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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,216 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Arthur Agatston Narrator: Arthur Agatston, M.D. Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2004 ISBN:
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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 regimens 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 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. Agatston's diet has produced consistently dramatic results (8 to 13 pounds lost in the first two 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.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 2/17/2014

    " Really good but made obsolete by the Supercharged edition that came out 5 years later. I bought both books at the same time b/c I didn't know the difference, which I then found out is that Supercharged is a 2nd edition of sorts. I read this one first after the diet was recommended by my doctor, and it got me started - it's an easy read that really explains how sugar can affect you, enough that it really motivated me to follow the diet and stay away from the sweets! I'm still in the process of making some of the recipes - have certainly not tried them all - but some are amazingly simple and delicious, like the ricotta creme dessert! It is literally ricotta cheese w/a little flavor and it's amazing! I'm sure this diet isn't for everyone - it's certainly about personal fit - but it spoke to me and my individual issues (like blood sugar spikes and drops, and becoming starving and irritable), and for me hearing about WHY eating healthy works worked for me! I've lost 6 pounds in 3 weeks and still motivated! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dana | 2/12/2014

    " I learned many very interesting and scary things from this book!I will never eat a pbj sandwich again! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aaaylsworth | 2/11/2014

    " While I am not a fan of the South Beach diet, due to my love of sugar, this book is an excellent read for sugar monsters like myself. The book encourages eating plenty of lean meats, vegetables and nuts. It discourages diets filled with sugar and an overabundance of carbohydrates...and provides reasoning into why you need to avoid a plethora of these bloating belly foods. This was an easy read for anyone interested in healthy eating. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara Kottmeier | 2/11/2014

    " Interesting book - difficult for me to follow. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kevin | 2/10/2014

    " Some good points on nutrition and diets. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kalani | 2/8/2014

    " I am a 45-year-old chubby girl and I need to lose weight. My friend Kim introduced me to South Beach, and this is a diet I am excited about. After the initial 2-week "Phase One" where carbs and sugars are off-limits (kinda torturous), the "Phase Two" weight-loss portion of the diet is an eating plan that I think I can stick to. In my opinion it mirrors the Word of Wisdom fairly well: meat in moderation, whole grains, vegetables, fruits, etc. I am about five days into Phase One currently, and although I might kill for a piece of bread, it's really going rather well and I feel good. Avocados are a gift from God and I love them, and they are allowed! It's a good thing. Wish me luck! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Regan W | 1/24/2014

    " This book was great. It was very informative and full of easy to understand facts about how the body processes the food we eat. It makes me mindful of how what I eat will effect me. I may be able to actually make a lifestyle change because of this book. How great is that? Read it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/21/2014

    " Although I hated the diet (I was light-headed from the lack of carbs), there is a lot of stuff in the book that makes sense. Although I don't follow the diet anymore, it did help me change my eating. I try to eat only good fats and good carbs. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather Lei | 1/19/2014

    " It was very informative. It made sense so I'll give it a shot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy McC. Mc.C | 1/6/2014

    " Good information- it is my New Year's resolution. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jackie (like2read) | 1/5/2014

    " I followed this diet when I was loosing weight and it worked. But you have to follow it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annette | 12/24/2013

    " We're trying this new diet just like everyone else... the only problem for us is no bread, pasta, rice, potatoes, carrots, cake, cookies, popcorn, muffins and worst of all, no beer... what will we eat!?! We made it through our first breakfast, wish us luck! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bonnie | 12/20/2013

    " Interesting information. I am going to give it a go, but not too hard core do to current health. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashley | 12/14/2013

    " I have PCOS and I lost 30 pounds with this diet! I was able to get pregnant after over 2 years of trying to conceive. It really does work and it's not a "diet" diet book. The first 2 weeks are hard, but after that it's a breeze! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Trish | 12/2/2013

    " This book has some great information and good recipes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deborah | 11/25/2013

    " Great Review of Cholesterals and breaking down of sugars. I love the recipes but don't agree with the phases. It is great information for a healthier diet, with yummy recipes! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheryl Schibley | 10/9/2013

    " I lost 10 pounds - my husband lost 20 and I hope you like poached eggs. Really - it's an excellent diet book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matthew | 9/30/2013

    " My big take away from this is that I should try and limit my carbs. In trying to actually do the diet I learned it is vastly difficult to eliminate the carbs but certainly I can do better at when I choose to consume them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lexi | 7/8/2013

    " Daniel and I are going to give this a try... well, once we get back from Indiana anyway. It sounds do-able! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kit Trout | 2/27/2013

    " This jives with all my nurses' education about nutrition and diet. Paul and I have lost 15 lbs (between us) in 2 weeks so far. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 11/14/2012

    " If I lose the thirty plus pounds on this plan (which I intend to start Jan. 2nd!), then I will rate this 4 or five stars. The plan makes sense to me and I agree with the nutritional aspects, but if the plan doesn't work, then it's all a bunch of bunk. We shall see... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam Howell | 10/8/2012

    " Straight forward. Easy to comphrend. Seems to make logical sense. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Greg | 9/22/2012

    " Atkins for people who want to appease their uppity friends who're afraid of bacon. Cauliflower blended up tastes the same as mashed potatoes? Give me a break, Dr. Agatson. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenni Prange Boran | 6/4/2012

    " I have to give up wine for two weeks. Wish me luck...I start October 15th. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 stars | 8/17/2011

    " Good ideas, but I did end up gaining all the weight back (and more) after I lost it all. This is practically impossible, in my opinion, for anyone who wants to have some variety in their diet and not have to restrict all the time. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anastasia | 7/23/2011

    " I'm reading this to discuss with a family member who is following this diet. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shanan | 6/26/2011

    " The reason I give this 5 stars is because it just makes sense in how our bodies respond to food. I have been able to lose over 20 lbs and feel great! I think it's one of the most sensible ways to eat even though it's quite restrictive as far as sugar goes! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Greg | 6/21/2011

    " Atkins for people who want to appease their uppity friends who're afraid of bacon. Cauliflower blended up tastes the same as mashed potatoes? Give me a break, Dr. Agatson. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kayla | 6/9/2011

    " i read this to help me go wheat free for a couple of weeks. Although I didn't follow the diet, I now have total respect for those who do! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dinah | 5/24/2011

    " I could count the number of diet books I've actually finished on one hand. Haven't bought a lot over the years, but definitely more than five. This didn't get me over the hump, though I think I got some value out of the chapters I read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristi | 5/23/2011

    " After one month on the diet, my husband has lost 26 pounds, and I have lost 16. We have now loaned the book to a friend. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brynn | 5/8/2011

    " I believe the South Beach diet to be a healthy, life-long focused diet. Not extreme or unhealthy, which I appreciate. It works, too, which is the most important, right? Great book and great diet plan. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angela | 4/10/2011

    " Read this, followed it for a few weeks, lost 17 pounds, stopped following it, gained the weight back. Maybe I'll get back to it again someday. Maybe not. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 3/9/2011

    " I like all the food rules except the artificial sweetener suggestion. I find it odd that a diet consisting of such healthy foods incorporates chemically processed "non" food. I'll follow all but that. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Eliana | 3/2/2011

    " I kind of have no respect for myself after checking this out. But my sister swears it has good guidance on some things. WE will see. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jek | 1/25/2011

    " Informative. I appreciate the details on the WHYS and feel it is not simply a sell. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 1/12/2011

    " I read this to help change our eating habits so we can bring my husbands cholesterol number down. Lots of good information about the glycemic indexes of foods. I plan on referring to this as I learn how to cook new healthy alternatives for my husband. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Audra | 1/7/2011

    " The recipes in this are fantastic! Can be altered to meet your family's eating preferences too. I didn't really read the diet part of it- just wanted some healthy fun recipes! "

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About the Author

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.