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The New York Times Bestseller The South Beach Diet™ is one of the leading diets in the country, with over 5 million books in print and more than 300,000 online subscribers. The South Beach Diet™ Online introduces our customers to fabulous foods and taste sensations. With hundreds of delicious recipes, flexible guides for eating out, and advice on how to shop for healthy and wholesome ingredients.

New diet squeezes in on weight-loss scene
The South Beach Diet recommends high-fiber foods, fresh vegetables and lean meat, but it also allows for an occasional indulgence. Easy-to-follow instructions keep dieters from having to count the numbers the way they do on calorie-counting regimes. In addition to the adherence to the glycemic index, Agatston also steers clear of animal fat. He suggests sources of unsaturated fats such as nuts and olives instead of bacon and fatty meats.

South Beach Diet Bulletin Board
A discussion and support forum for the South Beach Diet. The Diet was created by Dr. Arthur Agatston, a highly respected cardiologist, to work with your body safely and effectively. This diet works in phases, the first two for a specific timeframe and the third phase for life. With this new approach, you can stop counting calories, stop weighing food portions, and stop feeling as though you are deprived from eating good-tasting and satisfying food! Actually, you will be eating three, normal-size meals but wait, that not all! You will also get two snacks each day and with meal plans that are designed to be flexible, you can enjoy a variety, based on what sounds good to you on any particular day.

South Beach Diet Guide
Offers practical information on getting started with the SBD, plus personal experiences, a recipe exchange, and public discussion forums. When the diet was originally developed, Dr. Agatston's motivation was not with the appearance of his patients, but the prevention and reversal of heart and vascular problems stemming from obesity. Since then, the diet has been so successful in helping people lose weight, word started spreading like wildfire. The diet has since gained considerable popularity and exposure, in the form of a book and pay-to-subscribe website. The diet has become known as the "physicians diet" due to the large number of doctors that have used it to lose weight and improve their health.

South Beach Diet Information - Learn how SBD helps to archive weight loss by consuming the right amount of good carbs and fats. Also provide weekly diet plan and recipes. There are many diets to choose from in today’s society: low-fat diets; low-carbohydrate diets (low carb diets); reduced-calorie diets; and low-protein diets, to name but a few. The choice of eating plans has never been wider for dieters. And now, the newest competitor within this field - The South Beach Diet (SBD) has taken America by storm, and is set to do the same worldwide.
South Beach Diet appears to differ from other diets in that it does not rely on low carbs or low fat. Instead, its purpose is to educate us to rely on the right carbs and fats, and teach us to avoid the ‘bad’ ones. Unlike the increasingly popular Atkins Diet, this diet does not entail cutting out a particular food group.

South Beach Diet Support
A support forum for individuals on the South Beach Diet. The verdict is in: those simple carbs we've been living on are killing us. For good health, we've got to get our blood sugar under control and stop the incessant cravings. Or so says Dr. Arthur Agatston, author of The South Beach Diet. The first half of the book details the science behind the diet. Most of the explanations revolve around why things you thought were healthy—-orange juice, wheat toast, carrots—-are actually evil. To avoid blood sugar surges, Agatston created a modified carbohydrate plan, recommending plenty of high-fiber foods, lean proteins, and healthy fats, while cutting bread, rice, pastas, and fruits. Major differences from other diets include a lack of concern over portion size and a serious indifference to exercise. Feeling full while on a diet is a beautiful thing, but it seems odd that a cardiologist buries his exercise recommendations in a solitary sentence.


The South Beach diet -
The last half of the book covers his three-stage plan; daily diets are mixed with recipes, some of which are from South Beach restaurant chefs. The most restrictive period lasts just two weeks, enough time to stabilize your urges and lose a few pounds; stage two adds fruits and a handful of other carbs, while stage three is meant to last the remainder of your life, with occasional lapses for white bread or birthday cake. While the diet is sound, the book could be better organized. The first half mixes scientific study with anecdote in a seemingly random way, while the mix of meal plans and recipes can be confusing. Still, the recipes are varied and tasty, and you'll never feel deprived, unless you currently happen to live by bread alone. --Jill Lightner



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