South Beach Diet
The South Beach Diet was developed by the Cardiologist Dr. Arthur Agatston in Miami . He developed a diet plan with three different stages. In the first two weeks one predominantly eats sea food and lean meat. The intake of carbohydrates is radically reduced. Bread, rice, pasta, potatoes and fruit are strictly forbidden. The second and third stages are less strict and the carbohydrates are slowly reintroduced into the diet.
There are no limited amounts in the South Beach Diet. 3 meals and 2 snacks a day are recommended. The South Beach Diet is healthier than the Atkins Diet as it limits the consumption of fat and protein.
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Evaluation of the South Beach Diet
- The South Beach Diet is too one-sided in the first stage of the diet. The extreme lack of carbohydrates can lead to binge eating. The high levels of protein in the diet could be critical for those who have kidney problems.
- One of the good things about the South Beach Diets is that the menu is relatively flexible with regards to the preparation. It is therefore realistic and possible to keep doing the diet over a longer period of time. Plenty of fresh vegetables and certain wheat products are recommended alongside all the fish and poultry.
- The grocery shopping is time consuming as a lot of the ingredients are not easily available in Germany .
- The exercise programme has a lot of weaknesses.
- There is no scientific evidence to prove the change in metabolism
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