South Beach Diet - Quick question about P1 and cheating

05-16-2012, 10:49 AM
I started P1 a week and a half ago, and I've now cheated twice - once because I couldn't refuse a piece of my 85 year old grandmother's birthday cake. Will this affect my progress through P2? I regained 2 pounds after I ate the cake, so I'm worried that cheating will stall my weight loss. I've lost 6 pounds on P1 already - should I restart it just to be sure?

I still have 20 pounds to lose - I'm at 144 right now, and I want to hit 120-125 by the end of the summer.

05-16-2012, 11:55 AM
Hi, Jessica and a rather belated :welcome: to The Beach.

Life, as in birthdays, happens and we do go off programme sometimes. (I prefer that term to "cheating".) However, I would suggest an additional week of a PURE Phase I. This should knock out any cravings that might recur and help you transition into Phase II and meet your goal.

05-18-2012, 08:24 PM
Thanks Ruthxxx - both for the colourful welcome and the advice. I'm going to do another week in P1 just to be sure that my cravings are gone.