Whenever it is about weight loss, we never shy away from trying every way out to shed those extra pounds. But the dilemma lies in what diet to follow and what not to. We have heard about several popular diets and South Beach Diet has been one of them. This form of diet came under the limelight as one of the most popular weight loss programs in the world after cardiologist Dr. Arthur Agaston introduced it back in 1990s. South Beach Diet is basically a lower-carb diet that has been credited with producing rapid weight loss without hunger, all while promoting heart health. The South Beach Diet was named after a gorgeous area of Miami. One must also remember that this diet has been criticized by some as restrictive 'fad' diet.
It focuses on eating high-fiber, low-glycemic carbohydrates, unsaturated fats and lean protein and categorises carbohydrates and fats as "good" or "bad". The diet claims to help make a person drop 1 to 2 pounds a week. The diet was originally developed for overweight, diabetic and prediabetic patients who experienced weight loss and better health after having followed this diet. Agaston developed a three-step program to help his patients lose weight and lower cholesterol. Read The Complete Article Here
A release by Frankton Pain Management, an interdisciplinary and interventional pain management facility in southern metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria, pointed out the foods one can consume and not consume while undergoing South Beach Diet. We have listed a few foods that one can consider during the diet.
Foods To Consume
The diet in this program include seafoods, all types of fishes, nuts, fat free or low-fat cheese (cheddar, feta, mozzarella, parmesan, etc), eggs, tofu, vegetables (sprouts, celery, asparagus, aubergines, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, cucumbers, lettuce, mushrooms, snow peas, spinach, turnips), canola oil and olive oil. One can also consume sweet but it should be limited to 75 calories per meal. Sweet treats can include baking cocoa powder, no added sugar chocolate powder and sugar substitutes
Foods To Avoid
On the other hand, the foods that should be avoided in South Beach Diet are starch, carbohydrates, fruits (apples, apricots, peaches, pears), vegetables (beets, carrots, corn, tomato, potatoes, sweet potatoes), dairy products and alcohol of any kind. One can however consume tomato, if it is limited to one whole or 10 cherry tomatoes per meal.
Here Are 3 Easy And Yummy Recipes To Make Your Diet Program Interesting
Take four egg whites and whisk them well to create a froth
Chop some nuts of your choice
Shred some mozzarella
Pour the egg white froth in a pan brushed with olive oil, on a medium flame
Add some cheese and nuts
Put a pinch of black salt and prepare your omelette
Nutty omelette is a power-packed, quick and yummy breakfast recipe.
High Protein Sprout Chaat
Chop some onions, green chilli, tomatoes, coriander leaves
Get a cup of mix sprouts in a mixing bowl
Make a hand ground spice out of pan roasted cumin seeds, coriander seeds and dry red chilli
Mix all of the above ingredients together
Add black salt and lemon juice as needed. And the sprout chaat is all set be enjoyed as evening snack.
Spicy Shrimp Salad
Marinate the shrimp with lemon juice and zest, chilli flakes, salt, olive oil and some freshly chopped parsley
Heat a pan on a medium flame and brush some olive oil on it
Now fry the shrimps till they get light brownish in colour
Take a mixing bowl and add two cups of pomelo fruit
Add some chopped green chillies and coriander
Sprinkle pink salt and jaggery powder
Add some olive oil and mix them well
Garnish with the spicy shrimp and enjoy the sweet-tangy oriental flavour of the salad
So if you are planning to opt for South Beach Diet, then do try these recipes to make your dieting days flavourful.
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