South Beach Diet - Help-newbie!?!

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06-04-2005, 10:38 AM
Hi I am desperate - I bought the South Beach Book and it doesn't seem to give all the info on what/how much to eat. I need that. I found 3FC and decided I needed guidance and support and the how-to. I DID find the emergency guide for beginners and copied that down - thank you thank you so very much. I now have a reference point to follow. I did the Atkins and felt badly; my heart felt sluggish and I didn't feel all that great - no energy surege,etc. Lost 28 but gained it back. I hated not eating veggies or fruits and lost all interest. Disappointed myself, my daughter and my husband. I have NO metabolism at all, have had blood checked; no diabetees, thyroid probs. I need to go on this diet for some others who are interested but don't want to take a chance in case it doesn't work -again- for them. I live on an orchard we purchased late feb. and work like a dog. No weight loss. I would like to belong to this community and need a midwestern (I'm from central Ks.) buddy it AT ALL possible. Thank you for the info you offer freely - I have a daughter graduating from High school next summer and I'm determined to get this 5'5", 185 lb. keester in gear!!!!

06-04-2005, 10:55 AM
Welcome and pull up a blanket. There are no "how much to eat" except for a few foods. Mostly it's eat until full/not hungrey. Check the updated food list. You can eat the foods listed. Drink your water. Remember, everyone looses at a different rate. Write down what you eat. Plan your meals. This is a way of eating (WOE).

One other suggestion, there is a daily chat/goodmorning thread. Okay on the weekend it's in one thread. Post to it daily. Even if it's just to say hi. It's a place to share what kind of day you had the day before or what you have planned today. Everyone will try to keep you on track.


06-04-2005, 11:09 AM
Hi Shawnee - And Welcome to the Beach! :beach: I've been a member and doing SBD for 10 days now. Dragonmama has given you excellent advice! I find the support and inspiration on this site to be a major reason that I've stuck faithfully to P1 so far! ....When I find that I want to eat crap, I come to the boards, read some success stories, look at folks weight tickers going down and get a boost of will power. Most all us here are Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge...I tried Atkins, WW, LAWL, etc etc, I've been up and down, and all around ! I too have a low metabolism: same thing, nothing appears in blood test to suggest a medical problem, so I guess it's the way some of us are made. :shrug:
JUMP in, the water is fine!

06-04-2005, 11:18 AM
:wave:Hey SHAWNEE,,glad to hv u on the BEACH............Go to the sticky thread,,,EMERGENCY HAND BOOK,Ruth has probably posted the answers 2some of ur questions...:goodluck:We wl b glad to help in any way.......GOFISHIN:dancer:

06-04-2005, 11:40 AM
Shawnee, welcome to the Beach! :wave:

You'll find lots of answers to your questions in the FAQ, which is here:

06-04-2005, 12:26 PM
Welcome :wave:

06-04-2005, 02:36 PM
Welcome to the sand! Hope to see ya around in the daily chattin with us. You can reach your goal weight by then no problem if ya stick to the plan!