South Beach Diet - Just wondering...

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hunters mom
03-07-2006, 12:44 PM
Hi everyone. Just a question. I have read so many things the past few days - I thought my book said if you work out with SB that you could start/should start on phase 2? Is this correct & how much exercise are we talking about? Too, I think I cheated unintentionally this morn. I had a cup serving of the South Beach Cereal & 2% milk. I don't miss the grains but had already bought it & was in a hurry. I should wait, huh? Thanks for the help.

03-07-2006, 03:17 PM
Hi, Ally! :wave:

Yes, it can be confusing sometimes when you read conflicting things!

Yes, you should wait to start exercising until P1 unless you've been doing it for a long time and feel well enough. Those who haven't been exercising should definitely wait. When you start, start small and build up so you don't hurt yourself or get discouraged, okay? You'll find tons of info, help, and great advice in the Exercise and Ladies Who Lift forums here on 3FC. They have taught me so much! Just make sure that you eventually include both strength training (weight lifting/bearing exercises) and cardio (exercises that get your heart moving fast) several times a week, if possible. The strength training will help build muscle, which actually burns calories, even while you're sleeping, and takes up less room than fat, so it makes you smaller! The cardio will not only be good for your heart and lungs, but can help you burn fat. :)

How far along are you on P1? If you are a day or two from the end, you can probably just monitor for cravings and keep going if you don't feel any. However, if you have about a week to go, I'd start over for the most effectiveness. Honestly. :) That's just my humble opinion...but you get the most from SBD when you do a good, clean P1 with no cheats, even the unintentional ones (I've done it too...the hardest thing for me is's hard not to think of them as a diet food that's okay! ;) )

Best of luck and glad to have you here with us! :welcome3:

hunters mom
03-07-2006, 04:50 PM
Thank you sooo much!!! I think I must have misunderstood and thought you could just go to Phase 2 if you were working out. I have been walking lately but not enough to say that I am really doing this on a daily bases. I was just curious out of everything that I had read & I have been reading everything I can find - why I hadn't seen this again or anything even close. I'm not too sure about my book either - it's the one in the orange cover or is that the cookbook...anywho, I will have to look when I get home - I can't remember. It may be an older version of this as I have seen some changes in the diet here recently.

I am only on day 2 & REALLY appreciate your help. Wow, it looks like you have done a fabulous job!!! I will start over in the morning. Thanks bunches!!!!!!