I'm new here and just finished a little over 3 weeks on Phase I. I've had some ups and downs and fell off the wagon around my birthday, but I'm back on track.
I'm thinking of moving on to Phase II, but don't feel enough weight came off me yet. (Don't have a scale, so go by how clothing fits, etc)
So here are my three questions from all you seasoned professionals
1) Is it safe to stay on Phase I a little while longer? (Maybe another 2 weeks, although the food choices are starting to bore me a bit & I'm afraid I'll really be tempted to throw in the towel. I tend to lose more slowly due to health issues so I do get discouraged very easily)
2) Exactly what is a "serving" for starches on Phase II? The SB website is
pretty vague. Is it a cup of brown rice? Half a cup? Half a sweet potato?
3) I am gluten sensitive, so whole wheat pasta and grains are OUT. Can I substitue brown rice pasta or quinoa? Can I use gluten-free bagels? You get the idea.
I don't want to blow this! Really. This is the first diet I've ever actually felt good on. I tried Atkins, but it was so restrictive! I won't even go into the constipation I suffered. Ugh!
I'm looking forward to your input! I think I'm going to like it here.