For the last two weeks, Autumn and I have been on the South Beach diet.
We read the book first to make sure we got off to a good start, and started on August 27th.
As of September 10th, I’ve lost 12lbs. Autumn has lost 10 lbs. I feel better and all my clothes fit better. We are continuing with a combination of Phase 1 & 2. We have eliminated most sugars and all white flour from our diet and lives. In the process of this diet, we have been eating more organic foods, and most of the recipes we have found for South Beach, are really good and make eating more enjoyable. Last night we had whole grain spaghetti and organic spaghetti sauce, with whole grain bread and spices. Similar to what Carrabba’s gives you with their bread.
I have not been drinking anything but; water, Arizona No Carb Green tea, light Lemonade, and occasionally some Coke Zero. I began the diet drinking diet Coke and Pepsi, which made me ill, I don’t like diet soda…. When I stopped drinking it, I felt a lot better.
I would recommend to anyone looking to lose weight, or even just eat right, to go pick up Dr. Arthur Agaston’s South Beach Diet Book at your library, or hell even buy it. If you’re too busy to read a book, it’s on two cds as well.
And no, this isn’t a paid advertisement. 😉