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South Beach Phase 1 flop

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Initial post: Aug 1, 2008 12:33:29 PM PDT
M. Hoover says:
Has anyone actually followed the diet to the 'T' and GAINED weight the second week of Phase 1? What's up???

Posted on Feb 9, 2009 11:10:35 AM PST
yes I lost weight the first week, gained the second week and lost the third week. It's a good diet and actually I can't eat all the food on it.
It caused my blood sugar to go way down and that is a good thing. Stick with it and it will teach you to eat right.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 9, 2009 1:29:56 PM PST
So how did week three go, Hoover?

Ms. Inman, South Beach tends to lower glucose levels because it's a low-carb diet, especially in phase 1. Carbs are gradually re-introduced in phases 2 and 3. It ends up being a blend of Atkins and the Mediterranean diet.

-Steve Parker, M.D.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 9, 2009 4:46:04 PM PST
Hi Steve, I think it's a good diet because it teaches you to eat healthy with lots of vegetables and salads. It does cut out the processed carbs which obviously caused the problem of obesity as well as Diabetes II.
Week 3 went well and I lost 3 lbs. I'm still on Phase I and plan on staying on it for a while as there's more food on that diet than I can consume in a day anyway and I like the food and recipes. This diet is much improved over the one he put out in 2003 . I joined the South Beach diet on line and I like having menus I can print up and shopping lists and the support they give. I'm satisfied until something better comes along.

Posted on Feb 10, 2009 3:12:51 PM PST
Hi, Loretta. I do believe the South Beach principles would improve the health and longevity of Americans, compared with the standard American way of eatiig. I'd be even more impressed if Dr Agatston moved it even closer to the Mediterranean diet. And the first edition of his book (2003) didn't stress exercise enough to suit me. But overall it's a fairly good program for people who can follow it.


Posted on Feb 26, 2009 7:26:58 AM PST
misty9 says:
I like the diet a lot too.
In fact this is the second time I'm following it.
I lost the 8lbs I wanted to lose in 2006, and since then I've gradually put them on again.
You mentioned that there was a new diet out? Is it very different from the old one?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 26, 2009 8:40:18 AM PST
Dianne Gregg says:
When I reached menopause, I started to have unusual weight gain.
I tried the South Beach didn't work for me.
What I did discover after spending 4 days in the ICU (I went into anaphylactic shock) doctors said it was food poisoning. It wasn't.
It turns out that I'm allergic to soy produdcts. I complained to doctors about the weight gain, nausea, and feeling bloated all the time for eight years!

I lost 35 pounds within 8 months after I removed soy from my diet which was no easy task since over 60% of the foods on the grocery store shelf contain some form of soy. You have to know what to look for. I never gained it back and I feel great! Try removing soy products and see if that makes a difference in how you feel.

I researched soy and found it is not the "health food" it's cracked up to be. It is creating health problems - not preventing them. So I wrote "The Hidden Dangers of Soy."
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