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#1 of 9 Old 04-28-2004, 08:32 PM - Thread Starter
 
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i want to start the diet as looks like would work for me.
anyone have any experience with it, good or bad?
and do u think would be ok to start while nursing (also supplement my ds with some formula)?

thanks for help and any suggestions
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Althought I am not on South Beach, I have read the book. I ama vegitarian and so I can not really do those diets but I eat very low carb and I am concious of what I eat. I have lost 20 pounds in the last 2 months this way. That said, my milk supply has dropped for sure, but since my ds in going on two I am not real concerned about it. Your ds is still really littl and if you are already supplementing with formula, I would worry that the SBD would likely compromise your nursing relationship. Personally, I think diets in the first year are no good. Instead, you might consider just limiting your sugar and white flour and increasing your activity level. This is a more gentle, nursing-safe approach.

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Amen!!! Just adding some exercise and cutting out refined foods should help you drop some weight and, really neither we or our babes need all that white stuff!

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i talked to a LLL leader about the diet and she was told it was okay to follow within reason :-)


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thanks sdgirl for finding out and setting my mind at rest
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just need to remember to eat 1800 calories per day when nursing a little one.
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So has anyone been doing it? Have you had success after the first few weeks? Is it maintainable or do you gain everything back after awhile?
I am doing ww but have been interested in trying this.
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I've been doing the SBD for 3 weeks now and have lost 8 lbs...The weight loss has been slow (compared to Atkins) but it's been so easy to maintain, and the diet is much more sensible. I feel like I have more energy. The first 4 days I think were the roughest. HTH


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i've been doing it for a few weeks now, and i've lost about 10 lbs. its fairly easy to maintain and i think its definitely healthier than the way i was eating (i love carbs). i'm a vegetarian so i have to get creative, but luckily there are many more meat substitute products on the market today then there was 10 years ago. i am also still nursing but my son is two so i'm not overly concerned. couldn't tell you whether my supply has dropped......if it has ds hasn't noticed or said anything

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