I have another week on Phase 1 so I'm starting to do a bit of planning ahead of time. For once.
A short bit of background: A couple of months ago, I went in to my GPs and was talking to her about my lack of ability to lose weight. I was walking regularily, not overeating, eating healthy, and only occasionally indulging in a sweet treat. But I was not losing any weight. Just bouncing within a 5 lb. range. She suggested that I try cutting down/out refined products and carbs. That lead to a discussion on South Beach, which I started a week ago.
A couple of days ago, I went in for something else entirely, and we were talking about when I start to add carbs back in. The quick weight loss, combined with a major drop (20+ points) in my blood pressure lead her to think I may have "difficulty" with carbs. So she thinks I should add them back in slowly and only in specific groups.
That got me thinking. How should I add the carbs back in on Phase 2?
I know the first thing I want to add back is fruit. I so miss having my fruit. I miss munching grapes, apples, and oranges. Great. Now I want fruit.
Anyway, I thought of starting with fruit, then slowly adding in other "forms" of carbs. Such as rice, whole wheat items, pasta, oats...
I'm trying figure out an "order" to go. I know I want to do fruit first, then maybe oats (I love oatmeal in the morning!). After that...?
My goal is to try and find out the "culprit" or if my body doesn't like any carbs. How long do you think I should go between "adds"?
Any advice would be great. Thanks.