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The South Beach Diet

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The South Beach Diet was developed by cardiologist Arthur Agatston who practices at Mount Sinai in South Florida. The diet is widely popular and is similar to the Atkins Diet because it requires dieters to restrict carbohydrate intake.

The South Beach Diet includes three phases; phase 1 for eliminating cravings for starches and sugar which lasts 2 weeks, phase 2 for losing weight steadily which lasts until you hit your target weight, and phase 3 for maintaining the weight for life.

People who wish to lose 10 pounds or less can start from Phase 2. Phase 1 may be difficult for some people as starches (including pasta, rice, and bread) and sugars (including fruits and fruit juices) are eliminated. However the great thing about the South Beach Diet is that it does not require you to count calories, carbs, or fat. Also by eating the recommended foods, all nutritional needs are met naturally. The South Beach Diet can be utilized for long-term weight loss.

More about the South Beach Diet

Site Link South Beach Diet
Category Life Change Diet
Claimed Weight Loss 8-13 pounds in first 2 weeks, and 1-2 pounds per week in Phase 2
Products/Services Offered Website membership which includes:

  • Meal planner
  • Shopping list generator
  • Recipe finder
  • Discussion groups
  • Dining out and fast food guides
  • Weight tracker
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Workout videos
  • Online journal
  • Calendar tool
  • Answers from Dr. Agastson
  • Cooking tips and techniques
  • Daily email which includes tips, news, and encouragement
  • Recipe widget

Books
Workout DVD

Price Website membership: $5 a week billed every 13 weeks
Books: From $7.99
Workout DVD: $7.42
Special Features Low carb diet similar to Atkins
No counting calories
Membership includes nutritional advice along with exercise video
Special Promotions None
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