I'm Laurie, about to start SBD tomorrow. I currently weigh over 328 pounds (my scale no longer can display my weight!) and hope to get down to around 175 pounds. My doctor recommended that I try SBD, and since my husband and I hope to start trying for a baby in the future, I decided to give it a try. I currently am a graduate student who works in my college's Career Services office and takes classes at night. When I finish in August 2005, we would like to start trying for a baby, which I really want badly! Hopefully with the help of this diet, I will be near my goal weight by then. I would really like to be as healthy as possible so that I can enjoy my pregnancy!
Now, on to the questions...
- What can I substitute for eggs in the breakfasts of Phase 1? I HATE eggs...they literally make me vomit. If I substitute dairy (low-fat cottage cheese or low-fat cheese with ham or so), do I have to take away some dairy from the rest of the day? What portion size should I be looking for to maintain protein levels?
- Can I add a small amount of blue cheese to my dinner salads?
- Can I add some garlic, balsamic vinegar, or bacon bits to the steamed veggies in phase 1? I really dislike most veggies, and usually only eat them if I cannot tell they are there...so I don't know that I can stomach plain steamed veggies. Help?
Thanks so much for your help...I am really hoping that this diet will help me reach my goal!!!