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The south beach diet is a three-phase diet that includes complex carbs and good fats.
Devised by heart specialist, Dr Arthur Agatston from Miami, Florida, it’s a sensible, healthy eating approach that allows you to eat three meals a day plus snacks.
What is the South Beach diet?
The south beach diet was designed by heart specialist Dr Arthur Agatston from Miami, Florida. It claims you can lose up to 13 pounds in just two weeks!
It’s not a low-carb diet as it encourages you to eat some of the healthier carbohydrates. And unlike the Atkins Diet, you’re not allowed foods high in saturated fat such as cream and butter.
How does the South Beach diet work?
The diet is based on the idea there are ‘good’ carbs and ‘bad’ carbs, ‘good’ fats and ‘bad’ fats. ‘Bad’ carbs and fats produce a rush of blood sugar, which in turn crashes and leaves you feeling hungry and tired.
Dieters are supposed to stick to the ‘good’ carbs and fats that break down slowly in the body, releasing energy steadily. Lean meat, poultry and fish. After the first phase, you’ll be able to eat eggs, cheese, nuts and some fruit and vegetables.
South beach diet meal plan
Breakfast: 2 eggs and lean bacon
Lunch: Grilled chicken and green salad
Dinner: Lean meat and vegetables
Snacks: Dry roasted nuts, low fat yoghurt
Top tip for following the south beach diet
Use lettuce leaves instead of tortillas to make filled wraps instead of sandwiches and swap your regular omelette for an egg white one with spinach.