South Beach Diet Case Study

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i. Provide the name of the diet. South Beach Diet ii. Briefly describe the premise of the diet--what food items are included or removed on the diet, how would a person lose weight following the diet, and how long does it take to lose weight on the diet. This diet like many others is broken up into three phases. The first phase is the most limiting. As an individual progresses with this diet they will be able to eat more and more foods. For example, the first phase of the diet there is no consumption of: any fruit product, whole-wheat products, foods with added sugar, alcohol, and any food that is high in starch. The foods that are allowed during this first phase are: lean proteins, vegetables, beans, eggs, low fat diary, and 2 tablespoons…show more content…
Compare and contrast the components of the diet with the principles of a successful weight management program that are summarized below. a. Purpose: Improve Overall Health a. This diet is trying to improve someone’s overall health. It also relates to the principles discussed in class because it emphasizes the importance of physical activity and exercise.2This is a key factor to weight management that a lot of people don’t consider. It not only helps an individual lose weight, but it can also improve blood cholesterol and heart health. It benefits cholesterol because carbohydrates and unhealthy fats are reduced. This reduction also helps someone’s heart health. b. Time: Life-Long…show more content…
Method: Sustainable and Enjoyable Healthy Eating Practices & Daily Physical Activity a. This diet relates to the principle of enjoyable eating that was discussed in class. A person on this diet can eat snacks and even desserts. At first, this diet is very limiting, but after the first phase, the diet states no food is off limits.1 Also, this diet does suggest that someone should be doing physical activity or exercising regularly. This plan believes that exercising regularly can help boost your metabolism.2 d. Based on the above three principles, do you believe this diet is a safe, effective, sustainable, and healthy method to curb the obesity epidemic in America? Why or why
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