How does the South Beach Diet work?

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-13-2012
How does the South Beach Diet work?
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Sun, 04-14-2013 - 12:03pm

Can someone explain to me how the South Beach Diet actually works?

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-31-2001
Sun, 04-21-2013 - 11:52am
Hi & welcome! South Beach works by keeping your blood sugar levels even which prevents those highs and lows throughout the day of craving cycles. By eliminating sugar and certain types of carbohydrates (white flour, potatoes, etc.) you break that cycle. You still eat brown rice and whole grains that keep you feeling fuller longer. Let me know if you have more questions.
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Registered: 08-13-2012
Mon, 04-22-2013 - 12:57pm

Hi and thanks for the info. I have just been looking over diets on the internet and wondered how I would get started if I were to try this. Is there a book or chart I need to buy? Where do I get it?

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Registered: 01-31-2001
Wed, 04-24-2013 - 9:55am

There is a book that can get you started.  It would explain the concept about how the diet works in much more detail than I did.  Also, it will provide you with the lists of foods and charts on suggested menus.  The book is widely available and you can usually find it in your local library.

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