Elle asked in HealthDiet & Fitness · 1 decade ago

I need tips for this low carb diet. Any experienced dieters? Please help me?

So I'm in day 3 of the south beach diet. I am one of those who analyze everything so with that in mind please give me advice =) ...

I have eaten nothing but low carb foods the past three days:

Cottage cheese, cheese, eggs, salads with ranch (1 carb in ranch...yeah I was pretty excited), chicken salad, tuna salad, green beans, Broccoli, sugar-free jello, more cheese, baked chicken, and a multi-vitamin everyday.

And I also exercise moderatley.

I know it's way too soon to see results but does anyone know when you start to feel lighter? If anything I feel more bloated and like a tub at the moment. My goal is to lose altleast ten pounds. I need some encouragement...like advice on what could make this diet better. Am I doing it right so far? Is there any success stories with south beach or its sister diet (atkins)?

Any food recomendations?

Thanks so much! =)

p.s. please don't try and convince me to try a different diet. I'm to determined for this one and I won't change my mind. I would just like advice...thank you!

2 Answers

  • chieko
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    it's not just eating low carb foods, it's also important how much and when you eat? are you eating 5 small meals a day, spaced no more than 4 hours apart? are you drinking lots of water - at least 2 liters? btw, cottage cheese is not low carb and cheese should be limited. the meat that you are eating should be limited to about 3 to 4 oz, as well. how many salads do you eat a day? one? try two.

    it's too soon to see results, but if you've been following a fairly low carb diet you should start to be in ketosis, which is when your body switches to fat burning vs. carb burning. get some ketostix from your local drugstore and test your urine to see if you have started the process. if so, you should see some nice results in about another 7-10 days...

    good luck!

  • 4 years ago

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