Weight Maintenance Cheat Sheets: Healthy Foods to Eat, Foods to Avoid, Help with Portion SizesArticle posted in: South Beach Diet
Congratulations on reaching your goal weight! People love the South Beach Diet maintenance phase because it allows them to reincorporate some of their favorite foods back into their routine. Healthy, high-fiber carbs like starchy veggies, fruit, whole grains, legumes and beans are back on the menu.
As you transition into your new maintenance program, you will have two different meal plan options. The specific meal plan you choose to follow will determine the amount of these carbohydrates you can eat. Some people may wish to increase their net carb intake to 75 to 100 grams each day (Low-Carb meal plan), while others may prefer staying with 50 grams of net carbs per day (Very-Low-Carb meal plan). If you choose the Very-Low-Carb meal plan, you will want to avoid most fruit due to the higher net carb content. Lower sugar fruits like berries would be your best option.
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To ensure you make smart carbohydrate choices, you’ll want to check out these weight maintenance cheat sheets. They break down the basics: What to eat, what to avoid and how to become a healthy, portion-estimating pro!
SOUTH BEACH DIET MAINTENANCE PHASE “FOODS TO ENJOY” CHEAT SHEETS:
SOUTH BEACH DIET “FOODS TO AVOID” CHEAT SHEET:
HEALTHY PORTION SIZE CHEAT SHEET: