South Beach Diet - Cravings coming back - restart Phase I?




MissKoo
05-30-2010, 05:46 PM
I'm thinking of restarting Phase I because I've been having such terrible cravings lately. I gained back about five pounds and I'm a little scared! Anyone else do a do-over?


Artemis__
05-30-2010, 06:06 PM
I'd do a couple of days or so back on P1 to kill those cravings, but more importantly I'd suggest you look very carefully at what you've been eating lately that has caused the cravings.
Could be something 'innocent', like you're just very sensitive to a good carb - for me that would be oatmeal. I can't eat it, period. Or you're eating a little too much of the good carbs.
Or it could be that a food you believe to be ok actually has some dodgy ingredient you didn't expect.

So sure, do a few days P1 (Probably no need to do two whole weeks again) and look carefully at what you've been eating.

MissKoo
05-30-2010, 06:15 PM
Just as an educated guess - I think it was the bread. It's whole wheat, organic, no sugar but I think I'm sensitive to breads.


Lexxiss
05-30-2010, 07:22 PM
Could be something 'innocent', like you're just very sensitive to a good carb - for me that would be oatmeal. I can't eat it, period......Or it could be that a food you believe to be ok actually has some dodgy ingredient you didn't expect.

Super interesting, Artemis, because oatmeal is absolutely one OP food I can't eat....I just want more and more and more.....

I agree, it may be something you are sensitive to or a hidden ingredient. Even after a year, I was absolutely mindblown to find that a bread I was buying on sale (mainly for DH) which said Whole Grain made with Whole Spelt actually had white (wheat!) flour as the main ingredient.???I could have sworn I checked it the first time.

I'm one who isn't into going back to two weeks of P1 unless I decide to fall off the SBD wagon for a really extended period of time. It's much easier just to focus on what I need to tweak in order for P2 to continue to work for me.

You'll hear something that will sound right to you, but I'd suggest several days of a totally clean P1 then add again gradually, seeing what happens.

I have to say, in my case I find that sometimes the cravings are totally mental-either a desire to eat a specific food or an emotion which causes my brain to want to eat in order to achieve some sort of comfort. When I am able to recognize those situations, then I am able to realize that no amount of P1 will take that craving away. At that point I need to work on acceptance in my life.

Best wishes!