South Beach Diet - Should I go back on phase 1?

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03-25-2006, 08:32 AM
This Wednesday I was supposed to complete 8 successsful weeks on SB, things were great until last week when my cravings got out of control. I was constantly thinking about food, especially chocolates and chips so I took Thursday "off" to get the cravings out of my system and that was the worst idea ever, I haven't stopped eating since!!!
I don't know what to do now, should I go back to phase 1? So far in phase 2 I added apples, strawberries, grapefruit juice and bran flakes. I added the last 2 in the same week so I don't know which one triggered the cravings!
Any ideas?
I need intervention ASAP, I don't want to regain all the weight I lost (11 pounds in 7 weeks)!

03-25-2006, 09:45 AM
My advice would be to go back on P1 for a week. Feeding your cravings with that stuff will just cause a vicious cycle of cravings and eating. Trust me, I just went through a week of that and will start P1 again myself today. Good luck!

03-25-2006, 02:09 PM
You might have gotten the cravings from the grapefruit juice. We aren't supposed to be drinking fruit juices. Making it into a juice reduces the fiber and makes it higher glycemic. Better to eat the fruit.

I suggest you go back to phase 1 until the cravings go away.

03-25-2006, 02:45 PM
Yup! Ditch the juice. Just a half cup of grapefruit juice has more calories and carbs than a half grapefruit and who drinks just 4 ounces of juice? The half grapefruit gives you fiber and also takes longer to eat than it does to glug a wee glass of juice.

03-25-2006, 11:51 PM
Yup, hit P1 again for as long as it takes to rid yourself of the cravings...maybe a day or two longer just in case, then ditch any and all fruit juices. They are big triggers. :eek:

Good for you in figuring out what does and doesn't work for you. :) :hug:

03-26-2006, 08:58 AM
Grapefruit juice huh? So ironic, I hate grapefruit juice, I was only drinking it because I read that research supports that it aids weight loss! Who knew it would trigger massive cravings!
I'll restart phase 1 on the 1st of April, till them no more grapefruit juice for me!