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South Beach Anyone?

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Has anyone had experience with a gluten-free version of this diet? Good or bad?

After reading a thread here that mentioned the South Beach Diet, I decided it's the plan for me.

I'm too attached to my beloved beans to go full paleo/primal, so South Beach Phase 1 is perfect. Also, I can introduce fruit, rice etc. one at a time in Phase 2, so I can learn what exactly disagrees with me.

I'm doing this for two reasons:

1) To help treat SIBO and continuing diarrhea, gurgles, etc.

2) To lose around 35 pounds.

I start today and so far, I am loving it. I was eating too much of the gluten-free goodies so hopefully this will help on all levels.

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Just curious...other than gluten, what are some foods that affect you negatively? Are these foods allowed on the South Beach Diet?

Like I wrote, just curious. Keep us posted and good luck. :)

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You know, I'm not sure what else is affecting me. Gluten is pretty much all I've nailed down as a problem so far, but from what I read, all grains, starches and sugars can encourage SIBO, so I want to re-introduce grains and starches one at a time to see how they affect me. Although I've been gluten-free for more than six months, I still have ongoing gut issues.

I was also lactose intolerant for about six months last year, but that seems better now.

Cheese is allowed from Phase 1 onward, other dairy is allowed in Phase 2 (I think... still learning).

Phase 2 of this diet allows some wheat (as well as other carbs like rice and corn) — obviously I'll steer far, far clear of the wheat!

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Whoa... I just discovered that the South Beach diet guy is jumping on the gluten-free thang:


And here on celiac.com: http://www.celiac.com/articles/22725/1/South-Beach-Diet-Doctor-Go-Gluten-Free/Page1.html

Seems like he's trying to cash in? Anyway, I don't have any problem adapting the original South Beach recipes to gluten-free, so I think I'll save my money when this book comes out.

Day three and so far, so good! I haven't been hungry at all. :)

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