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Monday, January 16, 2006

Low-Carb, Fast Food Diet -- South Beach-Style!


Dr. Arthur Agatston's new book designed to fit into our busy lives

What's the first thing you think of when you hear the phrase "fast food?" Is it a double-decker cheeseburger, super-duper sized French fries and a 64 ounce bucket of sugary soda pop? Unfortunately, in the vernacular of our society these days, that's exactly what we immediately think of regarding quick and easy food. What a shame!

But Dr. Arthur Agatston, the ingenuitive creator of the world-famous South Beach Diet, thinks people's perceptions about what fast food is and how much better is could be needs to change dramatically. That's why he wrote The South Beach Diet Quick & Easy Cookbook.

We all live busy, hectic lives and desire to eat healthier, but we don't think we have time for that. We get up in the morning when our alarm clock goes off and we don't stop until our heads hit the pillow at night. Our go-go-go society has literally forced us into making bad decisions regarding our health and well-being and rising obesity rates and the onset of disease has been the result.

In The South Beach Diet Quick & Easy Cookbook, Dr. Agatston shows us that we CAN eat healthy AND fast! By implementing healthy carbs and fats into our meal plans, nothing will stand in our way of improved overall health and weight maintenance.

After giving a brief dissertation on how our society became a fast food nation, Dr. Agatston states in his book that implementing his South Beach diet principles into the real world is not as hard as some may think. He provides a well-explained glossary of foods you should stock up on when you go grocery shopping so you can enjoy any of the 200 delicious and nutritious recipes he offers in this book. The bright, colorful pictures of the completed recipes will tantalize your senses and motivate you to start trying these recipes right away!

Interestingly, before you get to the recipes, though, Dr. Agatston lists several pages of VERY simple meals and snacks to enjoy when you are wanting a quick low-carb pick-me-up, including tuna salad, luncheon meat wraps, and protein smoothies, just to name a few. There really is no excuse for NOT being able to stick with your low-carb plan regardless of how busy your schedule is.

One really neat feature of The South Beach Diet Quick & Easy Cookbook is the inclusion of several South Beach diet success stories sprinkled throughout the book. Real-life examples of how this diet has helped others overcome their weight problem will encourage you to take this journey for yourself.

With recipes for breakfast, soups and snacks, salads, fish and shellfish, poultry, beef, pork, lamb, vegetarian, sides and, of course, desserts, The South Beach Diet Quick & Easy Cookbook will keep your tastebuds happy while you are livin' la vida low-carb.

Although I did not personally use the South Beach version of low-carb to lose nearly 200 pounds, I can certainly appreciate the invaluable contribution that Dr. Agatston has made on today's culture with his weight loss concepts focusing on the food fats and carbs. The low-carb lifestyle has gotten such a bad rap because it has been so grossly mischaracterized by the media and the self-proclaimed health "experts" that its original message has now been convoluted.

But most people who follow a low-carb lifestyle are eating the good fats, healthy amounts of protein, the good carbohydrates while avoiding the unnecessary sugars, white flour, and starchy foods that lead to weight loss disaster. Dr. Agatston understands that and is trying to help others take an interest in their own health before it is too late.

Getting people interested in weight loss is step number one to eradictating this obesity epidemic once and for all. Providing books like The South Beach Diet Quick & Easy Cookbook will help people lose the weight and then maintain their weight loss forever as the sands of time keep ticking away.

There are no more excuses! It's time to lose weight and keep it off! The South Beach Diet Quick & Easy Cookbook will help you do it -- FOR GOOD!

2 Comments:

Blogger Newbirth said...

In the absense of an Atkins calendar this year I bought the South Beach calendar. It's not as good, but I figure it will have to do, and I'm sure some stuff is applicable.

No Dr. Phil weight loss calendar this year either. *sigh* Oh well.

1/17/2006 1:25 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

I'm still trying to decide whether I want to try this cookbook. I was only somewhat satisfied with the original South Beach Diet Cookbook. Some of the recipes were great, but others had... issues.

3/06/2006 2:59 PM  

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