The South Beach Diet: What Do You Do & How Does it WorkArticle posted in: South Beach Diet
Introducing the South Beach Diet, a delicious and nutritionally-balanced diet plan for weight loss you’ll love.
Today we’re dishing out the details of the low-carb diet: Where it originated, how it works, what you’ll be eating and best of all, how it’s going to help you achieve optimal health and look better than ever. If you’re ready to lose weight and get in the best shape of your life, you’re ready for the South Beach Diet.
Where it All Started
The South Beach Diet was originally developed by world-renowned cardiologist Dr. Arthur Agatston to combat heart disease. But when Dr. Agatston observed that following the principles of South Beach allowed his patients to safely—and easily—lose weight, it became clear that this diet could also benefit those looking to slim down.
In 2003, Dr. Agatston published the first of his 12 best-selling books. These books have since become some of the biggest blockbusters in the weight loss world. To date, more than 11 million people have turned to the South Beach Diet to help them lose weight and live healthier—for life.
Fast forward to 2016, and we’ve taken those original principles and made the South Beach Diet easier than ever, by creating a meal plan that makes following the nutritional principles of the diet easy (and delicious!).
About the Diet Plan
First and foremost, the South Beach Diet is a doctor-designed plan. So you won’t find any fads or gimmicks here. Just safe, effective weight loss and a plan you can trust.
Now here’s where it gets good: This isn’t your typical diet plan, full of cardboard “food” and constant calorie counting. Your body gets the energy it needs from real, whole foods. Think fresh, clean, healthy food—high in lean protein, lots of vibrant veggies, healthy fats and good carbs from fruits and whole grains. So you’ll shed pounds and learn how to eat for life—without feeling hungry or deprived. It’s a total weight loss win-win!
The diet plan is designed to optimize your body’s needs during each stage of weight loss. You’ll get healthy recipes for your DIY meals, information and easy-to-follow exercise plans that match where you are in your journey. The best part? You’ll finish with a whole toolkit of knowledge that’ll help you keep the weight off and achieve the healthy lifestyle you’ve always wanted.
The meal plan is packed with everything you need to get in the best shape of your life, plus tools to help you learn how to stay that way. You’re going to love this weight loss program. And what’s more, you’re going to love the way you look and feel!
So let’s dive in. Here’s an overview of the program:
South Beach Diet Weight Loss Phase
This phase is designed to reset your body’s chemistry for weight loss, reduce your cravings for sweet and starchy foods, and prepare your body for steady weight loss. We’ll also teach you how to make the South Beach Diet nutrition principles a regular part of your life.
During this phase, you’ll avoid foods higher in simple carbs and sugar. Instead, you will fill up on proteins and healthy fats, which will keep you nourished and satisfied as you lose. You’ll stay on this phase until you’ve reached your target weight.
While South Beach Diet is technically low in carbs, you can incorporate healthy carbs like whole grains and legumes in moderation. Just make sure that they fit into your daily net carb limit of 50 grams or less. Follow the meal plan guidelines and portion sizes that are part of the core principles of the South Beach Diet lifestyle.
South Beach Diet Weight Maintenance Phase
Once you hit your target weight, you’re ready to transition to the maintenance phase. In this final phase, you’ll enjoy all foods in moderation. You’ll feel confident making good food choices anytime, anywhere (even eating out at your favorite restaurants or RSVPing “yes” to dinner parties and birthdays—nothing is off limits!). You’ll continue to embrace fitness and your new healthy lifestyle.
Maintenance is all about taking this easy-to-follow plan and making it a part of the rest of your life. Practice your culinary skills using your favorite South Beach Diet recipes or confidently order at any restaurant—just fill up on lean proteins, fresh veggies and healthy fats. You’ve got this! And don’t worry, we’ll always be right there alongside you with weight loss tips, tools and support to help make it happen. Keep visiting The Palm, and you’ll be set for a lifetime of healthy living success!