I have news of a minor health victory. On January 1 of 2010, I weighed 248.8 pounds, and I decided that was too much. So I decided to start a diet, and I picked the South Beach Diet. Two and half years later, I now weigh exactly 30 pounds less than I did when I started. I’d still like get my weight under 200 pounds. But my body mass index is now 29.7, and that means a goal has been met. Although my goal is not to lose weight, but to be healthy. In the 10 year period before I started the diet, I gained about 80 pounds which was a steady trend in the wrong direction.
When I started, I wasn’t having any health problems from weight yet, but I knew if I didn’t do something that I’d eventually gain even more weight and eventually it would cause health problems. Now, I’ll never know what weight would have been the point where I started developing health problems. I believe I now have a system I can follow to maintain a healthy weight.
So I’d like to thank Dr. Arthur Agatston for writing the South Beach Diet book, and say the $10.17 I paid for the book on Amazon may be the best bargain I’ve ever found for improving my health.
If you’re looking to improve your weight and health, I heartily recommend the South Beach Diet. Although the bargain book seems to be the South Beach Diet Supercharged. I’m not guaranteeing it will work for you, just that it did for me. If you try it and it doesn’t work for you, I encourage you to try something else.