The South Beach Diet: The Delicious, Doctor Designed, Full-proof Plan For Fast and Healthy Weight Loss by Dr. Aurthur Agatston is the latest new diet promising quick weight loss and good health. There is plenty of science and substance to back up the book’s tabloid title. Based on observations of his patients’ failed diets, Dr. Aurthur (Miami Beach’s Mt. Sinai Medical Center) developed his program through trying it out himself with much success. News of his patients’ dramatic successes soon spread, people started calling to ask for a copy of the diet, and local news began featuring stories and the South Beach Diet was a bona fide craze in Miami. And now, a best-selling book.
The South Beach Diet is is not low carb, nor is it low-fat, it teaches you to rely on the right carbs and the right fats—the good ones—and enables you to live quite happily without the bad stuff. The 2-stage program—over a 2-week period—weans you off sugars and carbohydrates and towards a more realistic, maintenance-level of combining bad with good.
Normal-size helpings of meat, poultry, and fish are OK, as are eggs, cheese, nuts, and vegetables. Even snacks are required! Just no bad carbs… like white flour, white sugar, and baked potatoes. The end result; a weight loss of from 8 to 13 pounds while keeping a lid on cholesterol and blood sugar levels. That translates into weighing less, living longer and being healthier. The book includes complete meal plans along with simple recipes, and Ashton using simple language and enthusiasm to get his message across.
“Dr. Agatston is a noted cardiologist who’s made many contributions, but The South Beach Diet may be his best. Importantly, this is not ‘another diet book.’ This is a book about health and well-being. Dr. Agatston does an outstanding job of explaining the importance of the types of food we eat and its impact on preventing illnesses, such as coronary heart disease and diabetes. Not only will you feel better if you follow his diet, but you will look and live better.”—Randolph P. Martin, M.D., Director of Noninvasive Cardiology at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta
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