Preparing South Beach Diet for Life
You have learned what the South Beach Diet is, how it works, and what to eat. Now, you need to get prepared to change the way you eat, for life.
Mindset Change for South Beach Diet
by accepting that the first couple of weeks will be
a big change but one you will not regret. The first
morning of this diet, you will eat a breakfast that
may consist of a two-egg omelet with two slices of
Canadian bacon, cooked in either spray canola or
olive oil. In your old life, you may have toasted
bread or a bagel and had fresh fruit or fruit juice
to go along with your omelet. However, with the
South Beach Diet, the bread will have to wait.
Most people have been conditioned their entire life
to add bread to meals. You have toast with
breakfast, sandwiches on bread for lunch, dinner
rolls with dinner, and cake, cookies, or pie for
dessert. However, during Phase 1, you will have to
forget about the bread. It may take a few days to
leave old habits behind but keep in mind that it is
during this time that your body’s inability to
process sugars and starches is being reversed. After
trying numerous diets, most leave you feeling
hungry, is one of the most difficult aspects of any
diet. A common denominator seen with overweight
people is that most of them skip eating breakfast.
When this happens, blood sugar drops, which then
increases the desire for bad carbohydrates to
escalate until lunch when the entire meal is blown.
Planning for South Beach Diet
Planning will help you stay away from snacking or
substituting things that are not healthy and could
cause weight gain. Remember that once you start into
Phase 2, carbohydrates will start being introduced
back into your diet along with fruits. You also need
to remember to eat your mid-morning and
mid-afternoon snacks, even if you do not feel like
it. Some of the greatest low-fats foods to
incorporate into your planning include cheese and
yogurt to replace the fats since they have no bad
carbohydrates. In addition, the sugar is found in
the lactose, milk sugar, is one of the things you
can have with the South Beach Diet.
The South Beach Diet is a lifetime change, lifetime
commitment, and a lifetime of health and vitality!
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