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7/30/13 1:41 P

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Starting phase two and I didn't lose alot but I am focusing on feeling better. I am adding a bit of bread (amazingly enough happy with 1 slice of Nature Valley 15 grain bread) and fruit yogurt and some brown rice. I am going to focus on getting one more carb from phase 2 in, while basically still following phase 1. I'm hoping I don't fall into my bad habits of eating rice, noodles, bread with meals because that's the way I learned to cook!

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I sometimes like a little long cooking brown rice too but I keep it to a serving.

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7/7/13 5:19 P

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eliminate rice, replace with quinoa . great plan!

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Thanks, Morticia

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Sounds great!!

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Today was my second day of Phase 2! I added a plum. I am gonna stick w/1 carb for 12 more days! After 6/14, I am gonna add one more carb. In July, I will be eating 3 fruits/3 main meals!

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Great plan. Quinoa is an excellent choice for a grain. Even I can handle it. LOL.

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-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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4/21/13 2:05 P

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Sounds like an excellent plan of attack! emoticon

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Hi everyone! Well, tomorrow I begin phase 1.5 and am so excited, can't wait to have my berries back! I only lost about 5 lbs on phase 1, but that's ok, I'd been eating strictly plant based before that (Dr Fuhrman's Eat to Live) and lost about 15 lbs doing that, but found I wasn't feeling too well without some meat and a little more fat in my diet. I remembered how well I had done a few years ago on SB, so decided to go back to the beach and I'm glad I did!

Plan for this week.... blueberries with my evening snack of yogurt and almonds. I'll see how I do with that for a few days, then add in another piece of fruit at snack time, maybe with a little more yogurt. Maybe the following week I'll try a grain, although I'm kind of afraid of grains, they tend to trigger me. I'll probably try a teeny amount of quinoa and see how that goes.

Anyway, that's tht plan for now. Wish me luck!



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I would just go slow and try for low glycemic foods to start like berries, cantaloupe, etc. They seldom stall anyone.

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2/25/13 3:54 P

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I'm now in Phase2 and will see how this goes. I was on phase 1 a bit longer because of a break in the middle during vacation. I intend on adding things into my diet slowly and am anxious that the scale won't like me now. My metabolism is slow since I hit my 50s. However, I knew I had to start eating some healthy carbs again. Crossing my fingers.

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Found it! I just didn't go down far enough!!!! Thanks

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There is an entire sticky thread under the South Beach "Tools" section to deal with this topic.

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-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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1/14/13 10:08 A

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Where do I get a list of the foods I can eat and how much for phase 1.5?

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I find that no matter where I go there is almost always something there that I can eat that is on plan.

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1/12/13 11:01 P

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Juneau. We are an old Alaska family, great grandparents immigrated there in 1900.

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Where in Alaska - I lived there for 10 years (Anchorage) and my brother still does.

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1/12/13 10:35 P

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Since I am staying with my aunt I will go shopping my first day and load up on good foods. I am also going to join a gym close by for the time I am there since it will be hard to walk on some days there...Alaska.

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Phase 2 (1.5) is much easier to do on the road than phase 1. You just have to keep in mind that this is a lifestyle way of eating so therefore lose the diet mentality and just make the best choices available to you. Keep yourself to portion sizes, skip the whites/unprocessed/desserts as much as possible. If you go out to eat, check online to see if the place has a menu - most folks do these days. Then you can peruse it and figure out better choices (and you can always ask for help from us). If someone else is cooking for you, load up on the veggies/salad first, protein next and then a dab of anything else. Don't get obsessive about whats in the food or that if you eat a baked potato, its going to cause havoc. Most of us didn't get overweight from a baked potato. It was everything else we loaded onto it, followed by eating plenty of desserts/sweets/sugar ladened/ processed foods.

This will be a challenge but its a good one for you to practice your tools.

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Since it's family I would send them a copy of the food lists for the diet. If it's something I can't eat I just say, "No thanks." Everyone in my extended family has strong food likes and dislikes and we are okay with it. For instance, when we eat out dad likes stir fry and rice. I like steak and broccoli. I have a long list of foods I hate like tomatoes, raw onions, ranch dressing, horseradish, mayo. My dad hates vinegar so he has oil only on his salads. We don't feel we have to eat the same thing. If you eat out I would suggest buffets as it is easy to eat on plan that way.

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-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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1/12/13 12:27 P

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I am new to Spark People although I signed up awhile ago. After many diets in my lifetime I am trying the SB Diet because of the health benefits. I am close to phase 2 and have lost 8 pounds. This 1.5 approach seems to make the most sense to me. My biggest concern is my upcoming two week trip to visit family right when I enter phase 2. Any suggestions?

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1/8/13 2:39 P

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thank you for this information.. very useful!

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For those of us who are fortunate to reach maintenance at some point Kierae is an expert in how to eat and maintain it. I sometimes think maintenance may be harder than losing the weight.

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-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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I have been eating SB style since 1/2007. What I have found is to keep this an ongoing way of life, you really do more of an ongoing phase 1.5. I rotate days of phase 1 in with phase 2. I occasionally have phase "3" days which are then followed by phase 1 days. Once your realize that you can do this, you can continue to lose your weight, maintain your weight and/or bring your weight back in line (for those in maintenance).

Glad you are working on figuring out what is going to be successful for you!

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Love this P1.5 approach! Makes so much sense. Last time I was on SB, I slowed down dramatically on P2. Eventually stalled and quit the diet after about 8 months. How stupid of me!

I am going to stay on P1 for an extra week but will look forward to P1.5. Thank you Team Leaders for such great support and advice!!

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I wouldn't worry about it unless your weight loss stalls out. Some folks do better with a higher fat count than others. emoticon

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Well, I am almost a week in to Phase 1.5 and my weight is slowly but steadily heading down :). I have added steel cut oats and strawberries to my breakfast and an apple to my afternoon snack without any issues. I had a craving for something yesterday but I think that was more a case of being around the house on the weekend than a real food craving - I made myself a ricotta/vanilla/artificial sweetener/strawberry 'cheesecake' and was fine. I have had some alcohol but not much and it doesn't seem to be affecting anything.

I am counting my carbs/calories/fat/fibre, it helps keep me on track and I am still consistently under what my recommended carbs should be. At the end of the day, fat seems to be 50% of my calories.

Any suggestions or should I not worry about this?

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Average weight loss in p1 is 10% of your goal. Sounds like you are right on target! Transition and just do a 1.5 for now to see if you cant get another drop.

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Berries are the perfect choice. They are on my top 10 healthiest food list. And they seldom trigger anyone.

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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10/21/12 6:42 A

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I will have finished my two weeks at Phase 1 tomorrow and I am only down 3 pounds. I keep reading all these posts of people that are down 8 to 13 and feel discouraged. My total weight I want to lose is 15, should I move to 1.5 anyway or stay at Phase 1 longer?

The above info is helpful, thanks. I don't really crave anything but I used to eat berries every day (supposed to be good for your brain!) so would probably start adding those back in.

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I love apples. They are a fantastic fruit.

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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I am ready to start phase 1.5. I can now drink my coffee without sugar and not really miss it. That was the hardest part of phase 1 for me. I like the idea of having a concrete plan on adding fruit and good carbs back into my diet. I am planning on having a piece of whole wheat toast with my eggs or maybe having unsweetened oatmeal once in a while. We have a lot of apples on our trees right now so I will start with an apple a day and see how that goes. Tracking my food has been a big help in keeping me on the straight and narrow. Thanks for all the good tips.

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Most of us have found this approach works best for us, especially if you have medical problems like metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance, diabetes, PCOS, etc.

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-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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So glad to have found a SB team! Never heard of the 1.5 phase but it makes so much sense. I usually did well after the first 3 days of phase 1 up until about the second week of phase two when I got all kind of craving crazy again thanks for the info and instructions! I finish phase 1 in 3 days and have a better outlook. emoticon

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Very impressive weight loss!! I highly recommend berries! They usually don't trigger anyone.

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-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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Congrats on your weight loss- thats fantastic! You could stay on p1 for an additional week since it appears you have 100lbs to lose which fits SB's recommendations. Berries is an excellent starter fruit!

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In 3 days I'll be starting phase 2 and I'm not sure if I should stay in phase 1 for another week. As of today I lost 17 lbs and I feel great! I will start with either one serving of raspberries or a WASA cracker with tuna. I'm so grateful for this support group as it's been the biggest help knowledge-wise.

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Congratulations!! You did great!!

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-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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Congrats on finishing p1! Just keep it slow and see how you do with each food as you add it. emoticon

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I am an one point fiver officially. I lost 13 lbs from Phase 1.

Loving a little fruit now strawberries, cantaloupe chunk hear and there. Today I had a small banana.

I am NOT venturing too far away from phase 1 though. I don't want to bring back the those cravings and slow things down too much. I am real leery about emoticon it.

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Be sure and drink plenty of water and get your beans in. It can help with the fatigue. Be sure to watch your salt too as it can make you feel bloated. It's hard to get adequate nutrition under 1200 calories a day.

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I had so much fatigue last week that I started 1.5 a couple of days early. I have added an apple/applesauce serving and blackberries with no problem. My body still seems happier with about 1000 calories or less. any more and I feel emoticon . I don't do it intentionally, just happens that way.

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I did copy and paste it Morticiaaddams. I'm going to keep it in my SB book. Great advice from Kierae.

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Just in time. It is two weeks tomorrow that I restarted by SBD and I was wondering what I should do. The first time I did Phase 1 for 3 weeks before started on 2 and I didn't know if I should do that again this time or just add one thing back and do the 1.5 phase. I want to lose more than the 30 lbs I lost the first time. I was stuck at that loss for 3 years or more and I was happy there but I know I would be happier if I lost 50. I have to be careful at my age because I don't want to end up a wrinkly skinny witchy looking old lady.

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This is SO helpful!!! Thank you SO much!!!!

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This is some of the most helpful advice any of you are ever going to get so I suggest you copy and paste it, print it out, and commit it to memory. It's the key to your success.

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
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Hello!! Just wanted to thank you all for adding this thread to the toolbox. This is exactly where I am right now.

I am get ready to transition to Phase 2 (on Sunday) and add some of those complex carbs back in, and I'm a little nervous that it'll trigger cravings or stall my losses again.

Think I'm going to take it really slow. Start with just one addition at a time....and read up on your tips.

Thanks again!!



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My, my...You've been BUSY today! All these posts are wonderful!

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Everyone is afraid to leave the comfort zone of phase 1. Many of us do a "version" of p2 called p1.5. This can be individualized because you must figure out what works for you. The point is to figure out how many servings and what foods you can eat and still lose (or maintain) weight.



So starting out:



Figure out which food you are missing and add that...and ONLY that. You can add a fruit AND/or a carb but you still need to just eat that and do it for a couple days. See if you start having any cravings or weight gain. If you add too many things, you won't know which food it is you are reacting to. Most triggers/cravings kick in within 18-24 hours or so. This is why it is better honestly to only add in one new food at a time. On day 3, try something new. If you decide to add a fruit AND a grain - don't add them at the same meal (again it is too hard to figure out what triggered you IF it does).



* If you crave, try adding protein, eating the item at a different time during the day (i.e. some folks can't have starches or fruits before lunch or they crave), or switch the item. Some people tolerate fruit better than others, some tolerate starches better. DON'T assume that if, for instance, oatmeal makes you crave, that you can't have any starches or any oat products. Different products (even different brands!) can make a difference in craving vs. not craving.



* If you gain weight, try something different the next week, but keep the item in mind so you can try it again some day. You never know what might eventually work out for you!



* If you do well, no cravings, no gain, add something new. Do the SAME process as you did with the first item...add ONE thing and only ONE thing (the SAME one) and assess. If you tried a fruit before, try a starch, or vice versa.





** Do the same evaluation and keep going on at this process, repeating steps 1 and 2 until you start gaining or craving after a period of successful eating. You may have to tinker with your 'combo' to get it just right, but eventually you'll know what you can do. Don't be afraid to play with it even after you decide what works for you. Little changes might work too! For instance, I normally eat one starch and one fruit a day but I know I can eat up to 2 servings of each..but not 3 or 4. If I eat two servings of grains, I normally have to follow it with a day of p1 (I will gain if I eat two servings of grains daily).





**Some folks find they can not eat a grain/starch every day. You may find you do better rotating a couple days of p1 into your week. Also berries are an excellent fruit to start with since it is lower glycemic. Do protein when you initially bring in fruit to your diet. Think yogurt and fruit. Cheese or peanut butter w/apples.

I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing. Agatha Christie
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