South Beach Diet - What do you miss?




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TwynnB
07-05-2008, 09:28 AM
It's kinda funny...

My husband and I were in the van yesterday, going on a shopping spree. I was saying that I saw myself in a mirror...and it didn't look too bad!! I'm honestly quite stunned.

So, we were talking about the diet, and he asked me what I really missed eating. I paused. Started to think about it. What do I really miss? Pizza? (hmmm...eh, doesn't sound good). Ummm.....french fries? Nope, those sound disgusting and greasy right now. Ughhhhh.

He finally said, "well, I guess that's good, you're not craving/missing anything".

I finally decided....birthday cake. There was a cake at my son's friend's bday party, that looked good. It honestly wasn't that tempting, otherwise I would've just had a couple bites to satisfy myself and move on.

Guess the diet is working!

Is there something you really miss?

(Oh.....sugar in coffee again would be nice!!) (she says as she's drinking her morning coffee!!)


ladybugnessa
07-05-2008, 09:32 AM
being able to eat whatever i want without thinking about it...

but food wise... CHEESECAKE, ICE CREAM, chinese food

CyndiM
07-05-2008, 09:42 AM
I've been able to find substitutes for many of the things I crave but there are a few that can't be done in any way worth eating. Mine include real maple syrup (hey, this is Vermont!), nori roles, margaritas (why do syrups have to be made with hfcs?!), movie theater popcorn with real butter...

I'm with Nessa though - sometimes i just miss being able to eat things without reading labels and thinking about it first! I know it's healthier this way but sometimes I just miss quick and easy. I don't miss seeing 228 on the scale though, so on balance I'll get over it ;)


pookynutt
07-05-2008, 09:57 AM
The list is endless! But I do really miss being able just to go get drinks and any kind of food with friends, I don't really miss the food, but the social occasions and freedom to hang out without care or concern. Bars are not exactly SB friendly!

ItsGreat2BeMe
07-05-2008, 09:58 AM
I honestly miss McDonald's LOL and strawberry (Twizzlers) licorice :-(

Lulumum
07-05-2008, 10:27 AM
I'm on phase 1 so I'm missing bread and cereal, but I know this phase is not forever..............

femmecreole
07-05-2008, 10:31 AM
French Bread and REAL butter...

But not enough to give up all the cute new clothes.

I've had french bread and butter a couple of times since I started phase 3. And it was GOOD. but won't be something I have very often and in very small amounts.

greeneyes490
07-05-2008, 10:40 AM
I miss being able to go out with friends and just order a bunch of food, joke around and eat without worry.....but my favorites are chinesse buffet :), sushi, fish and chips, fondue, and the list goes on.....I know I will have these things on occasion farther down the line because this is a lifestyle and saying i will never indulge would be unrealistic for me but my goal is to stick to this the majority of the time and on occaision indulge....but hopefully not till i get close to my goal.....

Spoz
07-05-2008, 11:18 AM
Grilled cheese sandwhiches... I mean I can have them if I've been VERY good.. (so not often)

hmacneil6
07-05-2008, 11:36 AM
Sushi would be the one thing that I would love to have but won't until I'm ready to take a few days of being back on p1. Sushi is not something I'm going to give up....but I know I will have to sacrifice a lot to have a dinner of it.

chronicdieter
07-05-2008, 12:41 PM
Having a cocktail before dinner with my husband on Friday evening....
Spaghetti and meatballs...
Paella...:tantrum:

Aaaahhhh...but it is so worth it! :D

dasmith2
07-05-2008, 01:08 PM
peanut butter and marshmallow fluff sandwiches, but I'm only on day 4 phase 1 :-) so at least I'm not missing everything I used to eat

murphmitch
07-05-2008, 02:17 PM
Beer and unlimited pizza
Ice cream
As much bread as I want
Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies or brownies

cottagebythesea
07-05-2008, 03:25 PM
Ice cream
Unlimited amounts of peanut butter
Rhubarb custard pie with crumble topping
Hot apple pie with crumble topping
A tall stack of pancakes dripping with melted butter and maple syrup

CyndiM
07-05-2008, 05:53 PM
okay, another embarrassing one - Annie's boxed mac and cheese with the sauce packets. early on I was desperate enough to wonder if I could mix the sauce with something else. Then I tossed the box out. It seemed best :o

Schmoodle
07-05-2008, 06:52 PM
I can honestly say I don't miss white breads, pasta, white potatoes. I do miss my sweets sometimes, but I can usually satisfy in some way, and I do eat a little dark chocolate every week so that helps.

There are a couple of things I love and refuse to do without forever, so I decided that I will indulge RARELY and only have the very best of what I want. I love doughnuts, and there is a place at the beach that makes them fresh in the mornings and they are so MMMMM. So I will have a doughnut once a year when I'm at the beach (if I want it). But I wouldn't want to blow it over a stale grocery store doughnut. And I have a favorite sushi place so I will eat there once a year and have my mermaid rolls.

I noticed SB has made me kind of a food snob:D. If I'm going to have a piece of pizza, you'd better believe it's going to be the best pizza around!

I guess if I am stressed or upset I do miss the act of binging until I drown out the unpleasant feelings. But I don't miss the regret afterwards or the physical discomfort!

TwynnB
07-05-2008, 07:09 PM
I think some people have made me realize what I do miss......easy snacks! And easy lunches!

Now, I get to make the two day care lunches, plus my snacks, and then my lunch too. LOTS of chopping, etc.

I don't miss granola bars, etc, but I sure do miss the convenience!!

zeffryn
07-05-2008, 08:19 PM
Margaritas.

I love me some margaritas.

WebRover
07-05-2008, 09:13 PM
I think some people have made me realize what I do miss......easy snacks! And easy lunches! . . .but I sure do miss the convenience!!

I couldn't really think of any food, but this is sure on track.
I miss easy, convenient, thoughtless, social and FOUND food. :^:

I don't miss the first 40 pounds I've lost, borderline HBP, high cholesterol, high triglycerides, sludge in my gall bladder, pain in my side, that out of breath feeling from walking hard or up a couple of flights of stairs, size 18 clothes, four inches in my waist, back fat, etc. :cool:

Marathon Mom
07-07-2008, 09:59 AM
This is twisted... but since SBD I love that I think about what I eat before eating... However we were away this weekend and friends brought out a tray of yummy looking bakery cookies and platters of chips and snacks... For a moment I remembered how I would just pick and eat and eat and pick... For an instant I missed it...

But now I am in control and have minimal cravings for junk.

I do miss Sweet and Salty Granola Bars.

Mum2Monkeys
07-07-2008, 04:56 PM
I'm on Phase 1, so I'm missing a LOT right now lol

Once on Phase 2 though, the only food I ever wanted that I couldn't find a reasonable sub for was Little Debbie pumpkin pie snacks. They're like gingerbread with pumpkin filling (read: white flour and HFCS galore!). I was able to have pizza (whole grain pita loafs make wonderful crusts!).. I didn't really miss cake (I had a 1/2 a cupcake at my son's birthday party -yick it tasted like flour and crisco blech)...

Oh, I miss "real" (not whole grain) pasta, specifically angel hair pasta drenched in butter and parmesean cheese :) Oh, and mac & cheese lol The whole grain stuff just isn't the same, but, I'd rather give up those couple foods and not cringe when I look in the mirror :D

Jess

yoyonomoreinvegas
07-07-2008, 05:09 PM
I couldn't really think of any food, but this is sure on track.
I miss easy, convenient, thoughtless, social and FOUND food. :^:

I don't miss the first 40 pounds I've lost, borderline HBP, high cholesterol, high triglycerides, sludge in my gall bladder, pain in my side, that out of breath feeling from walking hard or up a couple of flights of stairs, size 18 clothes, four inches in my waist, back fat, etc. :cool:

Hey, what are you doing in my head? :lol:
Yep, everything she said :D

Btr8898
07-07-2008, 05:18 PM
I'm a week into phase 1 and Oh, would I love to have a piece of fruit! Out of everything I can't have right now, I was honestly shocked to realize that it was fruit that I miss - especially pineapple and the many strawberries that are growing outside my back door!

pamatga
07-08-2008, 12:11 PM
It wasn't that long ago where I was "ignorant" about what I should or shouldn't eat. Granted, with knowledge comes power but ignorance was Bliss for awhile anyway.

I don't think there is anything too specific that I miss other than just not being so disciplined about what I choose to eat. I still struggle in restaurants, which this past week was a real challenge. I came to stay with my Dad for awhile and I have ended up eating out 7x this past week! I haven't done that in 20 years!! I tried to make the best choices that I could and I am losing but I just felt sick, mentally and physically. The problem is that we are driving 90 miles round trip to see my Mom in a nursing home and when we try to get everyone's schedule to work out, either I make our evening meal much later than he likes or we eat out. It doesn't help that he and my sister are so willing to pay for my meals either!

So, I am missing my cocoon back home where all I had to do was buy my SBD food from my list and eat it. I miss my safety net.:(

Belle Mer
07-08-2008, 08:16 PM
All phases:
French bread from the local French bakery/cafe
NY-style Pizza.

Since I just started P1 again:
dark chocolate
fruit

We don't dine out much or eat fast food, because we eat mostly organic food, and we can't find much of it in restaurants. But I miss having the ability to throw a few things into the shopping cart without thinking about them. Planning menus, shopping, and cooking takes a good bit of time. I guess I miss the time savers. You know - those handy time savers that made me fat! :-)