Monday, March 05, 2007

Bienvenidos a Miami

My mom and I may not be flying to Florida, but we are hanging out at South Beach. For my two weeks at home, we are doing Phase One of The South Beach Diet. Have any of you done it? It is the strict two-week kick-off to the diet, which later becomes less strict. Phase One of the diet consists mostly of a whole lot of protein and a whole lot of veggies. When we were checking out of the grocery store, Mom commented that it looked like we were preparing to feed an entire family of rabbits for a week. I said that it looked like a colon cleanse waiting to happen. (So, my mom's a little more suave than I am. What can I say?) eSuitor said that just hearing about the diet made him cranky. Allow me to say that the no sugar added fudgesicle I get each day is what keeps me and my dear sweet tooth from throwing tantrums.

We finished Day One of the diet today, and I've got to say, it wasn't bad at all! The recipes are delicious! We had grilled salmon seasoned with fresh rosemary for dinner tonight, with steamed asparagus and a salad. Very nutritious and satisfying!

The purpose of Phase One of the diet is to help get your body's insulin levels into a healthy range and to help your body stop craving unhealthy sugars. Like I said above, I love sweets, so if I can break free from my sugar cravings (or at least lower their intensity), that would be a great thing! The South Beach Diet also claims to target belly fat first. I thought that would be a definite step in the right direction for Operation: String Bikini!

8 comments:

J said...

I would be fine with your yummy dinner of salmon, asparagus, and salad, but dieting in general makes me, like eSuiter, cranky. ;)

Sharon said...

South Beach really works and it's healthy! I lost 10 pounds in 3 weeks.

beenzzz said...

I haven't tried the South Beach diet. I was tempted to, but it's kind of hard to commit to that kind of thing when you have kids. I have to make two different meals....let me know how it goes though. I might consider it one of these fine days.
Have a great time in Florida.:0

Laura said...

I hope it works out great for you! There is no way to spot-reduce fat (just tone muscle) but being healthy/in shape is a great goal! Now if only we could find a solution for me... I dislike sweet stuff but I'm obsessed with salt. :D

Ginger said...

I think the first week (or two) of any diet is the hardest because our body has sugar withdrawal. Good luck!

Autumn's Mom said...

Good luck Starshine. It's so great to have someone to do the DIEt with you. Do you like sugar snap peas? They are so crunchy and good. I close my eyes and pretend they are potato chips!

Buttercup said...

Starshine, My mom did the Southbeach diet and she had great success. She lost about 25 lbs, started eating healthier, going to the gym regularly, and has continued her healthy habits. I want to be like her! Good luck!

ML said...

What a great start to your diet. Yum, grilled salmon and steamed asparagus? Right up my alley!