South Beach Diet Rating

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The rating of the South Beach diet is on two levels and is based on the clinical evidence so far received for this diet from all the clinical studies so far conducted:

  • Rating as a short term diet – 8.0/10
  • Rating as a long term diet – 7.0/10
Any type of diet which restricts or prohibits all processed foods has some advantages

References and Explanations

  1. The South Beach diet is recommended by many doctors and nutritionists, now that dairy and fruit have been introduced into the strict phase one, which means that there is less likelihood of missing out on important and vital nutrients, plus the fact that this diet centres around unsaturated fats and low GI carbohydrates, does not count calories or portion size and the maintenance phase allows dieters to basically eat whatever they want (within reason – no white, processed foods, which are full of empty calories anyway) this diet is recommended in the short term as a possibly healthy diet
  2. Until the results of the Institutes of Health, four-year randomised, large scale clinical trial are completed in 2009 and the results are revealed, this diet cannot be endorsed yet as a diet that is safe in the long term as the potential health risks, safety and benefits of this diet have not been studied over a longer period. The South Beach diet does have many benefits (see point 1 above)

 

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