But where to start....how about a simpler read. It's important to understand the "WHY" when dieting, but I have to confess that often I end up like Charlie Brown, listening to his teacher when everything sounds like...
No worries with this book, the rationale is logical and easy to understand...even for me.
Next reason...a wonderfully easy and short exercise program that switches between interval walking and total body fitness - twenty minutes a day!!! Even I can do that!
Naturally, though, it's really all about food. The first time we did the diet, we lost twenty pounds each within a month and stayed that way for a couple of years. The move to Halifax two years ago somehow enabled us to move away from the healthy life style - less walking around town, less eating grilled food (no BBQ)...but that is all behind us. The recipes are so delicious even on Phase One - many will be continued long after we're done losing all the weight we want to.
Seriously....we've had guests for dinner and they never had a clue that the food was "diet" food until we told them.
Some of my favorite dishes so far....
Pecan Crusted Tilapia
The book calls for trout, but just demonstrates how versatile the recipes are) and now I can use ground pecans or other nuts to bread just about anything!
And I may never make real potato salad again after tasting this Hearts of Palm "Potato" Salad
I hope you follow our South Beach Diet journey at Once Upon a Feast.