Southbeach diet phase 1: "Two Weeks of Restraint". This is known as the "strict" phase of the diet. This may lead to the wrong idea though. The southbeach diet states that you should never be left hungry and actually includes six different times you can eat throughout the day. Whilst on the southbeach diet, you should eat normal size portions that satisfy your real hunger, but no more. However the food you do eat should be limited to "good fats" and foods with the lowest Glycemic Index needed for blood sugar control.
"For the next 14 days you won't be having any bread, rice, potatoes, pasta, or baked goods. No fruit, even. Before you panic: You'll begin adding those things back into your diet again in 2 weeks. But for right now, they're off-limits." - Dr Agatston.
This phase should only last for 2 weeks.
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