I'm so far behind on people here and just saw this thread. I loosely, and I say loosely have followed the South Beach Diet since September 2007. I lost 19 pounds on it before my surgery.
My DD just started it after trying to exercise 5 days a week and eat lowfat and nary a pound lost. I talked her into the SBD; told her to just give it a try and see if it didn't stop her from crashing and being hungry every three to four hours. She just called me and asked me if she had to eat every three hours, because she is feeling so full all the time. LOL!! For me and for my DD, we are belly fat people and I hope I"m wrong about her but I think she is getting low blood sugar symptoms, just like I had before I developed high blood sugar problems. I'm cutting carbs in the morning because about an hour after eating a multigrain pancake or steel cut oats, I"m starving. So it is egg omelets, mostly egg white omelets with a tbsp of cottage cheese and maybe some left over veggies with some cheese thrown in; ricotta pancakes, cottage cheese with blueberries, stuff like that. The SB thread had a breakfast cheesecake that comes in handy for me. The mini-meatloaves are good for me for breakfast. Protein drink with fiber thrown in. Almost everyday around 4:00 I get a little bit of a crash because I haven't kept up a little bit of protein since lunch. My DH has lost 40 lbs on this diet and he has kept it off for over 6 mos. We have added an occasional potato back into his diet; I even had three oven baked homemade potato quarters yesterday. I had a two 2x2 squares of pizza yesterday with sausage and pepperoni on ready......homemade white crust. No problem, except I had the worse gas and it was awful trying to work and "control" myself. And he does eat an occasional slice of bread. His new snack is a plain rice cake with a tbsp of the PB&J chocolate peanut butter. I still do the one-minute flax muffin in the morning occasionally with PB&J maple on it. Today, I'm mad because I still have to be so careful about what I eat, and still plan my life around food. But, I'm getting ready to go out and shovel and will TG because I can shovel without the extra weight and someone finding my body lying frozen in the snow from a MO induced heart attack.