I started the Southbeach diet on July 5th. I should have weighed myself as soon as I started, but I know generally how much I weigh. This phase 1 high protein diet is making me very tired and fatigued almost depressed. They say once you are on phase 1, which cuts out all simple suger, starch, bread, certain vegetables (no carrots, squash, corn, things like that), you will lose your taste for suger and starchy foods, not true with me. I am still craving sugar and am getting crabbier by the day. Maybe some FM'ers can't tolerate this either. I seem to not be able to tolerate anything. I need to lose the weight, but being miserable may not be the answer, LOL. I start phase 2 on July 19th (can't wait), where I can introduce some fruits back into my diet, and have whole grain pasta at least a little bit. I'm not sure what I will do in a few months when I want to treat myself to some sweets. I am a little bitter since I never had a weight problem before I took antidepressants. When I was on the drugs, I gained a ton of weight and have only been able to take off some of it, this is what is making me so angry about all this diet stuff. Venting again. Hugs, Chelz.