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Why Is The South Beach Diet Not Working?

Salad with Beans
If you're doing South Beach but not losing weight,
my new article at Infobarrel can help.

Are you frustrated because you're not losing weight on South Beach?

Did you have a great Phase 1, but are now having problems trying to move into Phase 2?

Many people do. Few understand that the book, as written, adds back too many carbohydrates, too soon. To find success, you'll have to tweak the diet to fit your individual metabolism and carbohydrate tolerance.

Most dieters who begin the South Beach Diet start with Phase 1, which works extremely well. This is because it is a lower-carb, grain-free, healthy-fat diet. On Phase 1, you can eat:
  • lean meats
  • vegetables
  • salads
  • beans
  • and dairy
The only problem you might have is if you’re sensitive to dairy products, but that’s an easy enough fix. Just eliminate the dairy from your menus.

Since you don’t count calories, carbohydrates, or protein grams, you can just make up for the lack of protein in the dairy by eating a larger serving of meat or eggs.

Problems begin when dieters move into Phase 2.

The only guidance that the South Beach Diet book gives to Phase 2 dieters is to start moving away from Phase 1 by adding a serving of grain and a serving of fruit to your daily menus, but for many dieters these two additions are adding back too many carbohydrates too quickly, especially if you are not cutting back on calories somewhere else.

If you have been trying to follow the South Beach Diet Guidelines and you are frustrated because the South Beach Diet isn't working for you, the only option you have is to tweak the diet to fit your metabolism and health issues.

To learn how to do that:

I have an in-depth guide on the South Beach Diet and how to tweak it to get your body fat coming off. To read that guide, simply click here. The link will take you to my South Beach article at Infobarrel.


  1. I'd love to see a website which customizes any type of diet for the user.

  2. I definitely do not believe that one-size-fits-all when it comes to dieting. Our metabolisms are all so different. But it seems that most people have problems wrapping their brains around that idea. Thanks for your comment.


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