While the South Beach Diet may have it’s nay sayers, I personally had great results when I was on it. For me that is the major problem of any diet, staying on it. It wasn’t that I struggled with the diet, it was just that my desire for carbs would take over from time to time. I still watch my carb intake, but I am not overly concerned with it. I have been able to loose 25 lbs by being on a similar version of the diet and keep it off without exercise. To me the South Beach Diet is a variation of the Atkins Diet. In some ways it is more lenient and in some ways it can be seen as more strict. Which diet is best? I really don’t thing there is a one size fits all. The diet that is best for you is the one that allows you to maintain a healthy weight and allows you to be at your best. Which Diet is working for you?
The South Beach Diet was developed by a Florida cardiologist who wanted to offer his patients a heart-healthy option for losing weight. According to Healthline, Dr. Arthur Agatston developed the diet after seeing that his patients following low-fat, high-carb diets were replacing eating too many sugars and simple carbs in an effort to replace unhealthy fatty foods. There are no long-term, randomized controlled clinical trials looking at the effects of the South Beach Diet on health, according to the Mayo Clinic.