Well, it is certainly my pleasure to meet someone from Zimbabwe. I'm very happy to meet you! Have you been on the forum long?
I have only been on SBD since March of this year, but I followed P1 for two weeks after borrowing a friend's SBD book. I bought the Supercharged version and was so entralled by all the extra foods allowed in P1, that I stayed on it another 2 weeks. I hadn't realized then, that all it takes is the 2 weeks of P1 to get rid of cravings for sweets, starch and the fatty foods. I was just that 'in love' with SBD. Anyhow, after the 2 plus 2 weeks, I no longer wanted, craved or hungered for the white starches, fatty foods and sweets. I remembered what those things tasted like but I really didn't want them. A bigger bonus was that I no longer suffered any sugar spikes. I am a diabetic who cannot tolerate the oral medications for it. The only time I had a big problem (and I brought this upon myselft) was on Easter. It was at my house; I made the Easter cake (and it was also my birthday), at the end of the day I just got caught up in the mood and succumbed to a piece of cake. After everyone left, that led to another piece of cake and another and still wanted more. I got so scared that I immediately went to the South Beach Forum and posted a help request. Response was immediate and the majority of responses was just to throw the cake out. So while I now had the courage to do it I went to my husband and said I'm throwing the rest of the cake in the garbage! He didn't say anything and I did it (he didn't need it either as he is a 3 pill aday diabetic.)
For the next few days I stayed mainly P1 and then again gradually added the starches and fruits back in; 1 only per day for a week, then 1 starch and 1 fruit per day for a week; and so on. It worked and I look back on the incident as a learning tool.
And then, this past week end we had a 50th high school class reunion and I did real great until I got a plate of dessert for my husband and had a bite of his chocolate mousse cake. It was unreal! I went up and got myself a piece and enjoyed it. It only took that one indescretion to set off the cravings again. Only after getting sick Sunday night (after eating ginger cookies and milk), did I get the confidence to stay on track at all costs. And now I'm OK. I have been on Track since Monday.
So, if I were you, I would think about going on P1 for at least a week. That's why P1 does, cleanse your body of the white starches, sugar and fats that only want you to eat more and more of. I had never thought I could get through the day without eating potatoes, bread or crackers, but wow, did I learn differently.
Other than the 2 indescretions I have had, to throw me for a little setback, my body has never felt so good. I actually feel thin on the inside if you can try to imagine that. I feel thinner than I look and I asked if anyone else has felt that way, but I really feel that I have less of me. And my clothes show it. I am wearing clothing that I haven't worn for about 10 years. I have found new foods to enjoy too such as avocados.
Today I had
B - 3 egg omelet with 2 cups of onions, zucchini and mushrooms, low fat swiss cheese
S - none, I went to the doctor and then food shopping (bad planning, I should have taken a cheese stick with me.
L - Natural Peanut butter on a fold out flat out bread with a banana
S - Glass of buttermilk (yum, yum)
D - will be Rotiesseri chicken (breast only) and lots of veggies (hubby likes only the dark meat). Rotiesseri chickens work out great in our house
S - If I have one will be a nsa fudgicle and possibly a plum and I have to work some more milk in here somewhere
Have a great SBD week! And again, I am very pleased to have met you!
Started SB 3/7/2011
st GW 200
2nd GW 180