Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The South Beach Diet - A Review For A Sugar Addict

I'm addicted to sugar, plain and simple. I can usually control it but ever since Christmas, it has been out of control. Last Tuesday, I had a dark chocolate bar, hot chocolate, tea with a lot of honey and a whole package of bubble gum. I guess my body crashed from all of the excessive glucose in my system and it said ENOUGH! So on Wednesday, I asked my friend/client Kathy to do the South Beach diet phase one with me and she immediately said, yes. She also wants to lose some weight she picked up last year.


The South Beach diet is a low carbohydrate eating program for a period of two to three weeks and then you reintroduce good or low glycemic carbs back into your diet.  On phase one, you basically have low fat meat/fish, low fat dairy/cheese, 20 nuts, eggs, and vegetables and most beans.  Here is the list of phase one foods: South Beach Phase 1 Food List.

The goal of phase one is to cut out the cravings by consuming low glycemic foods which will help stabilize your blood sugar levels.  In this phase, you will see the greatest weight loss.  If you have a lot of pounds to drop, you might see an eight to ten pound loss in weight.  Right now,  I haven't gotten on the scale but I know I have lost weight and I'm not craving sugar anymore.  I'm weighing in on Thursday so I will let you know the results. Kathy has already lost four pounds and she started on Thursday also.

After phase one, you move to phase two in which you add the good carbohydrates back into your diet.  I tell my clients the best way to do it so you won't crash, would be to add one carb per day to your diet a week.  So by week three, you should have added 3 carb servings a day to your eating program.

Picture courtesy of the South Beach Diet
I feel great so by next Monday, I think I will be ready to add one carb to my diet a day and I'm excited about making the South Beach diet pizza recipe.  If you want more information about The South Beach diet go to their site or Facebook page.

The South Beach Diet
The South Beach Diet Facebook Page
The South Beach Meal Plan/Food Delivery Great for those who don't have time to cook.



12 comments:

  1. I'm thinking about doing this with you. You don't want to know how many chocolate mint cookies I ate in the work lunch room last week. Unfortunately, I've now gained back all of the weight I lost a couple of years ago.

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    1. Join in, more the merrier. Let me know if you have any questions.

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  2. While I am not doing this specific diet, it is basically the same concept and I feel wonderful. I hope this works for you! :)

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  4. They say sugar is the new smoking, and nearly as difficult to give up. Just beware of carb crash. And if you start feeling sick, grab an apple.

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    1. Thanks, I will and thank you for stopping by.

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  5. I'm seriously falling into sugar addiction territory, and I should be training. This bad. Glad to hear you're liking South Beach; I may just have to give it a try!

    xo,
    Stephanie
    Diary of a Debutante
    www.thediaryofadebutante.com

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  6. I am not a sugar addict but I know many people who are. They put sugar on everything even RICE! I believe sugar is meant to be addictive and the food manufacturers know it. I know conspiracy theory but I think it is true. LOL. #wowlinkup

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  7. I looove sugar, this would be a great challenge for me! I look forward to reading how it works out for you!

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  8. I am a sugar addicted so this would be hard for me. I enjoy carbs way to much. My thing is though on this do you have to give up coffee with sweetener and a dash of cream if so i'd be torture. Good luck at weigh in.

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  9. i need sugar and this diet compliments me well

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