South Beach Diet

Diet South Beach is a diet for fast weight loss and improved health. It was established by Dr. Arthur Agatston cardiologist in Miami. This diet is based on minimizing carbohydrates or fat. It is recommended only those carbohydrates and fats that are beneficial to the body.

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How does diet ?

Foods that contain harmful carbohydrates are replaced with salads, cooked vegetables, fish, chicken and turkey meat, low-fat dairy products. Eggs are in the allowed foods, as their yolk is rich in vitamin E. While following this diet is not necessary to calculate calories. Every day they eat three main meals balanced to satisfy the appetite. Additional allowed three snacks between meals.

With the South Beach diet weight is reduced by an average of 3.5 to 6 kg fat around the stomach are melting and increases good cholesterol.

To achieve this, get ready for the three phases of this diet.

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First stage

This phase is the most severe and lasts two weeks. During this stage, your weight will drop by 3.5-6 kg. To not feel hungry, eat 6 times a day. Allowed foods: low fat cheeses and curds, eggs, beef and beef fat, all kinds of fish and seafood, bacon with a minimum of fat, chicken and turkey breast (no skin), turkey ham, tomatoes, peppers, cauliflower, eggplant , cabbage, cucumbers, beans, peas, broccoli, spinach, zucchini, mushrooms, cocoa, jelly sugar, olive oil, walnuts, hazelnuts, peanuts, almonds. You can drink water, tea and coffee.

 Prohibited foods: high-fat cheeses, chicken wings and drumstick, fruit, fruit juices, bread, rice, pasta, corn, potatoes, carrots, smoked ham, cake, candy, sugar and all kinds of alcohol.

Second phase

This phase is a continuation of the first. Knight allowed foods are added to many foods that were banned in the first phase. Its duration depends solely on you. Diet practiced until you reach the desired weight. At this stage attenuation is slower, because many of the prohibited foods in the first phase, now allowed. With each passing week you should lose weight with half to one kilogram. If it does not, you should reduce the carbohydrates you eat.

In turn permitted foods , legumes , brown rice , bread , pasta , peaches, mango , grapes, oranges , grapefruit , apples, blueberries and dark chocolate.

Third phase

This stage is the most liberal and recommended to become your lifestyle. You can eat 6 times a day, but most people who practiced this diet disclaim snacks because you do not feel hunger. The goal is to select and enter only the “good” carbohydrates (fruits) and “good” fats (unsaturated). The “bad” carbohydrates like pasta from white flour and sugar should be avoided. During all phases need to drink vitamins and at least 1.5 liter of water. If you increase your weight, go back to the first stage and then continue to eat balanced.

Sample menu

Here are some examples of how you should look your menu for a day if you practice diet South Beach.

First phase:

Option 1:

Breakfast : 250 g tomato juice, 2 boiled eggs, 2 thin slices of bacon , coffee or tea.

Snack before lunch : 2 medium sized peppers with cheese 20 g .

Lunch: sliced in small pieces 200 g chicken with cabbage salad .

Snacks after lunch : 100 g curds with 2 medium -sized tomatoes 1 cucumber.

Dinner: optional vegetables cooked in the oven ; 2 eggs and mushrooms and spices. Snack after dinner (dessert) : low fat yogurt.

Option 2:

Breakfast: tomatoes and mushrooms grilled with a slice of bacon ; 150ml tomato juice .

Snack before lunch : cucumber with low-fat cheese.

Lunch: vegetables with mozzarella in the oven .

Snacks after lunch : tomato with low-fat cheese.

Dinner: fish with salad greens and cabbage. Snack after dinner ( dessert) : vanilla cream

Option 3:

Breakfast: scrambled eggs with olive oil ; one slice of bacon ; coffee or tea.

Snack before lunch : 30 g pistachio.

Lunch: beef with mixed salad .

Snacks after lunch : a piece of cheese with a minimum fat content.

Dinner: Grilled chicken breast with vegetables . Snack after dinner ( dessert) : ice cream without sugar.

Second phase

Option 1:

Breakfast: a roasted slice of black bread with a slice of bacon and mushrooms ; tea or coffee without caffeine.

Snack before lunch : a small bunch of grapes .

Lunch: salad with tuna roll .

Snacks after lunch : a pear .

Dinner: grilled beef steak with roasted onions ; tomatoes and mushrooms. Snack after dinner ( dessert) : strawberry with chocolate.

Option 2:

Breakfast: a roasted slice of black bread with roasted tomatoes and mushrooms ; coffee or tea without caffeine .

Snack before lunch : 100g blueberries.

Lunch: salad in a bun .

Snacks after lunch : cucumber with low-fat cheese.

Dinner: fried fish with vegetables cooked on steam. Snack after dinner ( dessert) : cream with cherries.

 Option 3:

Breakfast: half a grapefruit ; a roasted slice of black bread with low-fat cheese ; coffee or tea.

Snack before lunch : 100g yogurt with low fat .

Lunch: salad of tomatoes , cucumbers , onions , olives and cheese muffin .

After lunch snack : an apple .

Dinner : fried chicken with vegetables and salad . Snack after dinner ( dessert) : fruit salad.

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