The South Beach Diet Supercharged: Faster Weight Loss and Better Health for Life

The South Beach Diet Supercharged: Faster Weight Loss and Better Health for Life

by Arthur Agatston, Joseph Signorile
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The South Beach Diet Supercharged: Faster Weight Loss and Better Health for Life by Arthur Agatston, Joseph Signorile

Five years ago, with the publication of The South Beach Diet, renowned Miami cardiologist Dr. Arthur Agatston set out to change the way America eats. Now he has an even more ambitious goal: to change the way America lives by helping Americans become fitter as well as thinner and healthier . . . for life.
In the all-new The South Beach Diet Supercharged, Dr. Agatston shows you 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. The result: You'll look fitter and you'll burn more fat and calories all day—even at rest.
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. In every chapter you'll find inspiring success stories from real-life South Beach dieters and plenty of effective weight loss tips. And as an added bonus, Dr. Agatston answers the questions you've most often asked him about the diet since the original book was published.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312559953
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 04/28/2009
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 88,352
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Arthur Agatston, M.D., is a preventive cardiologist and associate professor of medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. In 1995, Dr. Agatston developed the South Beach Diet to help his cardiac and diabetes patients improve their blood chemistries and lose weight. Since then, his book The South Beach Diet and its companion titles have sold more than 22 million copies. Dr. Agatston has published more than 100 scientific articles and abstracts in medical journals, and recently he received the prestigious Alpha Omega Award from New York University Medical Center for outstanding achievement in the medical profession. He lives in Miami Beach with his wife, Sari.

Joseph Signorile, Ph.D., is a professor of exercise physiology and assistant director of the Laboratory of Clinical and Applied Physiology at the University of Miami. He is widely published and lectures frequently on the subjects of exercise training, muscle physiology, and metabolism.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book was good. I was disappointed that the Nook version did not come with the recipes. I am now going to have to buy the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's a great book but the problem is that the pages on the nook don't line up with the print book - so when the author refers to recipes or tips on certain pages - they aren't there on the nook. I am going to have to buy the print version for easier referencing. Very annoying.
turtle1173 More than 1 year ago
This doctor really knows his stuff. I have been a junk food junkie all my life. I followed the program strictly and what he says about your cravings vanishing for sweets is true. I have lost 70 pounds in 4 months and I feel great. I don't even want sweets or junk food. It is amazing. If I can do this, anyone can.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is basically a re-write of the original South Beach Diet book. I found different recipes that the original didn't have. There is also an exercise section for those who need more direction. The plan is simple, all you need is some will power. Overall I found the book to be interesting, but redundant. I would recommend the original South Beach diet for a beginner. This book just has more recipes.
southernsnow More than 1 year ago
Great book, was recommended to me by my Endocronologist as I was recently diagnosised with PCOS. Using the book to regulate my blood sugar - great tips and enjoying the update version. Has also been used by my friends who also gave it rave reviews. Not a diet book but a NEW way of eating and life. Great organization and geared towards Joe public did not feel like the doctor was talking down to me - felt inspired and motivated. Great reference book, well organized and we also love his receipe books that help you put the principles into motion. Truly principles that the whole family can adopt and use to improve overall health and wellness.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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 [book: The South Beach Diet] 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 [author: Arthur Atgatson] has updated and more than republished his old SBD book, this one is completely an upgrade. [book: The South Beach Diet Supercharged] 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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the first SBD book a few years back. Although I didn't have much weigh to lose then, I lost about 6lbs in 2 weeks w/out deprivation or calorie counting. Four years and an additional 50lbs later, I am ready to try it again. I just finished it and I am SO motivated to get moving on SBD again. I came back b/c his "diet" promotes the RIGHT way to eat. Long-term. For those who wrote negative reviews, you clearly did not READ the book. This is NOT a long-term low-carb diet. During the first two weeks, carbs are completely restricted b/c most of us are ADDICTED to carbs. I see it as a cleansing time to regain control and curb cravings. Agatston clearly states that he does not want people to remain on phase I b/c there are so many health benefits to GOOD carbs. He basically wants to break us of the processed carb addiction, and get us back to whole/natural foods that actually provide a plethora of health benefits. I like that he SLOWLY reintroduces us to healthy carbs so that we, again, have control over what we're eating and to see how we react to each food as it's re-introduced. I love that he doesn't encourage counting calories or keeping a food journal--that's just not a lifetime habit I want to worry about. It's about knowing when you're hungry, eating the right foods and being satisfied while providing nutrition your body needs. The exercise section is a bit more for beginniners--but I think he was being cautious to not cause injury or push people beyond their level to avoid injury. The interval training IS proven to burn more calories than cardio at one continous speed. This book is based on research which proves again and again that his "diet" is balanced and built for long-term heatlh benefits.
Ba-Na-Na More than 1 year ago
I was aware of South Beach Diet throughout all these years but I never made an effort to read any of the books by Dr. Agatston as I thought that there was too much hype about them and I considered this whole `South Beach movement' as a passing fad, especially after reading somewhere that South Beach Diet is nothing more than repackaged Atkin's Diet. But the main reason that I actually avoid diet books is the fact that I do not believe in diets. What I believe in is healthy lifestyle and I have already purchased my perfect healthy lifestyle book a few years ago ("Can We Live 150 Years"). For all that reasons I was surprised (actually `unpleasantly surprised' to tell the truth) when I recently got The South Beach Diet Supercharged as a birthday gift. Just to prove myself that I was right about my opinion about this book I took it for my bed reading the next evening. And that is when I was proven wrong. It turned out that this isn't actually a diet book per se. Like the other book this one is actually also a book about healthy lifestyle. Since the book is addressed to people having some problems with controlling their weight, a big part of it is devoted to nutrition. However the main focus here is on proper nutrition rather then just losing weight at any rate. The part on exercising gave me some good ideas for making a better use of my daily walks and weekends' hikes. A number of recipes for easy meals, healthy salad dressings, etc. should satisfy most demanding `Health Freaks' like myself... Although The South Beach Diet Supercharged does not beat the content of my most favorable Body Maintenance Handbook, it is definitely a good addition to it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm a big fan of The South Beach Diet. It helped me lose a lot of weight when nothing else worked. Using The South Beach Diet with Dan Robey ¿ The Power of Positive Habits¿. I felt comfortable losing the weight. Using these two tools together made my success guarantee. Reinforcing and making the South Beach Diet a Positive Habit in your life, will make any overweight person dream come true.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I expected something like I already have in the first book. There just aren't enough recipes to make it worth having.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The South Beach Diet Supercharged is really educational and inspired me to want to change my life!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was aware of South Beach Diet throughout all these years but I never made an effort to read any of the books by Dr. Agatston as I thought that there was too much hype about them and I considered this whole `South Beach movement' as a passing fad, especially after reading somewhere that South Beach Diet is nothing more than repackaged Atkin's Diet. But the main reason that I actually avoid diet books is the fact that I do not believe in diets. What I believe in is healthy lifestyle and I have already purchased my perfect healthy lifestyle book titled 'Can We Live 150 Years?'. For all that reasons I was surprised (actually `unpleasantly surprised' to tell the truth) when I recently got 'The South Beach Diet Supercharged' as a birthday gift. Just to prove myself that I was right about my opinion about this book I took it for my bed reading the next evening. And that is when I was proven wrong. It turned out that this isn't actually a diet book per se. Like the other book this one is actually also a book about healthy lifestyle. Since the book is addressed to people having some problems with controlling their weight, a big part of it is devoted to nutrition. However the main focus here is on proper nutrition rather then just losing weight at any rate. The part on exercising gave me some good ideas for making a better use of my daily walks and weekends' hikes. A number of recipes for easy meals, healthy salad dressings, etc. should satisfy most demanding `Health Freaks' like myself... Although The South Beach Diet Supercharged does not beat the content of my most favorable Body Maintenance Handbook, it is definitely a good addition to it.
Hanyougirlie1 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this and found this book to be an excellent tool! The first couple of weeks were hard, but it all paid off when i shed 10 pounds :) I would recommend that anyone at least try this! It worked for my husband and I, and i think it would work for anyone else willing to try it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is great for anyone trying to lose weight or just trying to get healthy.
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