Does anyone know a good diet plan to go on? I was thinking about the South Beach Diet program?
Topic: Does anyone know a good diet plan to go on? I was thinking about the South Beach Diet program?
June 16, 2019 / By Warren Question:
I was thinking about the South Beach Diet program...
But I don't know if my mom will let me pay for it all.
But then the other question is, is there a better diet plan?
Best Answers: Does anyone know a good diet plan to go on? I was thinking about the South Beach Diet program?
Ryan | 6 days ago
If you think of a diet as something to "go on" you will also "go off" and regain.
diet is a way of life - change your lifestyle, become healthier.
find daily calorie intake calculator on the net, enter all your stats and it will tell you how many calories you need a day to maintain, take off 400-600cal off that number and thats how much you need to lose.
eat 5-6 small meals a day (eat every 2-3 hours - it optimizes your metabolism)
5-8 servings of fruit and veggies a day (have lots of veggies to eat in between meals if you are still hungry)
8 glasses of water -carry bottle of water with you and when you feel hungry drink it - we often confuse hunger with thirst (our bodies confuse it)
have complex carbs for breakfast - they give you energy
have protein (lean meat, legumes etc) for dinner - repairs muscle
cardio is the only fat burning exercise and burns fat all over your body (running, jogging, swimming, spinning, elliptical etc) 4-6 times a week for average of 45min - in your case i would suggest walking longer than that or swimming (but swimming actually makes my leg hurt afterwards because i dont feel the pain in water and if its too much), light weight training a few times a week (more muscle=faster metabolism)
dont consume foods that are made of white flour (white bread, cakes, pasta etc.), sugar loaded foods (cookies, ice cream, candy etc) and nothing fried, oily.
of course you can spoil yourself once in a while with a little treat:)
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Originally Answered: Who knows about the South Beach diet? I did Atkin's with good result's, but it did't seem realistic for me.
these low carb diets are not really a solution to lose weight..if you stay on the south beach diet or atkins too long you can go into ketoacidosis which is basically your kidney dumping proteins/fats and in large amounts is very dangerous...im a diabetic and if youre trying to lose weight your best bet is to try and follow a 1500 calorie a day diabetic diet which is very balanced and limited on carbs..it's probably one of the best diets which allows you to eat lots of veggies and high protein foods and gives your body the right amount of carbs needed for energy...those other diets may be good for short term weight loss but trust me your weight will come back..i have tried the atkins diet and gained all my weight back...maybe you should consult with a nutritionist and they could definately help you and get plenty of exercise and it will all melt off...good luck!
All kidding aside, the best diet plan has no name. It's called eating healthy, all the time. It's a lifestlye, not a crash diet. Things like the South Beash Diet and other "fad" diets tend to help you only lose weight in the short term. Then your body's metabolism makes up for the sudden change and you end up gaining weight in the end. Stick to healthier foods and exercise 3-5 times a week, especially cardio.
Ease off on sugary drinks and foods and carbs like pasta. Eat higher protein meals.
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The South Beach diet is also a fairly strict low carb program (during the first phase).....though perhaps not quite as strict as the Atkins program.
...But we also believe that the South Beach plan is too strict (limits carbs too much) to be practical for everyday dieters -- and it has the potential to sap your energy during phase 1 with the severely reduced carbs.
For example, we've observed that the higher carb foods (on the South Beach menu) are severely limited in portions during the first phase of the diet -- and this prevents a normal amount of carbs from being eaten during the first phase.
In fact, the only foods which dieters are allowed to eat in "unlimited portions" (during phase 1) are protein foods and super-low-calorie vegetables.
For example, the South Beach menu allows unlimited lettuce during phase 1 --- but yet it limits the portions of "tomatoes" and "onions" and "peanuts".
Additionally, the "sweet snacks" which are allowed on the South Beach menu are limited to a mere 75 calories per day during phase 1.
So even though the South Beach plan allows so-called "sweet snacks" -- they are severely limited to just 75 calories per day........and that's less calories than a typical cookie contains.
So although the South Beach program is not as strict as the Atkins diet, it's our opinion that both diets are fairly strict -- and we believe that both are fairly difficult to follow for average dieters, especially during Phase 1.
Also.......both of these diets seem to have no "end" in sight -- since both the Atkins plan and the South Beach diet never allow dieters to return to a normal carb lifestyle (where carbs don't have to be closely watched).
Both of these diets do gradually allow more and more carbs to be eaten as time goes by of course, but even after 6 months dieters are still told to watch their carb intake to some degree each day, and both diets seem to require a lifetime commitment of some sort.
So it's a permanent lifestyle change which is required by these diets, and many dieters may find it difficult to never be able to enjoy their favorite carb-filled restaurant meals (which can be eaten completely "as served").
So overall we think that both diets are not very practical for average dieters, since we believe that many people will find it difficult to modify their entire lifestyle forever. We therefore strongly recommend against using the South Beach and Atkins programs.
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Spark, first out, why do you feel that you need to diet? Girls fret to much about their weight, when there are a lot more important issues to be concerned with. If you really must diet, then get Kevin Trudeau's book, the Weight Loss Cure, read it, and adhere to it as best that you can. By eating healthy, you will also need to cut out the junk that kids eat.
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Yes....i use five factor fitness. Its a very simple and easy to stick to plan. The workouts are about 30 mintues and very easy and there is a variety of foods for you too eat. Also this diet includes a cheat day which makes it soooo much more easy to stick to the plan.
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Originally Answered: What are some good snacks to bring to work during the first phase of the South Beach Diet?
i jus finished phase 1 and feelin great! there are tons of snacks you can have. below i've linked a website to help you out. you are allowed two snacks a day, so remember to take em! some snacks i would have are:
-celery sticks(2 stalks) with either hummus or natural peanut butter(about 2tbs)
-bell pepper(i used a quater of green and red) sticks with hummus(about 2 tbs)
-turkey(plain) and cheese(low fat) pinwheels(2 or 3 did the trick for me)
-10 halfed grape tomatoes marinated in a little olive oil, oregano, basil, salt, and pepper (the longer it marinates the better!)
-portioned size nuts(roasted only)
-string cheese(low fat)
the site gives you a few more to work with. remember to drink lots of water. i tend to drink water before durin and after eatin. make it cool to cold water. fills you up faster. make sure you're gettin in some type of physical activity to ensure you see those results. i hope this helps, and best of luck to you~!