Amazon.com"Indulge yourself and be fabulous because of it" is the motto of The Hamptons--a 40-mile oceanfront stretch of Long Island where New York City's rich and famous frolic--and of Pescatore's diet. Former medical director of the Atkins Center, Pescatore incorporates what he believes to be the best of both low-carb and Mediterranean diets. The Hamptons Diet eliminates "unhealthful foods that your body does not metabolize well," Pescatore explains. His diet is high in monounsaturated fats (especially macadamia nut oil), vegetables, fish, lean meats, nuts, whole grains, and low-sugar fruits: "real food"--unprocessed, unrefined, mostly organic. Pescatore tells anecdotes about his rich and famous clients (first names only) who achieved health and weight loss with his program. His writing is peppy and easy to follow, though he falls into self-praise a bit much. He explains his concepts clearly, although you might want to skim some of his 21 pages about the properties of 32 different oils. About half the book consists of a 30-day menu plan and recipes that certainly don't shout "I'm dieting": quiche, pancakes, hot dogs, burgers stuffed with blue cheese, steak salad, ham, casserole, meatballs (with veal, pork, chuck, and cheese), and pork chops, for example. --Joan Price Book DescriptionDiet secrets of the rich, famous, and thin! Where health meets style, where the world-renowned Hamptons meet the Mediterranean that's the Hamptons Diet, a weight-loss plan that has been a breakthrough success for some of the world's leading celebrities. In The Hamptons Diet, Dr. Fred Pescatore, one of the world's most highly visible diet experts, offers you a prescription for losing weight quickly while looking great and staying healthy that's inspired by the healthy lifestyles and demanding palates of the rich and famous. With the Hamptons Diet, you eat healthy carbohydrates and ample protein, achieving a naturally low-glycemic balance. In this satisfying, easy-to-follow program, you get everything you need tolose weight quickly and safely, including thirty days of meal plans, a secret ingredient macadamia nut oil, which boosts your metabolism and is the healthiest cooking oil on the planet and almost 200 sumptuous recipes. "Dr. Pescatore's diet is delicious and sound and represents one of the best options." Ann Louise Gittleman, author of the New York Times bestselling The Fat Flush Plan and The Fast Track One-Day Detox Diet "Dr. Pescatore's The Hamptons Diet takes the Diet Revolution to the next level a healthy, sensible diet and lifestyle plan that will make us all thinner, happier, and healthier." Fran Gare, N.D., Southampton, author of Anti-Aging Diet Evolution Download DescriptionThe Atkins diet meets The South Beach Diet . . . dieting secretsof the rich, famousand thin!
Atkins results. Hamptons style. As the former medical director of the Atkins Center and a frequent guest on radio and television, Dr. Fred Pescatore is one of today's most highly visible low-carb diet doctors. And his visibility is sure to increase now that he is taking over the customer base of the Atkins Center, following Dr. Atkins's untimely death in early 2003. Building on the low-carb, Mediterranean-style diet plan he pioneered in Thin For Good, Dr. Pescatore now presents The Hamptons Diet, a program that introduces a secret ingredientmacadamia nut oil, the most monounsaturated oil on the planetamong other delicious components. Complete with 30-day meal plans featuring more than 100 mouthwatering recipes from celebrity chefs and just in time for the summer beach season, The Hamptons Diet is 2004's exciting new low-carb diet booka deliciously satisfying, medically sound weight-loss program that can help anyone slim down and feel like the rich,famous, and thin.
Fred Pescatore, MD (New York, NY, East Hampton, NY, and Dallas, T-X), is the head of the Centers for Integrative and Complementary Medicine and the author of Thin For Good (0-471-41012-8).