Think of South Beach Diet for your wellness

 

Dr. Arthur Agatston, a cardiologist at Mt. Sinai Medical Center, developed the South Beach Diet. The diet is a low carbohydrate diet and it created for lowering cholesterol for heart patients and those with diabetes. During the initial stages of the diet, all simple sugars and carbohydrates eliminated (sweets, pasta, most breads, etc.). This type of restriction will lower caloric intake, thereby causing weight loss. The book does focus on decreased carbohydrate consumption in a healthier manner. The diet program focuses on consuming complex carbohydrates such as whole grains, fruits and vegetables, and lean fats and proteins.

 

It suits for Cardiac patients, diabetics and weight watchers. One should be motivated & dedicated to get through the first two weeks.

 

Phase 1.

This is the strictest part of The South Beach Diet. For two weeks, you'll be totally eliminating fruit, bread, rice, potatoes, pasta, sugar, alcohol, and baked goods. This means you'll be eliminating many foods you may be accustomed to eating. However, after the initial two weeks are up, you then enter

 

Phase 2.

This is when you begin to add the excluded foods (the "good" carbs") back into your diet. The good carbohydrates include, whole grains, fruits and vegetables.

 

Phase 3:  

A Diet for Life. Continue eating good carbs, lean fats and proteins, and maintain healthy eating for the rest of your life. The Meal Plan offers hundreds of delicious recipes for whatever phase of the diet you're in. Tips are provided on how to eat in restaurants and make over your favorite foods.

 

The Glycemic Index lists over 220 foods and tells you how much each one increases your blood sugar levels and contributes to weight gain. The Foods to Avoid and Enjoy sections offer additional guidelines on what to eat and what not to eat in each phase of the diet. In the Food Guide, you will learn why eating can make you hungry and how combinations of foods can alter your metabolism.

 If you read his book you get motivated to start immediately and Loose your belly

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