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The South Beach diet might help you drop pounds.
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Since it hit the bookstore shelves in 2003, the South Beach Diet has been helping people lose unwanted pounds by cutting carbs and encouraging you to eat healthier proteins and fats. To help you on your weight loss journey, the South Beach Diet is divided into three phases. The first phase is aimed at curbing cravings and jumpstarting your weight loss. Phase 1 is also the strictest portion of the plan
About Phase 1
Phase 1 of the plan, also referred to as the body reboot, is a seven-day program. According to the official South Beach Diet website, phase 1 is aimed at resetting your body for fast weight loss, helping you lose rapidly during the first two weeks of the program. During this portion of the plan, your diet is limited to healthy sources of protein, such as soy, poultry, fish, and lean red meat, low-carb vegetables and healthy fats such as vegetable oils and nuts. You can't eat fruits or grains during phase 1 of the South Beach Diet.
While most healthcare professionals agree that fast weight loss isn't always the healthiest way to go, because it usually results in more muscle and water loss than fat loss, it may help motivate you to stick to the plan. And once you move to the next two phases of the South Beach Diet, weight loss slows to a reasonable and healthy 1 to 2 pounds a week.
Phase 1 Grocery List
While phase 1 of the South Beach Diet may be the strictest part of the plan, it may be the easiest to shop for. To make the diet easier for you, the new South Beach Diet plan offers a meal delivery service, which includes fully prepared breakfast, lunch and dinner meals, along with special shakes and snack bars to eat in between meals. To complete your menu during the phase 1 portion of the plan, all you have to shop for are low-carb vegetables, such as leafy greens, cucumbers, broccoli, cauliflower, green beans, asparagus, onions and mushrooms, as well as healthy fats such as olive oil, nuts, seeds and avocados.
If you decide to forgo the prepared meals, you may need to add the healthy proteins to your shopping cart, such as eggs, turkey bacon, salmon, chicken, pork chops, London broil and tofu.
Sample Phase 1 Menu
Now that you have all your groceries, putting meals together is a cinch. For breakfast, you might enjoy a veggie omelet or asparagus wrapped with turkey bacon. At lunch, fill up on a salmon burger wrapped in a lettuce leaf, or have a large bowl of mixed greens topped with sunflower seeds and diced chicken, flavored with balsamic vinegar and oil. Grilled beef kebabs or a tofu stir fry makes a perfect dinner on phase 1 of the South Beach Diet. Snack on sliced cucumbers and carrots or a handful of your favorite nuts when you get hungry during the day.