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by Arthur Agatston

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This book is ideal for those looking to normalize their weight, speed up their metabolism, reduce or eliminate junk food cravings, and rebalance their blood sugar levels. The diet consists of multiple stages so as to allow the body to gradually adapt to the dietary changes and resulting improvements in overall functioning. The diet is based on fresh foods leading to an increase in nutrient intake and improvements in mood, energy, and fat burn. The author presents the diet more as a lifestyle that boosts wellness and prevents disease, particularly important to the growing numbers of ailing baby boomers. ... Book Review: The South Beach Diet Supercharged – Faster Weight Loss and Better Health for Life By Arthur Agatston, MD with Joseph Signorile, PhD » Katarina Nolte
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  KatarinaNolte | Aug 10, 2013 |
Back in 2003, when the SBD first came out, I was a freshman in college and terrified of the "freshman 15". My mom bought me the first [b:The South Beach Diet|239478|South Beach Diet|Arthur Agatston|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1173028631s/239478.jpg|260534] and my freshman 15 was a negative 15. Through out college, I remember thinking that I was overweight, but looking back at those pictures, I truly miss how skinny I was! Through different doctors and vitamins and pills and such I got to a point where I gained a rapid and unexplainable amount of about 50 lbs and haven't been able to lose it. I have no desire to exercise, and whenever I do, I just feel worse and more hopeless. I kinda gave up on the SBD way of life, because it wasn't working, and with now feeding the husband, my methods were hopeless. Well, now [a:Arthur Atgatson] has updated and more than republished his old SBD book, this one is completely an upgrade. [b:The South Beach Diet Supercharged|2218656|The South Beach Diet Supercharged Faster Weight Loss and Better Health for Life|Arthur Agatston|http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51YDcjWQTyL._SL75_.jpg|2224448] does have all of the old advice, but so much more, and more in depth, that makes more sense. Plus there is more scientific data to back it up, and more success stories to brag about with the lifestyle. The supercharged part of the diet now is the emphasis on exercise. Not to say that he had not mentioned it back in 2003, he had, but not in the depth and detail with the experts backing his work as it is in this book. It's taken me about three weeks to read the book, and I've been on the diet for about two and some weeks, and have so far lost 'eh about 10 lbs. It's not fabulous, but it is more than I've been able to do in the last year. So, even though, on day two of the diet, the hubby stocked the fridge with Dr. Pepper and Ginger Ale (my favorites). I haven't had a one, and I'm doing fairly well. I read the exercise portions today, and they appear simple, and appear to be something I am capable of... Just saying, I despise exercise, and the activities are put into a format of ONLY 20 MINUTES a day, and no more. So, I might be able to fit that in between a book or two. ( )
  cherryblossommj | Dec 13, 2009 |
This was an excellent book. You can really learn a lot about dieting from this book. I started the diet and over three months I lost 35 lbs. I would definately recommend this book to a friend. ( )
  ds841982 | May 12, 2009 |
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More than just recipes, this South Beach title includes an exercise plan to jump start your weight loss.
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Dr. Agatston shows how to rev up your metabolism and lose weight faster while following the proven healthy eating principles of the original diet: choose good carbs, good fats, lean protein, and low-fat dairy. Collaborating with Dr. Joseph Signorile, a professor of exercise physiology at the University of Miami, Dr. Agatston presents a cutting-edge, three-phase workout that perfectly complements the three phases of the diet itself. Based on the latest exercise science, this ease-into-it fitness program combines low- and high-intensity interval exercise (with a focus on walking) and functional core body-toning exercises. Also included is the latest nutritional research on how specific foods high in vitamins, minerals, fiber, and a host of phytonutrients help keep you healthy; new and expanded lists of Foods to Enjoy; taste-tempting Meal Plans for phases 1 and 2; and dozens of easy-to-prepare new recipes, including Eggs Frijoles, Chock-Full-of-Veggies Chili, Roasted Tomato Soup, Homestyle Turkey Meatloaf, and South Beach Diet Tiramisu.… (more)

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