South Beach Diet - How much did you lose in Phase 1?




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aemo1996
08-02-2008, 11:46 AM
Hello there!

I started SB nearly 2 weeks ago (on Monday) and have only lost about 5 pounds. I've read about people losing 10+ pounds in the 2 weeks. I was just tested for hypothyroidism before starting this WOE as recommended by my doctor.

Is this an abnormally little loss for the 2 weeks?

TIA,
Andrea


Fat Melanie
08-02-2008, 11:52 AM
I wouldn't say so, because from what the ladies here say, it varies. I only lost 4 lbs in Phase 1. I think 5 lbs is great.

ladybugnessa
08-02-2008, 12:11 PM
you lost 10% of what you want to lose... seems about right


most folks will lose more if they are morbidly obese or ate really really badly

phase 1 is about losing water and busting cravings...


Belle Mer
08-02-2008, 12:17 PM
I lost 6 pounds on P1, which is fine with me.

cottagebythesea
08-02-2008, 12:39 PM
Andrea, I think you did very well in Phase 1. Weight loss varies greatly for each individual and is based on many different things about your body. Phase 1 is mainly for ridding yourself of toxins and cravings. Phase 2 is where the real weigh loss begins, but also keep in mind that it is a slower process, too.

greeneyes490
08-02-2008, 01:33 PM
I lost 8.5 lbs in phase 1 .....the first phase isn't about weight loss though..it is about stopping your cravings, so if you lost some weight then that is great but not the main purpose...but 5lbs is great....good luck in phase 2 :).....

kshe78
08-02-2008, 06:23 PM
I lost somewhere between 5 and 8 pounds. I got really sick (food poisoning) on day 13, so the scale said 8 pounds total, but that is a little misleading.

Right in line with the 10% of my goal.

I was a little discouraged at first, but the fact is that I didn't eat horrible before, and already drank a lot of water, so there wasn't as much water weight to lose. But, I busted the cravings (except for pizza!), so it was good.

thunderbegone
08-03-2008, 07:25 AM
I think 5 lbs is great for phase I. Slow and steady...