The South Beach Diet
The South Beach diet is the creation of cardiologist Arthur Agatston, MD, director of the Mount Sinai Cardiac Prevention Center in Miami Beach, FL.
The South Beach diet is all about good and bad carbs. Certain carbs such as potatoes, fruit, bread, cereal, rice, pasta, beets, carrots and corn are not allowed for the first two weeks. And even after this stage these carbs stays on the “naughty list”
As with Atkins theThe South Beach diet has a very restrictive first stage, which is then followed by a long-term eating plan.
The South Beach diet basically bans unhealthy fats and carbs with a high sugar level which includes potatoes, rice, beets and corn. On the other hand it strongly recommends healthy fats and healthy carbs.
So on the South Beach Diet there are not counting of calories and no strict portion control either. However, as with Atkins, the recommendation of only eating till the point of fullness is recommended. A lot of snacking is also recommended, which leaves you feeling satisfied.
It goes without saying that sugar-laden desserts or pastries and alcohol is banned in the first stage and limited in the long term eating plan..
There are three stages to the South Beach diet:
1. The first stage.
For 14 days the following foods are banned:
Any other alcohol
Dairy products are allowed but restricted
2. The second stage
Some of the initial banned foods can now be allowed back into your diet. Fruit for instance is reintroduced at this stage. This stage lasts until you reach your target weight. However, lots of restriction still applies.
3. The third stage
As with Atkins, this is the stage you are suppose to maintain for life. You are suppose to eat normal food in normal portions while following some basic guidelines.
Please Note: I tried to give an unbiased review of the above mentioned diets.
However, I do not endorse diets that promises “quick fixes” or diets that restrict certain food.
In fact, according to research and my own experience these diets are extremely dangerous for a person with food addiction and can even push you further into eating disorders.
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