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South Beach Diet
How this diet works:
The plan consists of three
phases. In the first, carbs are curtailed dramatically in order to stop
cravings. Next, dieters keep blood sugar on an even keel by adding back
small amounts of slow-to-digest “good” carbs like whole grains, fruits,
and vegetables. Without getting too complicated, foods are categorized based
on a ranking system called the glycemic index (GI), which measures their
ability to raise blood sugar.
There is no calorie counting. It’s low-carb dieting. But there is lots of useful advice on
how to choose the most healthful proteins and fats, too.
Dairy, except for low-fat cheese, is taboo in phase one. There are
just two pages out of 310 which talk about exercise. And the
recommendations are too general to help you figure out an exercise program.
Very tricky for Vegetarians.
Several phases... a restrictive two-week phase is followed
by a more moderate low-carb approach to weight loss and then a maintenance
More information about this diet:
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