South Beach Diet Basics
The South Beach diet was created by Dr Arthur Agatston, a cardiologist who has an office in South Beach, Miami, who originally created this diet for his patients with cardiovascular disease, to help them prevent and reverse their heart and vascular problems due to their obesity. The diet has become very popular since its first inception.
This diet is based on the glycemic index of foods and lower glycemic index foods are recommended to be eaten instead of higher glycemic index foods, as well as eating “good” fats that are lower in saturated fat, due to their impact on insulin, glucose, fat storage, heart health, blood pressure and lipid levels.
There is no restriction on portion sizes with the South Beach diet, you just need to eat enough to satiate your hunger with the three meals and snacks each day
There is no restriction on portion sizes with the South Beach diet, you just need to eat enough to satiate your hunger with the three meals and snacks each day. The main premise of this diet is to get rid of highly processed, high-GI carbohydrates that provide very little nutritional value and cause a whole lot of health problems. The low fat protein and low GI carbohydrates plus the unsaturated fats recommended on this diet aim to stabilise blood sugar levels and reduce hunger, initiating weight loss and a healthier mind and body.