Hello! This is my first post here and I hope to bring more in the future. I have a small question/problem. I am on day 4 of phase one in the SB diet. So far I have been eating very healthy(chicken/lettuce salad/egg almost every meal). I have been exercising an hour or so everyday(for 2 weeks) before starting this diet and while on the diet.
The type of exercise I have been doing is kickboxing and aqua aerobics. I am 137 lbs. Ever since I started the diet my body looks a little bit different due to the exercise, but I have not lost any significant weight at all.
Should I not exercise at all during phase 1? Would that help me lose weight? I feel like this is starting to feel pointless doing this SB diet as I see absolutely no difference to my weight or body. I am almost tempted to go back to eating rice again(I am Korean, so this diet is A LOT harder for me as I usually eat a lot of rice.)
I had tried Adkins about 4 years ago and I remember losing A LOT of weight(about 15-18 lbs) during phase 1. However, I was a little bit chubbier(150 lbs). But I only did adkins for about 3 months and stopped and settled at 140 for the past 3-4 years while eating very unhealthy(only recently went down to 137.)
I wanted to try SB diet because I have high cholesterol and am pre-diabetic so a fatty adkins diet was a big NO NO for me... but any advice on how to lose some weight would be greatly appreciated.
(I am drinking about 8-10 500 ml water bottles a day)