The South Beach Diet

Version: Abridged
Author: Arthur Agatston
Narrator: Arthur Agatston
Genres: Self Development
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Published In: April 2003
# of Units: 2 CDs
Length: 3 hours
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For years, cardiologist Arthur Agaston, 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 regimens for any length of time. And a diet is useless if you can't stick with it.

So Dr. Agaston developed his own. The South Beach Diet isn't complicated, and it 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, you'll lose that stubborn belly fat first!

Dr. Agaston'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.

Reviews (4)

Southbeach Diet

Written by Anonymous from Tampa, FL on December 31st, 2005

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Well presented, easy to listen to, very informative

South Beach Diet

Written by Anonymous on June 6th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 3/5

This is just enough information to make you buy the book. Good info but not much detail.

The South Beach Diet

Written by Lynn Baumgartner on February 14th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Worth buying or renting again. More like healthy eating than Low Carb.

South Beach Diet (abr)

Written by Anonymous from Utah, UT on January 20th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 4/5

This book had a lot of basics, but the 2nd CD gave me a lot of insight on things I did not know at all before. Why would you want foods that digest slower, how can the same foods be digested slower than others? The only downside to the South Beach Diet is it does not tackle working out. I had about 10 lbs. to lose and lost 5 the first two weeks. Of all the diets it does seem like one that people can stick with for a long time. It starts out like a "healthy" atkins, then progresses into more of a Zone type diet. I bought the cook book and feel this is one that will last.

Author Details

Author Details

Agatston, Arthur

Arthur Agatston, MD is a cardiologist and associate professor of medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He has authored numerous books and scientific articles and speaks widely on clinical and preventive cardiology at academic cardiology meetings and symposia. He is frequently quoted in the media on diet and health.