THE SOUTH BEACH
Are you tired of trying different diet plans, with no positive
results? Turn to South Beach Diet. This is not a traditional
low-carb plan. What makes it different is that here you'll be
encouraged to choose the right carbs like whole grains, certain
fruits and vegetables and right fats like olive and canola oil and
lean sources of protein. When you eat bad carbohydrates and fats you
tend to feel hungrier and thus you end up eating more causing weight
Good carbohydrates: They have a low glycemic index so they can be
digested and absorbed slowly. They are high in fiber or high in good
fats. You should also eat fiber or fat to slow digestion of the
carbohydrates. Good fats: They are polyunsaturated and
monounsaturated fats, especially those with omega-3 fatty acids.
Saturated and trans fats are bad fats.
How does it work?
South Beach Diet was created a well known cardiologist, Dr.
Arthur Agatston. He developed this diet for his cardiac patients
after a lot of scientific dieting research. The best thing about
this diet is that you will get your three, normal size meals
everyday and you can even enjoy your snacks and deserts. In just a
short amount of time you will see incredible results. So you can not
only enjoy your favorite foods but you can also put your fear of
getting fat to rest.
According to Dr.Agatston, when you consume bad carbohydrates
especially those found in foods with a high Glycemic index, they
create an insulin resistance syndrome which is an impairment of the
hormone insulin's ability to properly process fat or sugar and not
only this, bad carbohydrates also increase the chances of getting
cardiovascular disease.Therfore his diet includes the consumption of
good fats and good carbohydrates.
The three phases South Beach Diet:
This diet works in phases, the first two for a specific timeframe
and the third phase for life.
Phase I -You will eat normal-size portions of lean meat, fish,
eggs, reduced-fat cheese, nonfat yogurt, nuts, and plenty of
vegetables including snacks and desserts. This will last for two
weeks. You would have to high or moderately high-glycemic carbs so
that you eliminate insulin resistance .This way the body will lose
its insulin resistance, and thus use excess body fat, causing the
dieter to lose between 8 and 13 pounds.
Phase II- Whole grain foods and fruits will be reintroduced in
your diet, although in smaller amounts than were likely eaten before
beginning the diet, and with a continued emphasis on foods with a
low glycemic index. You should continue to lose weight until you
reach the desired weight. Phase III- This begins when you reach the
desired weight. Here you will continue to make good eating choices
which would include three servings of whole grains and three
servings of fruit a day.
Effective way to lose weight:
This diet puts emphasis on changing your way of eating and
variety of foods. It discourages eating of very refined processed
foods, high-fat meats, and saturated fats in general. Agatston says
that you should eat until you are satisfied and you do not have to
count calories. You just have to eat the right food that is good
carbs and fats. By decreasing the intake of bad carbs, it will help
you metabolize what you eat more effectively and improves insulin
resistance as well leading to weight loss