How to Get the Most Out of Your South Beach Diet Weight Loss Program

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Unlike other diets a LOT of other diets, you’ve got a support system on the South Beach Diet, and that’s essential to achieving weight loss success, according to the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. A 1999 study found only 25 percent of people who enrolled in a weight loss program by themselves lost weight and kept it off for six months. Those with a support system did much better: Two-thirds were able to lose weight and keep it off.

If you’re confused about something, we’ve got answers. If you’ve hit a weight loss program plateau, we’ll keep you motivated. Every week, we’re posting new recipes, tips and articles with healthy living advice. So where do you find all of this help? Read on!

Check out some simple ways to get the most out of your South Beach Diet weight loss program:

Talk to a Weight Loss Counselor >

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South Beach Diet weight loss counselors are available from 7am to 12am ET, every day of the year except Thanksgiving and Christmas. (We also have dietary counselors available if you have food allergies or need meal plan adjustments.) You can call them at 1-888-841-2620, live chat with them online at or email them at Whether you need guidance on setting realistic goals or tips on meal planning, dining out or exercise, they’re there for everyone on the South Beach Diet in every phase of the program.

How do you know they’ll really understand what you’re going through? Counselors talk to hundreds of South Beach Dieters each day, so there’s no problem they haven’t solved before and no question too small to be answered. They can even help you celebrate successes—their favorite part!

Follow Our Social Channels >

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Are you on Facebook >? Twitter >? Instagram >? How about Pinterest >? If so, follow South Beach Diet because we’re always posting seasonal and everyday recipes, health and wellness tips and positive, encouraging words.

In addition to helpful information from us, you’ll also find a community of South Beach Diet users around you who can accompany you on your weight loss journey. Did you lose five pounds? Maybe you made an amazing Phase 2 dinner? Share it! Our South Beach Diet community has been where you are (or will be soon!) and is eager to celebrate your successes. On the other hand, if you’re feeling discouraged, you can also get advice and encouragement from people who get it. You’ve got a friend—or two, or 10 or 20!

Download the SBD Tracker App >

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If you prefer to write things down, be sure to record food and exercise details in your South Beach Diet planner. Just by keeping a food diary—simply writing down what they ate—participants in a 2008 study lost twice as much weight as dieters who kept no record of what they ate.

Here are just a few of the app’s features:

  • If you’re eating a South Beach meal, you can use the app’s barcode scanner to automatically enter your entrees, snacks and shakes.
  • The Quick Log function allows you to enter your food as a South Beach Diet category (i.e. spinach = vegetable.) No need to search or spell anything out.
  • For DIY meals, you can switch modes and the tracker will tell you how many Lean Proteins, Extras and other categories are needed for the day.
  • If you need a recipe for breakfast, lunch or dinner, you’ll find 100 DIY recipes right in the app.

Tracker App users also get access to exclusive offers for free South Beach Diet products, discounts on other products and free shipping.

Visit The PALM >


Flourless Black Bean Brownies >, Natural vs. Added Sugar: What You Need To Know >, 5 Things to Do Tonight to Lose Weight Tomorrow >, You’ll find all of these posts—and so much more—right here on The PALM, South Beach Diet’s robust blog, which you can access via the app or on New posts are added regularly, so you always have new information and our best ideas.

In our Recipes section >, you can filter by phase, meal type or food type—think Healthy Fat, Lean Protein, etc. Then, in the South Beach Living section, you’ll find how-to guides and details on everything South Beach—from building the perfect Phase 2 breakfast (lunch or dinner!) to Phase 1 cheat sheets.

The main page houses diet and nutrition, health, exercise and lifestyle articles perfect for anyone trying to live a healthy lifestyle. Share them with friends, family and other South Beach Dieters. You’ll also find coupons, exclusive offers and even interactive polls all designed to help you lose weight and get the most for your money.

If you haven’t made the decision to start the South Beach Diet weight loss program yet, what are you waiting for? Get started today! >