According to one popular diet designed by a south Florida Doctor, you don't have to skip meals to help lower your risk of diabetes and lose weight.
Renowned Miami Beach Cardiologist Dr. Arthur Agatston developed the South Beach diet in 1997 for his patients and the book was just released this month, and is now number three on the New York Times bestsellers' list.
The premise of the diet is simple, first is to eat the right carbs and the right fats that don't cause the swings in blood sugar. The good fats are fish oils, olive oil and nuts. While the good carbs are whole grains, vegetables, and whole fruits.
In phase one of the diet which lasts two weeks, no grains, starches or fruits are allowed. The other part of the diet is the emphasis of strategic snacking. Dr. Agatston recommends nuts and low fat cheese for snacks.