South Beach Diet Guide:

South Beach Diet Background

The South Beach Diet was the creation of Dr. Arthur Agatston, a cardiologist from South Beach, Miami.

When the diet was originally developed, Dr. Agatston's motivation was not with the appearance of his patients, but the prevention and reversal of heart and vascular problems stemming from obesity.

Since then, the diet has been so successful in helping people lose weight, word started spreading like wildfire.

The diet has since gained considerable popularity and exposure, in the form of a book and pay-to-subscribe website.

The diet has become known as the "physicians diet" due to the large number of doctors that have used it to lose weight and improve their health.

Why another diet?

Since the 1970's, the "standard" diet has been one of low-fat, and high-carbohydrates.

However, since that time, we've got fatter and fatter.

The "Diet Pyramid" upon which most many diets are based (which has as its' base complex carbohydates such as bread, pasta, and rice) is essentially obsolete.

This is because it used the outdated and simplified notion of "simple" versus "complex" carbohydrates, which has been rendered obsolete by the much more accurate glycemic index.

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South Beach Diet

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Phase One

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Phase Three

South Beach Diet
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Glycemic Index Explained

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