South Beach Diet - Day 2 and feeling like crud




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VivienStarlust
07-30-2008, 10:51 AM
Hi, I'm new here to the site. I started SB yesterday and by the time night came I felt pretty crappy. I won't bore you with all the symptoms, but this morning I feel worse. My diet prior to this was probably 90% carbs and sugar so I'm sure this is all withdrawal stuff. But how long do these symptoms last? Is there anything I can do to make this time less difficult?

Thanks!


GONNABE165
07-30-2008, 10:56 AM
hi vivien and welcome to the beach. sounds like you have what they call the south beach flu and the good thing is it only last a few days so hand in there cause it will be worth it.

Schmoodle
07-30-2008, 11:01 AM
vivien, it won't last long and then you'll be amazed how great you will feel.
In the meantime, make sure you are getting the healthy allowed carbs from 2 cups of dairy/day, lots of beans, at least 4.5 cups of veggies/day, and drink lots of water to help flush things out.


eawrigh1
07-30-2008, 11:02 AM
Hi Vivien,

Welcome! When I started the Beach, days 2 and 3 were the worst for me. Once I was past that rought spot, though, I began to feel a lot better. It'll be over before you know it! :)

uscarchie
07-30-2008, 11:23 AM
Yeah, definitely, the 2nd and 3rd days were the worst... it'll take all your willpower not to give in to the cravings.... but be assured, 5 months later, I don't crave sweets at all. It's a miracle for me.

Eat your beans and have some dairy, and drink lots of water and chew on sugar free gum. You'll make it and you'll feel great!

VivienStarlust
07-30-2008, 11:27 AM
Thanks ladies. Sugar and refined carbs must be pretty bad for you...I bet nobody ever felt this way giving up broccoli! :broc:

ladybugnessa
07-30-2008, 12:27 PM
are you eating beans and drinking milk?

femmecreole
07-30-2008, 01:58 PM
I'm going to go with EAT BEANS too. It will perk you up.
Don't let yourself get hungry...if you feel like eating...then EAT!!!!! don't ever feel deprived.
Boiled eggs are a good snack also along with tons of other kinds of snacks you can have. I kind of went heavy on the protein the first few days and it really helped with "the flu".

errantbehavior
07-30-2008, 02:01 PM
Yup! agreed. I just finished phase one and beans really helped. Try the black bean brownie recipe under the recipe section :) That got me through the 2nd-3rd days!

I didn't feel well either and got a headache. I guess that is common. I'm on day 17 now and I feel great!

VivienStarlust
07-30-2008, 04:14 PM
I had some beans in my salad today. I think it helped. But no on the milk, I just don't like milk so I don't drink it.

2fat4me2be
07-30-2008, 04:28 PM
How much was the SB diet? I am currently in LA Weightloss. I am not doing well there. My counselor is young and is so into her own world she does a lousy job. She is always talking to the other people that work there while I am there to talk to her. I asked her why I was having to eat so much and why it wasn't working to well. She just said "It's your weightloss babe, you must be doing something wrong". YA HELLO!! She just wants to get you in and out of there asap so she can go back to her friends. I paid 700.00 to go there because they promised to help me and talk to me and help me through it. I mean they should at least take 10 min. to see if you are having a good or bad week. I am in and out in about 3 minutes. I feel so ripped off. But what can I do. Maybe I just got a bad worker but I haven't been back and I really want to go. It is so depressing. I know I can do it with a little possitive support (that was promised). She is a sweet girl but just not for me. I just might change to the SB diet myself.

grneyedmustang
07-30-2008, 05:14 PM
South Beach -- the plan and the methodology -- isn't expensive. I got the book, used, on amazon.com for less than five dollars (used).

nelie
07-30-2008, 05:20 PM
I have an old book but my library has a copy of the newer one so I'm getting that. If you buy the book new, it might be $20, buy it used cheaper, use the library its free.

ladybugnessa
07-30-2008, 08:16 PM
I had some beans in my salad today. I think it helped. But no on the milk, I just don't like milk so I don't drink it.


plain fat free yogurt mixed with jello powder would be better than no dairy....

Thin4Good
07-30-2008, 10:15 PM
plain fat free yogurt mixed with jello powder would be better than no dairy....



I've been mixing the plain, non fat yogurt with cocoa powder, vanilla, and splenda to make "pudding" - I hope that 's ok! It sure is good. :)

thunderbegone
07-30-2008, 10:30 PM
Hang in there. I actually found the entire phase 1 to be pretty difficult but once I got past it, things got alot easier. I am now in my second week of phase 2 and am down 11 pounds already!
Btw, I am one of those people who is always on a diet and can never seem to lose any weight. That is until I found south beach!

Schmoodle
08-03-2008, 12:07 PM
Vivien, are you feeling any better?


I've been mixing the plain, non fat yogurt with cocoa powder, vanilla, and splenda to make "pudding" - I hope that 's ok! It sure is good.
This is perfectly fine! Good idea too.

2fat4me2be, I think there's a big difference between the two diets. All you need to do SB is the book and normal food from the grocery store. It's a great and healthy plan. I don't know what you eat on LAweightloss, but $700 is a LOT of money. If you are not getting the support you are supposed to, I'd complain, and if it's not working, maybe you can get some money back? But in the end it's up to you to make the commitment to make healthy changes in your life and make them permanent. Support is plentiful and free here at 3fc. Good luck to you.

Loriann7
08-03-2008, 01:51 PM
How much was the SB diet? I am currently in LA Weightloss. I am not doing well there. My counselor is young and is so into her own world she does a lousy job. She is always talking to the other people that work there while I am there to talk to her. I asked her why I was having to eat so much and why it wasn't working to well. She just said "It's your weightloss babe, you must be doing something wrong". YA HELLO!! She just wants to get you in and out of there asap so she can go back to her friends. I paid 700.00 to go there because they promised to help me and talk to me and help me through it. I mean they should at least take 10 min. to see if you are having a good or bad week. I am in and out in about 3 minutes. I feel so ripped off. But what can I do. Maybe I just got a bad worker but I haven't been back and I really want to go. It is so depressing. I know I can do it with a little possitive support (that was promised). She is a sweet girl but just not for me. I just might change to the SB diet myself.

I also bought into theLA scam! And that is what it is, a scam! They INSIST you buy their bars and supplements, thats a scam! And those girls they have as counselors, fresh out of high school and know nothing of nutrition outside a little "guideline" they were taught upon hiring!

BTW, those bars and drinks your consuming,.... way off the SB plan!!!!!! I coudln't stand the taste of them anyway, and they made me sick!

I gained weight while on it!

DUMP IT!

OH I FORGOT TO MENTION: Last y ear I received a notice of a lawsuit wanting me to jump on it. But because I had made a deal to pay only as I went (not 700 up front) I decided not too... What does that tell you?

Loriann7
08-03-2008, 01:54 PM
BTW, the south beach costs you a grocery bill, AND a book (HIGHLY recommend for it's information!).. I picked up my copy used for $2... And exercise is free (I walk!)