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South Beach Diet....Here I Come!

So I've started on the South Beach Diet. Which seems rather interesting. I think what I like most about it is that there is no special food to buy, that I can enjoy the things I have eaten before (let's face it, I am not going to give them up forever) as long as it's in moderation, and I am learning to enjoy some new foods that I might have otherwise not enjoyed.

I have to lose 18kg/39lbs more by the end of the summer, which should be possible. BUT, I have to lose 8kg/18lbs of that by the end of June, which is going to be challenging and aggressive. But then again, I waited so long to get serious that I will just have t suffer the consequences.


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May. 21st, 2004 03:05 am (UTC)
So tell me about this South Beach Diet, and how it's supposed to work :P I was under the impression that diets don't work, and it's better to exercise more.
May. 21st, 2004 04:01 am (UTC)
Well, I don't know quite exactly to say about it. The basics are you "diet" in 3 phases. Phase 1 is a strict phase which basically reduces carb intake by removing starches and re-adjusts glycemic (sugar) levels of the body...that lasts about 2 weeks. You are also supposed to drop about 3-6 kgs during this time as well. Phase 2 lasts as long as you want it to...it's goal is to re-introduce most (not all) of the things you had in exclude in Phase 1, except eating less of them or making better choices (e.g. wheat bread or brown rice instead of white bread and white rice). You are supposed to follow that until you get to your target weight. And then Phase 3 is basically everything in moderation, and you move amongst the phases based on what you think your needs are.

Of course, I have increased the exercise because i think both work well together.

I guess it appealed to be because I am not a dieter by nature, but I do recognise that I need to improve my eating habits.
May. 21st, 2004 03:52 am (UTC)
Umm, isn't it better for your general health to lose weight slowly? Surely there's no point in suffering consequences if you're not going to feel better for it all.

/malte, going up slowly :)
May. 21st, 2004 04:02 am (UTC)
What was the old addage: suffer for beauty? ;-)

Well, I will say I have limits. If I feel dizzy and light-headed all of the time, or find that I can't exercise without getting exhausted, I will just approach it differently. :)
May. 21st, 2004 05:45 am (UTC)
Ahh, good. I just project my Calvinist upbringing on everyone else. The diet sounds pretty sensible, actually.

What was the old addage: suffer for beauty? ;-)

För att vara fin måste man lida pin. :-)
May. 21st, 2004 09:55 am (UTC)
I've heard good things about the SoBe diet ... just remember, more calories OUT, less calories IN. Let me know how it goes!
May. 21st, 2004 10:48 am (UTC)
Definately....although I put on about 1/2 a pound since being on the diet...so it better start to go in the opposite direction soon! :)

Keep you posted. :)
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