South beach diet vs other diets

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Avatar m tn I've never heard of the diet - maybe it works or maybe it doesn't - everyone is different. But since you like meat alot, why don't you read up on the Atkins diet or the South Beach diet. These diets are low carbohydrate diets. Eating low carb avoids the constant stimulation of insulin. The first few weeks of the diet help in getting rid of insulin resistance. Many people say goodbye to their medications on this diet.
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 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?
Avatar f tn The only other thing I can say is, be patient. My plateau lasted about a year, and had I given up, I would have had to start back at square one. It's better to "hold what you got" than it is to go back to gaining weight. Enjoy yourself and keep up the good work.
784382 tn?1376931040 thanks for answering me!..... yea im trying... how about one of those south beach diets??... you know the ones that you just drink those drinks, i think you just lose the water weight though. i found one called hollywood 48 hour miracle diet or something.... i have been reading good things about it but i am scared to use those types of things....
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 n tn I agree with Verona and also urge you to consider a diet (life plan change) as the Zone diet or SOuth Beach Both these diets control insulin and are very helpful with weight in hypothyroid patients. I found the Zone plan to be better. I have taken off about 7 to 10 pounds - I still bloat at times - but I do feel better.
Avatar m tn I believe it can be related. But finding the root cause is very difficult. Something is out of balance. Then when puberty goes into full gear, whatever piece of the puzzle is missing, this seems to effect hormone levels, immune system balance, etc. I see the same thing in my kids...loss of muscle mass, food intolerances, anxiety in one, depression in another, intolerant to carbs, etc. Whatever the problem is, it has a body wide effect.
Avatar m tn // 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.
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.
1858622 tn?1319813203 Read the book South Beach Diet.
Avatar n tn Purely anecdotal, but I was able to normalize my enzymes 2-3 times during the 40 years prior to treatment. In all these instances I adhered to a strict low fat diet, namely the "Pritkin" diet where total fat calories add up to no more than 10% of total daily calories. Protein is also limited on this diet so it's basically high carb, low fat, low-moderate protein. That said, some will say that a more balanced "Zone" type diet is better for the liver.
Avatar n tn Arthur Agatston, the author of "The South Beach Diet" is also a renown cardiologist. He also has written a book which I recommend titled "The South Beach Heart Program." In it he writes about "aggressive prevention" of heart disease. He advocates aggresive management of cholesterol, blood pressure, and triglycerides. That means statin drugs. He also says that people with known heart risks that follow his program can have a normal life expectancy.
1207048 tn?1282174304 Last Monday my husband & I started Phase 1 of the South Beach diet. Phase 1 is super strict, no sugar or carbs of any kind for 2 weeks. We have done very well on it, and I'm very proud of myself for not cheating at all, even though I'm still making food with carbs for the kids. And, you are allowed 75 sugar calories a day, but I've only been having 25 worth of sugar in my coffee. In the 8 days we have been on it I have lost 6 pounds and DH has lost 8.
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!", even though I was skeptical I bought the book...Here I am 12 pounds lighter and feeling great!
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 f tn Another diet to consider might be a low carb diet like Atkins or South Beach. It will bring your diabetes under control and maybe help your autoimmune conditions. Women get autoimmune diseases much more frequently than men, so it must have something to do with hormone imbalance. So diet might help correct the imbalance in some people. It will give you something to try. If you try one of these diets, since you are diabetic, please check with a doctor first. Hope this helps.
Avatar f tn I think there are two types of Weight Watchers plans you can do, the plan where you count points and the one where it is a lower carb diet. Anyways, I gained weight on weight watchers before, when there wasn't the lower carb choice. I am now doign South Beach and have had success this week.
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 n tn Well first and foremost, your best bet is to stay away from any kind of "diet." Diets tend to be restricting and are only really good in the short term. I'm not a fan of Atkins either as I'm not one of those "carbs are evil" types of people and I don't care what anyone says, eating endless amounts of meat and cheese can't be good for you. Not to mention that whole grains and certain starchy foods are GOOD for you and are important for a balanced diet.
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.
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!!
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 f tn I highly recommend making your dogs food... it's a little more time consuming but at least you will know what's going in there. Plus, you can experiment a little more - I was always very generous with the meat and pasta vs. the eggs. Daisy would get so excited when she saw me grabbing the container from the fridge! Good luck to you and your dog!
Avatar n tn If she is diabetic, read up on an Atkins or South Beach type diet - these diets circumvent the diabetes problem.
594189 tn?1386916607 Millions of American women are now trying the Atkins Diet or the South Beach Diet. While these diets are an improvement over the conventional low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet, they can worsen your metabolic problems, because dieting itself is stressful to the body. So many women need to heal their metabolism first before even considering weight loss. Another cause of food cravings is adrenal fatigue.