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The South Beach Diet
The South Beach Diet has become quite popular since 2003 when it was first published. It is a diet plan that one can keep to, as compared to crash diets. Here are a few points to note about the South Beach Diet.
* The diet has 3 phases. The first phase lasts 2 weeks and restricts the dieter from eating most carbohydrates, including most fruits, dairy products and sources of saturated fat. The second phase lasts as long as the dieter has lost all the weight he wants. The third phase is all about maintenance and has very few restrictions.
* The diet starts with quite a lot of restrictions in the first phase. Dieters are forbidden to eat fats and most types of carbohydrates. But in the next two phases, carbohydrates are progressively added as they start losing weight. Dieters are allowed a little amount of saturated fat in the last phase as well.
* This is a diet that encourages individual dieters to choose what they want to eat, especially in the last two phases. It does not have fixed meal plans that have to be kept to.
* It is actually quite easy to learn and get used to this diet. There are a list of foods to avoid and a list of foods to enjoy. When a dieter has choice, he is less likely to fall off the wagon and binge- eat.
* Overall, this diet is not over- restrictive and can be used successfully to lose excess weight.
Diets That Work
Worried about your bulging waistline? Don’t be, because there’s help at hand! With the bewildering number of diet plans on the web, it is no wonder you are confused, and should we say “frustrated”. This article gives you a lowdown on the 5 diets that work! Read on.
The Glycemic Index Diet: This diet makes you eat foods which have a low Glycemic index such as whole grains like barley, bran and oats; basmati rice, certain vegetables and fruits; natural yogurt, a little pasta, skimmed milk and chick peas.
The Atkin’s Diet: This is a no – carb diet where you are allowed to eat as much protein and fats as you want but no carbs. This means that you can eat beef, eggs and butter all day but you cannot eat any bread, sugar, rice or vegetables to go with it.
The Macrobiotic Diet: This diet lets you eat brown rice, beans, seasonal fruits and vegetables and soy bean products. You can also have fish, nuts and seeds in moderation.
The Organic Diet: This diet makes you eat food that has been grown using no pesticides and are henceforth more natural and chemical – free. You can eat organic fruits and vegetables, hormone – free milk, free – range eggs, beef, chicken and whole grains while on this diet.
The South Beach Diet: During the 1st phase, you get to eat fish, beef, nuts, eggs, cheese and vegetables while during the 2nd phase, you get re – introduced to potato, cereals and bread.