Awhile back, I decided to go on a hunt in the original SBD book to rediscover just what Dr A discussed regarding portion size. I found one statement in the Phase One Meal Plan;
" The South Beach Diet doesn't require you to measure what you eat in ounces, calories, or anything else. The meals should be of normal size-enough to satisfy your hunger, but no more than that."
It has been a very powerful phrase for me to remember, because it says to ME that I'm not really OP if I am consciously overeating. I have started plating my food rationally and am not going back for seconds. It is helping,
because I am not techno-savvy and calorie counting, for me, would be an incredible PITA.
I've started working with the Beck Diet Plan and one of the "tools" is not standing while eating. This tool has helped in two ways;
1) I am recognizing just how much I eat on the fly
2) How those bites are really calories that add up.
Last night I was super hungry and was starting to graze as I made the salad. I sliced a 1/2 tomato and sat down and ate it. It was enough to be able to get back up and return to food sanity(vs mindless eating) while fixing dinner.
BTW-My title would be "I hate restarting phase 1". I dislike the restriction enough to want to do the best I can on P2 and continue to lose, even if at a snails pace.