Some things are easier said than done, especially when it comes to losing some weight with a popular program. Many people who find themselves trying The South Beach Diet can find the first Phase a little tougher going than they expected. That’s because for those first two weeks, the diet itself is quite restrictive in that most carbohydrates that you’re used to eating are eliminated. But it can actually be pretty easy to get through, especially when you know how.
The first thing you need to have in order to get through not only this, but just about any diet is a strong, determined will coupled with a positive frame of mind. These two things will see you through adversity like there never was a problem in the first place. Determination is a powerful force that can carry you through a diet and when you have to miss out on things like bread, pasta, rice and potatoes you’ll need that quality to see you through. A positive frame of mind also helps because when you see only the benefits in what you are still allowed to eat, while forgetting about what you can’t, you will see that it’s actually a pretty good diet and one that will have the very positive effect of reducing your weight by quite a lot in the first stage.
When you also take into consideration that this part of the diet only goes on for two weeks, after which you can start to reintroduce some of the foods you are missing, then it really seems such a small thing to even be concerned about. You’ll love being able to tuck into steak and vegetables, chicken, fish and many of the things that taste great and are healthy as well.
Staying positive and looking only at the good side of this diet will carry you through the very short two weeks of Phase One. Then you’ll be enjoying the next Phase in a slimmer and healthier body than when you started!