Diet #1 was designed to help strip fat and water from the area between the muscle and the skin.
Diet #2 is intended to deplete your muscles of both glycogen and water. Following this diet for three consecutive days will increase the rate at which your metabolism burns fat and decrease the sensitivity of your muscle cells to water, thereby causing them to release any stored water. Because of the lack of carbohydrates (in particular, sugars) consumed on these days, you may experience one or more of the following:
• Tendency to be more temperamental than usual
• Slightly greater-than-usual weight loss (due to loss of water)
• Increase in perspiration
• Craving for sweets
• Increase in urination
Please be advised that these are normal "withdrawal symptoms" that may occur as a result of the small quantity of sugar you're consuming. As stated earlier, this program was specifically designed to rid your body of such harmful things as sugar, toxins, and excess fat deposits. During the period when these undesirable substances are being eliminated (which usually occurs during the first fourteen days), you may consume a small piece of fruit (to deal with the effects of withdrawal from sugar) if you begin to feel lethargic or slightly dizzy.
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WHAT IT IS A three-phase plan that has been likened to the low-carbohydrate Atkins program because during the first two weeks, South Beach eliminates most carbs, including bread, pasta, potatoes, fruit and most dairy products. In PHASE 2, healthy carbs, including most fruits, whole grains and dairy products are gradually reintroduced, but processed carbs such as bagels, cookies, cornflakes, regular pasta and rice cakes remain on the list of foods to avoid or eat rarely.