I decided to go on the low glycemic South Beach Diet – phase 1 — for two weeks.
Every night I will report what I ate. I hate this kind of mental bookkeeping but if I wait until tomorrow, I’ll forget.
Phase 1 of South Beach diet is pretty strict but I figure it’s only for two weeks and I can do anything for two weeks, right?
Each day I will explain a bit about the South Beach diet.
For today, these are some of the foods you cannot eat — no fruit or fruit juice, no wine/beer/alcohol, no bread/pasta/rice/potatoes/cereal/corn, no milk or yogurt, no sugar.
I didn’t eat very much today. I’m not sure why, I was busy or distracted.
Breakfast — 2 eggs with sauteed mushrooms and a sprinkle of lowfat feta cheese
Lunch – a serving of lox and some herring
Snack – 5 cherry tomatoes and a serving of 1% cottage cheese + 8 oz low sodium vegetable cocktail (Garden Patch)
Dinner – 1 turkey burger, 1/2 dozen steamed cauliflower with some eggplant hummus. I didn’t eat until 9 p.m.
I drank diet soda (Hansen’s ginger ale) and coffee. South Beach recommends decaf because regular coffee or caffeine is supposed to stimulate the appetite. Previously I have mixed half caff and half decaf but I didn’t have decaf and just decided to drink what I have.
I drank water and went to the gym.