Average Weight Loss: 1 to 2 pounds a week.
Type of Diet: High-fiber, and lean protein
About The Diet
The South Beach Diet was created by cardiologist Dr. Aruther Agatston.
This diet plan restricts saturated fats, which have been linked to certain health problems including high cholesterol and heart diseases.
This diet states that your cravings for junk food will disappear because the plan helps keep blood sugars stable, however, you are permitted certain foods containing sugar alcohols which can trigger cravings and have a strong laxative effect for some individuals. If you are one, simply avoid eating any of the permitted “treats.”
The South Beach diet works in three separate phases that will help you reduce cravings for certain foods.
- The first phase lasts for 15 days and makes you remove starches and baked goods from your diet.
- Phase two allows you to slowly re-introduce fruits, whole grain breads and pastas.
- The third phase is the maintenance phase you will start when you hit your goal weight.
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The South Beach Diet Supercharged: Faster Weight Loss and Better Health for Life
By Arthur Agatston, Joseph Signorile
Five years ago, with the publication of The South Beach Diet, renowned Miami cardiologist Dr. Arthur Agatston set out to change the way America eats. Now he has an even more ambitious goal: to change the way America lives by helping Americans become fitter as well as thinner and healthier . . . for life.
In the all-new The South Beach Diet Supercharged, Dr. Agatston shows you how to rev up your metabolism and lose weight faster while following the proven healthy eating principles of the original diet: choose good carbs, good fats, lean protein, and low-fat dairy. Collaborating with Dr. Joseph Signorile, a professor of exercise physiology at the University of Miami, Dr. Agatston presents a cutting-edge, three-phase workout that perfectly complements the three phases of the diet itself. Based on the latest exercise science, this ease-into-it fitness program combines low- and high-intensity interval exercise (with a focus on walking) and functional core body-toning exercises. The result: You’ll look fitter and you’ll burn more fat and calories all day—even at rest.
Many foods in The South Beach products contain sugar-alcohols which may cause problems for people with who are sensitive to sugar-alcohols which have a severe laxative effect in some individuals.