Book Reviews of The South Beach Diet

The South Beach Diet
The South Beach Diet
Author: Arthur Agatston
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ISBN-13: 9781579546465
ISBN-10: 1579546463
Publication Date: 4/25/2003
Pages: 320
Rating:
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 368 ratings
Publisher: Rodale, Inc.
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 5
This is a nice handy quick reference book to help you with the South Beach Diet. A lot of good information on what foods you can eat at home and especially out to dinner.
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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.
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Helpful Score: 3
Seems more balanced than the Atkins diet and enjoyed the tasty recipes and snacks. Worthwhile reading on health and nutrition.
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Helpful Score: 2
This book helped me to lose 10 pounds in 2 weeks. I highly recommend it to anyone ready to lose weight!
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Helpful Score: 2
Pretty simple plan to follow and it works!
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Helpful Score: 2
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.
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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.
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Helpful Score: 1
This diet was excellent for me in high school and I wanted to fit into a prom dress. It's great for people who need to cut back on sugar and it's simple to follow!
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Helpful Score: 1
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.
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Helpful Score: 1
Lost 30 pounds following this -recipes included
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Helpful Score: 1
This is a really great plan to lose weight healthfully. It's not so much a crash diet as a new way to look at how fill your body with better food for you. I actually enjoyed it.
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Helpful Score: 1
A good heart healthy way of eating that is safer than other types of low-carb/no-carb diets. Easy to follow and contains some good recipes.
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Helpful Score: 1
What can I say....it works!!
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Helpful Score: 1
I tried this and it really works!
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Helpful Score: 1
Very easy to follow.
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Helpful Score: 1
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..
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Helpful Score: 1
great information, easy read, very healthy plan.
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Helpful Score: 1
My husband and I lost over 100 pounds between the two of us by following South Beach. It is easy, and you don't go hungry. This book is wonderful.
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Helpful Score: 1
Lost 22 pounds and lowered my blood sugars and cholesterol significantly!
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Helpful Score: 1
Reasonable weight loss plan that is healthy.
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Helpful Score: 1
Makes good sense for weight loss and healthy eating long term. Great recipes too!
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Helpful Score: 1
An easy to follow, healthy way to lose weight. Unless your me.
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Helpful Score: 1
it works if you work it
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Helpful Score: 1
Very helpful guide for weightloss and maintaining a good weight and health.
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Tons of recipes, if you like to cook, this can help with your menu and your diet.
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This is an interesting diet book. Very different from your regular types of diets. Easy to read and understand
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It works!!!!!
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Doesn't require that you starve yourself. You can still eat normal size helpings of meat, poultry and fish. Snacks are required. Includes meal plans.
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The South Beach Diet works!! Try it!!
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I lost 20 pounds!
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While it wasn't the diet for me, it did work. Interesting take on how to eat.
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This is a good diet - I did make my own adjustments, if you are looking for a different diet, it may be worth the read.
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The recipes are basic, but effective.
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I thought it was very informative.
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Good information and great recipes!
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Surprisingly good at what it sets out to do.
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This diet is hitting the nation with full force. This book contains great recipes to stick with the diet for good.
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This will really help you with weight loss.
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Very interesting. Tring out diet now
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This diet works if you will.
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Great book with great recipies. I even marked a few of my favorites.
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Nice book but a bit complicated for me, I guess I'm kind of lazy ?
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The delicious, doctor-designed, foolproof plan for fast and healthy weight loss.
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I need carbs, this did not work for me.
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it's brand new and has lots of great recipes and ideas! i wasn't using it. maybe you will!
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Good reading for anyone on a diet
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Brand new!
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I did not get the chance to read this one.