The South Beach Diet Supercharged
The South Beach Diet Supercharged: What It Is
Five years after the publication of his wildly popular South Beach
Diet (which has sold some 23 million copies), author Arthur Agatston, MD, has
released an updated version called The South Beach Diet Supercharged.
The diet outlined in the new book is essentially the same as that found in
The South Beach Diet, with some additional foods allowed. What's new is
the addition of 20 daily minutes of interval walking or total-body toning
exercises designed to "rev up your metabolism" and result in faster weight
loss and better health.
After listening to his patients and getting feedback on his web site,
Agatston says, he decided to update the South Beach Diet plan with more
flexibility in the earlier phases along with the new exercise
"We learned about lots of struggles people were having with weight loss and
exercise, from sitting all day and getting injured when they go to the gym
[and] boredom with routine exercises, to hitting plateaus and yo-yo dieting,"
he says. "That inspired me to figure out a way to safely burn more calories
without a huge time commitment."
Some studies have shown that losing weight requires close to an hour a day
of moderate exercise, more time than many people can easily fit into their
lives. So Agatston teamed with University of Miami exercise physiologist Joseph
Signorile, PhD, in search of fast-track fitness, and discovered the merits of
Just as a car uses more gas when you start and stop, interval training burns
more calories than walking at a steady pace, Agatson says. Further, adding
high-intensity intervals makes muscles work harder. And, as a bonus, Agatson
says, "time goes by much faster while you are exercising."
The South Beach Diet Supercharged also includes lots of practical
advice, and strategies for maintaining weight loss. It includes plenty of tips,
success stories, answers to frequently asked questions, menu plans, and 40 new
recipes. The South Beach Diet Supercharged is
available as a book, audio compact disk (narrated by the author), and a workout