My South Beach Diet Results
On November 10th 2003 I decided to start the South Beach diet. I followed the book pretty much to the letter except that I don't like fish as often as it is on the menu in the book. I also began lifting weights 3 days a week at my lunch break at work and taking a Spinning class twice a week in the evenings. Additionally, I periodically would run on the treadmill.
Basically in 3 months I lost 46 pounds!
I also had health screenings prior to my new diet and afterwards (see bottom of page).
I would describe the South Beach Diet as a diet that is a low carb diet that is also a traditionally well balance diet (especially once you begin phase). I liked the South Beach diet because it made me aware of how many extra calories I was consuming. I thought I was fine as long as the grains I ate were whole grain. I didn't realize many extra calories I was consuming when I was eating so many whole grain products. Also, the diet still has you watch your fat intake. I believe the is a major misconceptions many people have about low carb diets is that is you can eat as much fat as you want. Also, on this diet you eat a lot of vegetables, which of course is very healthy..
Please note that I am not a physician and that these are simply my personal results and opinions.
Weight Loss Chart
|Test Name||06/09/2004||08/20/2003||Reference Ranges|
|Triglycerides||54||147||0.00 - 150.00|
|Cholesterol||107||165||0.00 - 200.00|
|Chol/HDL Ratio||2.3||3.9||0.00 - 5.00|
|HDL-Cholesterol||47||42||40.00 - 59.00|
|LDL (Calculated)||49||94||0.00 - 100|
|South Beach books on Amazon.com|
See also SouthBeachDiet.com