South Beach Diet Basics

South Beach Diet Basics
The South Beach Diet is a simple diet once one has figured out the difference between the right carbs and bad carbs.

South Beach Diet Basics - phases
There are basically three phases in South Beach Diet. You eat normal portion sizes In Phase 1, but all carbohydrate are restricted. This is the strictest phase in the diet and will last for two weeks. It emphasizes lean meats, such as chicken, turkey, fish, and shellfish. Low-Glycemic-index vegetables are allowed as well as low-fat cheese, nuts, eggs. Dieters should expect to lose somewhere between 8 to 13 pounds. In Phase 2, some of the banned food are slowly introduced while weight loss continue to around 1-2 pounds per week. You should remain on it until you lost your desired amount of weight. Phase 3 is for maintenance and should be followed for life. Is all about maintaining your desired weight with a healthy balanced diet. Should your weight begin to climb, simply return to Phase 1.

South Beach Diet Basics - Tips

- South beach diet beginners should drink a minimum of 8 glasses of water, decaffeinated beverages such as club soda, tea, coffee, or decaffeinated sugar-free soda every day

- South beach diet beginners should limit their intake of caffeine-containing beverages to 1 cup each day

- South beach diet beginners should take one multivitamin and mineral supplement daily









- South beach diet beginners should take 500 mg of calcium for both men and women under the age of 50, and 1,000 mg for women over the age of 50, each day