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Avatar n tn Am on the south beach diet and am type 2 diabetic. My glucose reading is 87 which is low for me. Am feeling very shaky and weak. Ok to have something with sugar and not ruin my efforts?
484844 tn?1253968693 ve been on the South Beach diet before. I liked the emphasis on good fats, but found the 1st 2 weeks, where your carb intake is so severely restricted, to be beyond what I wanted to do. I've heard its supposed to be very good for people with insulin resistance, but I couldn't stay on it long enough to gain any real results. I did lose weight, but regained it pretty quickly when I couldn't make it into a life long change.
Avatar n tn I had never ever gone on a diet until just a month ago. I had come across the South Beach diet book and thought, heck, why not try and see what happens when I skip carbs for two weeks. Within a week my tummy disappeared which had been resistant to exercise somehow since childbirth. I already switched back to eating some fruit per day after the first week, so it was just a one-week diet - but people keep asking me whether I take some magic pills.
1858622 tn?1319813203 Read the book South Beach Diet.
Avatar f tn Does she have a buffalo hump on the top of her spine, where the spine meets the neck? The areas where you say she has weight gain can occur with high cortisol levels - cortisol comes from the adrenal glands that sit on top of the kidneys. I've also read that PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) can mimic high cortisol weight gain. PCOS is associated with carbohydrate intolerance. It's possible the South Beach diet isn't restrictive enough for her. She might need Atkins.
193609 tn?1292180293 It has always been hard for me to lose weight (now I know why) but I am considering the South Beach Diet. Anyone have good luck with that diet? I already work out, so now I just need to make sure my diet is in check. I have been counting calories and staying under 1300 but I don't think that is going to be most effective for me now that I know that i have severe PCOS. Doc told me that my testosterone level was high, even for a man!!
Avatar f tn Depending on a patient’s particular profile, I suggest either the Dean Ornish heart-reversal diet or the South Beach Diet. If you know anything about heart disease, the Ornish diet is better because it most effectively cleanses the system of excess fat.The South Beach Diet is usually for those with risk factors but no known heart disease. This diet allows more latitude and can still get a person to the recommended targets.
Avatar f tn I just have to say again, how happy I am doing the South Beach diet! It is sooooo easy! I just want to be a source of inspiration for anyone who is trying it out! As I said in another post, nothing was working for me. This WORKS! If you follow the plan correctly it is not a fad diet. It is a way of life. You eliminate carbs the first 2 weeks and after that you slowly reintroduce them.
784382 tn?1376931040 i live on south beach and there will be alot of skin showing ...how can i lose a few pounds b4 memorial day?!?!?!?.....help help help ....any ideas?....diet pills?.....do they even work???...just looking for like 5 lbs weight loss.... lately i have been eating pretty healthy and just started going to the gym a few weeks ago....so im trying to do it the right way, but i just need a little push this week and have it show off!....lol....
Avatar m tn Lots of opinions ("professional" and other) re diet/nutrition. What is working for me now, is a "South Beach/Zone" type of diet which is basically lean meat/fish and vegetables. Almost no starch (bread, pasta, potatoes, rice, etc) and very little fruit -- maybe one portion three times a week. With this diet -- and copious amounts of exercise -- Ive lost ten pounds, brought my cholesterol down from 200 to 150 and normalized my bp from pre-hypertensive.
Avatar f tn I just want to report how thrilled I am with the south beach diet! It has been a real struggle for me to lose weight the past year or two. And, not only losing weight, but Gaining a tremendous amount! I tried so many other plans with no success...a friend of mine told me about South Beach...and I said, "hey! that is one that I haven't tried yet!"...so, even though I was skeptical I bought the book...Here I am 12 pounds lighter and feeling great!
676032 tn?1315674063 Take a peek at the Zone diet and South Beach plan - this may help you with weight issues if that is what you are asking about. What way do you mean "help" with hypothyroidism?
Avatar f tn Are you doing South Beach Diet or something? I would say back off and try a general low cal. diet like Weight Watchers instead of something as drastic as SB. Try to eat a balanced diet every day.
Avatar f tn well i just started my diet today, i think i am stickin with south beach, i have about 80lbs to lose, any advise or other alternatives, going to gym too......
Avatar m tn //www.southbeachdiet.com/sbd/publicsite/how-it-works/how-it-works.aspx) Typical bfaksts were (1) egg whites and salads with olive oil/vinegar dressing; (2) sardines and salad or steamed vegetables; (3) sometimes oatmeal and eggwhites. Typical lunch or dinners: (1) Broiled fish and bag of steamed vegetables or salad; (2) Can of red Salmon and bag of steamed vegetables or salad; (3) White Meat Turkey Burger and bag of steamed vegetables or salad. Snacks: mostly almonds and other nuts.
Avatar n tn Depending on a patient’s particular profile, I suggest either the Dean Ornish heart-reversal diet or the South Beach Diet. If you know anything about heart disease, the Ornish diet is better because it most effectively cleanses the system of excess fat.The South Beach Diet is usually for those with risk factors but no known heart disease. This diet allows more latitude and can still get a person to the recommended targets.
325405 tn?1262290178 My doctor recommended South Beach diet and thinks with diabetes it is an excellent diet to pick since it focuses on carbs and lean meats and watching fats as well as carbs. I think I will skip the phase I of the South Beach diet... my blood sugar levels were going too low when I tried it the first day. So, I am starting on Phase II instead, and my sugar levels are normal now.
Avatar m tn You could try a low carb diet, like Atkins or South Beach. Give your body a few weeks to switch gears and then you should see improvement. You'll need to take a multivitamin. You can find the gluten free diet on line. Hope this helps!
1605786 tn?1297875327 Does obesity factor in your PCOS and abnormal cycles at all? If so, many women have found that starting a type of diet similar to the South Beach diet has resulted surprisingly in sudden return of some sort of ovulation and cycling. If obesity factors in, it would be an easy thing to try! Best of luck and keep us posted on your exciting journey!
439464 tn?1213827634 Arthur Agatston, the author of "The South Beach Diet" and "The South Beach Heart Program" is a renown cardiologist. In his South Beach Heart Program book he writes extensively about "aggressive prevention" of heart disease. Aggressive management your blood pressure, diet, triglycerides and cholesterol are strongly recommended in his book.
Avatar f tn Also covered are discussions relating to specific diet plans like the South Beach Diet, Atkins Diet, Slim-Fast, Weight Watchers, Counting Calories, Fat Flush, Body for Life and others. Would be happy to help you with a the above; it truly is a safer way to lose weight and accomplish a successful transition to a lifestyle change.
503607 tn?1275671579 Your numbers are similar to what mine used to be before statins. Just last week, my cholesterol was measured at 106. Obviously I am getting a great result. Don't be surprised if your diet and exercise plan only go so far and your numbers stay pretty high. Your genes play a powerful role and nothing is going to change that. However, I would recommend an excellent book, "The South Beach Heart Program," by Arthur Agatston, the author of the South Beach Diet.
Avatar f tn Depending on a patient’s particular profile, I suggest either the Dean Ornish heart-reversal diet or the South Beach Diet. If you know anything about heart disease, the Ornish diet is better because it most effectively cleanses the system of excess fat.The South Beach Diet is usually for those with risk factors but no known heart disease. This diet allows more latitude and can still get a person to the recommended targets.
1717194 tn?1312356124 Depending on a patient’s particular profile, I suggest either the Dean Ornish heart-reversal diet or the South Beach Diet. If you know anything about heart disease, the Ornish diet is better because it most effectively cleanses the system of excess fat.The South Beach Diet is usually for those with risk factors but no known heart disease. This diet allows more latitude and can still get a person to the recommended targets.
Avatar f tn I have heard of some women having really great luck with the South Beach diet. It not only helped them lose weight, but assisted in their body's ability to balance the insulin intolerance that contributed to the PCOS.
1325032 tn?1274798006 I tried it, it's just gross. Drink lots of water. Stay away from refined carbs (sugary stuff, pastas & rice) and look up the South Beach diet and follow their 2 week jump start - you'll drop a bunch of scale weight from deflating from all the inflation sugary crap puts on us.
393685 tn?1425812522 the SOUTH BEACH diet plan. I have lost 12 pounds in a little over 5 weeks. I have slowed down a bit, because I went to phase 2 which says it will slow down, but I am able to enjoy my carbs also which keeps me honest! I have been struggling for so long and reached my highest weight of 148 pounds back in September/October. I am only 5'1" so it was very uncomfortable and had to buy new clothes in big sizes. I am down to 136 and want to get down to about 125-128.