Arthur Agatston a cardiologist from Florida US, in 1990 aimed to change his patient’s diet and eating habit by creating his own kind of healthy diet. With the diet he aimed to protect his patients from serious medical conditions like heart disease and diabetes. His weight-loss plan The South Beach Diet, was published in the year 2003.
The South Beach Diet restricts refined carbohydrates such as white flour and sugar the foods known to cause weight gain. People on this diet are encouraged to eat lean protein, low-fat dairy, and good carbs such as whole grains, vegetables, and fruit to promote weight loss. These kind of carbs (whole grains, vegetables, and fruit) and proteins reduce craving for foods that lead to typical hunger-overeat-gain weight cycle.
The diet stresses on eating before you are actually hungry as this prevents overeating. There are three phases in the diet and phase one is most restrictive. In the phase one of diet also you can have three meals, one dessert, and two snacks daily.
The newer version of the diet or the South Beach Diet Supercharged encourages physical activity besides diet modification for weight loss. Information on additional foods and recipes is also given in this newer version of the diet.
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