Wednesday, May 16, 2007

The South Beach Diet

I just gained 1 kg. Must have been all the heavy food i had been eating lately.

For instance, Suppers at RMS Diner with my bro after work out and buffets and more buffets. I have to lose back that 1 kg. Therefore, i am starting my South Beach diet again.

I think i never really explain the kind of diet i am on. Let me briefly explain what it is.

This Diet is written by Dr Agatston. Its a low carb and high protein diet. But of course, people are encourage to have a balance diet from other sources of food that does not have major contents of carbs and sugar.

As some of you might have read about my diet log from sometime ago. I admitted mine is not consider a balance diet because i ate the same thing over and over again.

There are actually 3 phases:-

Phase 1: Duration = 2 weeks. You will be eating normal size portions of lean meat, fish, eggs, reduced-fat cheese, nonfat yogurt, nuts, and plenty of vegetables. Snacks and desserts are part of the plan, as well. You are expected to lose about 15 pounds or so. Phase 1 is very important so don't cheat by eating a little bit of cookies or cakes thinking that no harm done. No oatmeals as well and certainly no rice!!!

Phase 2: Things that are forbidden during phase 1 are reintroduce into here. E.g whole grains and fruits. During this phase, losing weight will be slower than phase 1 but you should continue to lose weight until you reach your target.

Phase 3: This is the maintenance phase. You can eat whatever you want as long as it's not over.

So that's what this diet is all about. It really works. I mean most unhealthy diet that i used to be on was either eating green apples 3 days in a row, no eating for one week except drink water... I find this is the most easiest diet ever. I am eating and I am losing weight at the same time. How great can that be.

But if you have try out this diet and you only lost 2 or 3 kg during phase 1. It just means your unwanted fat are not that much and the rest of the fat need to be burn by exercising.

Also, during this diet, you will feel really thirsty because the fat is burning. Don't worry about water retention and drink lots. At least 2 litres a day. It's what i do.

Just google around for South Beach diet and you will usually find lots of information on it like what food to eat during each phase or recommended recipes.


Biby Cletus said...

Cool blog, i just randomly surfed in, but it sure was worth my time, will be back

Deep Regards from the other side of the Moon

Biby Cletus

Anonymous said...

sing yin ahh..

better healthy diet le..


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