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South Beach Desserts

South Beach Desserts

South Beach desserts are very similar to Atkins desserts. Atkins presses this website more for low carb, while South Beach goes for the good carbs. In both, you will find dessert ingredients consisting of sugar substitutes, unsweetened cocoa powder, and vanilla extract. They differ because Atkins calls for sugar free chocolate and South Beach allows a little of regular chocolate.

South Beach desserts try to use as many natural products as possible. Whereas, Atkins uses all means necessary to make desserts comparable to regular cakes, cookies, sundaes, and pies. For instance, there are a few desserts listed on the South Beach diet menus that use ricotta cheese as the main ingredient. It is then sweetened with ingredients such as vanilla extract, espresso powder, mini chocolate chips and a bit of sugar substitute.

One of the desserts you will see on the phase two menu is chocolatedipped strawberries. You don’t get instructed to use sugar free chocolate like you do on Atkins. It seems that Atkins is more concerned with weight loss while South Beach is concerned with weight loss and health. There have been recent studies that show major health risks associated with sugar substitutes of all kinds.

Another of the South Beach desserts is strawberries with yogurt. They are both natural foods. It’s even better if you purchase organic ingredients. The South Beach diet does not specify this, but from my own experience and everything I have read, you’re better off with organic. You keep unhealthy pesticides and preservatives out of your body. This causes you to slowly appear slimmer because the unnatural chemicals aren’t causing you to appear puffy anymore.

About Joseph Lisi

Joseph Lisi is a member of the FWAA (Football Writers Association of America), the Maxwell Football Club and the National Football Foundation. He is the owner of the website: www.goforthe2.com and hosts a weekly college football radio show on SB Nation Radio and FNSTY Sports Radio from 10-12pm EST every Saturday morning. Listen live at: www.sbnationradio.com or www.fntsy.com/radio. Joseph is a former college football researcher for ABC Sports and has been featured on: SportsXRadio with Ken Thomson, ESPN Radio, Sirius XM Radio, FNTSY Sports Network, the Sid Rosenberg Show (640 AM Sports-South Florida), 1560 AM CBS Sports Melbourne, FL and multiple media outlets throughout the nation. Joe appears every Friday with Ken Thomson on SportsXRadio for the Football Fiasco in which every game on the college board is broken down during the show. Follow Joe on Twitter: @goforthe2

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