South Beach Diet - From Atkins To Sbd

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08-06-2003, 10:26 PM
Well here I go again another Monday another diet. I tried the Atkins for two months but became discouraged when I stalled. The SBD seems to promote healthier eating and more variety. Can anyone tell me why caffiene is discouraged on the diet? Also I am starting phase I over because I ate chocolate and everything went downhill. Do you know if you can incorporate some of the Atkins principles with SBD? Help:lol:

08-07-2003, 09:07 AM
Hi Su and welcome to the beach :wave:
Join us on the daily threads.

To answer some of your questions: caffeine stimulates the pancreas to produce insulin and we want to keep these foods to a minimum. That's why we try to eat low-glycemic index foods. (56-57 in the book).

As far as following some Atkins principles, I guess that would be one of them. other than that, I don't see that the two plans are the same. Remember that SBD is a low fat/low carb whereas Atkins is high fat/low, low, low carbs.

Happy Beaching :cool:

08-07-2003, 12:09 PM
I probably shouldn't say this, but I continued to drink coffee on Phase I. Two cups a day with skim milk. It's one of my few perks. Okay, now that I'm on this diet, it's my ONLY perk!! :D

08-07-2003, 01:03 PM
Ellis~ me too with FF half & half no less... I refuse to give up my am coffee. hehehe

08-07-2003, 01:19 PM
I believe this was mentioned in the book. Something about Phase 1 having enough restrictions, so go ahead and have your coffee if you want.

This is my 4th day. I have been having my morning java fix. And I am losing, losing, losing.

08-07-2003, 01:54 PM
NO ONE could stand to be around me if I didn't have my morning coffee - trust me!

08-07-2003, 01:59 PM
I have coffee too. This Dr A says to go ahead and drink it if it doesn't affect you adversely.

08-07-2003, 02:33 PM
Hello, my name is Sil and I am a coffee bean addict:smug:

08-07-2003, 02:58 PM
You should see the coffee I use. I buy it in bulk from a Middle Eastern bakery. (they also make the best pita bread in town)
The beans are black and oily, and oh-so-good! :D
I wish you could all come and sit on my verandah with me and have coffee in the morning. :grouphug:

08-07-2003, 04:23 PM
Ellis, I'll be there tomorrow, OK?:cheers: (Hey, we need a coffee mug icon ! )

08-07-2003, 06:08 PM
If only you weren't so far away, Sil... you could come and see Ruth, too! She's as weird in real life as she is on the threads.

08-08-2003, 08:35 AM
Wha??? She didn't respond to that?

08-08-2003, 05:30 PM
:wave: I'm a 3 cup in the am kind of girl,very large mugs,,,dropping weight like flies,,Have a cup on me........GOFISHIN:dancer:

08-08-2003, 09:50 PM sounds like a little bit of heaven...great coffee....great company....

I drink mostly de-caf but have for a while. We use whole bean and grind as we brew....wonderful.

I like flavored coffees, too. My favorite is French Vanilla....anyone else have a fave?