South Beach Diet - Switching Sides

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01-07-2011, 09:48 PM
I started out on Atkins, but after much thought and research, I realized that South Beach would be a better plan for me to be able to maintain after losing weight. I am only going to do one week of induction, since I have already been on induction with Atkins for a week, unless I see a huge difference in the scale, then I will probably complete the 2 weeks.

I lost 17 lbs on South beach before and don't know why I stopped doing it. I guess I just fell on the wagon. Having all time high numbers for my weight has been the kick in the pants that I needed to get back on board and STAY ON!

Anywho - I can't wait to meet, get to know and cheer everyone on in their success!

01-07-2011, 09:49 PM
Welcome [back] to The Beach! :beach:

01-07-2011, 09:53 PM
Welcome back to the Beach. I tried Atkins too. Lost about 30-40 lbs, got sick of "savory" and the restrictiveness. Quit, gained it all (and then some) back. Hit the Beach a year later, have not looked back since!

01-07-2011, 10:35 PM
Nice to meet you!

01-08-2011, 04:16 AM

01-08-2011, 08:25 AM
:welcome2: Becky! I'm glad you decided to come back, and look forward to getting to know you.

01-08-2011, 08:26 AM
Welcome and I agree you need only do one week on Phase 1 here. You will start to enjoy some carbs on Phase 2. Give some thought to what you might start out with - one serving per day. It took me a while to get myself out of the Atkins mind frame.

01-08-2011, 03:05 PM
Welcome!!! It certainly sounds like there are a lot of ex-Atkins here, me included. Good Luck! I'm working through my first weekend on Phase I :dizzy:

01-09-2011, 12:43 AM
:welcome: I look forward to getting to know you.

01-09-2011, 05:11 AM

01-10-2011, 11:08 AM
I was on Atkins also.. I am switching to South Beach diet.. Think it will be much better for me..Lost 13 lbs. on Atkins in 5 weeks.. But,..
I want to eat stuff that is on SB diet plan.. Lanee..

01-12-2011, 06:33 AM
I started out on phase 2.. Cause I did 5 week on Atkins induction.. No fruit, bread, rice, corn, etc...So, phase 2 it is.. Down .4 this morning. But it is only
4:30 am.. Will weigh in again later.. Take care, Lanee..

01-12-2011, 12:27 PM
Morning ladies, I just reweighed myself.. Down .6.. 215.2 TOM is around the corner though.. Take care, Lanee..

01-17-2011, 06:48 AM
Morning ladies, TTOM is here now.. 219.0 Up a few lbs.. Water weight, I guess..:?:

01-17-2011, 06:58 AM
Lanee, come and join us on the daily thread and congratulations on the weightloss.

01-17-2011, 07:37 AM
Welcome back!!! I've never done Atkins myself, but SouthBeach seems a little healthier to me.

01-18-2011, 09:30 PM
Welcome! I only lasted 11 days on Atkins before I gave up and ate an apple. I find South Beach much easier to handle and integrate into my lifestyle.