• South Beach Diet by Dr. Arthur Agatston

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    The South Beach Diet is a diet plan designed by cardiologist Arthur Agatston and dietician Marie Almon as an alternative to low-fat approaches such as the Ornish Diet and the Pritikin Diet advocated by the American Heart Association in the 1980s.

     

    South Beach Diet

    The Delicious, Doctor-Designed, Foolproof

    Plan for Fast and Healthy Weight Loss

     

     Product Details

    • Dr. Arthur Agatston
    • Hardcover: 310 pages
    • Publisher: St Martins Pr - 2003
    • Language: English
    • ISBN 10: 1-57954-646-3
    • ISBN 13: 9781579546465
    • Size: (L x W x H):
    • Rodale Books

    Condition: Pre-Owned

     

    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    The South Beach Diet is a diet plan designed by cardiologist Arthur Agatston and dietician Marie Almon as an alternative to low-fat approaches such as the Ornish Diet and the Pritikin Diet advocated by the American Heart Association in the 1980s.[citation needed] Although the original purpose of the diet was to prevent heart disease in Dr. Agatston's own patients, in the early 2000s, word of the diet spread and quickly gained popularity as a means to lose weight.[1]

    The term "South Beach Diet" is a trademark of South Beach Diet Trademark Limited Partnership.[2] A book, The South Beach Diet, was published by Rodale Books.

     

    From Publishers Weekly

    Despite the glitzy title, this is one of the more appealing diet books among the new "anti-carb" programs. Agatston, a doctor based at Miami Beach's Mt. Sinai Medical Center, found that his patients not only were unable to stay on various popular diets but their cholesterol and blood sugar levels remained dangerously high after trying these plans. The doctor chose to alter his own diet-first avoiding all carbohydrates and fruit and then reintroducing these foods in moderation. Feeling better and losing weight, he then consulted a nutritionist to modify his strategy to devise a sound method for his patients. The South Beach diet begins with a somewhat restrictive two-week program, generally producing a weight loss of from eight to 13 pounds. The initial phase may be difficult for those who crave bread, pasta and fruit. But there are still choices, and snacks (cheese, hummus, vegetables) are a necessary part of the diet. People shouldn't feel hungry on this part of the diet, stresses the author. The second phase offers somewhat more choices, including whole wheat bread and other selected carbohydrates. Agatston advocates combining the "bad" with the "good." For example, take whole wheat bread and dip it into olive oil, rather than using butter. Eat a very small amount of pasta with lots of vegetables, meat and healthy oils. Complete meal plans along with simple recipes comprise roughly half the book. Of course, there's no perfect diet that works for everyone but the enthusiasm of the conversational tone and the inviting manner make the book more appealing than many other diet tomes.
    Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
  • South Beach Diet by Dr. Arthur Agatston
  • South Beach Diet by Dr. Arthur Agatston
  • South Beach Diet by Dr. Arthur Agatston
  • South Beach Diet by Dr. Arthur Agatston
  • South Beach Diet by Dr. Arthur Agatston
  • South Beach Diet by Dr. Arthur Agatston
  • South Beach Diet by Dr. Arthur Agatston

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