South Beach Diet - Hi, I am new...

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06-15-2006, 02:53 AM
I'm waiting for my copy of SB to arrive from Amazon...I think I've got the main idea though and DESPERATELY need to get off the sweets. I have a 6 month old DD and still need to lose at least 25 lbs. of preggy weight (not to mention the 40 or so I needed to lose before I got pregnant!).

My question is...can I do this if I am a vegetarian? This seems to be a BIG problem for me with most weightloss programs. I am not a vegan, just a veggie (I'll consume dairy and eggs, no fish, chicken, beef, etc. though).


06-15-2006, 07:47 AM
:welcome: to The Beach.

Yes, SBD will work if you are a vegetarian. Soy products and legumes have lots of good protein. Be sure to peruse our Stickies in here and in the FAQ section for ideas and explanations.

06-15-2006, 11:12 AM
:welcome3: Shankat! you should do fine on SB and there are alot of SB veggie friendly recipes here and on the Vegetarian forum too.

06-15-2006, 01:34 PM
It will take me awhile to learn to navigate here!
A question- How often should you weigh yourself? I think I may wait till my clothes are loose so I don't get discouraged before I even start, but once I do hop on the scale - weekly? Daily?
I'm starting week 2 on Phase 1


06-16-2006, 05:52 PM
:welcome3: Shankat! Glad to have you with us! I hear you on getting off the sweets. :yes: You can totally do SBD as a Veggie. Check out the Veggie forum here on 3FC for other info on dieting as a Veggie, and you might want to PM Mauvais, a moderator who has done a version of SBD in the past (might still be?) and is a vegetarian.

Do wait until you've read your book (AND the updated food lists in the FAQ here for the latest info) before starting. You'll set yourself up for success that way. :D

06-18-2006, 10:03 PM
I'm still waiting! Thanks for the welcome!:D

06-19-2006, 01:46 PM
So it shouldn't be a problem! She is my SB inspiration and has kept it off 2 years...

I think it's harder for a carnivore who doesn't like EGGS which are somewhat of a mainstay for the first 2 weeks of breakfasts (although there are definitely alternatives, it makes it easier to like eggs during that first part, IMO!)