You have decided to start the South Beach Diet. Whether you’re looking to shed pounds or just make healthier choices you can stay on track and find success with this eating plan. South Beach Diet promotes whole grains healthy fats and lean proteins and can fit any lifestyle. Read on to learn how to be successful on the South Beach Diet
South Beach Diet” book
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Get a copy of “South Beach Diet” by Dr. Arthur Agatston. You can buy it or borrow it from the library but be sure to read it to understand the philosophy and science behind the diet.
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Set goals. Determine how much weight you want to lose but set mini goals too. These mini goals will help you feel successful and keep you motivated especially if you have a lot of weight to lose.
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Clear the kitchen of tempting food and stock up on healthy choices. Surrounding yourself with the right foods will help you make smart choices and stay on plan.
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Eat a variety of foods so you do not get bored. The “South Beach Diet” book has many recipes to keep your meals fresh and interesting. Recipes are also readily available online. And do not be afraid to eat out. Restaurants have more healthy choices than ever.
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Find support. A number of sites offer community forums where you can interact with others on the South Beach Diet. These forums have recipe ideas support answer any questions you may have even buddies to keep you moving forward.
Exercise. Regular exercise is a part of a healthy lifestyle and go hand in hand with healthy eating habits. Adding exercise to your routine will help you achieve success.
Track weight and dimensions. Be sure to weigh yourself once a week. You should also take weekly measurements to monitor the losses do not show up on the scale.
Celebrate your successes. Whether it is to lose the first five pounds or consistently make it to the gym three times a week do not forget to reward yourself for your hard work. Obviously a hot chocolate sundae would sabotage your efforts but treat yourself to a movie or a massage can be the perfect pat on the shoulder.
Tips and Warnings
If you slip up do not beat yourself up over it. Just get back on schedule and continue toward your goal.
Consult your physician before starting any diet or exercise program.
The first two weeks considered Phase 1 which is the most restrictive of the diet and helps you to do away with sugar cravings. Phase 1 can be tough but hang in there-it’s only two weeks.”