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What is the difference between the South Beach Diet and Nutrisystem?

While both offer fully prepared meals delivered to your home, there are some differences in the nutritional foundations of the South Beach Diet and Nutrisystem.

The South Beach Diet® plan is low-carb, high-protein and low in added sugars. The foundation of this plan is in the phased approach. Phase 1 will reset your body and get you primed for fast weight loss. Then you’ll transition to Phase 2, Steady Weight Loss, until you hit your target.

On the South Beach Diet, you’ll enjoy and add in lean proteins, heart-healthy good fats and vegetables, limiting added sugars and refined carbs in Phase 1—an approach that literally turns off the switch for sugar and refined-carb cravings. In Phase 2, you’ll add in whole grains, fruit and starchy vegetables like sweet potatoes.

The Nutrisystem plan is not low-carb, and does not follow a phased approach or the same nutritional principles as the South Beach Diet.