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South Beach Diet really works
Posted On 04/26/2011 15:08:10 by grkarl

I can not believe how easy it is to loose weight on the SouthBeach Diet, compared to other diet plans. About 6 weeks ago, I visit the doctor and he gave me a prescription for electrolytes (Its a colon cleanse). After that first night, I had lost a total of 7 lbs. Its a good thing too, because I felt toxic, sluggish and it was the right time to start a new diet plan.

According to the founder – Arthur Agatston, M.D. is a practicing cardiologist and an associate professor of medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, the diet is done in three phases.

Phase I – Stabilize the blood sugar by only eating low glycemic foods (Many vegetables qualify except for potato, carrot, corn). You can have meats, chicken, turkey. This phase is without fruits, breads, etc and very restrictive). I lost an additional 12 pounds while on phase I.

I’m currently on phase II – where you slowly re-introduce the foods that you recently cut out. I’ve lost 3 lbs so far, one week into this. I’ve also found that you have to watch portion size on meats (2.5 oz per serving/meal), breads/grains/cereals. Without portion control, the diet doesn’t work.

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04/27/2011 15:04:55

I was the same way. My diet hasn't been perfect these last couple of weeks either. You are supposed to eat 5 or 6 "mini-meals". By eating 3 meals a day, your metabolism first burns what food is in your stomach and if you've eaten fiber, it mixes with what fat you have stored in your stomach and eliminates it through the colon. I have been seriously convicted by Romans 12 to be more consious of what I'm eating. Now I've cut down on my portion size (usually the problem) of meats, nuts, fruits.....because some of them have a tendancy for us to gain weight.

The important thing to remember is to watch the serving size of fats and to try to avoid high glycemic foods. Just google glycemic index chart and you will find some common foods. If the rating is below 55, it is a good food to eat. If your rating is over 55, those are the foods that are not easily broken down by the body, and the body stores fat or undigested foods (yuck).

Also, please see the film "SuperSize Me". It is about a man who at first eats healthy and is healthy according to a team of doctors and he decides to eat McDonalds for 3 meals a day, 7 days a week. There is nothing more motivating than to see his test results in about 3 weeks go from healthy to sick, him throwing up from the food and serious depression as a self-motivator to loose the weight.

04/27/2011 12:28:15

I've been up and down, in weight, my whole adult life, but lately I can't seem to get motivated and the fat on me sags more now due to time and gravity.  The last time (2002/3) I dropped in weight was by fasting much of the time, once about 11 days straight.  I went down to about 12 percent body fat and looked very good.  ladies were even whistling at me and asking me if they could pat me on the backside.  I felt euphoric, but I slowly went back up.  Reading a blog like the above might motivate me again.  It is very difficult to stay in good condition in this world but I can only believe the Lord wants us to be healthy and keep in shape.

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