South Beach Diet: Food Lists, Tips, Advice

Looking for tips and advice to stick to the South Beach Diet? Some dieters will start the weight loss plan at Phase 1. But others move directly to Phase 2. Find out where to begin, which foods to eat, which foods to avoid and how to stick to the South Beach Diet so you reach your goal weight and maintain it for life.

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Before you choose the South Beach Diet to lose weight, be sure to get the most current news and guidelines. Check this list of quick facts to see if the program will fit into your lifestyle and your eating style.


Tips to Help You Lose Weight on The South Beach Diet

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If you currently eat a typical Western diet - full of starchy carbohydrates, processed foods and sweet treats, then the South Beach Diet might be a shock to your system and your lifestyle. Use these easy tips to navigate the program and lose weight successfully.

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Most dieters experience quick weight loss during Phase 1 of the South Beach Diet. But this phase isn't designed for everyone and you need to follow the plan carefully to maximize results. Use these tips to get fast and effective weight loss results during Phase 1.


South Beach Diet Phase One Food Lists
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The South Beach Diet Phase 1 food list is a surprise to many healthy eaters. Many of the foods you're used to eating are not allowed during this part of the program. Make sure you're eating what you're supposed to by following these tips and using these downloadable and printable lists.


South Beach Diet Phase 2 Foods
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During Phase 2 of the South Beach Diet, you'll eat healthy foods to promote slower but steady weight loss. Print a downloadable Phase 2 approved foods list along with tips and advice to make this part of the weight loss program more successful.


South Beach Diet Phase 1 Exercise
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Did you know that you are supposed to exercise when you start Phase 1 of the South Beach Diet? You are ... and it is a critical part of the weight loss program. Find out what exercises you need to do and when you need to do them to lose more weight and lose it faster.


South Beach Diet tips for kids
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If you're on the South Beach Diet, you might be tempted to offer the eating plan to your children as well. Find out which kids should be on the South Beach Diet and what cautionary steps you should take before introducing the eating plan to children. 


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