South Beach Diet phase 2









Reintroducing carbs"
In this phase the the good carbs are introduced back into your diet, you continue to lose weight until you reach your target weight.
You should use the glycemic index to pick foods that are low in carbohydrates in terms of how they effect your blood sugar levels (low glycemic index foods). Compared to the south beach phase 1, you will find that your rate of weight loss will slow down a little as the aim is to continue losing weight whilst increasing your carbohydrate intake. This should not tempt you to simply stay on phase one. The aim of the south beach diet is to focus on your health as well as your figure! .If you do find you've put on some more weight on phase 2 then the ideal thing to do is to return to phase 1 for a short period of time to lose the extra weight.
This is basically a monitoring phase on which you monitor your weight and how you react to certain carbohydrate containing foods.

Back in: Fruits except bananas, pineapple, raisins and watermelon. Limited amounts of granary bread, wholegrain cereals such as brown rice, wholemeal pasta, low-fat dairy products, wine and limited amounts of bitter-sweet or semi-sweet chocolate.
Banned foods: Refined breads and cereals, white potatoes, beetroot, carrots and corn.