South Beach Diet Tip List

A South Beach diet tip list can be useful to help you through.

This South Beach diet tip list can help you through — make the diet easier and keep the good results coming:

  • If you find it hard to cook dinner after a day of work, you can prepare casseroles ahead of time and freeze them.
  • Avoid getting famished. It is advisable to have three meals a day, no matter if you don't have them at regular hours. It is important that you don't skip meals and snacks. This will prevent starving and then eating a lot. The portions should be rather small.
  • Eat soup before meal — the hot liquid is quite filling and thus you will eat less. You can also choose water-filled fruits to fill you up.
  • Drink lots of water (at least 64 oz a day). You can try to flavor it with lemon or lime. Diet drinks are ok as long as they are sugar and caffeine free but drink them in moderation.
  • Avoid other activities while eating — you may get distracted and eat more than you should.
  • To avoid costly decisions (both for your wallet and your waistline) make a healthy menu plan for the week. (sticking with it you avoid the temptation of fast foods).
  • Condiments can contain hidden carbs. Make sure you check the ingredient list before choosing one. (Are allowed: mustard, lettuce, pickles, onions, horseradish sauce, sugar-free versions of salsa, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, steak sauce, mayonnaise. Are forbidden: cocktail sauce, ketchup).
  • Even if it happens that you slip up during the diet, try not to choke on it, get back on track.
  • Regular exercising results in more overall energy and is adviceable to use this weight loss diet tip as a base rule to keep fit.
  • The South Beach Diet permits swapping meals and ingredients to suit your tastes.
  • Throw away all the food you know will be too tempting for you to have around. Stock up good food and keep snacks wherever you go: in the car, at work.
  • If it happens to eat a 'bad' carb, eat it with a sugar-stopper to slow the absorption of sugar (fat, fiber, protein and acid-vinegar or lemon).
  • If you drink alcohol, drink sensibly.
  • Eat slowly, it will help you feel more filled, thus the brain has the time to receive and process the information that your stomach is full.
  • Try to stay motivated by writing down your goal weight and putting it in a place where you can see it every day. As you advance with the diet and begin to lose weight, try on clothes that were previously tight on you — it can be a helpful motivator.
  • Don't weigh yourself too often, it can be a drawback as body weight can fluctuate from one day to the other. Weighing yourself once a week would be fine.
  • It is better to have someone (a friend or partner) to diet with. Support can be very important and truly helpful particularly through early stages.