chicken breast, tuna, no mayo, salads 2tbsp of the right dressing, spinach with my eggs, V-8 when I get home so I don'... Tue, 21 Jan 2014 16:17:22 EST Phase 2 typical meals Definitely on phase 2 now and most meals I have are just like phase 1. One day I added in 1 slice of multi-grain toast with breakfast and another couple days I have had homemade banana nut muffins, which I know have sugar and white flour but I limited that to the only serving of either I had that day. I have searched the message board for suggestions and it has left me curious. What is a typical day of meals and snacks like for those who have been on phase 2 for awhile now? Thanks. Tue, 21 Jan 2014 15:27:06 EST hard boiled eggs? This is kind of off topic. For the life of me, I can't make proper boiled eggs! The shells always stick and I lose 1/3 of the whites which are my favorite part. I've heard if you use eggs that arent' that fresh, you have an easier time, but that's not always possible. I let these sit in the fridge for 2 weeks and still sticking. I bring the eggs to a boil, take off the heat and let sit 15 mins then cover with cold water. Help!! <em>303</em> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 10:19:22 EST Tomorrow is Phase 2-eve I made it! Tomorrow is day 14 and I am so glad I didn't quit a week ago! I don't know what I have lost this week, haven't weighed since Tuesday, but I still feel really good. I know I need to plan what I will eat for phase 2 just like I did for phase 1 so I am thinking about it...thinking about planning. <em>198</em> <BR> So I read something about phase 1.5 or slowly adding in one of two foods at a time to see how my body responds to it. Wondering who has tried that and what you adde... Thu, 16 Jan 2014 22:00:08 EST free starter kit on South Beach Diet facebook page I just came across a offer that sounds great: various coupons and samples in a starter kit, no shipping charge. <BR> <BR> The offer is apparently very popular. It took quite a while to get through to the order form on the facebook page, but I kept trying and it worked. <BR> <BR> There was a trial online subscription (that I will probably cancel). <BR> Shipping the kit takes several weeks. That seems fine because I suspect most of the items are for later phases. Something to look forward to... Thu, 16 Jan 2014 15:53:35 EST moving on to phase 1.5 So I added a fruit today - 1/4 c raspberries with my greek yogurt. I never thought I'd be so excited about fruit LOL. Anyway, I lent my SB book to a friend... how will I know if it triggers a craving? I'm taking this slow this time... Thu, 16 Jan 2014 15:10:00 EST Mentally gearing up for "back to the beach" Ph 1 I'm planning to begin next week. <BR> <BR> I've been cleaning out the freezer and pantry. <BR> <BR> I'm feeling better after a long respiratory bug and some tummy issues from the antibiotics (which had me eating much less veggies and fiber than usual). <BR> <BR> My schedule and exercise routines are back to normal after the holidays, and more regular grocery shopping trips are happening again (so I'm not "improvising" or getting vending machine snacks). <BR> <BR> I'm brown-bagging my b... Thu, 16 Jan 2014 12:57:21 EST Just finished Ph 1!!! Yay! I finished Ph 1 yesterday and lost 9.2 :) I'm so excited to have some raspberries with my yogurt today! How'd everyone else do? Thu, 16 Jan 2014 09:56:06 EST Struggling through phase 1 New here looking for sbd support. On day 8 of phase 1 and this is the hardest thing I have done in a long time! <em>39</em> <BR> I am moody with no carbs or sugar and don't have any extra energy that everyone else on sbd seems to talk about. Am I missing something? I have 100 lbs to lose and I am 34 years old. I want to feel better and not be prediabetic anymore. <BR> Yesterday was the first day I actually felt lightheaded and questioned what I am doing to my body. Scale is broken so... Sat, 11 Jan 2014 11:55:51 EST Starting over I lost 30 lbs the last time I was on the SB diet, and was very proud of myself for awhile, but I have to get rid of 20 lbs again. Since the first of Jan this year, I lost 8 lbs. I need help getting recipes that are quick and easy to prepare. Are there do ahead recipes so I don't have to think about it when I'm hungry? Mon, 6 Jan 2014 10:40:40 EST hey, anyone starting phase one today? I am not big on the message board but I find that I really need support. I was wondering if there was anybody starting phase 1 today and needed a place and buddy to stay accountable, I know I do! <BR> <BR> Well either way, this will be my daily update, any support welcomed! <BR> <BR> Phase one, Day one: <BR> Action steps: planned meals to eat and cook <BR> Goals: follow guideline, log in calls, and exercise Sun, 5 Jan 2014 12:17:30 EST Yogurt without sugar I have been eating Yoplait Light as my yogurt choice but I noticed it has added sugar. I am on Phase 2. Any recommendations for yogurt? Sat, 4 Jan 2014 11:38:19 EST tracking Hi there <BR> can I do south beach without tracking? one of the reasons I decided to give it a try was not being required to weigh and measure everything and track it. I have two small children and work full time so that was just not working out for me. <BR> thanks! Thu, 2 Jan 2014 16:11:57 EST Daily Calorie Goals My daily calorie goals were set for me to: <BR> Calories: 1200 - 1550 <BR> Carbs: 135 - 252 <BR> Fat: 27 - 60 <BR> Protein: 60 - 136 <BR> Does any one have any recommendations for these settings. I like to stay close to 1200 calories a day now that I am entering Stage 2 but the Carbs are way too high for me to lose weight. Or do you just ignore the daily totals. I usually follow them because I track sodium and potassium because of high blood pre... Thu, 2 Jan 2014 15:40:15 EST Glad I found this team Hi, I wish I had found this team about three weeks ago when I started South Beach but I am here now. Saturday will be three weeks for me and I am very happy with my results so far. I have lost over 11 pounds so far and I lose very slowly usually as I am unable to exercise. What I am most pleased about is my lab results. My glucose was down 13 (which puts me in the normal range), cholesterol down 29 and triglycerides down 79. I am very slowly easing into Stage 2. I may have questions to ... Thu, 2 Jan 2014 08:43:29 EST Question for Phase 1 I'm new to this group. I want to start the South Beach Diet. I have diabetes and am wondering should I be concerned with phase one. Or should I start on phase two. I am taking oral meds for the diabetes. <BR> <BR> Thanks <BR> Linda/Mi Tue, 24 Dec 2013 06:46:06 EST New to SP Hello South Beachers. I am new to SP and the SB diet. Last week was a terrible wake up call for me. I was given a new doctor. I despise health care due to being 341lbs. Doctors always make me feel awful about the size and shape my body is in. This doctor was no different. She probably weighs 90lbs and told me to try the south beach diet. <BR> <BR> I came home in my usual, depressed mood and told the husband. His response is to hit google, only to be excited by the recipes. I could hear him i... Tue, 17 Dec 2013 09:21:07 EST New here Hi everyone. I have been doing the atkins diet since October 28 and I only lost 5lbs. I am looking into the Southbeach diet because I am wondering if maybe Atkins is to low in carbs for me. I am also doing Jillian Michaels 90 day body revolution and I don't know if the strenght training is slowing down my weight loss? I have lost inches and my clothes fit better, but it is still frustrating not to see the scale move. So here I am, ready to try a different approach. If any wants to look at my ... Sun, 15 Dec 2013 11:06:12 EST hi everyone This is kind of new to me and I have been told to follow this diet by my doctor. I got the book from a friend and am slowly reading it. Lifestyle changes are not the easiest to do, but I think this is one I can do once I figure it out. Any help on what works best and how to start would be great. Thanks <em>24</em> Sun, 8 Dec 2013 11:48:36 EST 12/1/13 DAY ONE I'm brand new into South Beach and I'm excited to give it a go since reading such great success stories. I have always had a VERY hard time losing any weight at all save for a few pounds...and that's on many different diets. I hope with a deep determination that this one will do me right and I will do my body right by it. <BR> <BR> I look forward to the support and INFO here!! Sun, 1 Dec 2013 00:28:01 EST breast feeding and south beach? Has anyone here done south beach while breast feeding? I would love for anyone who has to share their experience. Thanks Sun, 24 Nov 2013 16:50:46 EST Hi there I'm glad I've found this team! I did South Beach and lost a lot of weight a number of years ago, and it's sneaking back. I'm planning to dust off the hardcover and restock the kitchen with the right stuff and go back to phase 1... Sun, 17 Nov 2013 17:34:52 EST Hello. . . . Hi, everyone. My name is Jeannette (J) and I'd like to join your life style group. I was just recently diagnosed as gluten sensitive and have read the new SB book regarding gluten issues. What I've found out since my diagnosis (other than the fact that I feel so much better) is that,gluten free, it absolutely does not translate to weight loss! I have, like so many of us, done my share of "diets." Two I believe will help me get my desired 30-40 lbs. off forever are HCG and SB. So, I look forwa... Sat, 16 Nov 2013 11:00:28 EST Kinda proud of myself So, I cheated a bit today but I'm still a little bit happy within that cheat. I made coffee today and used some coffee creamer and almond milk. Instead of coffee, 1/4 cup of sugar and 1/2 a cup of creamer I only used unsweetened almond milk and 2 tablespoons of creamer. And... it tasted really good! <BR> <BR> Cutting out all that sugar has shown me that I can drink coffee without a lot of sweetener, and that I really do like dark chocolate. <BR> <BR> Even though I know I shouldn't have... Mon, 4 Nov 2013 14:25:42 EST SBD Gluten Solution Hello Everyone <BR> I've just started the SBD Gluten Solution today, together with my son who is nearly 12. I've done well on Dukan and Atkins in the past, but they are too strict for a child so I thought of trying SBD, which allows fruit after the first two weeks. I don't see a separate SBD Gluten Solution team on Spark, is there a sub-group here or do I just join everyone here? <BR> Since menopause it's become increasingly difficult to lose weight, and I've gained quite a lot this past ye... Mon, 4 Nov 2013 12:00:23 EST Hi everyone! I have been a spark member for a few years now, not always following, and I've gotten to the point where i feel I need a jump start, and I decided South Beach is the change I need. I'm starting SB tomorrow and I'm looking forward to it. Sun, 3 Nov 2013 10:34:05 EST Moving on to Phase 2 So, I noticed that after strictly following phase 2 for about 3 weeks, I suddenly stopped losing weight. I then realized it must mean it was time for phase 2, so a few days ago I added in carbs and noticed I lost weight. I decided yesterday to try Phase 1 again to see if I could lose weight quicker since I did phase 2 a few days, but nope---stuck again. So I guess my body is protesting that I stick to Phase 2 now. I am not ready to add in grains, and carb wise the only carb I feel comfortable... Fri, 1 Nov 2013 09:51:28 EST The Fitness Tracker needs... There needs to be a "walking around town trick or treating for 2 hours" option ;) I didn't even eat any candy. <BR> <BR> Kelly Thu, 31 Oct 2013 21:23:07 EST 18 pounds down! Do I have to add grains? I am down 18 pounds and occasionally have strawberries with whip (phase 2 type of thing), though I basically eat as a phase one. I don't feel ready to add back in grains and break like things, is it okay to stay at phase 1 with just adding fruit until I feel comfortable adding in grains? Wed, 23 Oct 2013 10:49:40 EST Is one whole small avacodoe allowed? I love avocado, and i had one small whole avocado today (not all at once, but in salads, as a snack etc). Is 1 small avocado allowed, or do I have to keep it to 1/3 per day? Mon, 21 Oct 2013 22:15:57 EST Sour Cream allowed? Birth Control? & more I feel that SB is one of the most liveable lifestyle changes around. Not only does it allow me to eat until I am satisfied, but it has helped me eliminate my carb cravings. For the first time I am not hungry, because I no longer have to worry about eating tiny portions of food to avoid gaining weight (or to lose weight). I am happy for once, and no longer obsessed with cheese as a "free day" food, because now I am allowed to have it everyday. In fact, I feel like everyday is a free day when o... Sun, 20 Oct 2013 11:52:43 EST Tomorrow is my first day. I'm all ready to start in the morning. I've been doing a lot of "research" as to what to eat for Phase 1. Did my grocery shopping tonight. Going to clean out my kitchen in the morning. Trying to prepare mentally. I really have to do this! I have about 150 pounds to lose. I have gained and lost so much over the years. I want to lose it all and keep it off this time. My life depends on it.Literally! I have too much to live for. <BR> Glad to find this board. I can use the support, encouragement... Fri, 18 Oct 2013 22:22:21 EST Need ideas for a main dish for a potluck Needs to serve 10-12 people. Can't have pork (hostess' dietary restriction). <BR> Any good ideas? Thu, 17 Oct 2013 10:14:35 EST Day 3 was hardest... I think what set it off was that my husband and I were planning a longer hike (7 miles) but cut it down to a shorter one (4), then even shorter due to the weather (1.5) so I was already in a bad mood, which was made worse by the stupid decision on my part to really eat nothing but a small protein shake before leaving. <BR> <BR> When we left the park, we stopped to get gas, and I was famished! (Very bad, bad stupid decision). Reese's cups seemed like a fantastic idea, but I didn't get one. I... Wed, 16 Oct 2013 21:04:20 EST Making it a lifestyle I have been on and off diets my entire life, and so I either was always hungry or found myself binging. This is the first time in my life where I found a diet that lets me eat, and yet still lose weight. I want to make it a lifestyle, not just a temporary thing. Wed, 16 Oct 2013 20:12:32 EST Day 1 Phase 1! Hi everyone! My name is Amanda, and I am very excited to be here. I've been on and off SP for a few years now, and I've also had a copy of South Beach: Supercharged for a long time that I've flipped through, dog-eared, and thought sounded like a fantastic idea. <BR> <BR> The day after my 27th birthday, I had a doctor's appointment, and found out that I had high blood pressure, and had gained several pounds since my last visit. I'm a full-time college student who is constantly on the go so l... Mon, 14 Oct 2013 12:58:03 EST Milk and yogurt on Phase 1? Hi, I am new to this team. In the edition of the SBD that I have, it states that no milk, fat free or otherwise, is allowed. Yet, I see yogurt listed on some menu plans,can you clear this up for me? Also where can I find info on phase 1.5. Thanks so much for your time. Fri, 11 Oct 2013 16:07:02 EST yogurt on Phase 1? Hi, The edition of the South Beach Diet that I have states that milk on any kind is not permitted during phase 1......yet I see yogurt on the menu ideas forum. Can you clear this up? <BR> <BR> Also, where can I learn about phase 1.5? Thanks Thu, 10 Oct 2013 22:36:31 EST Starting over! Hey everyone, I am starting back on SB tomorrow. I lost 53 lbs the first time and only gained 10 of it back in the last 4 years, however I have been stuck at this weight and tried all kinds of different ways of losing (calorie counting, fitness, WW) nothing works like SB, however I have tried sticking to it several times over the last few years with no success. Anyway, I love Spark and am looking forward to the support that I get from here and hoping to shed these last 30 lbs while sticking w... Fri, 20 Sep 2013 14:41:05 EST Hello! I'm Jenn and I started phase 1 today. I'm excited and motivated and, most of all, determined! I need to lose 75-80 pounds, but I also need an entire lifestyle change. I've dieted in the past, but my cravings have always gotten the best of me. This time it's different. No being hungry and I have ways to handle that internal monologue that had me eating when I shouldn't and what I shouldn't! Mon, 16 Sep 2013 12:09:38 EST Phase1 again <BR> I need to lose this 20lbs. Here is my plan <BR> Do phase1 for two weeks. this will take me preplanning my meals and saying no to my daughter wanting to eat out. <BR> workout 4-5 a week <BR> do weights-I need to find a quick fullbody 30min workout. I dont have time to be there all day. <BR> Take my supplements Mon, 16 Sep 2013 09:51:30 EST not eating enough? Title says it all, really. I woke up this morning with full on blood sugar crash: shaking, feeling sick, too weak to move. I ate a banana and a bowl of porridge and I am gradually feeling better now, but it was pretty horrible for a while. It's day three for me. I've started and stopped the diet about 4 times now, and I've experienced this on day 3 each time. <BR> <BR> I'm anxious about overeating and gaining weight, but perhaps I'm not eating enough? I've been dieting my whole adult life, ... Sun, 15 Sep 2013 03:58:54 EST p1 snack inspiration Hey everyone, I'm new here, i'm on day 2 of the diet and all is well so far! I'd like you all to throw some ideas my way for super easy phase 1 snacks. I'm talking zero prep, something I can grab inbetween my baby's nappy changes and feeds. So far I've been having nuts, mini babybel, cherry tomatoes and broccoli with houmous. Sat, 14 Sep 2013 16:10:40 EST New to Phase I Hi Everyone. I am starting the Phase 1. I am diabetic and was told to join this or Sugar Busters. Tue, 10 Sep 2013 14:45:08 EST Labor Day I'm posting this to all the groups I co-lead so I hope you don't mind receiving it more than once if you are in all my groups. I'm very curious to know your answer. It may help some of us. I know it will me. LOL. <BR> <BR> In our area we consider September 1st and/or Labor Day to be the official end of summer and start of Fall. It's almost upon us. Most of us work really hard, whether in our home or outside of it, and we deserve to enjoy Labor Day. I hope you have some sort of plans. <BR> <... Sun, 1 Sep 2013 20:58:51 EST Phase 1 - Energy for exercise without the carbs?? Hello all <BR> <BR> I started back on Phase 1 last week (after I got a little off track on Phase 3 over the summer) and went out for an early morning hike on Saturday. However, from the start my rhythm was off, I was not mentally into it, and I simply did not have the energy for the hike. <BR> <BR> I ultimately had to cut my hike short at 6.5 very tough miles when I normaqlly around 10 miles. <BR> <BR> Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, as another week or two without the silenc... Wed, 28 Aug 2013 09:31:58 EST Hi! Glad to find you all !! New to this team but not new on SparkPeople. I had joined the SBD website and found it to just be a crazy place. No private message system, couldn't find your way back to posts you made, errors in the food calorie/nutrient made me crazy. <BR> <BR> I have been on Spark for a while and did NOT have any success to speak of. My Mother had been on SB for a while and was doing well so I thought I would give it a try. I'm in Phase 1 ~ start of Day 5. I have lost 5.6 pounds to date ... Mon, 26 Aug 2013 10:36:42 EST This is a good plan-hello again! I have been arguing with myself about going on a plan again but after reviewing and reviewing diet plans <em>198</em> I decided on this one. <BR> My library usually has the books on the shelf so I will be able to borrow them again and there is good info. Last time I had trouble with getting enough fiber but I think eating beans every day and plenty of veggies will help. I need something I can stick to! Sun, 25 Aug 2013 10:32:48 EST Apprehensive I am a self-diagnosed food addict/compulsive overeater and I have been considering giving South Beach another go-around, but I just don't know if I can do it. <BR> <BR> I am considering the fact that reducing carbs for a period of time will help me alleviate cravings, and then I can start building a healthier relationship with food in which I can be satisfied by a bite or two of dessert instead of needing to eat an entire cake. Ideally, I would want to transition from South Beach to intuitiv... Fri, 23 Aug 2013 11:39:30 EST Newbie Hello all. Have regained 25 of 69 lb weight loss. Glad to be on board Thu, 22 Aug 2013 20:13:26 EST Newbie Hi team. Have regained 25 lbs. of 69 lbs weight loss. The South Beach Lifestyle sounds great. Happy to be on board Thu, 22 Aug 2013 20:08:03 EST Hello, I am new to the group I'm new to the group but not to South Beach. I had good success with it previously, but eventually fell off the wagon. I found myself cheating a little here and there, then a little more, and before I knew it, I wasn't really on the Beach anymore. I tried to keep my carb intake down, but wasn't giving it my best effort. <BR> <BR> When I was on South Beach before, I was not on SP. I joined SP this past January, and have been enjoying the experience. I got sidetracked by an injury and surgery ... Thu, 15 Aug 2013 15:14:46 EST Jump Start I am starting Phase 1 today. I'm excited and motivated. Sat, 3 Aug 2013 12:27:38 EST Track Chicken Salad in a Cafeteria setting? Okay, I had to get a cesar salad and chicken salad at work for lunch. I know that the salad is okay but how can I count the chicken salad on the nutritional tracker. Should I just guess and pick one of the foods listed by other members? From what I can tell the chicken salad had breast meat, mayo and celery at minimum. Thu, 25 Jul 2013 16:21:49 EST Less Joint Pain on SB? Has anyone noticed that being on SB you have less joint pain? I am on day 10 and I noticed a couple of days ago my left knee (have osteoarthritis) has no pain! I can even do squats again! Also my back is better. Before when I got up to walk around I was stiff and felt hunched over. I was getting a bit scared since I am only 52 but now I feel quite normal. Anyone else? Wed, 24 Jul 2013 11:17:05 EST South Beach Diet Cookbook Hey there folks! Amazon has the SBD Cookbook free today! Even if you don't own a kindle, you can download it and view it on your laptop (or phone). <BR> <BR> <link><BR>/ref=as_li_ss_il?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&cre<BR>ative=390957&creativeASIN=B00DU2IOLW&l<BR>inkCode=as2&tag=sililo-20 </link> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 13:52:56 EST Hey SBers give me some love! Started on Monday and had a real challenge on Tuesday since Husband's birthday and he wanted to eat Mexican. I did great! No chips or tortillas although I swear the tortillas were waving at me. I've got my college girl home from college and paying her to cook Phase I dinners for me! Look at me, I'm just like Oprah (without the cash of course) with my own personal chef. Really is making Phase I a bit more manageable! How's it's going for everyone else? Wed, 17 Jul 2013 13:19:11 EST Hello everyone! Day 1 for me! Thanks for the warm welcome from the team leaders! <BR> <BR> I come to the team not exactly kicking and screaming, but definitely dragging my feet! <em>246</em> Hopefully that will change quickly! After having a physical that resulted in "normal, healthy" test results, my doctor said "let's try the SB Diet - Gluten and see if that settles everything down. So here I am! <BR> <BR> Looking foward to getting to know everyone. I've been on Spark for probably two years; ... Mon, 15 Jul 2013 19:17:26 EST Hi, teammates!!!! Hey there, everybody! I'm new to this team, and I'm really excited to get back on the SB Diet. I did it in 2007 and got down to my lowest weight since high school, but certain circumstances in my life have piled on the pounds. I'm ready to shed all of that weight and get back to the healthy body/mind/spirit I want! <BR> <BR> I started Phase 1 on Wednesday, and so far I'm feeling much more in control of my eating and the cravings are gone! It's amazing! I'm still struggling to start my ... Fri, 12 Jul 2013 10:55:34 EST New calorie/ exercise tracker Hey, <BR> <BR> So, I switched over to this new exercise/calorie tracker that SP has rolled out, and now I have NO IDEA how I'm going to eat so many calories! Like today, pre-exercise, it was about 1500-1800, now it's about 1800-2100. I was struggling to get to about 1300 or 1400 calories before. Now I don't know what to add to get me up there. Dairy gives me some diarrhea (even Greek yoghurt will give me a bit), so I don't want to add too much of that. Any other ideas? Wed, 10 Jul 2013 17:37:27 EST giving it a try Hi all. I started South Beach in support of my daughter. She has some health issues and is turning to South Beach in hopes it will help. I just finished phase I which I thought was going to kill me. I actually added a grain each day a week ago because I was feeling quite weak, nauseous, absolutely no appetite, etc. I still have very little appetite, but I'm getting enough calories and don't feel awful. I'm excited to have fruit today. Saving it for dinner. Tue, 9 Jul 2013 17:02:20 EST Team member location s..where are you? Sue...aka in SE Oklahoma about two hours north of Dallas... <BR> <BR> Hot summer day....slim chance of rain this week...had good rains in May...few and far between now.... Sat, 6 Jul 2013 21:06:44 EST Phase One and electrolyte drinks Hello y'all, <BR> <BR> I've just RE-started Phase 1 and I'm in need of some advice. It's been really hot and humid here, and I don't have air conditioning at home. I've definitely been feeling the effects, and so I want to get some more electrolytes in so I start to feel better. But I know a lot of the commercial drinks like Gatorade or Pediasure have a ton of sugar, etc. <BR> <BR> What's the best way to stick to Phase 1 and yet get my body to be feeling better despite the weather? Tue, 2 Jul 2013 17:12:34 EST Phase 2 I have a question in regards to phase 2....I hope I am posting in the right area if not forgive me. If I want to have a frozen meal when I am running short of time. Can you tell me what to look for when reading the nutritional value what works for this phase. I have tried this diet before and could never figure out the whole low GI thing. <BR> <BR> Thanks Sun, 30 Jun 2013 21:29:45 EST Holla from Houston! :) I've been on Spark since 2009 (on again, off again), and I've used SB before. My mom was very into fad dieting and Weight Watchers when I was little, so I have experience with SlimFast, Weight Watchers, cabbage soup, you name it. <BR> I've done SBD before. I had a really hard time with Phase 1 last time, but I'm having less trouble with it this time. I'm on day 6, and not really having a problem. <BR> I use the summer as my healthy time because during the school year, I have major eating pro... Mon, 24 Jun 2013 23:45:00 EST SBD Gluten Solution Dining Out Savvy Once you have determined how gluten sensitive you are, you will know how careful you need to be. <BR> <BR> *Skip most soups, since so many use flour as a thickener; instead ask for clear broth or consomme with no flour additives. <BR> <BR> *Watch out for the sauces and marinades, which are typically made with gluten containing thickeners or may have gluten containing soy sauce or teriyaki sauce added. <BR> <BR> *Question how the salad dressing is made (does it have barley, binding agents, ... Tue, 18 Jun 2013 22:10:03 EST Before I Commit Hello, <BR> I've recently been told by my doctor to restrict my net carbs to less than 60 a day. I've never realized how quickly carbs add up! South Beach seems appealing to me as a lifestyle to look in to. Here is my problem. I dislike vegetables. It's not a picky eater thing. I physically react to the smells and textures of most vegetables. Trust me, I'd rather it were the other way. People that don't like veggies are often looked at oddly and we know it's unhealthy. I'm learning t... Thu, 13 Jun 2013 10:44:17 EST SBD New Super Quick Cookbook Has anyone looked or purchased this new cookbook? If, so, have you tried any of the recipes? <BR> <BR> What did you think of the recipes? And were they tasty? <BR> <BR> Thanks for any info. Wed, 12 Jun 2013 09:10:13 EST From Dr. Agatson A link Help lower ur cholestero I receive emails that have different info about food and here is one with a link from Dr. A on what to eat to lower cholesterol. <BR> <BR> Interesting to say the least. Hope this will help others on the SBD. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ist/cholesterol-snacks.aspx?pos=4&xid=<BR>nl_EverydayHealthDietandNutrition_20130611 </link> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 08:58:31 EST SBD Gluten Solution Recipes ALMOND - PEAR QUINOA BREAKFAST CEREAL (P2) <BR> Hands on time: 5 minutes Total time: 20 minutes <BR> <BR> You can make a batch of this cereal (or double) and store it in the fridge. At breakfast, just scoop out 3/4 cup of the cooked quinoa and reheat in the microwave (about 45 seconds) with 1/4 cup fat free milk. <BR> <BR> 1 1/4 cups quinoa, rinsed <BR> 1/4 tsp fine sea salt <BR> 1 cup unsweetened almond milk <BR> 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon <BR> 1 juice ripe pear <BR> 1/2 tsp pure vanilla... Mon, 10 Jun 2013 19:39:55 EST SBD Gluten Solution - Phase 2 Foods to Eat Rarely Some of these items listed below may be gluten free but should be eaten only rarely on Phase 2 of South Beach Diet or avoided entirely, if you prefer, due to their high glycemic index. <BR> <BR> STARCHES AND GRAINS <BR> <BR> Cornflakes <BR> <BR> Oatmeal, instant (may be cross-contaminated; check labels carefully) <BR> <BR> Potatoes: <BR> Instant, plain (skip flavored entirely) <BR> White <BR> <BR> Rice: <BR> Jasmine <BR> Sticky <BR> White <BR> <BR> Rice Cakes <BR> <BR> Rice crackers, ... Mon, 10 Jun 2013 18:06:36 EST SBD Gluten Solution - Phase 2 Foods to AVOID All of these gluten containing foods must be avoided for 4 weeks on the Gluten Solution Program. At that point, you can gradually introduce gluten. Keep in mind that whether you are eating gluten grains or not, limit yourself to three servings maximum per day on this phase. <BR> <BR> All baked goods and pastries containing gluten, including cakes, cookies, muffins (while baked goods may be labeled gluten free, they are not permitted on the SBD until phase 3, and then on occasion). <BR> <B... Mon, 10 Jun 2013 17:59:58 EST Hello From WY Hi Everyone, <BR> My name is Max (as in Maxine). I'm a 69 yr. old wife, mother and grandmother. I am really drawn to the South Beach plan because simple carbs are a real problem for me. I really like all the "bad" stuff. This is my 2nd day in phase 1 and I need all the support I can get. I'm a lacto/ovo vegetarian and am missing my fruits and grains. I really want to do this because I think South Beach is very healthy. My doctor recommends it too. I hope to get to know everyone and... Mon, 10 Jun 2013 13:12:57 EST Weekly weigh-in 222 last week <BR> 219 today...yeah! <BR> <BR> Following SBD style eating..with fruits and complex carbs...downloaded one of the SB diet books..not original..onto my Ipad is a supplemental book which discusses execise component. Have enjoyed reading..good addition to my library:). SB the title. <BR> <BR> Have a great Saturday! Sat, 8 Jun 2013 07:38:55 EST How does one enter info 4 nutrients in a vitamin? Hi! <BR> <BR> I am trying to make sure that I get the vitamins that are needed for health. <BR> So I have purchased "Women's 1 A Day" vitamin. <BR> <BR> I've added another "meal" as "Women's One A Day Vitamin" and have use the old pop-up version for adding a food not listed. <BR> <BR> So I go to add all the info with the exception of Vitamin K, Biotin, and Chromium because there is no listing for those components and there is no way, (at least that I can see), on how to enter this info. <B... Fri, 7 Jun 2013 10:10:54 EST Trying not to stray from plan - my dog passed away One of my dogs passed away today and I'm sad and grieving but don't want to make bad food choices because of it. I'm trying to stay on the plan. But boy, my emotions are haywire. My hubby is letting his emotions control his eating right now but I don't want to sabotage my efforts. Thu, 6 Jun 2013 16:27:18 EST Returning to SparkPeople and South Beach Remember me at all? From a few years back? I lost weight using South Beach and reached my goal and loved it. Then a little while later I went and broke my ankle, became sedentary and then ate poorly. <BR> <BR> Here I am again and need to lose 39 pounds. I know SB works and I have all the cookbooks. Today I have pretty much started Phase 1 again (except I had diced apple in my salad) and have told my husband that I'm back on Phase 1 which means no alcohol, no fruit, no wine, no breads, e... Wed, 5 Jun 2013 17:21:12 EST ABCs for Southbeach Lifestyle I enjoy reading ABCs of other teams...interested in seeing fellow Southbeacher team member is an a tip...add a b tip after me..etc. <BR> <BR> A..add protein early in the day curbs hunger...the rest of the day! Wed, 5 Jun 2013 06:13:01 EST Newbie from Oklahoma Husband had heart catheter procedure last stent needed but doctor recommended South Beach diet for him to the book several years ago..joining team to stay up on tips etc..look forward to sharing posts Wed, 5 Jun 2013 06:05:09 EST Hello to all! I just started SBD Saturday and it's already given me great results! <BR> But I've been on SP for few years. Love it! <BR> <BR> Little about me: born and raised in Virginia Beach, two cats and a husband. I work at the library which I love. I grew up with a love of food and eating but with my sedentary job and mostly sedentary home life, weight crept up, health went down. The past few months I've noticed that the foods I was eating made me feel terrible, worsened my depression (but I've manag... Mon, 3 Jun 2013 21:22:15 EST Protein drinks for Phase 1 I am new to SB and to SparkPeople, I'm hoping to utilize this message board for lots of suggestions and tips. Here is my dilemma right now, am half way through phase 1 and today had braces put on (my teeth). I am fine now, but know that tonight and the next day or so I won't want to chew anything but water. The staff at the orthodontics office suggest milk shakes, apple sauce, and everything that I can't have. Does anyone have suggestions for any type of protein drink (sugarless of course... Thu, 30 May 2013 12:25:07 EST Memorial Day Does anyone have any special plans for Memorial Day? <BR> <BR> We decorated the family graves at 5 different cemeteries. It takes all day as they are up to 80 miles away. Sun, 26 May 2013 18:14:23 EST Newbie from Michigan Hello everyone, I'm Nancy from Michigan. I'm 57 and about 25-30# overweight. I got back into running last July and have been doing some road biking. I'm thinking about giving the South Beach Diet a try - I've done Weight Watchers in the past. The reason for the South Beach Diet is to reduce some of my carbs(switching and keeping good carbs). Fri, 24 May 2013 18:18:13 EST Using the SBD recipes from the book I made the Veggie Quiche to Go Cups. These are very good & easy to make. But I find that eating 2 cups for breakfast doesn't quite cut it for me. <BR> <BR> I have tried Uncle Sam cereal with unsweetened almond milk, about 14 almonds, and a banana does much better for me. But I can always scrambled egg beaters and have a couple of pieces of turkey bacon which has been nuked in the mircowave. <BR> <BR> Now I have made today the Moroccan Grilled chicken which was marinated in the called for sp... Thu, 23 May 2013 22:49:31 EST Low Carb Swap Outs I am sure many of you know of these various low carb swap outs but in case you didn't: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>od-swaps-to-make-you-skinny?page=0,0&c<BR>m_mmc=ETNTNL-_-1303216-_-05232013-_-Sk<BR>innyFoodSwaps-link </link> Thu, 23 May 2013 13:24:58 EST What are your favorite meals to freeze What are your favorite meals to freeze Wed, 15 May 2013 10:29:08 EST Newbie Hi! I am going to make a serious effort to lose some weight and try the SBD once again. <BR> I had some success with it back a number of years ago but the last 6 years of my life have been really hectic.So now it's time for me. Sat, 11 May 2013 16:45:27 EST Hello I'm Mommabirdies Hi, my name is Karla. I am starting this for the umpteenth time. I need to do this for me, for my family , for my future. I turn 50 next week. New beginnings. I'm married, with 2 children (9,11). I'm diabetic and I have a terrible family history of coronary artery disease. I don't want to be a statistic. I am hoping to find the tools and the encouragement to help me learn a better lifestyle and eating patterns and teach them to my children so that we don't continue this histo... Thu, 9 May 2013 16:42:35 EST I'm a returneee to SBD.. was very successful with it , lost momentum about 5 years into phase 3 maintenance and regained 12 lbs. All in the abdomen, very bad for my diet controlled DMII, so I'm back in the saddle again. P-1, day 2. Thanks for the welcome. Tue, 7 May 2013 13:04:35 EST im worried about PHASE 1 hi all. by the end of the month, i am planning to join a south beach cooking class. However im worried that i may not keep up with the phase 1 of the south beach diet because there are no carbs allowed. i am afraid i might get dizzy while exercising or i might get headaches. How is ur phase 1? Should i keep my exercise into a minimum?? <BR> <BR> <BR> sam Tue, 7 May 2013 11:43:25 EST Anyone else dairy/soy free? Just curious to see if I was the only one or not and how do you deal with eating without the dairy. I have plain almond yogurt rather plain regular yogurt and use daiya cheese (sparingly) instead of regular cheese. Good enough subs for phase 1? Thu, 2 May 2013 16:00:32 EST I miss my salty snacks! I really thought chocolate would be my biggest problem but phase 1 pretty much eliminated my longtime sweet tooth-- well, I've occasionally grabbed a small piece of chocolate, once or twice a month. But my biggest problem actually seems to be missing salty snacks like pretzels, chips, etc. In an effort to feed my cravings in a more healthy way, I've been eating cocktail peanuts. It's gotten out of hand-- seems I'm addicted now, and eating 3-5 servings each day and wanting more. I'm not gainin... Thu, 2 May 2013 07:16:59 EST Introduction Hello everyone. I'm starting SB tomorrow and I'm looking forward to it. I did it many many years ago with success and nothing else is working so I'm going for it again. Tue, 30 Apr 2013 20:58:14 EST Coming Back to the Beach It's time I spent time at the Beach again. The last time was so achy joints, no allergies, no fatigue. Time to no longer be a slave to sugar and grains. Time to take back control of my body. <BR> <BR> Got some shopping to do this weekend to get started. <BR> <BR> I am so looking forward to the Beach again!!!!!!! Fri, 26 Apr 2013 09:39:11 EST Back to South Beach diet I am going back on the south Beach Diet and I do like the diet better and some of the others I have found. Hope we can all help each other with new ideas. <BR> Sue Thu, 25 Apr 2013 12:16:10 EST Starting South Beach in 2 weeks I think the hardest thing for me is to get ALL THE FOOD I need to have to make all the meals. It's just me and I don't want to make a lot of different meals. I also have to plan out lunches to take to work. I don't want to start and stop so I am trying to plan this out carefully. I am going to print off recipes and make groceries lists to be ahead of the game. <BR> <BR> All prayers welcomed <em>40</em> Wanting this to work. Tue, 23 Apr 2013 17:11:01 EST Beginning South Beach Diet I am very new to this diet and after asking a few questions. I decided to start this diet today. I pray that I can keep to the first 2 weeks as <BR> Not using sugar or honey is a big challenge for me.Breakfast was gd ao far, hopefully can do as well for lunch and dinner Sun, 21 Apr 2013 00:32:44 EST Starting Over Hi team. I am starting over again with the South Beach Diet. I did this diet about a year ago and lost 20 lbs. I have high cholesterol, and am pre- diabetic, so I need to loose weight and exercise daily. My goal is to go from 162 to 130 lbs and walk or row or do something everyday for 20 to 30 min. Some days I will work out longer, but I need to do an activity everyday to keep me on track. I am on day 4 of phase one. I weighed myself this morning and I am down 4 lbs! So far I have fel... Sat, 20 Apr 2013 12:38:55 EST breaking the cycle...stress eating ok I'm just venting here, but my in-laws came to visit me and my partner in our small 1 bedroom apt. It was very stressful and I got caught up (again) in stress eating. So now their gone and I'm trying to forgive myself so that I can get back on the wagon. The crux of the issue is that they come to my house for 2-4 weeks at a time twice a year. I get caught up in stress eating everytime they come visit (mind you their eating habits are not healthy, they eat very differently than I do, and the... Wed, 17 Apr 2013 12:40:07 EST Am I entitled to bragging rights? I started back on April 8, 2013 with the hopes of losing at least 50 pounds. I am dedicated and ambitious and failure is not an option with me. I weighed myself today -- I am down 10.2 pounds since beginning! It could do with the fact I figured out how many calories I WAS eating, the types of food I was eating and the lack of movement. I am tracking every single thing that goes in my mouth and eating all fresh and SB legal foods -- no room for "cheating" and I am off my butt working out! I ge... Wed, 17 Apr 2013 08:39:05 EST Help - I think my Phase 1 nutrition is off I'm trying to follow Phase 1 (had a little slip on Day 1 and had two treats), but my nutrition seems to be off. <BR> <BR> Day 1 - I had 67G of Carbs and 23G of Fat, 784 calories. <BR> Day 2 - I had 47G Carbs, and 52G Fat, 928 calories. <BR> <BR> I am tracking my food in the tracker. I feel like my carbs were too high on day one, my fat was too high on day two, and my calories are too low. <BR> <BR> Any pointers? Tue, 16 Apr 2013 19:41:07 EST New to SBD Hi all, I am new to the South Beach Diet. I have never done any low-carb diets. I have lost about 15 pounds, with another ~50-60 to go, and my weight loss has slowed. A coworker suggested the SBD. <BR> <BR> I am going to start Phase 1 tomorrow. I am nervous about this because I'll be on a business trip from April 20-April 24 and I think it will be incredibly hard to resist desserts while out of town. <BR> <BR> I'm hoping for a significant weight drop from Phase 1 to keep me motivated ... Sun, 14 Apr 2013 18:08:41 EST Phase 1.5 for the week of 4/12-4/19 I did not do this as a blog cause I need the support as I get back intot he mindset. I have not been measuring just trying to say in the list. kind of have been throwing food in my bag and runnign out the door. <BR> <BR> 4/12-I may or maynot eat all this <BR> herbaltea <BR> .25 oats <BR> Cabbage shrimp black beans <BR> Celery, tomatoes, hummus <BR> Apple <BR> Yogurt <BR> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 10:37:51 EST Calories I just finished day 3 of phase 1. I have noticed after putting everything into the tracker that I'm only getting to around 800-900 calories a day. Is this normal, or should I be doing more to up my calorie count? Wed, 10 Apr 2013 20:38:39 EST Hello! Back on SB Hi Everyone! I am not new to South Beach. Unfortunately I do so well, and then I decide to binge and then figure oh what's a few more and then I lose sight of eating healthy! BUT, I am back and on day three of phase 1. Last year I lost 54 pounds and have gained 22 of it back during basketball season --- a lot of fast food meals. I will be successful because I always feel so much better when I eat healthy! Wed, 10 Apr 2013 15:34:09 EST Smart Balance Milk? I just started phase 1 and have a couple of questions. <BR> <BR> First, I always (for as long as I can remember) have had a glass of milk before going to bed. I'm not a dessert fan, can my nightly glass of milk count as my dessert? <BR> <BR> Also, I am drinking Smart Balance milk (which is fat free, but tastes like 2%) is this allowed on phase 1 (or any other phases for that matter)? <BR> <BR> Thanks for the info : ) Mon, 8 Apr 2013 08:37:29 EST Hello everyone This will be my second time using South beach. 5 years ago I lost 70 lbs on SB. It was great <BR> then I went through a three years of injuries and surgeries. I have had to teach myself how to walk 3 times. But that left me with a lot of sitting and PT. I am now better able to do some light exercise..but Even being limited I am ready to loose the 35 lbs I have regained and go further. <BR> I started on Feb 21 with another plan and my body just held on. No more wasting time I know SB works. I ... Sat, 6 Apr 2013 12:36:35 EST Back to Phase 1... Hi everybody! I hit a huge plateau in March because of my poor eating. I've been having WAY too many splurges and "oh, just this once!" treats, but I've still been on a great fitness schedule, so the upswing of that is that I have been gaining and losing the same two pounds for most of March. I'm tired of seeing the same numbers on the scale! I need to shake down some more weight, so I've put myself back on Phase 1 for a week...the South Beach equivalent of the "naughty step," hahahaha!!!... Wed, 3 Apr 2013 08:27:51 EST Creating a cheat sheet so i staty focuses Hi Everyone I miss you guys. I am making myself a phase1 and phase1.5 snack cheat sheet cause this is where i mess up. will keep you updated. Mon, 1 Apr 2013 10:38:17 EST New to low carbing Happy Easter! I feel guilty getting on here on Easter but really need some advice for tomorrow. <BR> <BR> I am new to low carbing. I have about 85 pounds to loose! I started out on Atkins and my doctor recommended I switch to South Beach because he was worried that my cholesterol might get high. I did my first week on Atkins Induction Phase and my second on South Beach. I totally blew it on day 13 and 14! I went to some Easter events with my kids and succumbed to my chocolate cravings.... Sun, 31 Mar 2013 23:00:14 EST Easter Recipes - Hop to it! Looking for yummy Easter SB-friendly lunch recipes. Suggestions? Background, I have 14 people coming, 5 are teenagers, most are ok veggie eaters. Sun, 24 Mar 2013 16:31:02 EST Salad dressing for Phase#1..... Can anyone let me know any salad dressing we can use on Phase#1 Wed, 20 Mar 2013 16:12:23 EST Only 2 cereals on SB?? I've only seen 2 types of cold cereals at my store that are 6g of fiber or more and 6g of sugar or less (standards per my last SB readings) -- Fiber One and plain Shredded Wheat. Are there any other kinds that you know of that fit these fiber/sugar standards?? Suggestions?? Wed, 20 Mar 2013 14:38:26 EST is it normal to feel bloated?? I am on day 2 of P1 and today I feel bloated. Maybe it's all the water I'm drinking to keep myself focused?? Or is this a common occurrence? <BR> <BR> Thanks! Tue, 19 Mar 2013 16:30:23 EST recipes What is Kaylins Kitchen? Is it a web site or on the SB site? Mon, 18 Mar 2013 14:20:50 EST Stuffed Mushrooms I bought some huge mushrooms and some fake lobster and am wondering if anyone has any ideas for stuffing them. My local grocery store sells stuffed mushrooms with lobster and/or crab and it is delicious but I am pretty sure NOT Beach friendly. Sooooo when hubby has wings tonight I don't want to be jealous so I thought I would make something special for myself. Any ideas to add to the fake lobster other then breadcrumbs...I won't add those this week. Thanks in advance! Mon, 18 Mar 2013 10:24:34 EST Anyone do this without following portion guides? I'm just wondering if anyone has done SB without limiting their portions? One of the things that intrigues me about it is the idea of not measuring or counting. Now, I don't mean I plan on going overboard, but I kinda want to try phase 1 just focusing on eating lean meat and veggies, etc and not worry if I had 2 cups of spinach or a cup and a half. Fri, 15 Mar 2013 21:14:33 EST Hello everyone! Hi everyone! My name is Heather and I'm starting SBD Phase 1 on Monday morning (with my sister). I had some success on WW last year and lost 25 pounds, but I have hit a serious plateau. After a ton of research I decided that SBD might be the best option for me. I still have about 35 pounds to go. I know that carbs are what stall my weight loss- I've figured that out over the years. <BR> <BR> I'd really like to make a lifestyle switch and am hopeful that SBD is going to help me do that! <BR>... Thu, 14 Mar 2013 14:56:34 EST Hello! Hello everyone nice to meet you all. <BR> <BR> I am going to be starting Phase 1 tomorrow.I need to go shopping today and get supplies. <BR> I got the book about a year ago and went through phase 1 and then stopped. I barely lost any weight I think like 2 pounds. I did not follow the guidelines for only 75 cals of sugar free sweets and often ate much more then that. I believe that was the source of my lack of progress. <BR> <BR> I have a terrible sugar addiction and that is why this prog... Thu, 14 Mar 2013 12:44:20 EST Chia seeds Question....what are Chia seeds...where do I get them and can I have them in Phase 1? <BR> <BR> Thanks Wed, 13 Mar 2013 15:17:10 EST Hello! Hi! <BR> <BR> I just started SB. I did it before and lost quite a bit of weight. I am on Day 4 of Phase one. Last night I started having cravings and today, it's pretty bad. I'm not craving anything in particular...just feel like I want something with sugar or crackers maybe. My meals today have been good and I felt full after eating. I also had two snacks. I just feel like I want to eat. Also...I'm feeling a bit shaky...I can't this normal? Thanks for the input Wed, 13 Mar 2013 15:10:15 EST How do I begin I am new to the South Beach diet, and need help in getting started as I want to eat as natural a food as possible, foods that, cleanse, nourish, repairs the body. I have used the you are what you eat diet a few years ago and have to say I felt better than I ever felt before as the foods were organic and I felt healthy, would love that feeling again and the added bonus of having you guys to encourage, lend strength and support. I now need to begin again and not sure where to start, do you ha... Fri, 8 Mar 2013 16:01:28 EST Living the SB lifestyle? I'm asking this question because I am always on and off the SB bandwagon. I would love to hear some of the strategies you use to live the "SB lifestyle." I know it's not a perfect world, but I'm sure there comes a point in the journey where you just are like "this is now I eat" (SB friendly). For example, have you always tracked your food persistently for years? Do you measure your food? Do you re-read certain books periodically? Basically, how are you sure to "stay" on SB?? Fri, 8 Mar 2013 14:02:37 EST Black Bean question I am 5 days into phase 1 and beans are on the good list. My dear hubby made black bean soup last night (veggie broth, black beans, onions, tomatoes & peppers only). I tried to enter something in my food tracker and discovered that black beans have so many carbs. Did I do something wrong??? Can I eat them or not?? <BR> <BR> thanks. mary Fri, 8 Mar 2013 13:32:31 EST Time for a change-d pressing news from the doc So today I went to the doc about my high blood sugar. I don't have diabetes but was diagnosed with insulin resistance nine years ago, so I check it. I stopped for a month or so and started up again a few weeks ago. All of my numbers are elevated! Not dangerous go to the ER high, but higher than they should be. Doc says I'm "on the road to diabetes." <BR> <BR> So now she wants me to go grainless (basically SB phase 1 except I can have fruit) for a week. I say make it two and restarted phase ... Tue, 5 Mar 2013 15:25:49 EST Riddle Me this Batman... How is it possible that the scale went down? Yesterday we had a mini-celebration (we're moving back to the US. WOO-HOO!!!) that included me eating Tequila-Lime chicken wings (those 'anytizers') and having a 7&7. Yet today I weigh less than yesterday!?! I don't get it... Tue, 5 Mar 2013 03:40:26 EST Can't eat eggs...b reakfast ideas I am unable to take the texture or consistancy of eggs if they are not hidden by powerful other flavors. I am not sure why. My normal breakfast would consist of toast with peanut butter, oatmeal or cereal. Now, that I am on phase 1, I am unable to have my normal breakfasts and I am not sure what to do. <BR> My husband made us these things called fluffins for breakfast this morning and I just could not do it. <BR> Any and all suggestions will be used until I can find something that works. Mon, 4 Mar 2013 13:51:09 EST