3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Diet Central > South Beach Diet

South Beach Diet Fat Chicks on the Beach!

Feel like I'm gaining...

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-03-2010, 05:45 PM   #1
Kickin PCOS's Butt!
 
PinkHoodie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: UT
Posts: 832

S/C/G: 240/Ticker/150 Ultimate Goal

Height: 5' 3"

Default Feel like I'm gaining...

Could this be because I'm not moving on to Phase 2 (doing Phase 1 an extra week)? I just feel like really bloated and that I am gaining weight instead of losing. Should I try tracking my calories to make sure I'm not eating too much? I haven't actually weighed myself, but I feel like I'm gaining...
__________________
Determined to make 2011 my best year in a LONG time!!

I want to feel like .
PinkHoodie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2010, 05:59 PM   #2
Kickin PCOS's Butt!
 
PinkHoodie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: UT
Posts: 832

S/C/G: 240/Ticker/150 Ultimate Goal

Height: 5' 3"

Default

Also, I'm craving something crunchy. Like chips, but no I can't have them. Anyone heard of Pop Chips? I wonder if those would be decent on Phase 2? They look good....
__________________
Determined to make 2011 my best year in a LONG time!!

I want to feel like .
PinkHoodie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2010, 06:34 PM   #3
I've lost over 15 pounds!
 
fcmonroe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Florida
Posts: 243

S/C/G: 242/225.5/170

Height: 5' 6"

Default

I think you should move on to phase 2. I'm not an expert by any means, this is only my second week on phase 1, but I've read the book. More than 2 weeks on phase one is not recommended. Your body probably needs more variety or something. (Plus, I'm following in your footsteps and need you to figure out phase 2 for me!)

I'm hoping that some of the more experienced members will chime in!
__________________
Goal for 9/1: 209.5
Progress toward my final goal (started 4/26/2010):

I weigh myself everyday, but only update tickers on Saturday.
One carrot for every 10 pounds:
fcmonroe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2010, 06:41 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
ChelseaW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: DC area
Posts: 212

S/C/G: 178/165/140

Height: 5'5"

Default

Yes, the book strongly discourages staying in Phase 1 for too long. There are lots of reasons - one is that it is so restrictive. It's not realistic to stay that restricted over the long term, and if you do you'll be missing out on the nutritional benefits from whole grains and fruit.

It is scary to move on, I know - and my weight loss has slowed WAY down compared to Phase 1. But losing slowly really is the best way to do it, and you'll be more likely to keep the weight off that way.
__________________
ChelseaW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2010, 07:40 PM   #5
Kickin PCOS's Butt!
 
PinkHoodie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: UT
Posts: 832

S/C/G: 240/Ticker/150 Ultimate Goal

Height: 5' 3"

Default

I'm gonna have to stay on Phase 1 until friday. Grocery/money reasons. I am just wondering if I am eating to much though, because I don't weigh anything. Today is hard because DH switched schedules and so we have to eat lunch WAY earlier then I'm used to, so now I feel like I'm starving. I have had a couple of snacks, but still just want to keep eating. This is the first day like this for me. Its hard...
__________________
Determined to make 2011 my best year in a LONG time!!

I want to feel like .
PinkHoodie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2010, 07:47 PM   #6
Moderator
 
CyndiM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Vermont
Posts: 6,688

Height: 5'5.5

Default

You could just be bloated. No reason to assume you are gaining if you haven't measured or gotten on the scale. Some days are like that For me it's hot weather, I swear I'm 10 lbs heavier.

You can always add calorie counting as a secondary method if you really think you need the extra control. For now just focus on eating healthy and transitioning to Phase 2 when you are able.
__________________
Baby steps, getting back on track 2015


48 lbs maintained since 6/08
CyndiM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2010, 09:28 PM   #7
Midwesterner
 
murphmitch's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Iowa
Posts: 13,285

S/C/G: 152/116/120

Height: 5' 3"

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by PinkHoodie View Post
Also, I'm craving something crunchy. Like chips, but no I can't have them. Anyone heard of Pop Chips? I wonder if those would be decent on Phase 2? They look good....
Made with potatoes & potato starch. It's a no-no.
__________________

Anne
murphmitch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2010, 09:31 PM   #8
Member
 
TracyWay's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 35

S/C/G: 184/179/145 Previous 198/130

Height: 5'8"

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by murphmitch View Post
Made with potatoes & potato starch. It's a no-no.
Crunchy sounds really good! What's crunchy with no sugar or starch excluding carrots and celery?
TracyWay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2010, 10:33 PM   #9
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 7

S/C/G: 169/135/130

Height: 5" 1'

Default

I would recommend making the roasted chickpeas. You can also play around with a variety of spices. They are always good when you are craving something crunchy. And, tons of protein and filling.
alevi05 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2010, 10:40 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
WaistingTime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Kansas
Posts: 2,915

S/C/G: maintaining

Default

turkey pepperoni in the microwave, cheese crisps too. Hang in there!
__________________
Karen

~
WaistingTime is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2010, 07:23 AM   #11
Eat Well to Feel Well
 
Heidi58's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Maine, USA
Posts: 3,607

S/C/G: 205/maintaining 145 - 150

Height: 5'3"

Default

I did phase 1 for 3 weeks, too, (for convenience sake) and have no regrets.

However, I almost always have constipation issues on phase 1, making me feel bloated/heavier. SF fiber choice chewables and lots of water make a huge difference for me.
Quote:
Originally Posted by TracyWay View Post
Crunchy sounds really good! What's crunchy with no sugar or starch excluding carrots and celery?
sunflower seeds, pistachios or almonds are my favorite crunchy phase 1 snacks.

Last edited by Heidi58 : 05-04-2010 at 07:27 AM.
Heidi58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2010, 09:00 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
ChelseaW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: DC area
Posts: 212

S/C/G: 178/165/140

Height: 5'5"

Default

I recently discovered these cheese crisps: http://www.kitchentablebakers.com/pr...talianherb.php

They are crunchy and very satisfying. The amount of saturated fat in 3 crisps is the same as in a part-skim string cheese stick. I usually just have one and that does the trick.
__________________
ChelseaW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2010, 01:06 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
CatMat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Western NJ
Posts: 195

S/C/G: 173/157.8/133

Height: 5'4"

Default

Crunchy ideas: Since I'm a chipaholic I was looking for salty crunchy. I made zucchini chips in the oven - finished drying them in the microwave, and they weren't bad! A little bitter, so I'm going to try pre-salting and rinsing next time. But truly - the finish off in the microwave made them as crunchy as potato chips!
CatMat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2010, 02:13 PM   #14
Kickin PCOS's Butt!
 
PinkHoodie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: UT
Posts: 832

S/C/G: 240/Ticker/150 Ultimate Goal

Height: 5' 3"

Default

Thanks for all the suggestions. I am up 3 pounds. :P I know it can flucuate, but I feel like I have gained too. I think part of it is I am eating WAY to much cheese...I add it to too much stuff, so I'm going to try cutting back on that for the next few days. I also have been having Dr's appointments every day almost so, I think it could also be stress. Thanks again!
__________________
Determined to make 2011 my best year in a LONG time!!

I want to feel like .
PinkHoodie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2010, 01:09 PM   #15
Member
 
TracyWay's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 35

S/C/G: 184/179/145 Previous 198/130

Height: 5'8"

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Heidi58 View Post
I did phase 1 for 3 weeks, too, (for convenience sake) and have no regrets.

However, I almost always have constipation issues on phase 1, making me feel bloated/heavier. SF fiber choice chewables and lots of water make a huge difference for me.

sunflower seeds, pistachios or almonds are my favorite crunchy phase 1 snacks.
Those are good! Thanks!
TracyWay is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I feel like I'm always hungry 2Fat4myJeans Weight Loss Support 24 04-18-2007 09:57 PM
I've lost 10 lbs this month - why does it (mentally) feel like I'm on a plateau? busker Weight Loss Support 14 02-25-2006 12:07 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:16 PM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2