When I think of the Hamptons, I think of the rich and wealthy lounging in their summer beach homes. This diet book written by Fred Pescatore, MD is a little bit like that actually!
It is basically a low carb version of the Mediterranean Diet. The book differentiates itself from other low carb diets in it’s high use of Macadamia nut oil. Dr. Pescatore recommends this oil over the olive oil that is common in the Mediterranean due to it’s perfect 1:1 ratio of Omega 6 to Omega 3 fatty acids. Fair enough. Monounsaturated oils have been shown to raise HDLs (good cholesterol) and lower tryglycerides.
So for those who love the Mediterranean Diet and the fact that the medical community also loves it, but are carbohydrate sensitive, then The Hamptons Diet could have something to offer you.
Where it falls down a little bit for me, is that the recipes that are shared in this book are really high end and somewhat too gourmet for me. As a working girl, I ain’t got time for that!
Pros and Cons of The Hamptons Diet
- The plan eliminates all the junk and bad for you carbs
- Monounsaturated fats are a mainstay of this diet
- Your doctor would very likely support this diet
- This is not a very budget friendly diet
- Dr. Pescatore seems overly obsessed with macadamia nut oil
But, if you are looking for a healthier way to do a low carb program, this may the book for you.
Comment below with your experiences with low carb or macadamia nut oil. Or what are you doing to stay healthy?