The South Beach Diet
The South Beach Diet is a
three-phase eating plan for losing weight. The last phase is ongoing in order
to keep the lost weight from coming back.
The South Beach diet promotes eating "good"
carbohydrate and "good" fats.
How it works
During Phase 1,
you eat three meals a day, plus snacks. You eat no high-carbohydrate foods
during this time.
Phase 2: Phase 2 slowly adds fruit, whole-grain
breads, and pastas back into your diet.
Phase 3: After you reach your weight loss goal,
you move into Phase 3. You take the information you learned in the first two
phases to create an individualized eating plan for life.
On the menu
- Lean meats and shellfish
substitutes and tofu
- Eggs, cheese, nuts, and beans
Off the menu
- Bread, rice, potatoes, pasta (none in Phase 1,
added back in later phases)
- Fruit (none in Phase 1, added back in
- Baked goods
This diet is high in saturated fat and cholesterol, and it
is low in fiber and whole grains. The minimum recommended intake of
carbohydrate is 130 g.
For more information, see the topic Weight