South Beach Diet
The South Beach Diet has been considered one of the best diets to lose weight as it is one of the few diets that not only focuses on weight loss but the healthy lifestyle. The diet is based on scientific research and was initially created by a doctor in Florida (Dr. Arthur Agatston) who worked at a cardiac prevention center, helping patients control their insulin and cholesterol levels (as both are shocking factors Chance of heart attacks).
The South Beach Diet consists of a low-fat (saturated) and low-carbohydrate diet, although some types of carbohydrate-rich foods are allowed on its menu and because it is also a very healthy diet and has three stages (which we will explain As it works on some more tips below).
The intention of diet planning of this diet is that in the end you can distinguish them yourself and you will lose weight, lead a healthy lifestyle (about food) and still be able to eat certain foods that other diets advise you to do not eat.
Stage 1: Eat only “Good Food” for 2 Weeks
These two weeks that are part of phase 1 of the South Beach diet is the most difficult part of the diet. During these two weeks, you can only consume particular types of healthy foods with good amounts of vegetables. Below, we will give you tips on the healthy foods allowed on the menu of the first stage of the diet:
– Fish and shellfish (especially those with a lot of fat)
– All kinds of healthy oils like olive oil, flaxseed oil, sunflower oil, etc.
– Eggs and soybeans
– Chestnuts (a small portion per day only)
– All types of spices and sugar substitutes
– Meat and lean sausages
– Chicken and turkey (without skin)
– Vegetables and vegetable juices
– Cheese (only lean cheeses and cottage cheese)
It is worth adding that you are not allowed to feel hungry during this stage so you should always kill the strong feeling of hunger by eating some of the above food. That is critical if you want the diet to work properly.
Foods with many carbohydrates like bread, corn, rice, potatoes and pasta are banned in the first two weeks. The reason for this restriction to certain (healthy) foods is to lower blood glucose to a normal level so that it stabilizes. The only way to achieve this is by eating foods that have low scores on the Glycemic Index.
Stage 2: Slow Addition of Low Glycemic Level Carbohydrates
During the two weeks that have passed where you’ve been on a diet consisting of just “low-glycemic” “right foods,” the pounds will now be going away flying, and you can get into stage 2. And how does stage 2 work? This is eating stage 1 food + adding more carbohydrates to the menu.
Because stage 1 of this diet does not represent a healthy lifestyle as you like, because of the low carbohydrate, you will now slowly start adding more carbohydrate foods to your diet.
But even though you start adding carbs, you’ll still have to add low-scoring foods to your diet on the Glycemic Index. Good examples of foods you can add are brown bread, brown rice, and fruits. Start with an extra serving of carbohydrates per day, preferably at dinner.
The duration of Stage 2 depends entirely on how much weight your goal is to lose. When you reach the amount of weight you would like to lose, you can move on to Stage 3.
Stage 3: The South Beach Diet Becomes Your Lifestyle
Phase 3 of the South Beach Diet is nothing more than a way to make sure that you have registered and adopted this new lifestyle indefinitely, that is, for as long as you wish. You can now eat more food than in stages 1 and two while keeping your eyes open, so you do not overdo it to maintain the weight you are in.
From the moment you can recognize all kinds of good foods and bad foods on your own, and you can eat anything you want, as long as they are good foods. If you overeat and gain weight somehow, you can return to stage 1 and complete the first two steps again.