That was South Beach diet plan by an American cardiologist in Florida, Dr. Arthur Agatston designed for obese patients. He supports the use of mainly “good carbs” and “good fats.”
The diet is often confused or compared with the Atkins diet, which was developed by the late Dr. Atkins. The Atkins diet is primarily a low-carb diets system.
Dr.Agatston believes that ie creates excessive consumption of “bad carbs” high Glycemic carbohydrates, insulin resistance in the body. This is a malfunction of the hormone insulin, really fat and sugar to process. He was also considered, carries about consumption of “bad fats”, such as saturated fat and trans-fatty acids, an increase in cardiovascular disease such as heart attack and stroke.
To prevent these two conditions, the South Beach Diet minimizes the consumption of bad fats and bad carbohydrates and instead push as a replacement for these unhealthy foods with good fats and good carbs.
This is a 3-step program. In all 3 levels of nutrition, Dr. Agatston recommends to minimize consumption of bad fats.
The South Beach Diet step 1 – in the first two weeks, weight loss diet attempt to eliminate insulin resistance, by avoiding high or moderately high-Glycemic carbohydrates, such as sugar, sweets, white bread, potatoes, fruit, grains and refined grains those white rice. During this step the body lose their insulin resistance and excess body fat the Dieter use for energy, thus will lose weight quickly as much as up to 10 pounds during this step.
The South Beach Diet phase 2 – during the second phase two weeks later, whole grain foods, again some starchy carbohydrates and fruit are gradually introduced into the diet but piece by piece until the Dieter reaches desired ideal body weight.
The South Beach Diet step 3 – step 3 of next diet to increase consumption servings of fruits, whole grains and some moderate carbohydrates. If the Dieter does not increase weight or would you like to stay at the Status Quo, be the amount of carbohydrates in his meals and henceforth maintain his ideal weight, he will know his carbohydrate tolerance value.
The weight loss program must include not the annoying calorie or calorie limit. Dr. Agatston suggested that you eat, are satisfied to you. Dieters are eating explains, small 6 meals per day: breakfast, lunch and dinner with a small snack between each meal increase their their metabolism for fat burning purpose.