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][1]: 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.

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 5 of 5, 93 total comments)

Sarah

I am 27 5'4" and I weight 220 lbs and I was not always fat I stoped eating right and setting limits for myself I used to walk everywhere and now I drive BUT I AM going to treat myself better I have children and I want despratley to see them grow up and have families of their own.

posted Aug 21st, 2008 8:58 am


Lori

In the First Magazine this month it has an article on the SB Turbocharged diet. It gives a sample mean plan for week 1 & 2. For lunch it is a black bean soup/step and includes 2 regular sized cans of black beans. The menu indicates that that is for 1 person for 1 meal. Is that true? That is alot of food and over 600 calories. Thanks.

posted Aug 10th, 2008 8:07 pm


Lori

In the South Beach Supercharged article in First Magazine, it gives a sample meal plan for week 1 & 2. For lunch it indicates that one serving includes 2 cans of black beans make into a soup or stew. Is the full 2 can recipe really just for one person for one lunch? It seelsm like it is alot of food. That is what the article indicates also?

posted Aug 10th, 2008 8:07 pm


chubzee

SBD Supercharged ! I plan on purchasing the book this weekend. I know the SBD works just need some motivation on getting back on track. You see...next month I celebrate my quit. (ex smoker) Before I quit smoking I was on the SBD and lost 26 pound in less than 6 months. I maintained the weight loss for over two years. Needless to say when I quit the Nic...I replaced it for food. Yikes..all the weight has came back. So...any ideas on how I can get motivated? I refuse to light up....anyone here wanna give me a kick in the butt to get me started ?? LOL I know I CAN DO IT ! I know IT WORKS ! SOUTH BEACH IS THE WAY TO GO !!!!

posted Aug 7th, 2008 5:48 pm


lynne

How do vegetarians fare on this diet? Have not bought the book to get started but wondered if veggie dogs and burgers are allowed?

posted Aug 4th, 2008 9:51 am


barbara

I think it is so ignorant to stero type people that are over weight. Some do eat right and exercise and yet are still over weight. Until you are in an overweight person's shoes i think you should keep you arogant opionions to yourself stacy e the only one who has the right to judge is God and I don't think you are him so shut up!!!!

posted Jul 30th, 2008 1:40 pm


Andra

Stacy E, maybe some people are overweight because they don't exercise, but not all. I am overweight and exercise six days a week, an hour (minimum) a day and never lost any weight. Granted, I wasn't eating what I was supposed to, but I can tell you from my own experience that exercise isn't the key for me. I enjoy exercise so I do it, but I'm not fat because I'm lazy!

posted Jul 8th, 2008 12:35 pm


Carol

Stacy E is right yet quite WRONG!! Not everyone has the same body type or metabolism. I suffer from thyroid disease - I train for marathon walking and didn't lose an ounce and sensible eating didn't help. With the South Beach Diet everything came together for my body and medical condition. If it works for you go for it - but know your body and don't let blanket statements govern your life - it is what it is.

posted Jun 23rd, 2008 10:03 am


Amber

I have seen a registered dietician that was was surprised to learn that the food pyramid isn't a one size fits all. I do excercise and eat well; but if I even lean just a litlle more on the carbs I gain immediately. So blanket statements implying tat overweight people don't do as others think they should are somewhat ignorant.

posted Jun 18th, 2008 4:53 pm


Marcia

sorry, guys, Stacy E is right, and I'm 5'2" and 220 lbs. We have to admit it, and then get it right!

posted Jun 17th, 2008 8:15 pm


SWall

How would you know what overweight people are eating Stacy E.? Are you God and watching us all the time. Get off your high horse!

posted Jun 17th, 2008 8:45 am


Stacey E

The South Beach Diet wasn't initially meant for people to lose weight. Actually most people who go on "diets" aren't willing to work for results, so not having to exercise is perfect for the majority of people. I find it interesting that so many people mention the exercise, and the lack of specific foods in the first two weeks, when if the people going on the diet were actually eating all of the fruits and vegetables they were supposed to in the first place, they wouldn't be going on a diet. Most people are overweight because they don't exercise, or they don't eat properly. Funny how the only criticisms of this diet are that he doesn't pound the idea of exercise into your head. Or that, how shocking, for two weeks you can't eat fruit. Like overweight people are following the food pyramid in the first place.

posted May 21st, 2008 11:41 am


happy about this

Finally! They added some exercise. how can any diet be successfull w/o that?!

posted May 8th, 2008 4:12 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