South Beach Diet - just checking in

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01-13-2011, 02:54 PM
So I started SB yesterday. I did it 4 years ago & lost 50 pounds. It was amazing to me, to lose that much weight. So I gained about 10+ pounds back since this summer. Definately time to go back on.

Yesterday wasn't soooo bad. But I'm not a fan of eggs, and I'm having a hard time mid-morning. I get hungry, but I can't stomach any of the foods on the list as a mid morning "snack". The thought of veggies or cheese or meat or anything like that as a snack is yuck to me.

Sugar free Jello and a small amount of peanuts have been the only thing to get me through my mid-morning hunger.

I am going to try some breakfast recipes. A long time ago I tried a crepe recipe and all it seemed to be to me was a very flat flat omelet. I'm going to look in to "muffins" or the breakfast cheesecake recipe.

Bye for now.

PS, kindof funny, yesterday when I got on the scale it said 162, today it said 158. Don't worry, I'm not kidding myself. I know it's water loss, but it sure does make one feel good to see it the numbers down.

01-13-2011, 03:32 PM
Welcome Interspace8!! I agree...the water weight loss is nice on the scale - just wish it kept up day after day :)

01-13-2011, 08:01 PM
:welcome2: Back to The Beach, Interspace! It is a misconception that you have to eat eggs for breakfast every day in Phase 1, and I'm glad you've discovered other alternatives. Many of us even enjoy leftover supper for breakfast. ;)

Congrats for being down 2 lbs. already! Regardless of whether it's water weight or not, a loss is a loss! :woohoo:

01-13-2011, 10:52 PM
Welcome! :welcome2:

01-14-2011, 05:08 AM
Interspace8 :welcome: :mouse:

01-14-2011, 07:24 AM
Welcome! Mornings were hard for me... not much of an egg fan and nothing seemed to stick for long. I finally found a breakfast that works - crockpot refried beans ( It is a great combination of protein, carbs and fiber, IMO. Some days I don't snack before lunch even, which is saying a lot for the sticking power for me! I also like leftovers in the morning; soup is great this time of year. And if I am out and about I'll do a skinny latte. But unlike you, I am fine with cheese mid-morning. Think outside the "morning" box and choose something else. I liked the cheesecake recipe, made them as muffins. Good luck!

01-14-2011, 07:40 AM

I was just "not" a breakfast person at all. Although not generally recommended, I have a protein smoothie every morning...I never miss. Last fall I got a Vita Mix which has made them even better. I add every vegetable imaginable-yesterday was cabbage and spinach. I know there are beachers who eat a leftover from dinner for breakfast, too.

Best wishes!

01-14-2011, 02:05 PM
Thanks for your support! It's nice to feel so welcome!

A protein smoothie sounds like a fantastic idea.

I made the cheesecake last night. Super yummy! it's not very good for you fat content wise, but one slice is enough. It is very rich. I was shocked at how good it was. A tad bit grainy because of the cottage cheese, but overall, I'd do it again.

So far so good today. I'll miss my vino tonight. Oh well!

01-14-2011, 06:22 PM
:welcome: Interspace, nice to meet you. I've only been on the beach now for a few months so consider myself still a newbie. I made the SB cheesecake once but it was soooooo good that my portions were out of control so haven't made it since. Hope to see you often.