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The South Beach Diet

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With increasing awareness of staying healthy by losing weight, dieting is more of a trend these days. But it is significant to choose the right kind of diet in order to obtain maximum benefits.  Designed in the 1990s, this unique diet plan was developed by Dr. Agatston and Marie Almon.

The South Beach diet is unlike traditional low-carbohydrate diet plans with its main focus on selecting the right kind of carbohydrates, whole grains, lean protein sources, special fruits and appropriate fats. The South beach dieters are advised to stay on carbohydrate free diet by giving up food items like potatoes, fruit, bread, cereal, rice, bread, beets, and pasta in the first two weeks. To kick-start this long-term eating plan, it is important to follow three basic phases for desired weight loss.

The long-term benefits achieved through South Beach Diet are second to none including ideal body weight, less chance of diabetes, cholesterol and hypertension. It works on the principle of reaching an appropriate glycemic index and encourages snacking to satisfy your hunger.

Nicole Kidman

Celebrities who have followed the South Beach diet include Bette Midler, Nicole Kidman, Kim Cattrall and Hilary and Bill Clinton.

Find out more about the South Beach diet.

Other effective diets include the Spectrum dietSugar BustersVolumetrics diet and the Ultra Metabolism diet.

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