South Beach Diet - How many of you cheated on phase 1?




st2826
05-09-2008, 08:52 AM
I'm on day 5 and i haven't cheated at all-YET!!
the craving for a bag of lays is just so strong, not sure if i can resist!!!!!!

Did you cheat?


GONNABE165
05-09-2008, 09:00 AM
No cheating here (on phase 1) for me

ladybugnessa
05-09-2008, 09:02 AM
nothing off plan for me till 3 months into phase 2!


zeffryn
05-09-2008, 09:11 AM
Not on P1. I had a few off plan things when I started P2, but I just got right back on track when I realized I didn't have any cravings. I'm very in tune with my body and cravings, if I have any...I get back on P1 right away. I know cravings can be very detrimental to my success.

jillybean720
05-09-2008, 09:19 AM
RESIST those Lays! The whole point of Phase 1 is to crush those cravings. If you give in to them, then what's the point of the phase?

I'll say I cheated a little, but not in regards to sugar/carbs. I had some things that were probably fattier than they should have been (like Wendy's chilli, a steak out at a restaurant, creamy soup, etc.). I would also say, though, that this is likely the reason I didn't see some of the drastic losses others see in Phase 1.

Marathon Mom
05-09-2008, 10:03 AM
I did only because of my own mistake. I never had the urge to eat something off plan.. I only ate too much of something that was on plan... I didn't end up losing as much during phase one either... I am on 1.5 now. So far so good.

Either way I feel I am eating much healthier (whole foods) and I haven't really had any cravings for processed foods.

SkinnyDogMom
05-09-2008, 10:08 AM
DH and I had a party to go to on day 14 of phase 1 and we did both drink alcohol. Our food was on plan, but the drinks were not. I did stick to vodka w/diet soda and he had scotch, so no beer or calorie ladden fruity drinks.
Red wine or now even white wine would have been a better choice, but we had our favorites and then right onto phase 2.

Kim_Star060404
05-09-2008, 10:24 AM
I'm on day 7 of P1 right now. No cheats at all this time. It's just not worth it! Yes those pink fluffy cupcakes in the break room look delicious, and a week ago today, I'd be eating one.

My goal is to get to June 8 (the day we arrive at our resort in Myrtle Beach) without a SINGLE cheat. I think that I'll also plan all of my cheats while on vacation and limit them severely. I want to come back from vacation with a loss, not a gain!

SkinnyDogMom
05-09-2008, 10:34 AM
I went to Myrtle Beach one year and went out dancing 4 out of the 5 nights we were there. I lost 8 pounds that trip! At the beach, I don't usually overeat anyway. So much fresh seafood and time on the beach or by the pool with no food desired or required.

Heidelitos
05-09-2008, 10:52 AM
I did have a major cheat in Phase 1. We were invited to dinner after church and I didn't feel comfortable being "picky". So I ate country fried steak, sweet potato casserole and dessert (I skipped the role and rice). Although they were delicious it was not even things I had been craving! All in all my first month of SB was still successful. Lately I've been doing more cheating than ever and know it's time to try P1 again though!

hmacneil6
05-09-2008, 11:00 AM
I did but only little bits. On day 6 I had a glass of wine & a 1/32 piece of Boston Cream Pie, and then on day 12 I had 1/4 of a piece of WW bread. I stayed on p1 for a week longer because of it. I have no cravings as of today, day 32. Would I do it again, I can't say, but I'm pleased with where I'm at and where I'm headed.

sweetlovin
05-09-2008, 05:48 PM
This is my second time restarting phase 1 and I regret it sooo bad

DO NOT CHEAT. It's soo hard but it's worthed it because in my experience, if you cheat even a little, you go crazy and eat too much. Now I have to start over and I keep thinking to myself that I would have already been on phase 2 if I didn't cheat

I don't mind the diet. It's just I really can't wait to add some fruit and whole grain bread. Maybe 2 a day would be perfect so I can't wait until phase 2. This phase is a bit painful but it will be worthed it.

murphmitch
05-09-2008, 11:20 PM
I didn't cheat on Phase I. I didn't cheat on Phase II either until I was close to goal.

mary83
05-10-2008, 11:13 AM
I did not cheat on phase one. You can do it, just don't give yourself the option!!! It will feel so good when the two weeks are over and you can say you did a clean, perfect phase 1! :)

amasam
05-11-2008, 09:43 AM
Yes, the first time through I started on a Saturday, Thanksgiving :thanks1: was the next Thursday. I ate the dinner my Grandma made and enjoyed every bite. Every other meal that day and the following was on plan - but not the holiday meal itself. It was a planned cheat, as I wanted to get the "diet" started and saw no reason to not do so when I wanted and accept one "bad" day - as in my mind that is the whole key to making it a lifestyle change and not a diet.

Ally

jillybean720
05-11-2008, 12:02 PM
It was a planned cheat, as I wanted to get the "diet" started and saw no reason to not do so when I wanted and accept one "bad" day - as in my mind that is the whole key to making it a lifestyle change and not a diet.
This only thing I would say about this is that yes, most of us need to cheat once in a while, but Phase 1 is only for 2 weeks--I wouldn't call Phase 1 a lifestyle change.

So, after all these commenst, what did you decide to do, st2826?

ladybugnessa
05-11-2008, 05:05 PM
This only thing I would say about this is that yes, most of us need to cheat once in a while, but Phase 1 is only for 2 weeks--I wouldn't call Phase 1 a lifestyle change.


I so agree with this idea. it's 2 weeks. you can do anything for two weeks. and i really think that a clean phase 1 is important.

olivebleu
05-11-2008, 08:26 PM
hey everyone, this is my first post, and this seemed like a good place to jump in.I have just started the SBD, and i had a bit of a cheating moment today.Being Mother's day we ordered in Chinese Food..had lots of veggies and chicken breast.. so far so good..but caved when it came to the eggrolls. I had just one, and passed on the rice.But rice is not something i feel that i HAVE to have. I've only been on SBD for 4 days and i also nibbled on some potato chips last night.I need to rein it in.I just came off the Grapefruit diet after 4 weeks . where i lost 10 lbs, so i have already been missing out on carbs for awhile.I just to get through the next week & half!

jenne1017
05-11-2008, 11:44 PM
Not my first time on Phase 1. I tried my second time and got some stomach issues -- but haven't been back since.

When I did it the first time, I lost 11 pounds! So, when I get my doctor's ok, and my treadmill set up in the basement (versus the kitchen where it is folded up now), I am back to a no cheatin' Phase 1!

amasam
05-12-2008, 08:11 AM
In my defense ;) - Phase 1 may only be two weeks, but Thanksgiving is one day a year! I also met my goal quickly (even through the pitfalls of the holiday season) and have maintained - my weight, healthier eating, and my commitment to exercise - for well over a year.

Balance in all things is important. So is making choices that right for you as an individual.

Ally

Schmoodle
05-12-2008, 08:19 AM
Hi Jen! How are you doing? Are your stomach issues under control? I hope we will be seeing you around the beach again soon.

cottagebythesea
05-12-2008, 08:45 AM
WELCOME! Olivebleu! Since you are only on day 4 or 5 of Phase 1, I strongly recommend you go back to the beginning and start over. Those chips and egg roll will most likely cause your blood sugar to spike and start up some strong cravings. It is so important to do a clean Phase 1 to start you off on the right track, as you can read from the previous posts on this thread. Good luck to you!

cottagebythesea
05-12-2008, 08:47 AM
:wave: Jenn! I'm so glad that you are feeling better and look forward to you joining us again! :hug:

zeffryn
05-12-2008, 11:26 AM
In my defense ;) - Phase 1 may only be two weeks, but Thanksgiving is one day a year! I also met my goal quickly (even through the pitfalls of the holiday season) and have maintained - my weight, healthier eating, and my commitment to exercise - for well over a year.

Balance in all things is important. So is making choices that right for you as an individual.

Ally


While it may have worked for you, I don't think anybody would recommend someone start a diet - and a serious part of the diet such as P1 over Thanksgiving.....especially if one doesn't have the willpower to avoid the foods that are not allowed.

jandaman
05-13-2008, 05:48 AM
hi!

i have to admit i do cheat on p1. i eat green apples as snacks and dinner with lofat cheese or natural peanut butter. i abhor celery! didn't seem to illicit cravings and i still lost 10lbs....so i personally think a few modifications, if not detrimental to end result, are okay.

Ruthxxx
05-13-2008, 06:46 AM
It is so important to do a clean Phase 1 to start you off on the right track.

'Nuff said!