Well folks, it finally happened. This morning, I broke into the 230s! What a pleasant morning surprise to see a three. Between my toes. In the 10s place.
I’m telling you. South Beach works for me. I’m not going to say, “Go try it! Right this minute!” I’ve been at this game long enough to know what works for me may not work for everyone. And, I also know that for some, what works quickly un-works itself. South Beach just happens to work well for me and I’m just so excited to see it in numbers.
I got to thinking today – how odd is it… all these diets? It’s been established that low carb diets work (at least temporarily). And then a guy friend of mine did well on a Sonoma/Mediterranean diet, which apparently is lots of bread and olive oil, but little meat and especially red meat. Then some church friends of mine have lost a ton of weight on the Four Hour Body diet, which is like… no dairy (and other things). The thread here is that all of these diets remove some key food group, at least in large part.
So, riddle me this – our bodies can have any food type and lose weight, so long as it is not all food types at once? Protein without carbs, carbs without proteins, meats and veggies without dairy? I feel like Dr. Oz should have touched on this at some point (maybe he did?).
In any case, I will keep truckin’ on South Beach. I realize I’ve been much less hungry – more than I’ve noted in the past. On Wednesday (day 2), I had a very late breakfast, a bigish lunch, and a tiny dinner. Usually I healthy snack all day. Today, it was chicken and broccoli for breakfast, which I had to force feed myself, popcorn in the middle of the day, and then some egg rolls for dinner. Lots of water drinking, for sure, but still, this is very little food. I guess that’s the whole idea of SB – the carbs cause hunger, and removing them prevents hunger, which prevents the consumption of calories.
Cheers to progress!