South Beach Diet Fat Chicks on the Beach!

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-07-2005, 12:01 AM   #1  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Amy_B's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 4

Question did this happen to anyone else?

I just started phase 1 on Monday. I had a little bit of a headache that night, but Tuesday and Wednesday were just fine. Then Wednesday night, I started to feel terrible . I had a headache again, I felt nauseous, I had chills, and I was very weak and shakey. I decided that I should probably eat something, and when I was making it I actually collapsed. I didn't pass out or anything, I think my legs just gave out on me. After I ate I felt a little better, but stil not very good. I was just wondering if this happened to anyone else. I'm thinking that maybe South Beach just isn't for me. Or maybe that phase 1 isn't for me, and I should just go straight to phase 2. Any input or suggestions?

Thanks!
-Amy
Amy_B is offline  
Old 10-07-2005, 12:06 AM   #2  
Come on Spring!
 
Ruthxxx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Delta, Ontario, CANADA
Posts: 26,840

S/C/G: 232/170/150

Height: 5'0" on a tall day

Default

Please post your menu with specific quantitities and we'll take a look...I'm to bed right now but other chicks may be in.
Ruthxxx is offline  
Old 10-07-2005, 01:09 AM   #3  
it's always something
 
Suzanne 3FC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Posts: 11,615

Default

It sounds more like the flu to me. If you still feel bad, you might want to see your doctor.

Otherwise, it is safe to go straight to Phase 2 and add some carbs back to your diet.

Please keep us updated
Suzanne 3FC is offline  
Old 10-07-2005, 02:58 AM   #4  
I can do this!
 
beachgal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 7,139

Height: 5'11"

Default

Amy, how long had it been since you'd eaten when you felt like that? Sounds like really low blood sugar. Make sure you're eating every 3 hours, okay? Do keep us posted.
beachgal is offline  
Old 10-07-2005, 09:18 AM   #5  
Senior Member
 
sarahyu's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: DC metro area
Posts: 1,583

S/C/G: 197/199/145

Height: 5'0"

Default

Many people feel headachey and tired to very tired the first few days of SBD. But that extreme weakness does sound bad. Are you eating enough and every 2-3 hours?

Yep, you need to post what you've been eating and quantities please, so we can figure out what's going on.

Sarah
sarahyu is offline  
Old 10-07-2005, 10:19 AM   #6  
Kyemom
 
kyemom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Powhatan, VA
Posts: 779

Default

Sounds like you need to eat more....Eat those beans & veggies!!!
kyemom is offline  
Old 10-07-2005, 04:43 PM   #7  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Amy_B's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 4

Default

Looking back, I do think I didn't eat enough that day. I was feeling really good all day, and I was running around so much that I didn't eat very much. I guess I just really need to pay attention to that now. Thank you all for the replies!

-Amy
Amy_B is offline  
Old 10-07-2005, 04:45 PM   #8  
Member
 
Cindy219's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Reston, VA
Posts: 47

Default

My friend and i did SBD and the first week by Thursday we were both super weak. i am talking we were in the car and our favorite song came on and we couldnt even sing loud we were so weak. It was at that point i switched over to WW. However, one of my other friends who does SBD said be sure to eat ALOT of protein you shouldnt feel like that bc she never does.
Cindy219 is offline  
Old 10-07-2005, 07:16 PM   #9  
Who needs sleep?
 
H-ko's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: near Seattle, WA
Posts: 751

Default

Try using fitday.com to see how many calories you need and how many you are getting - as well as what proportions of fat, carbs, and protein. It is very important to eat enough, as you will not lose weight if you don't - plus if you can get dizzy and weak, as you found.

You should not be hungry on the SBD. You should eat about 4 1/2 cups of vegetables each day, plus adequate protein. This is not one of those starve-yourself-thin diets - it's a healthy way to live. Once you finish phase 1, you'll be gradually re-introducing fruits and whole grains back into your diet. Until then, don't just cut them out - replace them with other, healthy foods.

Try buying a large package of part-skim mozzarella string cheese for quickie snacks. Keep a stock of cut-up veggies on hand, too. Veggie soups are a great way to get your veggies in while warming up, too.

And be sure to drink your water, too - at least 64 fl ozs a day.

Good luck, and I hope you are feeling better now!
H-ko is offline  
Old 10-08-2005, 02:04 AM   #10  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Amy_B's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 4

Default

Thanks everybody for all the info. I'm feeling much much better now. I just really need to be careful and eat lots of protein and eat regularly. Thanks again!

Amy
Amy_B is offline  
Old 10-08-2005, 10:14 AM   #11  
Senior Member
 
Indiacatz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Western NY
Posts: 325

S/C/G: 208

Height: 5'3

Default

Amy... It is very important to eat enough and often .... I did Atkins once and that happened to me, I ate a can of peaches right away and it improved but didnt get sick. On SouthBeach, I dont get the wide swings after the first week, its great!!!!
Indiacatz is offline  
Old 10-08-2005, 10:16 AM   #12  
Senior Member
 
Indiacatz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Western NY
Posts: 325

S/C/G: 208

Height: 5'3

Default

Amy, I carry a snack pack of almonds with me.... believe me, a handful is all you need to curb hunger ...... India
Indiacatz is offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:20 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.