South Beach Diet Videos

How to Get Started, What to Eat, and Other Tips

Do you get tired of reading? Instead, why not sit back -- watch and listen to experts give you information about the South Beach Diet. The videos include how to get started, how to go about doing the different phases of the diet, and lots of ideas of what to eat. The South Beach Diet has three phases, with the first being very low in carbohydrate. After that, servings of carbohydrates are slowly added back to the diet.

There are similarities as well as key differences between the South Beach Diet and the Atkins Diets. Here is a comparison of the two diets.

What is the South Beach Diet?

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You can put a lot of dill on the salmon, or just a little as in this photo. James Baigrie/Photolibrary/Getty Images

Kari Britton, RN, brings an overview of the basics of the South Beach Diet. See Also:

How to Start the South Beach Diet

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This video has great tips on what to do before starting the South Beach Diet, to support you in being successful on the diet. For more information, check out the article How to Get Started on the South Beach Diet.

Tips for a Successful South Beach Diet


Here is more help for getting started on the South Beach Diet, with tips for success. There is an overview of Phase One, along with some of the problems you may run into during the first week of the diet. For more suggestions, see the videos about the basics of low-carb eating, and the article Getting Through the First Week.

How to Plan Meals for the South Beach Diet


In this video, Kaytie Sproul gives you some tips for meal planning in each phase of the South Beach Diet. For more information, check out these South Beach Diet Food Lists. There are links to each type of food, with detailed information about what is allowed and what isn't on each phase of the diet.

What to Eat During Phase 1 of the South Beach Diet


Phase One of the South Beach Diet is the most restrictive. This video gives you some ideas of meals you can eat. For more detailed information, see How to Make Menus for Phase One of the South Beach Diet.

What to Eat After South Beach Diet's Phase 1


After Phase One, foods with more carbohydrate are slowly added until each person finds the correct amount of carbohydrate for their body. If weight loss slows or you start to get carb cravings, you've gone too far, and should lower the amount of carbohydrate you're eating until you resume getting positive results. The glycemic index is one of the tools you can use to make good choices. See the Glycemic Index Food Lists for help, and also How to Do Phase 2 of the South Beach Diet.

Shrimp and Broccoli Stir-fry
This Asian-style shrimp with broccoli is a super-fast way to get a tasty, healthy dinner on the table, and is suitable for Phase One of the South Beach Diet.

South Beach Diet Turkey Meatloaf


This recipe for meatloaf would work well for Phase Two and beyond. It includes one cup for oatmeal for the recipe, and also has shredded zucchini for moisture and red wine for flavor. Each serving has 188 calories and 10 grams of net carbs, plus 2 grams of fiber (12 total carb grams). More South Beach Recipes

South Beach Lemon Chicken with Couscous


This recipe is suitable for Phase Two of the South Beach Diet (it came from one of the official South Beach cookbooks, with permission), but it is fairly high in carbohydrate, and couscous is not generally a whole grain product or low-glycemic product. Therefore, I don't recommend it as a frequent meal. This recipe has 311 calories and 36 grams of net carbohydrate, plus 3 grams of fiber, for a total of 39 grams carbohydrate. Personally, I'd recommend at least doubling the amount of olive oil in the recipe.

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