The South Beach Diet Author:Arthur Agatston For years, cardiologist Arthur Agatston, M.D., urged his patients to lose 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 ... more »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 lose weight, you'll lose 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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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.
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.