Kim S. - , reviewed The South Beach Diet: The Delicious, Doctor-Designed, Foolproof Plan for Fast and Healthy Weight Loss on + 11 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
This book was well written & had a lot of great pointers. Also has some good recipes. A must read for anyone trying to improve their lifestyle and incorporate a better diet & way of living that fits into everyday normal life with "normal" eating.
stubbytate reviewed The South Beach Diet: The Delicious, Doctor-Designed, Foolproof Plan for Fast and Healthy Weight Loss on
Helpful Score: 3
Be careful if you're a diabetic. I found that a mostly protein diet for the first 2 weeks was not healthy and blacked out once for lack of carbs. There are GOOD carbs out there and this diet WILL incorporate them eventually. If you're a diabetic, add a small amount of good carbs to this diet and you'll do OK.
I lost weight. My son lost over 100 pounds in a few months and qualified for the Army enlistment weight requirements for low body fat and weight. It's a lot of discipline and can be costly because of all the fresh veggies and fresh fish that they ask you to prepare. I truly didn't care for the low-fat mayo because it tasted too sweet but you can substitute with other things like mustard or spices.
This book really helped me get a handle on my weight. Few years back, I was on the Weight Watchers program. That was also a good program, but when I moved I got off the program for convenience sake and never got back on it. Needless to say I gained the weight back. I read the South Beach diet and followed it strictly for about a year. That was over 3 years ago and I have maintained a good weight ever since. This book really helped me to locate the hidden food that was not helping me with my goal. I hope it helps you with yours.
Rachel G. reviewed The South Beach Diet: The Delicious, Doctor-Designed, Foolproof Plan for Fast and Healthy Weight Loss on
Helpful Score: 2
This is a great recipe book. I have tried several of them and have enjoyed it. One in particular is the spinach mini quiches. They are made in muffin tins-super easy to make and a delicious, on the run breakfast. The book is full of good ideas and really fresh recipes. Great summer food.
Growing up with a mother who was a fitness instructor and becoming one myself I love to eat healthy and exercise. After having kids though, that went out the window for several years. I got fed up with the family's (and my) poor eating habits. I had gained a lot of weight (mostly in the stomach region) and felt like I became lazy. I bought this book and figured I'd give it a try. This diet is TRULY amazing! It's actually not a diet at all and I never got hungry! I learned how eat properly and better than I ever knew how as a fitness instructor. The family can eat the same foods with you too! REAL food!
I lost my first 10 lbs in the first 2 weeks! It came right off my midsection just like the book said it would! You CAN achieve your desired weight with this book as a guide. Are you ready to commit? You bet you are!
Valerie P. reviewed The South Beach Diet: The Delicious, Doctor-Designed, Foolproof Plan for Fast and Healthy Weight Loss on + 8 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
No carbs for two weeks, then start adding things back in slowly.
This book is well researched, easy to read, and makes good sense to me. I have a good, standard understanding of nutrition and how the human body works as a machine. Calories as fuel, if not used then they are stored. This book reiterates that principle and shows you how the KIND of calories matters, especially when trying to trim/slim and make your machine work more efficiently.
I have been adhering to the SBD principles for about 6 weeks now and have lost approx 18-20lbs. The plan and course of action works. I keep it by my bed for "reminder" reading from time to time.
While not an avid Southbeach follower, this book has some good recipes that are healthy and low in carbs. It particularly has some great main dish salad recipes (the Dilled Shrimp Salad is a favorite) and just makes you think about cooking in a more healthy way.
I love this book.. in fact I bought one for both of my sister also. The recipies were delicious and fun to make.. We are a pasta family and we lost weight easily following this diet.. even my husband and son enjoyed the meals..Great book for anyone who needs that extra push when it comes to dieting..
Excellent diet because I don't like diets and restricting my eating. If you're over 40 or have had trouble losing weight or keeping it off I would highly recommend this book. Great recipes delicious meal ideas.
I really like this book that is really about making lifestyle changes. The diet starts out low-carb, but after two weeks you can add healthy carbs and fats. A friend of mine lost a lot of weight with this diet and completely transformed her body.
These two cassette tapes are abridged, but close to the original book. Highly recommended!
Willy W. reviewed The South Beach Diet: The Delicious, Doctor-Designed, Foolproof Plan for Fast and Healthy Weight Loss on + 503 more book reviews
A lengthy explanation of the South Beach Diet along with a lot of "real life" stories and a few recipes. The diet has worked amazingly well for my husband and sister in law. Less so for myself, frankly my own eating habits are not far off from his recommendations so weight loss is slow and minimal. But Sister in law lost 60 lbs. in about 9 months and husband 15-20 lbs. in just a month.
I lost 25 lbs in 3 months using this book and I do not have great willpower or patience to eat the specified foods in the book. I simply followed the basic rules loosely. I can only image how much more weight I could have lost and will lose when I actually strictly abide by the book. I'm a total skeptic when it comes to these "popular" diets, but you can't argue results. I highly recommend this book for everyone.
This book is fantastic. Between the two of us, my husband and I have lost over 100 lbs. I love to cook, and the recipes are full of fresh flavors, and are easy to make. You will soon learn to adapt your own recipes to be South Beach friendly...and best of all...you get to eat a lot of food...all day long.
Deb M. reviewed The South Beach Diet: The Delicious, Doctor-Designed, Foolproof Plan for Fast and Healthy Weight Loss on + 48 more book reviews
Developed by noted Miami cardiologist Dr. Arthur Agatston for his patients, THE SOUTH BEACH DIET became a national phenomenon, because it works. It's not low-fat. It's not low-carb. This clinically proven, healthy plan to lose weight teaches you how to eat the right carbs and the rights fats. In addition, the South Beach Diet will help reduce your cholesterol as well as help prevent metabolic syndrome (pre-diabetes). As a result, you'll lose weight safely and keep it off.
For years, cardiologist Arthur Agatston, M.D., urged his patients to loose weight for the sake of their hearts, but every diet was too hard to follow or its restrictions were too harsh. Some were downright dangerous. Nobody seemed to be able to stick with low-fat regiments for any length of time. And a diet is useless if you can't stick with it.
So Dr. Agatston developed his own. The South Beach Diet isn't complicated and doesn't require that you go hungry. You'll enjoy normal size helpings of meat, poultry, and fish. You'll also eat eggs, cheese, nuts, and vegetables. Snacks are required. You'll learn to avoid the bad carbs, like white flour, white sugar, and baked potatoes. Best of all, as you loose weight, you'll loose that stubborn belly fat first!
Dr. Agatston's diet has produced consistently dramatic results (8 to 13 pounds lost in the first 2 weeks!) and has become a media sensation in South Florida. Now you, too, can join the ranks of the fit and fabulous with The South Beach Diet.
Developed by noted Miami cardiologist Dr. Arthur Agatston for his patients, THE SOUTH BEACH DIET became a national phenomenon--because it works. It's not low fat. It's not low carb. This clinically proven, healthy plan to lose weight and keep it off teaches you how to eat the right carbs and the right fats. In addition, the South Beach Diet will help reduce your cholesterol as well as help prevent matabolic syndrome (pre-diabetes). As a result, you'll lose weight safely and keep it off.