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The last half of the book covers his three-stage plan; daily diets are mixed with recipes, some of which are from South Beach restaurant chefs. The most restrictive period lasts just two weeks, enough time to stabilize your urges and lose a few pounds; stage two adds fruits and a handful of other carbs, while stage three is meant to last the remainder of your life, with occasional lapses for white bread or birthday cake. While the diet is sound, the book could be better organized. The first half mixes scientific study with anecdote in a seemingly random way, while the mix of meal plans and recipes can be confusing. Still, the recipes are varied and tasty, and you'll never feel deprived, unless you currently happen to live by bread alone. --ll Lightner --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I enjoyed this book as I have tried this diet before and was confident it would work. Read more
This book is a must have for South Beach Diet Fans!
Great guide, easy to follow and read.
I have put a one star, to reach the people looking for the bad reviews in evaluating something, as I do. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Corpfi
I really enjoyed this book. it was very easy to follow, it gives you all the information you need with the meal plans set out for you, and the receipe's.Published 23 months ago by Satisfied customerSheila
Good I was hoping it was more recipes than instructions, but there were enough to satisfy me. so that's all right.Published 23 months ago by Wendy Michaels
It is a worth reading book. By following the instructions, I lost 8 lbs in the first week . The recipes are easy to follow.Published on Dec 23 2012 by Lily Leung
I was so disappointed when I received this book.
One would need a magnifying glass to read it.
I was so looking forward to this book but will now have to purchase another... Read more