December 19, 2018

Eating Keto-Friendly on the South Beach Diet

South Beach Diet launches Keto program in 2019

A couple of the diets I review on this site that have been getting more traffic than any are the South Beach Diet and the Keto Diet. It makes sense – they are wildly popular and are great ways to get healthy and lose some weight.

But what if I told you that you could combine these two effective diets into one eating plan and get the benefits of both? That’s entirely possible now, as the South Beach Diet is launching a keto-friendly program in 2019. Continue reading below to find what it’s all about!

South Beach and Keto-Friendly Foods

According to this press release this week from Nutrisystem (who owns the South Beach Diet), they will be releasing a new program in the upcoming year that will make incorporate the biggest diet trend of 2018, the keto diet. Keto is all about eating fewer carbs and more healthy fats, forcing your body to use fat as a fuel source and burn off excess weight in unwanted areas.

At first glance, that kind of eating doesn’t jive too much with what is traditionally eaten in the South Beach Diet, but they have plans to make it all work.

As said in the press release, the new keto-friendly version of their diet will feature low-carb, high-fat foods that are consistent with eating for ketosis.

eating keto-friendly on the South Beach Diet

The program was inspired by all the buzz that keto was getting this year and many inquiries from their customers wondering how they could combine this type of eating into their diet.

Currently, the South Beach Diet is made up of three phases:

  • First Phase: Getting rid of (nearly) all carbs for two weeks.
  • Second Phase: Slowly reducing foods like whole grains until you have hit your desired weight.
  • Third Phase: Maintaining your goal weight.

What Does It Entail?

There are not many details quite yet on what all is entailed in their new keto-friendly program, though I expect we’ll get more information as the new year rolls around. They did, however, kickstart this new initiative with the revelation of a new South Beach Simply Fit shake that is friendly to the keto diet. Each of these shakes will contain three grams of net carbs, as well as a healthy dose of potassium, calcium, magnesium, and MCT oil.

The goal of the new program is to make leading a keto lifestyle a little more approachable to those who follow the South Beach Diet. To accompany this new program, you can also use their app which will feature keto foods, recipes, tips, and other content (such as their blog at The Palm) to provide support to their customers.

My Thoughts

I’m a big believer in both of these diets. They can help you lose weight, not to mention they have great overall benefits to your health and lifestyle. If you can find a way to work both of them into your meals, that can only be a good thing! I’m looking forward to seeing what information comes out next year and giving it a try.

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T.J. LaPanta is a Florida based aspiring comedian and health nut.
When he's not trying to hack his way through a post-graduate degree, he's slaving away in the kitchen, working out, or trying to score a date.

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