Ever wonder what all the hype was about with the South Beach Diet? This diet is fairly simple to use and the weight loss has been shown in many studies! The diet originally started as a healthy way for heart patients of Miami cardiologist, Arthur Agatston, who needed to lose weight.
This fully researched diet became the foundation of his diet experience. Of all the diets currently being offered, this is one of the more healthier for people who are serious about losing weight and making changes in their life. This diet works in three phases.
Phase 1: Phase one is the "learning phase" that lasts two weeks. During this time, you will learn to eat in a whole new way. You will be able to eat normal size helpings of meat and seafood as well as plenty of vegetables, eggs, cheese and nuts. In these first 14 days, you won’t have any bread, rice, potatoes, pasta or baked goods. Throughout these two weeks, you will be able to eat three balanced meals each day and still satisfy your hunger. These two weeks teach you the essentials of eating the RIGHT way and will establish good eating habits that will enable you to move into Phase 2.
Phase 2: Phase two is your "weight loss phase" and you remain in this phase until you reach your target weight. During this phase, you will be adding back all of the items you were not allowed to eat during the first phase. The diet guidelines will teach you exactly which carbohydrates are good and which are bad. By eating the right balance of carbohydrates, you will continue to lose weight instead of gaining it!
Phase 3: Since the South Beach Diet is designed to be a permanent weight loss solution, phase three lasts from the point that you reach your target weight and into the rest of your life. At this point, you will no longer be on a diet but you will have changed your way of eating. By watching the types of carbohydrates you intake and making smart choices about portion sizing, you will be able to keep the weight that you lost off! You diet will be rich in minerals and vitamins as well as HEALTHY fats like olive oil and omega-3 oils from fish. This diet is touted that "you’ll eat well, look good, and maintain your ideal weight life-long!"