Book Review - The South Beach Diet
OK... I've fought weight problems all my life. And I'm now getting to the age where I REALLY need to do something about it. Not only for the weight issues, but the health issues (cholestrol and such). Since trying to manage it on my own hasn't worked in the past, I figured it was time to take a look at an eating plan that could help both of those problems. To that end, I picked up and read The South Beach Diet by Dr. Arthur Agatston.
Yes, this may sound like I'm trying to follow the latest diet fad. Perhaps I am. But there's some sensible logic to the eating style, and we'll see how it works. I start the two week Phase 1 portion today, and I'll report back on progress periodically.
The book itsself is pretty good. It lays out the logic behind the diet plan, and touches on how to manage the plan in certain circumstances (like at restaurants). It then goes into what's allowed on Phase 1 and Phase 2, as well as a sample menu and recipes for the dishes listed. It's slanted more towards the practical than the theoretical, and that's a good thing as you're trying to get going on a new style of eating.
The value of this book will only be seen over time, but I'm mildly optimistic that this eating plan will help me achieve some of my health goals...