at Thursday, May 07, 2009 Posted by Lisa Best

Okay, as those of you who read my blog know, recently I quit drinking Diet Coke...Which was quite the task for me. But from that, came the idea that perhaps I am a bit more self-disciplined than I thought... What else could I attempt?

SO... The South Beach Diet begins today. 

The South Beach Diet Phase 1 lasts for two weeks. During this first phase, I can eat only chicken, beef, turkey, fish, and shellfish, lots of vegetables, eggs, cheese, nuts, and garden salads using 100% olive oil for my salad dressing. Each day for 14 days, I will eat three, well-balanced meals. 

This morning, for breakfast, I had a teeny bit of cottage cheese, skim milk, & one serving of liquid egg substitute (And I'm STARVING) But the idea is to flush the foods you crave out of your system for the first two weeks. I actually think I can do this! (I sure hope so, because I ate 2 Dilly Bars and a hand full of marshmallows yesterday :/ )

"I think I can, I think I can..."


  1. you can do it!! i believe in you! if you can give up diet coke, you can do ANYTHING!!!!! keep us updated.

  1. i'm also trying to eat better! maybe it's the fact that summer is right around the corner? good luck! i've been off sweets for about a week & i miss them already.

    also, thanks for the encouraging, sweet comment on my blog. you're a doll.

  1. They have the BEST granola bars. They are the cinnamon rasin ones. Since my husband has become a diabetic we have to really watch what we eat. The South Beach Diet cinnamon rasin granola bars are our favorite!!! I dont think you can eat it until phase 2:( Good luck!!!!

  1. You are much more disciplined than I am! YOU GO GIRL :)

  1. Hey, I was thinking about trying south beach once the baby comes... Have you ever been to the website "Kalyns Kitchen"? She specializes in south beach cooking. Anyway, keep posting, I would love to hear about your progress.

  1. That is a wonderful diet! I tried that diet (with my own variations) & I saw results pretty quickly. Good luck!