South Beach Diet Guide:
The South Beach Diet - Phase One
The South Beach diet is divided into three "phases" ...
Phase One : Rapid Weight Loss
This two-week phase is similar to the Atkins Diet "Induction Phase", where carbohydrates are severely limited.
The key difference is that not all carbohydrates are limited, only the bad ones. You can eat many low glycemic index carbs, including unlimited amounts of many vegetables and salads.
In this phase you'll lose your yearning for "Bad Carbs", and shed a significant amount of weight.
Here you eat six times daily: 3 main meals, plus three snacks in between times. You should not feel hungry ... if you do, chances are your portion size is too small.
Here's a summary list of foods to enjoy and avoid during phase one:
Although phase one runs for just two weeks, many dieters increase this for another week or two as they are so encouraged by their weight loss.
This is fine ... just bear in mind that the food choices are rather limited, so it's not a good option staying in phase one for the long-term.
So, after two weeks (or maybe 3-4 weeks, depending on your preference), it's time for phase two ...
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