South Beach diet

The South Beach diet was developed by a cardiologist, Arthur Agatston, practicing in the Miami, Florida area. In some respects similar to the Atkins diet because of its emphasis on lower amounts of carbohydrates in the diet, the South Beach diet was developed for cardiac patients to lose weight without risking ketosis. 

In the initial phase, lasting a few weeks, dieters severely restrict intake of carbohydrates by eating no grains or fruits. After this phase, grain-based foods and fruits are gradually returned to the diet, although in smaller amounts than were likely eaten before beginning the diet, and with a concentration on whole grains rather than refined flour. The more strict initial phase may be reinstituted at any time to speed weight loss, but should not be undertaken long enough to induce ketosis. 


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