I am taking the plunge and starting the SB Diet tomorrow. My initial goal is to lose 80lbs. but at the end of it all I would like drop closer to 100lbs.
36 yr. old Male
I am pretty frustrated with myself for getting to this point. I am at a point where I need to do something and finally address my weight issue. I have tried a lot of diets and have had some success. Unfortunately, there is something that always knocks me off of my track like holiday's, vacation or I have a pretty hectic work schedule. Once I get off course it takes me anywhere from a couple weeks to a couple months to get back on track again and by then I have usually gained all the weight back.
I am hoping that I can get my act together and stick to the SB Diet.
Concerns with SB Diet-
Hunger. I am at my busiest work season of the year. I am stressed already and I am worried that I will spend the next 2 weeks starving. I know-This is not a starvation diet but I feel like my body will experience hunger and cravings as it gets used to the program.
Exercising while on the diet. As a former athlete who still loves enjoys working out and playing sports, I fear that the limited diet will make me want to eat more or may even have a negative impact on my working out. When I get on a workout kick, I do like to spend 1-2 hours (typically closer to 2 hours) lifting weights, swimming or doing some sort of cardio. In the past when I have missed a meal and then went to the gym I have felt very weak. I fear the SB Diet may have the same affect if only in Phase 1. Disclaimer
: I am a complete newb to the diet so I am not saying that is what will happen; it is just a fear of mine.
Limited Diet-I see there are some very specific serving sizes that you can have. For instance 15 almonds. This is a huuuge concern of my since in the past the more restrictive the diet, the harder it is for me to stay on it. I do think there is enough variety in the diet for me but if I have to measure and count everything I am concerned that I will not be able to stick to it.
P.S. 15 almonds is not going to fill me up!
Failure-This one is not exclusive to the SB Diet. I have tried to get healthy more times than I care to remember and I find myself more and more asking myself "Why bother with another diet?" Or thinking "failure is inevitable." That's where you guys/gals come in!!!!
That about sums it up. Sorry for the long post but I thought it would be good to provide some info about me and some of my concerns. I think a lot of dieting is mental so I will probably include how I am feeling with my regular updates as well.
Wish me luck. Tomorrow starts a new beginning.