Quote from cyberkat
Yep, Splenda. I'm starting the South Beach with my hubby. Much for the same reasons you are, Tweety. We could each stand to lose about 10 pounds, too, but my husband went to the doc and his total cholesterol was almost 300. His others were just as bad.
So he's finally listening to me now.
Good luck. If his claims are true then the numbers will get better. I just did a mini Phase One because when I decided to go back on it, or just eat lower glycemic, I had just stocked up on oranges, and other stuff I don't want to waste. I've done the full two-week induction/or Phase one before and it was rough for me, but I think it's a good way to jump start the diet.
Although I read in an interview he did the other day he's a proponent of prophylactic statins and is on them himself.
Just be sure to get plenty of fiber, like beans, lots of veggies, some fruit and large whole grains. Good luck. I like this diet because it uses a lot of current up to date knowledge. Let us know how it goes.
I know my blood pressure is better too.
edited: There's a handy dandy little book that lists all the foods that are allowed, foods to avoid, and foods you should be limitedly (is that a word?), that's in all the stores now. It a great resource when cleaning out your cabinets and restocking the fridge.