South Beach Diet
South Beach Diet is a low fat diet approach designed by cardiologist Arthur Agatston and dietician Marie to prevent heart
disease, but it has gained popularity for losing weight.
The South Beach Diet is relatively simple in principle. It replaces bad carbs and bad fats with good carbs and good fats.
South Beach Diet is divided into three phases, each progressively becoming more liberal. Phase 1 lasts for the first two weeks of the diet. It eliminates all sugars, processed carbohydrates, fruits, and some higher-glycemic vegetables as well. Its purpose is to eliminate the hunger cycle and is expected to result in significant weight loss. Phase 2 continues as long as the dieter wishes to lose weight. It re-introduces most fruits and vegetables and some whole grains as well. Phase 3 is the maintenance phase and lasts for life. There is no specific list of permitted and prohibited foods. Instead, the dieter is expected to understand the basic principles of the diet and live by the principles.