Celebrity Diet Secrets

by Errol Gollands

The South Beach Diet is a diet well known for being followed by many celebrities and is frequently linked to other low-carb diets, most of which have received considerable bad press.

If you want to lose weight whilst still maintaining good health, you must follow the most important, fundamental rules of the South Beach Diet and ensure you eat the right types of fats and carbohydrates.

The South Beach diet has been shown to lower cholesterol levels and some claims have even been made that the diet can also reduce the risk of diabetes and heart disease.

One of the side effects of dieting is often the development of food cravings. However, followers have said that eating this way eliminates food cravings because you don't feel hungry while on the South Beach Diet.

Losing weight whilst adhering to any weight loss program takes quite a bit of motivation and determination and the South Beach Diet is not different. Make sure you start the diet with a positive mental attitude and you will get you off to a good start.

As well as losing weight whilst on the South Beach Diet, you will also learn to eat healthily whilst discovering good carbs and fats, and learning how to care for your heart.

As the South Beach Diet is not a low-fat and low-carb diet, unlike many of other high profile diets, you may be surprised to learn that not all carbohydrates and fats are bad for you.

Learning how to eat the right sort of carbohydrates and fats is key to making the South Beach Diet work for you. Eating the right proportion of "good" carbohydrates and fats will take some getting used to but will quickly become second nature.

Weight loss is often rapid in the first two weeks of following the South Beach Diet program and you can expect weight loss of up to13lbs. However, things soon start to slow down and you must remember this is entirely normal and not start to worry that you are doing it wrong.

Achieving long-term weight loss, rather than just losing weight in the short term, is entirely realistic if you change your way of living and choose to follow the South Beach Diet way of eating indefinitely.

South Beach Diet, when correctly followed, is highly effective at ridding your body of excess weight whilst also keeping you healthy and improving your well-being.

Although it is similar to the Atkins diet, in that it works in stages, the South Beach Diet program could really be said to be a lifestyle rather than an actual diet. By following the plan, you will eat three meals and two additional each day, taken from the flexible meal planner that comes with the program.

Writing down and keeping in view your ideal weight loss goal has been shown to help you stick to your new way of eating and meet with success. Simply decide exactly how much weight you would like to lose, write it down and look at it often and it will help keep you on the straight and narrow.

Before starting the South Beach Diet, it might be a good idea to go through your cupboards and clear out any forbidden foods you find lurking as this will help you stick to the diet more easily.

Drinking lots of water serves two purposes whilst on most diets. Firstly, it will help you to feel more full and secondly, it will help to flush any toxins in your body that may be released as a result of following the South Beach diet.

It is important, regardless of whether you are following a diet program, that you make the time to fit exercise into your schedule. Regular exercise, as well as improving your fitness levels, will help to speed up your weight loss.

Its hard to stay motivated all the time and you may occasionally slip up when on the diet. If this happens, don't be tempted to give up. The South Beach Diet works so simply pick up where you left off and you'll soon start to see the weight dropping off once more.

Bill and Hilary Clinton and Bette Midler are just some of the celebrities that follow the South Beach Diet program. - 21609

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