South Beach Diet

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The South Beach Diet is a relatively new weight loss diet even though the South Beach Diet has been said to be an improved version of the former Atkins Diet plan. The South Beach Diet concentrates on choosing the right carbs and the right fats. With the South Beach Diet program, many restrictions apply. The South Beach Diet forbids the intake of bread, rice, potatoes, pasta, sugar, or baked goods in the first 14 days of the program. Believe it or not, the South Beach Diet even forbids the intake of fruits during that timeframe! There are compelling evidence that has shown restrictive diet methods such as South Beach Diet have the worst failure rates over the course of time.


There are basically three phases in the South Beach Diet. You eat normal portion sizes In Phase 1, but all carbohydrate are restricted. This is the strictest phase in the diet and will last for two weeks. It emphasizes lean meats, such as chicken, turkey, fish, and shellfish. Low-Glycemic-index vegetables are allowed as well as low-fat cheese, nuts, eggs. Dieters should expect to lose somewhere between 8 to 13 pounds. In Phase 2, some of the banned food are slowly introduced while weight loss continue to around 1-2 pounds per week. You should remain on it until you lost your desired amount of weight. Phase 3 is for maintenance and should be followed for life. Is all about maintaining your desired weight with a healthy balanced diet. Should your weight begin to climb, simply return to Phase 1.


As with any new diet, if you have any illness, are pregnant, or have questions or concerns, consult your physician prior to starting. Specific to the diet, if you have kidney problems, or have diabetes that might have impaired your kidney function, talk to your physician before starting this diet.

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