I hate gimmicky diets! Low-Carb, no carb, low fat, high fat, grapefruits only, whatever, they all serve one purpose- to make some schmuck who wrote a book rich. Eventually, I hope to be that book writing schmuck. But for now I have no book. What I do have is a wife with relatives that swear by the “South Beach Diet”- isn’t the pretentious name alone enough to make you gag?
So, as an act of marital love (akin to watching a boring chick flick times 1000) I’ve agreed to do South Beach with her for at least one month. So what is South Beach? Think Atkins but more veggies and a bit less steak. I get two weeks of pretty much just veggies and protein, then I am “allowed” to reintroduce whole wheat and such. You aren’t even allowed to eat fruit during the first two weeks. Does that sound healthy to you? I thought so. But oh well, I will try it and report back to you.
This is day one of South Beach for me. For breakfast I had one of those brand name South Beach breakfast bars and about five strips of turkey bacon. I was able to make it through my time in the gym with a fairly decent workout and some pretty intense leg exercises. My meals for the rest of the day include turkey breast on greens and whatever my wife makes for dinner tonight. Wish me luck and pray for me. HA!