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The South Beach Diet (Part 3)


Updated May 29, 2014

Phase 2
Now you can start adding foods from the Phase 1 Foods to Avoid list. It's up to you which ones you re-introduce: bread, pasta, potatoes, rice, cereal, or fruit.

This diet gives you the freedom to cherry pick which of these foods you add back into your diet. While you can't eat them all (nor eat the ones you choose with abandon) they'll no longer be off-limits.

The key here is to re-introduce these foods in moderation and to not eat them as often as you were before.

Phase 3
Phase 3 is the final and least restrictive Phase of The South Beach Diet. Dr. Agatston says as long as you continue follow some basic guidelines, the diet has become your way of life and you'll continue to maintain your weight.

(Please note you will need to read The South Beach Diet book in order to accurately follow this plan. You may also find the companion food guide helpful.)

Agatston, Arthur S. The South Beach Diet: The Delicious, Doctor-Designed, Foolproof Plan for Fast and Healthy Weight Loss, New York: Rodale (dist.: St. Martin's Press, April 2003).




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