PHASE 1 - LONGER THAN 2 WEEKS?

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knewton37

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Posted: 14 Jun 2008, 02:07
has anyone done phase 1 longer than 2 weeks?? Exclamation
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Posted: 15 Jun 2008, 17:31
In the first book Dr. Agatston mentioned that people went up to a month on Phase 1 if they felt they wanted faster results. He seemed fine with that as I recall.

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IThinkICan

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Posted: 15 Jun 2008, 17:53
Today is supposed to be my last day of Phase One but I've decided to stretch it out for another week. I read that Dr. Agatston "okayed" an extra week or two as well. Are you doing/considering it?
MommieAnya02...

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Posted: 15 Jun 2008, 18:36
I'm thinking about doing it for at least another week. I've had a few "Setbacks" this weekend..and I think to balance that out, I'll need to stay on it longer. Plus, who doesn't like a few more pounds gone?
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Zippy773

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Posted: 16 Jun 2008, 18:27
I'm going to have to extend phase one after having some setbacks, too. Confused
cbfree1

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Posted: 16 Jun 2008, 19:19
I read some info on extending phase one longer. There is a lot of info on the SBD message boards. The link below is for the phase 1 discussion and seems helpful (hopefully I coppied it correctlySmile.

http://www.southbeach-diet-plan.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=26395
Janelleas

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Posted: 16 Jun 2008, 23:28
I just re-read the new SB supercharged pages concerning this. Dr A says that if within your first two weeks on phase one you have gotten rid of your cravings and desires to binge that you should move on to phase 2. That phase one is just intended to get the cravings under control. He strongly states that moving to phase 2 is important so that you get the vitamins and good carbs your body needs. He also suggest that you have one fruit and one good starch daily the first week but not to eat your fruit at breakfast the first week. It will help keep your blood sugar levels stable for the rest of the day.
BTW he also states that staying on phase one too long is too restrictive and you will tempted to cheat and that most people will continue to lose 1-2 lbs per week on phase 2

He also suggest starting with one piece of whole
fruit, such as an apple or a serving of berries with lunch, or eat some fruit with a piece of reduced-fat cheese for your snack. Once again, eating fruit along with protein helps prevent the sugar-induced insulin spike that can trigger food cravings.
(wish I had known this when I went to phase 2)


also he says the gradual introduction of these gives your body the opportunity to adjust to the icrease in sugar and you can monitor your reaction to particular foods. If you find that you're hungy an hour after eating a particular good carb, the next day try eating a different good carb - preferably, one with more fiber. And if you're still hungry during the day, add a little more protein to the mix.

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knewton37

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Posted: 17 Jun 2008, 09:30
wow - thanks for all the feedback.
iam going to do phase one a bit longer. only because i am afraid of not being on phase one! I would like to be under 170 pounds before i start phase 2. I wont do phase one for too long maybe just one more week. Phase one isnt that hard - well after the first week.
I think i have to exercise more. its just so hard to find the time to exercise.
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