Dieting "...sound nutritional advice....Agatston encourages a well-balanced diet that includes plenty of fruit, vegetables and whole grains, plus nuts and healthy oils..." – Newsweek
Doctor-designed weight-loss... "It started out simply enough. Arthur Agatston, MD, a cardiologist, decided to develop an eating plan that would improve the cholesterol and insulin levels of his patients with heart disease. Now, the South Beach Diet has grown into something much bigger. That's because the plan Agatston created not only improves cholesterol and insulin levels, but it also has helped many people lose weight." – MSN Health
Good fats and good carbs! "Unlike the Atkins diet, Agatston's plan steers dieters away from saturated fat found in butter and fatty meats like hamburger and bacon and encourages the consumption of monounsaturated fats like olive oil and omega-3 fatty acids found in fish." – USA Today
What it is The South Beach Diet™ was developed by renowned cardiologist, Dr. Arthur Agatston. Rather than focusing on low-fat or low-carb foods, Dr. Agatston recommends a balanced diet that incorporates good fats and good carbs, and lots of delicious food! This “smart carb” diet consists of Three Phases:
Phase 1: Start Losing Weight. This is a two-week period of eating proteins – like meat, chicken, and fish – and plenty of vegetables, eggs, cheese, and nuts. You’ll cut out bread, pasta, and fruit – to help you banish cravings for unhealthy carbs. But don’t worry – you’ll add them back in! Phase 2: Reintroduce Carbs. Add your favorite whole wheat bread, pasta, and fruits back into your diet. You’ll stay in Phase 2 until you’ve reached all your weight-loss goals. Phase 3: Your Diet For Life. Nothing’s off limits in this phase. You’ll continue to follow the basic principles to maintain your weight and feel healthy.
Why it works The South Beach Diet™ Online takes all the benefits of the delicious diet and combines them with all the benefits of dieting online! It’s fun, effective, and delicious:
* - Over 800 delicious and easy recipes! No one will ever know you’re on a “diet” * - Answers and advice from Dr. Agatston himself! This is your chance to connect with the doctor * - Online registered dietitians dedicated to addressing all your concerns! * - Complete Diet Toolkit: Weight Tracker, Diet Log, Meal Planner, Grocery Shopping Lists, and more * - Beach Buddies: Get member support and tips to help you stay motivated and on track!
Is The South Beach Diet™ Online Right For You? With so many diets out there – low fat, low carb, low calorie – it can be confusing trying to figure out which is right for you. What’s unique about the South Beach Diet™ is that it’s not low fat or low carb, but rather – the diet incorporates good carbs and good fats. This allows you to eat normally and deliciously! In fact, many people feel they are able to eat all their favorite foods and still lose weight.
And now that the New York Times bestselling diet is online – losing weight is easier than ever. As an online member, you’ll have access to a database of over 800 delicious recipes, 12 weight-loss tools, five online nutritionists, and more. Plus, you can even ask Dr. Agatston – the creator of the diet – your own personal questions!