The Hamptons Diet

ImageYou can never be too thin or too rich. The Hamptons Diet may not help with money problems, but it promises to assist you in your weight-loss endeavors. Even the average Joe can reap the benefits of this modified low-carb approach to weight loss. The program created by Dr. Fred Pescatore, MD, a former Atkins disciple, asks for a combination of healthy fats and healthy carbs to moderate levels.

The Hamptons Diet uses two longstanding weight-loss approaches: the Atkins Nutritional Approach and the Mediterranean Diet. Combining what you might call the best of both worlds, the end result in an eating plan that stresses the importance of whole foods (preferably organic foods) that are minimally processed and have little sugar alcohols. Meals consist of fish, whole grains, lean proteins, vegetables, and nuts.

The philosophy of the Hamptons Diet is easy enough: Eat more vegetables, fish, and omega-3 fatty acids and consume most of your fats in the form of monounsaturates. Like the golden child of weight-loss programs, the Mediterranean Diet, The Hamptons Diet expands on those principles. Rather than olive oil, Dr. Pescatore highly praises the benefits of macadamia nut oil, which boasts up to 30 percent more monosaturates than olive oil. Studies prove that a diet high in monosaturated fats encourages weight loss, helps cardiovascular health and is easier to stay on.

The pay off according to Dr. Pescatore: you will lose up to 14 pounds in two weeks.