Happy 2011, Chicks. I was on SB from mid-August until Halloween of 2010. I lost about 15 pounds and am now "back on the Beach" in preparation for my wedding on January 22. I'm doing phase 1 until then, hoping to drop another ten pounds. Even if I don't make it to my goal, at least I know my skin will look better and I'll feel good for the big day.
Speaking of, I noticed that nice, healthy-looking skin was one of the unexpected physical changes I experienced when I did SB last year. I also noticed that my period was extremely regular. Has anyone else experienced this? I normally have a very irregular cycle (I'm dealing with PCOS as well; South Beach was recommended to me by my gynecologist), so I was pleased to see it come like clockwork when I was on the diet. Hoping that happens again. I think the stress of the wedding and an impending cross-country move have thrown it out of whack.
What other "fringe benefits" have you experienced that you attribute to SBD?