I am always skeptical about diet books that seem to be “new editions” or “updated” versions of earlier publications because, more often than not, I find minimal differences between the new publication and the one that I most likely purchased only months before. However, the The South Beach Diet Supercharged: Faster Weight Loss and Better Health for Life bucks this trend by actually providing a wealth of additional information designed to fine-tune the diet’s core principles.
As expected, the details of the South Beach diet plan are outlined at length, but it is written in a clear and concise manner that makes the refresher course a welcome one. In addition, here the principles are combined with the findings of the long-term research that has taken place since the plan was first introduced. Since exercise is a key component of any diet plan (as Dr. Agatson has consistently made clear), it also makes perfect sense for the authors to share a detailed fitness plan, making the book a comprehensive source for healthy eating and living.
This book also expands the list of foods which are allowed and should be avoided on each phase of the plan and includes a number of enticing user-friendly recipes. Although in some diet books the recipes seems to be unnecessary filler, here their inclusion is great enhancement in light of the fact that Dr. Agatson’s other South Beach cookbooks have been so warmly received by plan followers.
Since Dr. Agatson prescribes the diet to his patients, he is also in the best position to recognize the trends in the types of questions posed by plan followers, as well as the most common sources of confusion about its instructions. To this end, the frequently asked question section provides an abundance of valuable information, and many of the issues presented are wholly consistent with the questions and concerns I had as a plan follower.
The South Beach Diet Supercharged: Faster Weight Loss and Better Health for Life adds a significant amount of information about the Plan that has not already been published, and it is a great way to rev up your dieting engine. With it, you will have sufficient guidance to either start the diet or to build upon your previous success.