The South Beach Diet : The Delicious, Doctor-Designed, Foolproof Plan for Fast and Healthy Weight Loss
The South Beach Diet The Delicious DoctorDesigned Foolproof Plan for Fast and Healthy Weight Loss Author:Arthur Agatston 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.... more »
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.« less
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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.
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!
Angel M. (ooninang) reviewed The South Beach Diet : The Delicious, Doctor-Designed, Foolproof Plan for Fast and Healthy Weight Loss on
Helpful Score: 2
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.
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.