The South beach diet is neither a low fat or low carb diet. Instead, it teaches the body to bank on the right fats and the right carbs. As an end result, you become more aware of what's good and what's not for your body. And, as you lose weight -- somewhere between 8-13 pounds in the first phase alone -- you also get healthy and learn to choose your food wisely. This book will show you how to do it complete with a list of meal plans and recipes. You may start on the South Beach Diet hoping to just lose the excess pounds. But, if you adopt it and stick to it, you will surely accomplish much more that your future, healthy self will thank you for.