Hi Lost...! Hmmm, well there aren't many parrallels with Atkins.. The premise of south beach is carbs, and their effect on stable blood sugar-- so the GI (Glycemic Index or load) of certain foods is what determines a BAD carb from a Good Carb. For example,
Atkins focus on Fat and Protein , and LOW carbs to put you in Ketosis
SB: Focus is on Balance, and SLOW carbs, where you won't go into Ketosis
Atkins: focus on number of carbs per day regardless of source
SB: no focus of # of carbs, the focus is on taking in Good Carbs.. That is most vegetables in Phase 1, in Phase 2 you can add back in WHOLE GRAIN breads, and some fruits.
Atkins: No real discussion on types of Fat
SB: Stresses to stay away from Trans and Sat fats..
There are others that I'm sure our other Beach Babes can add!
Welcome our Lost Lamb! and good luck in finding a plan that's right for you!