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Is the South Beach Diet a fad?

No. The South Beach Diet is a safe, effective plan to help you learn the way to lose weight without hunger or deprivation—and help you learn the way to maintain a healthy weight.

The nutritional principles of the South Beach Diet are recognized as one of the healthiest ways of eating: Enjoy normal-sized portions of lean proteins from beef, chicken, turkey, fish, even shellfish. Include healthy fats, from avocado, nuts and olive oil. And have plenty of vegetables and other sources of “good” carbs. Eat so that your hunger is satisfied and your body is fueled.

Phase 3 of the South Beach Diet is designed to help you live the South Beach Diet® lifestyle after you reach your weight loss goal. You’ll enjoy all foods in moderation, while following the basic South Beach Diet principles to help you live a life of optimal health.

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