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Old 06-23-2006, 05:23 PM   #1
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Okay all you veteran SB dieters (and even you newbies too), sell me on the SB way of life!

My situation is slightly out of the ordinary, as i don't really have my own kitchen to be making meals in, nor do i have control over all of the food that comes into my house. (due to a horrible situation with my husband, i have been forced to move back to my parents house, in a different country with my son.) Is this diet something i can follow if this is the case?

Also, i'm most distressed by the weight carried around in my stomach and abdominal area. I've heard very good things about SB with relation to this type of weight. Any thoughts? Testimonials with regards to this problem?

I've set a conservative goal of 150 pounds. I'm fairly certain that when i reach that point, my ultimate goal will lower a bit. But for now that's nearly 90 pounds i need to lose, so i'd say that's enough. Do you think SB is an appropriate lifestyle for someone hoping to loose this amount of weight?

Highest Weight, January 2004 - 292 pounds

Lowest Weight, July 2005 - 198 pounds

Current weight - 242 pounds
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Old 06-23-2006, 06:02 PM   #2
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To be honest, no one can 'sell' you on SBD. You have to find the diet that works best for you. You can find out a lot about a variety of diets by reading the book written by the sisters who founded (and run) 3FC. It's really fun, a fast read, and tells you tons of pros and cons for each diet out there.

If you decide SBD is for you, you can find tons of information here, but I HIGHLY suggest reading the book. This is a diet that is very hard to follow correctly (and thus see the best results) without having read the book first. JMHO...

As to your situation, I'm sorry that it's worked out like that. Perhaps your parents could be persuaded to eat more healthy along with you? You'll be doing them a favor! I think you can prepare your own meals easily without getting in their way by making them at times when they aren't in the kitchen and then freezing or refrigerating portions. This isn't a diet where you can eat a lot of premade food, eat out a lot, or eat food that's highly processed. You really do need to do a pretty decent amount of cooking or at least combining fresh ingredients. If you truly can't even get into the kitchen, you might find it easier to do a diet like Weight Watchers where you can eat almost anything--you lose by restricting the amount of calories you take in. They have a plan called 'Core', I believe, that has some similarities in common with SBD. You can learn a lot about WW from the chicks in the WW forum.

Yes, SBD is touted as being a diet that attacks belly fat first. I really can't tell you anything about that personally. I haven't heard anything about it on here and I carried my weight everwhere, so I don't have personal experience with it. From what I read, carrying the majority of your weight around your middle is the most dangerous body type in terms of heart disease, so it's great that you are wanting to get healthy and lose the extra weight!

Sounds like you have a sensible plan in regards to your goal.

Glad to have you with us...hope you find what you need here.
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