I’m approaching the end of a beautiful relationship, the end of the dreadful phase I of the South Beach diet. I must say I can’t really call it dreadful anymore, I’ve quite gotten used to it by now. I have 2 days left and then I can start making small changes. So after 12 days here’s what I think so far of this diet. I lost a lot of weight in the first 5 days of the diet and then the weight loss sort of stopped. I haven’t changed how I eat, stuck to the plan, never cheated once, only had nuts for snack and mostly had salads and meat, not a single drop of sugar. So why then have I stopped losing? Not sure but I haven’t given up yet.
The purpose of phase I of the South Beach diet is supposedly to kill your cravings and to get a start on your weight loss. The way I see it it’s supposed to be like a motivational phase, you see a huge weight loss so it will motivate you to continue with it. Did my cravings go away? I suppose you could say that a bit, but I bet you $100 if you put a piece of chocolate cake in my face it will take a lot of will power to say NO. But I suppose that’s what this is all about, making smart choices, and actually changing your life, changing the way you eat….