Advertisement

| |

Home > Diets > Lifestyle Based Diet Navigation    
User Rating

94%

of people who tried this diet like it

Tried it? Rate it!
out of 100
based on 52 reviews

South Beach Diet Supercharged

Take this popular low carb diet to the next level.

BACKGROUND Start the Diet Now Advertisement

The South Beach Diet has just gotten a makeover. The new and improved South Beach Diet is encapsulated in the book The South Beach Diet Supercharged: Faster Weight Loss and Better Health for Life. South Beach Diet mastermind and leading cardiologist, Dr. Agatston, is now helping Americans make smarter changes in the way they eat and exercise so that they will lead healthier, fit and longer lives. In addition to his trademark eating plan, he and exercise physiologist, Dr. Signorile, have created a three-phased workout regimen that mirrors Phase 1, 2 and 3 of the South Beach Diet. New meal plans, expanded recipes, the latest on nutrition research and inspiring South Beach Diet success stories are also part of this Supercharged plan.

This expanded version contains a more flexible eating plan and a new exercise plan that is designed to supercharge your metabolism and shed pounds.

PRO
  • The South Beach Diet Supercharged emphasizes clean and wholesome eating
  • Encourages interval exercising, which is effective and time-efficient
  • Includes practical tips and resources for cooking and preparing meals, going out to dinner and exercising.
  • Includes more vegetarian-friendly recipes and 40 new recipes
  • Named #5 in the Best Commercial Diets by US News, 2011
CON
  • The South Beach Diet Supercharged includes some inaccurate nutrition assertions
  • Many of the South Beach Diet already-prepared foods contain artificial sugars which can have a laxative effect
DIET and NUTRITION

If you're already familiar with the South Beach Diet then you'll be delighted at the newly expanded food selections, which include 40 new recipes and two full weeks of all-new meal plans for Phase 1 and 2.

The overall plan of the South Beach Diet has not changed with this updated version. The emphasis on lean proteins, low-starch veggies, and low-fat dairy still comprises the crux of this diet.

Similar to the initial South Beach Diet, you will eat three meals a day and small snacks when needed. The plan is also split into its two trademark phases. Phase 1 is the stricter phase, allowing you to only eat low glycemic veggies, lean proteins and small amounts of fat. Phase 1, which lasts two weeks, is followed by Phase 2, which adds a bit more leniency to what you can eat. Whole grains, fruit and alcohol are allowed in addition to all of the foods in Phase 1, but only in moderation.

Phase 1 of Supercharged includes more meat, poultry, vegetables, beverages, desserts, soy foods, legumes, healthy fats, and prepared foods. Phase 2 includes everything in Phase 1, plus more fruits, starches, and a little alcohol.

Even if you're a vegetarian or a picky eater, you can customize your own meatless menu. Below is a snapshot of meals you can eat during each phase of the program:

Phase 1

  • Breakfast: 6 ounces tomato juice; 1 poached egg with smoked salmon; ½ cup of spinach cooked in olive oil
  • AM Snack: Celery with low-fat cheese spread
  • Lunch: Tossed salad with romaine lettuce, smoked chicken, 1/3 small avocado, tomatoes, onion and cooked turkey bacon; 2 tablespoons low-sugar salad dressing
  • PM Snack: ½ cup shelled edamame with sea salt
  • Dinner: Roasted rotisserie chicken; tossed salad with mixed greens, chopped cucumber and cherry tomatoes; roasted artichoke hearts cooked with olive oil and black pepper
  • Dessert: Vanilla chill, with sprinkle of cinnamon, blended until frothy (recipe included in book)

Phase 2

  • Breakfast: 6 ounces tomato juice; 4 ounces artificially sweetened fat-free or low-fat yogurt; Irish oatmeal with cinnamon and walnuts; coffee or tea with 1% or fat-free milk and sugar substitute
  • AM Snack: ¾ cup strawberries and latte with fat-free milk
  • Lunch: Thai Shrimp Soup; tossed salad with mixed greens, chopped cucumber and cherry tomatoes; 2 tablespoons Lemony Dill Dressing or low-sugar prepared dressing of choice
  • PM Snack: 1 hardboiled egg with bell pepper strips
  • Dinner: London broil with fresh mushrooms cooked in beef stock with herbs of choice; roasted asparagus with minced shallots; Cannellini Bean Mash
  • Dessert: Chocolate mousse

Phase 3

  • Breakfast: ½ grapefruit; 2 scrambled eggs with cheese and salsa; 1 slice whole grain toast; coffee with 1% or fat-free milk and sugar substitute
  • Lunch: Roast beef wrap; 1 nectarine
  • Dinner: Grilled salmon with salsa; tossed salad with mixed greens, chopped cucumber and cherry tomatoes; 2 tablespoons Lemony Dill Dressing or low-sugar prepared dressing of choice
  • Dessert: Chocolate-dipped apricots
EXERCISE

The South Beach Diet Supercharged exercise program combines both high intensity and low intensity interval exercise focusing on a 10-week walking program. In addition, there are 27 strengthening and toning exercises that help you build muscle and develop a more defined look. The exercise section comes with photos and instructions.

The newly-devised exercises are intended to be done on most days of the week. They are a 20-minute daily investment on your part. Accompanying the book, the South Beach DVD, can also be purchased.

CONCLUSION

Maybe it's part genius marketing and part sound nutrition, but many people have had luck losing weight with the South Beach Diet. Its new supercharged version is updated with new meals, information and an exercise plan, a key component of any weight loss regimen that was missing in the previous South Beach Diet editions. Its emphasis on arming you with information on how to make longstanding behavioral changes when it comes to eating and exercise is the mark of any successful healthy lifestyle plan that keeps you fit for the long run.

See the Official South Beach Diet Web site

Common Misspellings

South Beach Diet Super Charged, South Beach Diet Superchargd, south beach diet, south beach book, southbeach diet

Learn More in the Slideshow

View About South Beach Diet Slideshow


Related Diets: Atkins Diet, South Beach Diet, Dr. Gott's No Flour No Sugar Diet, Low-Carb Diet, Sugar Busters!, My Pypeline


> Leave Feedback

User Feedback

(Page 4 of 5, 93 total comments)

Tammy

This diet was hard for me because I'm not a meat eater. It takes alot of planning, and of course eating healthy is more expensive than junk. If you can make it through the first 2 weeks, its great. No more cravings. AT ALL!! Then when it was time to advance to the next level I was afraid of gaining, but didn't. I would definitely recommend this diet to anyone. I am a nurse in a open heart area and the cardiologists recommend this book to their patients.
One thing I can't do is diet or fat free salad dressing so I use the kind I like and I still lost. I started this diet about 7 months after the birth of my son and lost all my pregnancy weigh plus more. I was smaller then I had ever been. I had so much more energy and felt good about myself.

posted Jan 22nd, 2009 6:10 am


mike

I lost 8lbs. the first 6 days, and lost 23 pounds total. this is a awsome diet. i am doing the diet again, along with exercise to get in shape for the ND fantasy football camp. I hoped to get super charged this time. THE energy i get from this diet is truly amazing.

posted Jan 17th, 2009 8:32 am


Kelly

I tried this diet 2 years ago and lost 30 pounds, the first 20 pounds in 1 1/2 month. To maintain the weight loss you have to eat between 100-150 grams of carbs per day otherwise the weight comes back really quick.

posted Jan 13th, 2009 12:11 pm


Megan

I've dealt with weight problems since my early teens, and this is the only diet that has ever really worked for me on a prolonged basis. I stated the diet in June of '07 and by the next January had lost 30 pounds! Due to preparing to graduate and a tightened budget (the expense of South Beach is a problem) I fell off the diet somewhat and re-gained about 7 pounds over a 6 month period. I've just purchased South Beach Diet Supercharged. I'm excited to start it again and lose the weight I've gained as well the rest of the weight I need to lose to get to my goal.



South Beach is a great diet because it's very healthy, you don't really get hungry, and you can really lose a lot of weight. I love it! There is the significant drawback of the expense, but if you can do it, this diet is really, truly worth it.



I freaking love this diet. It's really changed my life.

posted Jan 8th, 2009 1:43 am


Peggy

My hubby & I have been on this diet and we love the food. Just wish to ask questions like for food allergy's. So far I've just not done those. It makes for good retirement for us both.

posted Jan 3rd, 2009 6:52 pm


AngieH

This is the one plan that I have actually been able to follow. It is not difficult and the principles are sound. Diets don't work, but South Beach does. It is not a diet. It simply teaches you how to eat, kind of like the ten commandments of healthy eating. I have lost 35 pounds and am still working to lose an additional 60. It is not an immediate fix, it takes a long time and a lot of hard work, but if you stick with it, your heath and appearance will thank you for it.

posted Dec 16th, 2008 5:18 pm


Anita

I know the SBD works because I lost over 16 pounds for my high school reunion. I lost it in about a 3 month time period. It is the best quick fix diet for losing if you stick to it. My daughter is getting married in March and it is now December. I am on the SBD now and I just ordered the new SB Supercharged book. I plan on staying on the diet. I know it works and along with at least a 15 to 20 minute walk each day...I will drop the weight!

posted Dec 6th, 2008 11:47 am


ber

On it for 7 days, no weight loss. Need to loose 14lbs to be back to my pre pregnancy weight of 9 stone. What am i doing wrong?

posted Nov 20th, 2008 6:47 am


cindyc

I LOVE the original SBD. I was planning on get the supercharged eventually. I Have been on the diet for 2 months, lost 20 lbs and went from a size 16 to a size 12. My brother has lost 26lbs and is in better health. I am a college student and there is no way I can afford most of the food but I eat the basic foods and do with what I can afford and I love it. I feel great and I feel so much more confident. It's honestly a life style change and its become a regular habit for me. This diet is good for the old and the young. TRY IT!!!!

posted Nov 13th, 2008 9:50 am


mara

Easy to follow diet and lost 10 lbs. first two weeks. Plan on continuing.

posted Nov 8th, 2008 7:07 am


Lucy

I have the original SBD book and I had it on my book shelf all these time and never read it... But lately I needed a good effective way to lose weight, not looking for another new diet but a new lifestyle. My boyfriend mentioned SBD and I decided to take the book off the shelf and give it a try. I must say, I've tried many ways to lose weight and this is the only way I actually did- I lost 5lbs in three days. I know it sounds crazy but its true. This diet can only be dangerous if you continue if you kept on phase 1 which is not what this diet is all about. Overall I like this diet and I will keep the SBD principle in mind and keep the weight off for life.

posted Nov 6th, 2008 7:56 pm


Becki

My husband lost 30 lbs and I lost 20 lbs very easily. The first few days are rough but once you get past those first few days it was easy. We learned that we actually liked alot of food that we would not have even tried if it we had not gone on this die.

posted Nov 3rd, 2008 4:09 pm


E. Izabelle

I don't know why anyone would say that this diet is dangerous...
I think it is very healthy and effective.
Even my children likes some of the foods I prepare from the recepies.
I believe if someone is worried about the sugar substitutes then just skip the dessert!

posted Oct 24th, 2008 12:58 pm


kaytlyn

this diet is dangerous!

posted Oct 8th, 2008 10:59 am


Elizabeth

I am in my 60's and overweight. I am about to remarry in a few months and am determined to lose weight to look and feel better. I too want to live to see my grandchildren.

posted Oct 1st, 2008 6:37 pm


sabrina

Well how do you eat better if you can't afford to purchase the food now days???

posted Sep 26th, 2008 4:40 am


B

Stacey, Stacey, Stacey, GET A LIFE. You sound like someone I know. She is not happy in her life, but wants everyone to think she is. So you need to work on your problems and stop putting others down to make yourself feel better.

posted Sep 24th, 2008 8:45 am


Rika

I must say that the SBD really works, but in order for it to work, I really had to make up in my mind that I really wanted it to. What ever one's situation(s) may be, bottom line is you can only lose weight for you. Which is why 3 years ago I decided to take the SBD on with full force and wow!! after 1 1/2 years I droped half my size, going from 265 pounds at a size 26 to 173 pounds at a size 12. You're probably wondering if I kept it off. Well, the answer is no! and it wasn't because the SBD didn't work, it was because I didn't utilize the important tools that was provided for me over the course of my SB journey. However, today is another day and like the book says " If you fall off, pick yourself up and start over" repeat phase 1 repeatedlty if you have to. That's what I'm doing and I've already lost over 13 pounds. The only difference is that this time I decided to bring a few friends along the journey with me from my job.

posted Sep 23rd, 2008 9:14 am


Rika

One thing that I forgot to mention to Stacey E was, that it is a shame that you have to out down the moral of others with projected thoughts and feelings. Only one person can judge and the last I checked his/her name was not StaceyE. It would be fair to say that you are entitled to your opinion, but please don't preach it as if it were gospel because it definitely is not. And please keep in mind that, not all fat people are fat due to laziness and not all skinny people are skinny because they eat right. I've seen many unhealthy skinny individuals in my days and my fair share of healthy over weight people as well.

posted Sep 23rd, 2008 9:14 am


kim

i did this diet and lost 54 pounds in a year and a half. I also exercised at the gym. It does work, but you have got to follow it and not cheat.

posted Sep 9th, 2008 12:17 pm



 

Leave Feedback

Skip the moderation queue by becoming a MyDIR member.

Already a member?

Need to sign up?
It’s free and only it takes a minute.
There are two ways to join:


Or, proceed without an account