The South Beach Diet: Review

The South Beach Diet: Book Review

About The Book

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 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.

The South Beach Diet

Book Review

Guided by healthy food choices and a foolproof plan to lose weight fast is what you'll find inside 310 pages. Many of the recipes are easy to prepare and they taste great. I love the dinner and dip sections. My favorite easy to fix recipe is the Grilled Chicken Salad with Tzatziki Sauce. I especially like the wonderful salad options and the many delicious salad dressings. This is a good choice to add to your kitchen library.

5/5 stars.

The South Beach Diet


Tzatziki Sauce

1 c. nonfat plain yogurt
2/3 c. peeled, seeded, and diced cucumbers
3/4 tsp. minced garlic
2/3 ounce olive oil
2/3 ounce white vinegar
1 ounce chopped fresh dill
1 1/2 ounces chopped fresh mint
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
6 ounces shredded iceberg lettuce
1 tomato, diced

To make the sauce:

Combine the yogurt, cukes, garlic, oil, vinegar, dill, mint, and salt. Process in a blender or food processor until smooth. Refrigerate until chilled. Great over grilled chicken on a bed of lettuce. Serves 4.


Lady D

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