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Wedding South Beach Diet



As with any new diet, you need to be careful that you are taking care of your body. It’s no secret that a bride stresses about how she will look in her wedding dress, but this doesn’t mean that you should rely on dangerous fad diets to achieve your weight loss goals.

The Wedding South Beach Diet seems to combine the elements of a fad diet with those of a healthy diet. (You should consult with your physician before beginning).

Some of you are probably wondering what the diet is and what are its pros and cons?

Basically, there are distinct phases of the Wedding South Beach Diet. During the first stage, you maintain your regular meal sizes and portions, but you completely eliminate carbohydrates from your diet. This first step is the strictest in the diet and lasts for 2 weeks. In the first phase of the diet, dieters are encouraged to eat lean meats and vegetables, low fat cheese, nuts and eggs.

In the first couple of weeks, dieters will typically lose between 8 and 12 pounds. In the next phase of the diet, restricted foods are gradually introduced and weight loss should stabilize to about 1 to 2 pounds per week. Dieters will continue with this phase of the diet until they reach their desired weight. Finally, in phase 3, dieters learn to eat a healthy, balanced diet that they can maintain for life.

Now, this diet seems simple enough and appears to be a mostly healthy method for losing weight. The diet does have its pros and cons. The good thing about this diet is that it endeavors to teach users about a balanced diet. Ultimately, the goal of the Wedding South Beach Diet is to start eating well-balanced meals and to maintain this behavior for life. Another pro of the Wedding South Beach Diet is that it is usually very well planned and easy to follow. The rules of the diet are clear and dieters are not required to take any supplements.

Unfortunately, there are some cons to this diet as well. First of all, our bodies actually need carbohydrates to provide us with energy. The first two weeks of the diet require that you consume no carbohydrates, and this can have serious implications on your energy levels. In addition, the diet claims that you will lose 8 to 12 pounds in the first couple of weeks. This level of weight loss can be quite dangerous if it continues over time, and is likely the result of a loss of muscle mass rather than fat. Finally, this diet makes no mention of the importance of exercise. Exercise increases our energy levels and also makes us fit inside and out.

The most important aspect of any diet that will help you lose weight for your wedding is that it teaches us to eat healthy and exercise. BistroMD uses these factors to measure the effectiveness of a diet and so should you.

About BistroMD:

BistroMD™ is the nation’s leading physician-designed, chef-prepared diet meal delivery company. Founded by Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D., one of several hundred medical doctors in the country board certified in the field of weight loss, Dr. Cederquist has been helping clients lose weight for over 15 years. Building upon her medical expertise and her nutritional knowledge of a balanced diet, BistroMD helps people achieve healthy weight loss through home-delivered meals that are healthy, delicious and convenient. For more information on BistroMD visit: www.BistroMD.com.

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