South Beach Diet products are available at a variety of retailers, both online and in-store. The products can be purchased online at Amazon, Vitacost, Lucky Vitamin, Drugstore and Walgreens. Retail stores include Albertson's, City Market, CVS, Dillon's, Kroger, Meijer, Publix, Walmart and Rite-Aid.
The South Beach Diet offers a variety of products designed to make it easier and more convenient to follow the diet. Products include Meal Bars, 100-Calorie Snack Bars, 100-Calorie Snack Smoothies, Good to Go Cereal Bars and Sweet Delights. The products are to be used during phases 2 and 3 of the diet as morning or afternoon snacks or meals on the run.
The South Beach Diet emphasizes the importance of consuming whole, natural foods, but offers the South Beach Diet products as a convenient way to stick to the plan during times when whole foods are inconvenient or unavailable. An important part of the South Beach Diet is "strategic snacking," or consuming a mid-morning and mid-afternoon snack between meals. This helps the dieter prevent hunger and cravings and stay energized and focused. South Beach Diet products are designed to make strategic snacking easier and more automatic, so the dieter is less likely to be tempted by fast food and unhealthy vending machine choices.