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Benefits of the South Beach Diet

To the average person on the street who looks at themselves in a full length mirror or catches sight o their reflection in a store window and realizes that they have gotten overweight and are in serious need of losing some, an initial panic sets in because they do not know where to turn for help. After a while, common sense kicks in and they then realize that the Internet is the font of all knowledge and there is bound to be some useful advice and some cool tips on how they can turn their lives around.

Then comes the shock of being confronted by a veritable wall of diet programs, weight loss plans and all sorts to help them lose the weight. But there are just too many to make any coherent choice as to what they should do!

Well one option is to try out the South Beach Diet and see if that can help you. There are a lot of benefits that come with this particular diet plan because it is much more than just a simple diet. It is broken down into three phases, starting with the toughest that last only two weeks but really restricts your carb intake to almost nothing to force your body to get used to burning fat for energy instead of carbs.

The next phase is a little easier as some of the carbs that were banned from phase one are re-introduced, such as fruits and important vegetables that you need for their nutritional value. But a lot of the stuff that people love, like white rice, bread and pasta are off the menu.

The third phase carries the diet on into the long term and you keep with this for as long as you want to. Apart from the dieting aspect of this plan, there are also many exercise tips and advice that you get from the plan’s support forum, which you automatically become a member of when you sign up.

All in all, its worth doing because it structures your weight loss attempt and makes things doable as long as you are prepared to put in some effort on your own behalf.