SOUTH BEACH DIET
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RAPID WEIGHT LOSS
The South Beach Diet™ by Dr Agatston, a U.S.
cardiologist, is fairly similar to the GI
(Glycaemic Index) Diet.
It bases its theory on the notion that carbohydrates affect blood sugar
levels and the hormone insulin. If you get a large rise in blood sugar,
by eating things like pasta, white bread, potatoes etc. your body then
releases a large dose of insulin to deal with it.
in turn makes your blood sugar levels drop quickly and therefore you
feel hungry again, often resulting in eating more, therefore gradually
(or not so gradually!) gaining weight. It is also possible over time
that you become resistant to insulin.
South Beach Diet is designed to stop such swings in blood sugar level
and claims that you may lose up to a stone in weight in the first
couple of weeks. This is possibly due to the fact that for the first
two weeks almost all carbohydrates are banned (but you are still
allowed a few low glycaemic vegetables) thereby making your calorie
intake very low. It also claims that most of the weight will come off
from around your middle.
The diet is done in three stages.
first stage is a two-week period, mentioned above, mainly eating lean
meats, fish and monounsaturated fats (such as olive oil).
two you start eating low GI carbohydrates, which includes most fruits,
wholegrain foods and skimmed milk. The expectation on this stage is
that you will lose one to two pounds per week.
goal weight you start stage three, when the variety of food becomes
broader. At all stages you eat three meals and several snacks each day.
may start on the South Beach Diet hoping just to lose weight. It
suggests that if you adopt it and stay with it, you will surely
accomplish that much—plus all the benefits of a healthy diet and a
thinner body. Are you ready to lose weight and get healthy?
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