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The South Beach Diet Dining Guide: Your Reference Guide to Restaurants Across America [Kindle Edition]

Arthur Agatston
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Americans spend $440 billion eating out at restaurants each year, and as the American culture is increasingly on the go, we let diets fall by the wayside as we fuel up on fast food and convenience foods. Now, with The South Beach Diet Dining Guide, dieters will have a trusted resource to keep them on track wherever they go.

The first part of the book features listings of over 75 of the most popular chain and family restaurants in America, including mall and airport listings. For each entry, the book provides an editorial overview and specific menu recommendations and nutritional information. The South Beach Diet Dining Guide focuses on what you can eat, not what you should avoid! The second part of the book covers suggestions on what to eat from different ethnic food categories, such as French, Italian, Mexican, Spanish, Indian, and Japanese.

A bonus section for the business traveler will include an editorial overview and menu suggestions from South Beach-friendly restaurants in 15 of the most well-traveled cities: New York; Los Angeles; San Francisco; Boston; Chicago; Atlanta; Dallas; Cleveland; New Orleans; Kansas City; Minneapolis; Miami; Washington, DC; St. Louis; and Las Vegas.


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About the Author

Arthur Agatston, M.D., is a preventive cardiologist and associate professor of medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. In 1995, Dr. Agatston developed the South Beach Diet to help his cardiac and diabetes patients improve their blood chemistries and lose weight. Since then, his book The South Beach Diet and its companion titles have sold more than 22 million copies. Dr. Agatston has published more than 100 scientific articles and abstracts in medical journals, and recently he received the prestigious Alpha Omega Award from New York University Medical Center for outstanding achievement in the medical profession. He lives in Miami Beach with his wife, Sari.

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  • File Size: 3722 KB
  • Print Length: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Rodale; 1 edition (March 12, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000SEKH3I
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66 of 69 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars South Beach Dining Wherever You Go February 6, 2006
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Like to eat out and on The South Beach Diet? This book will help you!

It's an American tradition to enjoy the company of others as you chit-chat about life at your favorite local restaurant. Whether it's fast food, casual dining, or upscale business dining that you prefer, the social atmosphere of eating out is an ingrained part of our society.

But what do you do when you are on a low-carb program like The South Beach Diet? Is there any way to stay on the program when you go out to a restaurant? You bet there is and The South Beach Diet Dining Guide is going to help you do it!

This handy little restaurant reference guide is PERFECT for people following The South Beach Diet who are wanting to know what they can eat when they are out with friends, family, or clients. Covering over 75 popular restaurant chains of all types, including some local upscale family restaurants in America's most popular cities, The South Beach Diet Dining Guide will not lead you astray from the tried and true principles that Dr. Arthur Agatston outlines for you in his popular program.

I like the way each type of restaurant is featured at the beginning of the book (i.e. Italian, Mexican, Japanese, Pizza) with clear instructions about what you should select when visiting the restaurant as well as what you should avoid. Especially for people who are new to The South Beach Diet, this invaluable wisdom from Dr. Agatston will pay big dividends for you in the long run if you learn how to incorporate this way of eating into your life now. Someday it'll become automatic for you!

Each restaurant is listed in alphabetical order in the book which provides specific recommendations for the various phases of The South Beach Diet depending on which one you are following.
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52 of 54 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars South Beach Diet is Now Even Easier! June 16, 2006
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My husband and I gave South Beach a try, but we gave it up about a year ago. The recipes were just so time consuming and the ingredients seemed pricey. We did experience some wonderful results, though. Well, now that more microwave meals are available and meal replacement bars, as well as a 30-minute meals cookbook and this guide, we've decided to give it another try.

This guide is wonderful. It lists all of our favorite chain restaurants. We had no idea there was anything low-carb at one of our favorite mexican restuarants, but sure enough, they offer up fajitas in lettuce wraps. And even for local restaurants not listed, this book gives you ideas on what to look for on all menus. This great resource is just another way South Beach doesn't even feel like a diet.
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60 of 64 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Delicious, Diet-Friendly Foods on all Types of Menus January 23, 2006
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The South Beach Diet Dining Guide offers an easy resource that points the way to delicious, diet-friendly foods on all types of menus.

This book helps you know how to navigate any menu so that you enjoy what you order and also eat well.

The first part of the guide features listings of over 75 of the most popular chain and family restaurants in America, including mall and airport listings. Each entry provides an overview of the establishment along with specific menu recommendations and nutritional information.

The second part of the guide focuses on upscale dining, with tips and recommendations for business-class restaurants in 15 of the country's most visited cities: Atlanta; Boston; Chicago; Cleveland; Dallas; Kansas City; Las Vegas; Los Angeles; Miami; Minneapolis; New York; Orlando; St. Louis; San Francisco; and Washington, DC. The section includes an overview of each of the 75 restaurants listed as well as menu suggestions.

The book also offers menu suggestions for popular ethnic cuisines, such as French, Italian, Mexican, Thai, Indian, and Japanese.

This book is based on The South Beach Diet which is a healthy weight-loss plan that encourages people to eat a variety of nutrient-dense, fiber-rich foods, such as lean sources of protein, reduced fat cheeses and dairy products, whole grains, fruits and vegetables, and the right fats like olive and canola oil.

I have to say that I've been eating The South Beach Diet frozen foods, and they are fantastic! Really delicious, healthy, high protein, low fat, and cooked within 4 minutes.

This is the best resource for people who really don't like to cook (like me) and want to eat incredibly delicious meals that are healthy. This is an excellent resource!

Barbara Rose, Ph.D. author of Know Yourself: A Woman's Guide to Wholeness, Radiance & Supreme Confidence and Stop Being the String Along: A Relationship Guide to Being THE ONE
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars South Beach Diet Dinning Guide February 23, 2006
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This book is an excellent source of information for when you are dinning out. I wish they had included more brand name restaurants in their book but at least its a very good source of general information if you go by the type of food you will be eating instead of looking for a specific restaurant.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not very helpful June 8, 2008
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I didn't find this book to be very helpful. I loved the South Beach Diet book. But this book only gives recommended dishes which is basically meat or salad. I would have liked to see the nutr. values for more food in each restruaunt so I could decide which one I was willing to have based on carbs and sugar.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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Needs to be updated with current market information, can find more information via the internet website via restaurant nutritional information. Many of the menu items listed no longer exist, and there are many popular restaurants (Cheddars, PF Changs, etc.) missing - look in the App store for more updated information...this book had me at "South Beach".....and I did not pay attention to publication date....
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More About the Author

Arthur Agatston, MD
Leader in Cardiac Disease Prevention and Creator and Author of The South Beach Diet

Dr. Arthur Agatston is the Medical Director of Wellness and Prevention for Baptist Health South Florida. A pioneer in cardiac prevention, Dr. Agatston's work with Dr. Warren Janowitz resulted in the Agatston Score, a method of screening for coronary calcium as an indicator of atherosclerosis that is used at medical centers throughout the world and considered by most experts to be the best single predictor of a future heart attack. Dr. Agatston is a clinical professor of medicine at Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine and an associate professor of medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. His cardiology practice in Miami Beach is focused on preventing heart attacks in high-risk patients.

Dr. Agatston has published more than 100 scientific articles and abstracts in medical journals, including the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Circulation, the American Journal of Cardiology, and the Annals of Internal Medicine. Among his many television appearances, Dr. Agatston was featured along with President Bill Clinton on Sanjay Gupta's 2011 CNN special, "The Last Heart Attack." He is a frequent lecturer on diet, cardiac imaging, and the prevention of heart disease both nationally and internationally and participates as a speaker, faculty member, and organizer of numerous academic cardiology meetings and symposia. Dr. Agatston has also served as an expert consultant to the Clinical Trials Committee of the National Institutes of Health and has served on committees of the American Society of Echocardiography, the American College of Cardiology, and the Society of Atherosclerosis Imaging. He is currently on the board of directors of the Society for Heart Attack Prevention and Eradication (SHAPE). In recognition of his contributions to cardiac prevention, the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) created the esteemed Arthur S. Agatston Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Award in 2011, which is given annually to pioneers in cardiac prevention. In 2009, Dr. Agatston received the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Award from New York University Medical Center for outstanding achievement in the medical profession.

In 1995, Dr. Agatston created his balanced approach to healthy eating to help his patients improve their blood chemistries and lose weight. His eating plan worked so well that a Miami TV station asked if it could offer the diet to its viewers. Hundreds of South Floridians went on the diet and lost weight three years running, and its popularity eventually led to the publication of Dr. Agatston's internationally bestselling book--his first nonacademic work--The South Beach Diet, in 2003. Today, the South Beach Diet is the trusted choice of millions seeking a total solution for losing weight, reversing metabolic syndrome, and gaining health. There are more than 23 million copies of The South Beach Diet and its companion books in print worldwide, including The South Beach Diet Cookbook (2004), The South Beach Diet Good Fats/Good Carbs Guide (2004), The South Beach Diet Quick & Easy Cookbook (2005), The South Beach Diet Dining Guide (2005), The South Beach Diet Parties & Holidays Cookbook (2006), The South Beach Diet Taste of Summer Cookbook (2007), The South Beach Heart Health Revolution (2008), The South Beach Diet Supercharged (2008), The South Beach Diet Super Quick Cookbook (2010), and The South Beach Wake-Up Call (2011). His most recent book, The South Beach Diet Gluten Solution, was published in April 2013.

The South Beach Diet lifestyle program has grown to include Web-based materials and a family of healthy and convenient foods, including delicious and nutritionally balanced bars and snacks. Its popular online program, SouthBeachDiet.com, provides weight loss tools, recipes, exercise routines, customized meal plans, support from registered dietitians, and a vibrant community of South Beach Diet followers.

In 2004, Dr. Agatston founded the nonprofit Agatston Research Foundation for the purpose of conducting and funding original research on diet, cardiac health, and disease prevention. The foundation is dedicated to improving the heart health and wellness of the nation through research, education, and prevention. In the fall of 2004, the foundation implemented the Healthier Options for Public Schoolchildren (HOPS) initiative to provide nutrition and healthy lifestyle education programming, including daily physical activity, to more than 50,000 elementary school children nationally. Data from the initiative, presented at national conferences, including those of the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, the American Dietetic Association, and the American Academy of Pediatrics, and published in 2010 in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, show that children in HOPS schools improved their weights, blood pressures, and academic test scores more so than children in non-HOPS schools. Today the foundation is also working with the University of Pennsylvania on the Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative (AUNI) to further pursue better nutrition in public schools and with the Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins, and the University of Miami on research projects dedicated to developing healthier lifestyles and preventing cardiovascular disease.

Dr. Agatston also can be found on the Web at SouthBeachDiet.com and EverdayHealth.com, and he is an advisor on heart health for Prevention magazine. He lives in Miami Beach, Florida, with his wife, Sari. They have two grown sons.


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