We’ve all heard about the South Beach Diet -- it’s a celebrity of the low-carb scene.
According to Dr. Arthur Agatston, creator of the South Beach Diet, weight-loss boils down to choosing the right carbs and the right fats. His approach is a three-step program that helps to get you on the right path to eating healthy.
If you’re interested in learning more about the South Beach Diet, we’re here to tell you all about it.
The South Beach Diet’s 3 Phases
The South Beach Diet consists of three phases that are designed to kick your cravings, jumpstart your weight loss, and keep those unwanted pounds off for good.
On the South Beach Diet, you’ll enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner, two snacks, and even dessert. In other words, you’ll never experience hunger! Plus, it has the added health benefits of lowering cholesterol, stabilizing blood sugar, and increasing cardiovascular health.
Phase One is designed to kick your cravings for processed carbohydrates and sugars. It’s the most restrictive phase of the South Beach Diet, and it lasts two weeks. You can expect to lose between 5 and 10 pounds during this phase. It includes:
- Proteins such as beef, poultry, seafood, eggs, and cheese
- Select fats like olive oil and avocadoes
- Low glycemic index carbs like broccoli, tomatoes, spinach, and eggplant
You’re not allowed to eat fruit, starchy foods, dairy products, and alcohol.
Phase Two is where the real weight loss happens. During this phase, you’re slowly reintroduced to healthy carbs such as fruit, whole grains, and sweet potatoes. You can expect to lose between one and two pounds per week, and phase two lasts until you’ve reached your goal weight.
Phase Three is all about maintaining your weight. There’s no food list to follow. You should be able to make good, healthy food choices by now, and to get back on track if you gain a few pounds.
The best thing about the South Beach Diet is that it’s practical and uncomplicated – you don’t have to count calories or figure out percentages. It’s also okay to break the rules every now and then as long as you monitor your weight. Most dishes are easy to make, and snacking is effortless, too.
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