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The South Beach Diet Quick & Easy Cookbook: 200 Delicious Recipes Ready in 30 Minutes or Less    by Arthur Agatston order for
South Beach Diet Quick & Easy Cookbook
by Arthur Agatston
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Rodale, 2005 (2005)

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* * *   Reviewed by Martina Bexte

In his introduction, Arthur Agatston claims that 'the diet debates are over ... after decades of confusing messages - "low fat" one day, "low carb" the next day and "cabbage soup" the day after that, we (the medical community) have actually achieved a consensus of opinion regarding the principles of healthy eating. Experts agree that we should be consuming the "right fats", the "right carbohydrates", "lean sources of protein", and "plenty of fiber." These are the principles of the South Beach Diet, and they have been successfully used for weight loss and better health by millions of people around the world.'

If you're already following the popular South Beach Diet, then this Quick and Easy Cookbook will make a great addition to the series, particularly if you're one of those individuals who are continually pressed for time. Preparation times for most of the 200 recipes included in this volume average 30 minutes or less and they cover Breakfast, Soups and Snacks, Salads, Fish and Shellfish, Poultry, Beef/Pork & Lamb, Vegetarian Entrees, Sides and Desserts. Even better news; most of the required ingredients are easy to find at any supermarket. Dr. Agatston also provides a Glossary of Ingredients, Quick Meals You Can Make Without a Recipe, and additional lists of time-saving shortcuts. Recipes are in large print. They include a nutrition and caloric breakdown, plus there are plenty of full colour photos.

If you're finding yourself a little thicker around the middle these days, like I am, then this new direction for meal preparation - whether breakfast, lunch, dinner or light snacks - might be just the right encouragement you need to lose a few of those pesky pounds, or perhaps even premanently adjust your eating habits.

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