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Would like to hear from anyone who has actually gone thru with this and had positive results. Also, how much easier it is to stick with this plan, because the atkins diet sux.....Meat meat chesse cheese eggs...........Yuk!
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replied February 10th, 2004
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Hard to Believe
I can not believe theres not a soul out there who's "been there done that"...............This is the most popular diet out there today.....Seems everyone is on it. I need some info on this for my mother. If this is not safe, even if its written by a heart specialist, then its not for her. Someone please, if you are on or have been on hte south beach diet....Please respond! Thank you!
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replied March 6th, 2004
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Sorry, I am on atkins and I love it. There are so many different kinds of meat! And you can eat salad and there are so many things you can do with eggs. You only have to limit yourself a lot during the first fourteen days and then you start to add more carbs (more variety) sorry I could not help you on the south beach thing.
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replied March 8th, 2004
Local Dr. Endorsed South Beach
Local tv heart Dr. Gave somewhat an endorsement for south beach. Looks to me much more sensible than adkins. Adkins is not balanced. On almost any "fad" diet, find a top quality full spectrum supplement. Most fad diets lack vital nutrients and a supplement that includes vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, and more covers all the weaknesses of the fad diet.



Post questions if you have any. I've know of a 178 ingredient liquid multi vitamin mineral and more supplement.



Good luck and good losing!


John slenes
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replied March 10th, 2004
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It is atkins, not adkins. It is also not a "fad" diet. The low carb diet has been out for atleast fifty years, it is just now called "atkins diet" because that is the name of the guy who wrote one of many books about it. His got popular though, unlike the other ones. Yes, you do need to take a multivitamin as with any diet.
Now if you stayed in the first phase of the atkins diet, it would definately not be balanced or safe for that matter, but you slowly add carbs to your diet until you get to the amount that your body can handle. So, yes, the beginning of the diet is definately not balanced and it is not a long term plan, but if you continue to progress within it, it is healthy and had many long term benefits.
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replied March 31st, 2004
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South Beach Diet
Hello, if anyone has any info on the south beach diet or knows where on the net I go to read up on it or even how to get started on it could you let me know please. I have heard alot about it and heard its a good diet.Thanks
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replied May 12th, 2005
I have been on the sb diet and know several other people who have lost weight on the diet. I tried it because I am a carb addict and wanted to suppress my craving for carbs. I did phase 1 for 3 weeks and lost an average of 4 pounds per week. I blew it on phase 2 because I added too much in, too quickly. One of my coworkers lost close to 40 lbs. In 3 months. I am trying to get back on it, but my willpower is weak. Last week I stuck to it and took off almost 5 lbs. It is much healthier than adkins, because it differentiates between good fats and bad fats, and good carbs and bad carbs. I never knew anything about the glycemic index until I read the book. I try to avoid foods that raise my glycemic index high and make me crave more carbs. I have stopped eating baked potatoes and white bread altogether. I advise you to get the book and read it and the success stories in it. It really motivated me.
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replied May 12th, 2005
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It is atkins, not adkins.
Atkins is healthy if followed correctly. It also differentiates between good carbs and bad carbs once you get far along enough in the diet. People only think atkins is unhealthy when they don't understand how and why it works or if they are misled by someone who is not educated on the subject.
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replied May 13th, 2005
I have read up quite a bit on several of the low carb diets and found that sb was the most sound. I am not saying that it is perfect, but it is definitely more heart friendly. I have known several people who have tried atkins and got off because of the amount of unhealthy fat that they consumed. There is enough research out there about how unhealthy certain kinds of fats are. How many people do you know have lost weight on atkins and kept it off?
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replied May 14th, 2005
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Several actually. The unhealthy fat, as I said, is only consumed in the beginning of the diet. If you stick to it the healthiness of the diet greatly improves and it becomes a very healthy way of living. I don't have a problem with south beach or any diet actually, but it really frustrates me when people try to say atkins isn't healthy, because that isn't true. If you actually read about it and how it works, and not an artical about how bad it is that isn't even founded, then it makes sense and isn't heart unhealthy.
As with any diet, you have to stick to it to keep the weight off. For example: if you go on a low-cal diet (which also has to include healthy food and not low-cal junk food), once you lose all of the weight that you want, you can't go back to consuming mcdonald's and fritos all day everyday and expect to keep the weight off. Same goes for atkins. If you go on it and lose all the weight that you want, then you have to go into the final phase and maintain a healthy lifestyle based on atkins. You can't just start eating pizza and burgers with buns all day and expect to keep it off. I am sure the same goes with south beach too.
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replied September 9th, 2005
Still Looking For Answer
I just came across these posts in this forum. Is the original poster still looking for answers about south beach? I've been on it now for almost 2 weeks and i've done alot of research regarding low carb diets.
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replied November 1st, 2019
tried this diet, didn't help
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