Best Diet Plans – South Beach Diet in a Nut Shell

The South Beach Diet is a good diet for those people that are not willing to give up their carbohydrates. However, this diet does prohibit some carbs. It separates carbs into 2 categories. The categories are good carb foods you can eat and bad carb foods you can not.

There are also good fats and bad fats identified in the program. One has to be devoted enough to only eat the good fats as identified in the plan.

Here are some examples of good carbohydrates you can eat on the South Beach Diet”

1. Whole Grains

2. Certain Fruits

3. Certain Vegetables

Here are some good fats identified under the South Beach Plan that you can eat:

1. Olive Oil

2. Canola Oil

3. Lean Sources Of Protein

What are good fats under the plan?

1. Polyunsaturated Fats

2. Monounsaturated Fats

(Those fats with omega-3 fatty acids are promoted)

What are bad fats under the diet plan?

1. Saturated Fats

2. Trans Fats


Thie South Beach diet was invented by a cardiologist. His name is Dr. Arthur Agatson. It was developed for his heart patients. He performed extensive research to come up with the diet. The diet is good for those with not much will power. You can eat 3 regular meals and still have desert and snacks in between.

3 Phases Of The South Beach Diet

Phase 1: For 2 weeks you eat the following: reduced-fat-cheese, fish, eggs, lean meat, nuts, nonfat yogurt and as many vegetables as you want. You can have snacks and deserts also. The dieter has to eat the right carbs and fats. The dieter should lose up to 13 pounds in these first 2 weeks. It really is diet for the people with a healthy appetite.

Phase 2: You then start eating fruits and whole grain foods in addition to the above. You will eat them in small portions as the plan describes. You are concentrating on foods with low glycemic index. You will continue to lose weight. When the desired target weight is reached then you start Phase 3.

Phase 3. You continue to eat good fats and carbs. You will eat 3 portions of fruit and whole grains per day.

You do not have to worry about counting calories with this diet. You eat until you are not hungry any more. You just have to eat the right foods. (good carbs and good fats) The doctor explains that by cutting down on your intake of bad carbs and eating only good carbs, your body will better be able to metabolize what you eat. This promotes weight loss.

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Source by John W Bennett


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