Everything You Need to Know About the Brand New South Beach DietArticle posted in: Diet & Nutrition South Beach Diet South Beach DIY
The South Beach Diet has helped millions of people lose weight. The plan was originally developed by world-renowned cardiologist Dr. Arthur Agatston to combat heart disease, with his first book publishing in 2003. There have been many discoveries in the world of nutrition since that time. The launch of The New Keto-Friendly South Beach Diet Book reveals how a low-carb diet can help you reach your goals.
So, what is different about the brand new South Beach Diet? Keep reading to learn more about our approach to weight loss.
The New South Beach Diet Book
Our meal plan is designed based on the principles of Dr. Arthur Agatston’s New Keto-Friendly South Beach Diet book and are rooted in its nutritional foundation. Just like in the new South Beach Diet book, the focus of our meal plan is on high-quality Healthy Fats, Proteins and non-starchy Vegetables. We took this low carb approach to dieting and turned it into simple guidelines that makes weight loss easier.
What is Low-Carb?
The South Beach Diet limits your net carb intake to 50 grams per day. This means that you can still enjoy healthy carbs in moderation on this lifestyle. This is typically more than other low-carb diets allow. Our low-carb lifestyle is not super strict. This ultimately makes our version of low-carb an easier transition and a long-term healthy lifestyle. It allows you to enjoy the benefits of low-carb without cutting carbs completely out of your life.
What’s on the Menu?
On the South Beach Diet meal plan, you’ll still get your energy from Proteins (like chicken breast and fish) and Healthy Fats (like olive oil and avocado). Exercise is still important (at least 30 minutes per day) and water remains an essential part of your healthy lifestyle (drink half your body weight in ounces of fluid each day).
In addition to the Healthy Fats and Proteins we spoke of earlier, you will eat at least three servings of fiber-rich, non-starchy vegetables like leafy greens, broccoli, cauliflower and celery each day. There is a large variety of non-starchy vegetables to choose from. Click here for our non-starchy veggie cheat sheet >
Beans and legumes, whole grains and starchy vegetables are kept in moderation on our new plan due to their higher carb content. You can still enjoy these ingredients, just make sure they fit into your daily net carb limit of 50 grams.
Fruit is also extremely limited on our program because of its sugar content. If you’d like to enjoy a small amount of fruit on occasion, we recommend berries as they are lower in sugar than most other options. They count towards your daily Extras (Click here for serving sizes! >) It’s also still important to make sure that they fit into your 50-gram net carb limit. Learn more about net carbs >
What About Resources?
The official South Beach Diet blog, The Palm, is filled with resources to help you with your South Beach Diet meal plan. In addition to fresh recipes and lifestyle, fitness and nutrition articles, our South Beach Diet DIY section is jam-packed with guidance for the diet. Use our Grocery Guide to help with your shopping, then learn how to make the perfect low-carb breakfast, lunch, dinnerand snack with our simple guides. Heading out to dinner? Refer to our Dining Out Guide so you know exactly what to order to stay on plan. And when you reach your goal weight, we even have resources to help you with weight maintenance.