Sunday, December 30, 2007

South Beach Diet Phase 3

Phase 3 is the maintenance phase of the diet. By the time you get to phase three, your target weight, this lifestyle of eating will seem enjoyable and natural. This is the part of the diet where it is most important to feel comfortable cooking various recipes, because if you are following the South Beach Diet, this is the way of eating that you have committed to for the long term. Feel free to experiment with your favorite recipes during this phase of the diet, looking for ways to cut out as many carbohydrates as possible. This is also the least restrictive of the three phases, but it still focuses on good carbs and good fats. Good carbs are high in fiber and low in the glycemic index. Your body takes its time to digest these carbs and they are not turned rapidly into sugars. Good fats include olive oil and are polyunsaturated or monounsaturated. The bad fats that you are avoiding are saturated and trans fats.

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