The Inside Scoop on 12 Diet Success Stories

iVillagers share the best and worst parts of six diets that helped them lose a combined 462 pounds (13 Photos)

Mallory Gnaegy on Oct 3, 2011 at 1:11PM

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The Inside Scoop on 12 Diet Success Stories

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Eating Real Food on South Beach

Member name: jamie-rk
Diet: South Beach Diet
Started: several years ago Has lost: 21 pounds
Why this diet? I love that the SB way of eating is based upon real food, not pre-made frozen stuff or shakes. It is very easy to make simple changes to recipes I previously enjoyed to make them fit SB.  It is also easy to eat out or travel and stick with it. This is a great plan for people who love to cook, though I think that even non-cooks do well on it.
Biggest challenge: Avoiding sugar and keeping my grain/starch portions to reasonable limits is challenging.  But these would be challenges for me on any plan as I have yet to find an effective weight-loss plan based upon scones and cookies.
Best part: Discovering new foods.  The true best part is the support and friendship I have found on this board.
 

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