South Beach Diet - New to this part of the forum.




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CrazedLedZepFan
04-02-2011, 05:08 PM
I just ordered the book from amazon (I went with the used copy of the original book to save money). Anyway I know the basic principal behind the diet.

I've been trying to take of my post-pregnancy weight since I had my first daughter 4 years ago. I used to be naturally thin with good metabolism. Sadly that all changed after having children and becoming a stay-at-home mom (sedentary lifestyle) for the better part of the past 4 years.

I have a huge sweet tooth. Soda is my main problem. Type 2 diabetes runs on both sides of my family and I've decided it's time to change the way I eat before I become pre-diabetic. I'm going on a this diet not only so I can loose weight and become healthier but also so I can set a good example for my kids. I try to teach them to eat healthy foods but I'm finding the best way to learn is by example.


Vking
04-02-2011, 05:49 PM
You are on the right path! This is a great place for support, and ideas. Good luck in your journey

Mmckellen
04-02-2011, 05:59 PM
Welcome! It's great to post each day on the on plan thread as well as the daily.


Lexxiss
04-02-2011, 08:17 PM
Welcome!

cottagebythesea
04-02-2011, 08:20 PM
Welcome to the Beach! We're happy to have you joining us here and looking forward to getting to know you better.

WaistingTime
04-02-2011, 08:20 PM
Nice to meet you:)

keepfaith
04-02-2011, 10:39 PM
Crazed, I'm starting South Beach tomorrow. I too am teetering on pre-diabetes and have to do something now.

May I suggest the newer book South Beach Supercharged. The food lists have been updated from the original book, and there are also great guidelines for following each phase in the Supercharged book.

love2b150
04-02-2011, 11:03 PM
Hi CrazedLedZepFan, Vking, Mmckellen, Lexxiss, cottagebythesea, WaistingTime and keepfaith

I am new to this part of the forum also. Today is the first day trying SB and I have to tell you it is really hard for me. I don't like a lot of things and I have a major texture issue so the ricotta and the cottage cheese are gonna take some getting use to (if I can). I went on the Phase 1 recipe thread and copied a few, gonna try to make the bacon egg quiche. Dinner and lunch weren't too bad today but the salad and the meat aren't enough. I have drank a ton of water and I still want something else. This is the time when I go downstairs pull out the oyster crackers and snack till I'm full. I'm trying to stay upstairs :Crossed: What is the latest you all eat? Thanks for your help and any tips you may have.

Oh and I had a health screening and my glucose read was 200 after fasting for 13 hours so yes, something has to give. I was insulin dependent with our last two children and I don't want to go there again. I was told to get the weight (BMI) down and exercise more.

keepfaith
04-02-2011, 11:27 PM
Hello love2b,

You don't have to eat cottage or ricotta cheese. There are many proteins and veg to choose from.

I know I am really going to miss my fruit for the first two weeks. It will be an adjustment for me too.

We can do it!

keepfaith
04-02-2011, 11:29 PM
Oh, about the latest we all eat...I always have a bedtime snack. I've been doing it since I was a kid, and I'm not stopping now!

love2b150
04-03-2011, 12:57 AM
Hi keepfaith what do you usually have before bed? Are you checking your sugar yet? I haven't had a morning below 200 yet so I'm hoping for a better read in the morning. I just took it and it was 159 it hasn't been 1 anything even 3.5 hrs after a meal so :crossed: in the morning. I just made bacon, cheese and egg; cheese, parsley and egg and cinnamon, nutmeg, a little equal and egg quiches. Gonna try two after church in the morning.

Thanks for replying, Have a great night!

TallandThin
04-03-2011, 01:47 AM
:welcome3: You've come to the right place for support, acceptance and a swift kick when you need it :). Extending a hand in friendship and sincerely hope you do well.

Heidi58
04-03-2011, 08:05 AM
:welcome2: to both of you ladies. :)
It's great to have you here!

kmac1196
04-03-2011, 08:27 AM
May I suggest beans, if you like them. They really fill you up! I've made the chunky veggie chili from the new book 5 times and I always try to double it to have leftovers and never get much leftover. So good! There's a recipe here for Parmasean Cannelini bean casserol that is awesome. 1/2 cup with your meals goes a loooong way! I blend my cottage cheese with an immersion blender in with my yogurt and it's kind of pudding like. No curds which I also hate but cottage cheese is one of the best things a diabetic can eat before bed because the type of protein it is....slow release into the blood...and keeps your sugars stable thru the night. Bodybuilders use it so they don't have to get up in the middle of the night to eat to keep their bodies from going into a catabolic state durning sleep. Good luck and don't go hungry...eat!!!!

keepfaith
04-03-2011, 10:28 AM
love2b, I'm planning on having a cheese stick or two as my bedtime snack or maybe some celery with a little hummus or peanut butter; things like that.

I know you said you don't like cottage or ricotta cheese, but I really enjoy them, so I'll be adding those in too. I used to flavor cottage cheese with cinnamon, vanilla and splenda, and to me it tastes like cheesecake.

keepfaith
04-03-2011, 10:28 AM
Oh, and thanks for the welcome ladies! This seems like such a wonderful forum.

love2b150
04-03-2011, 01:58 PM
Thanks TallandThin gonna need all of that :)

Thanks Heidi58 :) How long did it take you to lose 70lbs? I did so well counting calories and when I stopped it wasn't a good choice. :D But since stopping I haven't been as dedicated as before.

Kmac1196, thanks for the advice. I got the old book 1.5 years ago at Good Will and never opened it until recently. I do love beans so I would definitely be willing to try it. Last night I made the quiche things with cottage cheese, egg, cinnamon and nutmeg and had my son try it with me today for a snack. WOW it was really good. My son said it taste like pumpkin pie. NOT BAD from a 13 year old. I am looking on here under SBD recipes and copying what I find that I know I will like or think I may like. I found a bean chili and a 7 layer dip just need to make sure they are for phase 1 for sure. Maybe I need to look into one of those blenders you have. I have a birthday coming up and told hubby I have no idea what I want other than a treadmill.

keepfaith ... LOL, I told you I am picky :o I tried string cheese/cheese sticks before and eewww I bit it and gave it to my kids, but that was the mozzarella kind, maybe I should try cheddar???? I have eaten cottage cheese before but chocked it down with peach baby food mixed with the peaches that came with it. I have to just swallow it and not think about it. I bought it on sale, trying to make myself grow up. :D didn't work well but I will give it another shot if it will help lower my blood sugar. Oh and I don't care for cheese cake but will give the cinnamon and vanilla addition a try.

I am a daily weigher and I am down 1lb from yesterday at 176.8 so I did something right yesterday.

Thanks for all of your kind words and help. I appreciate it :hug:

murphmitch
04-03-2011, 02:43 PM
Welcome to all you new gals!

love2b150
04-03-2011, 02:44 PM
Thanks murphmitch :wave:

Lexxiss
04-03-2011, 08:35 PM
:welcome2: to both of you, too! Why don't you each start your own intro thread so everyone could say hi....address any of your questions either there or on the On Plan thread. There are so many choices-I NEVER eat anything I don't like. Let us help you. You only give up fruit for 2 weeks...and it is important.

Crazed, I'm starting South Beach tomorrow. I too am teetering on pre-diabetes and have to do something now.

I am new to this part of the forum also. Today is the first day trying SB and I have to tell you it is really hard for me. I don't like a lot of things and I have a major texture issue so the ricotta and the cottage cheese are gonna take some getting use to (if I can). I went on the Phase 1 recipe thread and copied a few, gonna try to make the bacon egg quiche. Dinner and lunch weren't too bad today but the salad and the meat aren't enough. I have drank a ton of water and I still want something else. This is the time when I go downstairs pull out the oyster crackers and snack till I'm full. I'm trying to stay upstairs :Crossed: What is the latest you all eat? Thanks for your help and any tips you may have.

Oh and I had a health screening and my glucose read was 200 after fasting for 13 hours so yes, something has to give. I was insulin dependent with our last two children and I don't want to go there again. I was told to get the weight (BMI) down and exercise more.

TallandThin
04-03-2011, 08:51 PM
Lovetob150, you know eating a cold cheese stick isn't my favorite either but nuking it in the microwave until just soft changes it completely for me and I have no problem eating it that way. You might try that to see if it helps.

love2b150
04-04-2011, 12:53 AM
Hi Lexxis ... LOL, I'm so use to just jumping in on the different threads on 3FC :) I got a nice welcome already and I'm a chatterbox. :D I've joined the On Plan thread and the challenge tread also :)

Tallandthin, maybe I'll give it a shot. I ate a piece of regular cheddar tonight which I know is a :nono: but I needed something solid :)

Vking
04-04-2011, 07:56 AM
My favorite before bed snack is a no sugar added fudgesicle, 2 tbsp sugar free cool whip and 2 tbsp natural peanut butter. YUMMY

CrazedLedZepFan
04-04-2011, 11:27 AM
Is it OK that I ordered the older book and not the Super Charged? I read that they were basically the same except SC had more on exercise.

love2b150
04-04-2011, 05:41 PM
Vicki, I eat the fudgsicle but way before bed ... when I don't have to work I go to bed pretty late. But I think this may be my last week working. Can I have the whipped topping on Phase 1?

CrazedLedZepFan, I only have the first book also. I plan to get the second book soon though. The reviews are really good for Super Charged and I need all the help I can get :)