Originally Posted by ebplus3
Thank you. I thought the whole thing about SBD was that you don't have to count carbs or fat or calories? And you eat until you are satisfied? It's like I'm stuck between 160 and 165 (I'm 5' 2.5" with my goal weight about 125/130). What would you eat the first two weeks on SBD?
You don't have to count fat/carbs/calories, so to speak, but if you're eating huge portions, then you're still over-eating..... even if it's "approved" foods. 3 chicken breasts on a salad with lots of low-carb dressing is probably just as bad as having a home-made hamburger on a bun, as far as calories go. (Doing different things to your blood chemistry, obviously, but that's another topic.)
Here's the thing about the first two weeks that I have learned: Cheating on Ph1 really means that you're undoing ALL of the work you've done. As it was explained to me, the first two weeks are all about changing your blood chemistry. And, about changing the way your body gets fuel. What you're doing, is teaching it to burn fat for fuel as opposed to sugar/carbs. SO. If you cheat on Ph1, you're saying to your body, "Don't worry -- here's some sugar and carbs, so don't worry about burning that fat anymore." And you'll stop losing fat. It's pretty simple.
Once you get onto Ph2, it's MUCH more liberal and, while cheating isn't advocated, it doesn't do the same "damage" to your diet as it does on Ph1. You just have to TRY to be really good on Ph1, and you will see the weight come off. But if you're cheating? You're not going to see much loss.
(This is just what I've found -- being someone who has very little to lose. It sounds like we may be in the same boat. Other girls on the forum may have a different point of view on this.)