Anyone familiar with the South Beach Diet?

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-17-2011
Anyone familiar with the South Beach Diet?
Sun, 01-19-2014 - 2:09pm

Have completed 2 weeks of the South Beach Diet and have lost 7.5lbs in the first Phase.  I know this phase is highly concentrated on limiting carbs, which is the only way my body drops weight.  It is recommended that dieters don't extend the first phase for more than 2 weeks.  However, I want to continue losing.  I feel great, less bloated and leaner.  Would like to connect with any others that are doing this or have done it in the past!

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Registered: 09-23-2010
Wed, 01-22-2014 - 12:33pm

Hi & Welcome,

Unfortunately I'm not familiar with South Beach. I did, however, find this:

Getting Started on the South Beach Diet - Questions Answered:

Dr. Agatston: If you have a great deal of weight to lose it is okay to extend South Beach Diet Phase 1 to three weeks or longer. The problem is that continued rapid weight loss can make it more difficult to maintain. In general, pounds that are lost more slowly are more easily kept off. If one is losing weight rapidly, it is particularly important to exercise because this helps maintain lean body mass and thereby helps keep our metabolism at a high level.

It does sound like that you could just switch to a low carb diet since that seems to be where you get your weight loss from if you're not looking to drop a lot of weight. 

Good luck!! 

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-17-2011
Thu, 01-23-2014 - 9:03am
Thank you!