Week 1 completed of The South Beach Diet. Weight loss = 9 lbs
- Start: 327.3
- Current: 318.4
- Goal: 205
- Weeks left: 69
I’ve given myself 70 weeks to reach my goal. I hope this will not be too difficult to achieve as I will need to lose an average of 1.8 lbs a week. I’m already 3 1/2 weeks ahead of schedule. Previously, I had lost 80 lbs in 6 months doing Atkins, but at that time I had a start weight of 365 lbs! (and then I rapidly put back on 45+ lbs! 😦 ) I’m not sure exactly how much weight I put back on after I stopped Atkins, but I changed my eating habits back in mid-March and kept my eating semi-low carb – and on 05/16 I stepped on the scale for the 1st time in over a year and I weighed 331.4 lbs. and by Friday, 05/22 I got down to 327.3 – I could not button this shirt I am wearing in the video a few months ago.
These videos and blog will help me reach my goal and will be a great tool to guarantee my success as I’ll be able to see my weight loss results and this will keep me on track and to track my progress. 🙂 So far I really like The South Beach Diet. Unlike Atkins, I do not have to count carbs or weigh my food. Technically, it’s a low-carb diet but the book states that it is not low-carb. I eat plenty of carbs but not from sources like high fructose corn syrup, white flour, white sugar or certain fruits. Sounds like Atkins & other low carb diets but it’s not. I’m able to enjoy all sorts of vegetables and have 3 snacks a day. Unlike Atkins, certain red meats are not allowed either. Not that eating these meats won’t allow you to drop the weight, but because they’re higher in bad fats and this is not good for your heart (or cholesterol, etc.) So only healthy cuts of red meat, breasts of chicken or turkey, all fish, lamb and veal are allowed. Dark meat poultry is discouraged and not allowed in Phase 1.
As stated, certain fruits are not allowed as they are high in fructose. You do not want to eat to much of this as it will raise your blood sugar. The goal of this diet plan is not to raise your blood sugar – hence the low carb efficiency of the plan.