South Beach Diet Program For Weight Loss


Diet plays a key role in weight loss but you should be conscious about choosing the right type of diet plan for you. Here you will find information on south beach diet plan.

South Beach Diet

The South Beach Diet runs in three phases.

Phase 1:

Normal quantities of meats, olive oil, lots of vegetables, cheese, nuts, etc

No carbohydrates for the first 15 days – this means no bread, pasta, rice or wheat, sugar, sweets, cookies, pastries, alcohol, and fruit!

The diet claims that one can lose about 4 to 6 kg in that time.

o Most of the supplement might be required to make that the body does not get deficient.
o A sudden decrease in carbohydrates, particularly sugar, alcohol and other high calorie foods, which are much a part of the Western diet, can, to some extent, explain weight loss.
o Piling on animal proteins and fats will only increase the risks of heart disease, cancer, etc.
o This can become monotonous if followed regularly.

Phase 1 comes with a vegetarian option as well – meats replaced with pulses, soya foods.

Phase 2:

Reintroduce carbohydrate foods but rather slow to prevent weight gain. Bread, pasta, rice, cereal, chocolate wine and fruit are brought into this phase. This phase lasts till the target weight is reached, which could be a long time. Weight loss expected is up to 1 kg a week, which sounds reasonable. However, if one gets stuck at a particular weight one needs to go back to phase 1 again!

Phase 2 might be more nutritionally balanced and requires patience to reach the target weight.

Phase 3:

Normal foods are allowed in normal quantities for maintenance of the lost weight. Yet, some foods that are higher on the glycerin index are not allowed in this phase also, and this is not based on fact. Changes have also been announced recently. Tomatoes, carrots and onions which were earlier restricted in the first two phases, are now allowed more freely.

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