South Beach Diet Is Hot; Here's Why
The South Beach Diet produces rapid weight loss without counting carbs, fats, or calories.
In the U.S., a carbohydrate-rich diet translates into lots of
highly processed, low-fiber carbohydrates.
"The food we eat has often already been digested in the
factory," says Agatston. "Eating white bread is like eating table
Though Moore agrees that the South Beach diet can be healthy,
she reiterates the need for dieters to see a dietitian before trying it.
"The skill of a dietitian is to work within the parameters
of what an individual needs," she says. "It's fine to use this diet for
weight loss, but no diet fits everybody. For that reason, you need to work with
someone to make sure the general diet is tailored to your particular
John Casey is a freelance writer who lives in New York
Published May 19, 2003.