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The Hamptons Diet

the Hamptons DietThe Hamptons Diet

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?


The Hamptons Diet: Lose Weight Quickly and Safely with the Doctor’s Delicious Meal Plans


Organic Macadamia Oil Pure – 16 oz,(Now Foods)


The Hamptons Diet Cookbook: Enjoying the Hamptons Lifestyle Wherever You Live

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35 Responses to The Hamptons Diet

  1. Robert Manea says:

    It sure is something to look into… And i would love to hang with the rich folks in the Hamptons..

  2. Jennifer Clay says:

    Hmm…I may have to look into this but I don’t really like the con that it is not a budget friendly diet.

  3. Jim Striegel says:

    It is an interesting concept. I have never heard of that oil, but the nuts are expensive, so I’m sure that’s why the oil is too.

  4. vinma says:

    very interesting.. I must say I have never heard of Hampton diet.. But I have heard a lot about Hampton 🙂 Thanks for the info. 🙂

  5. Brad Lynch says:

    I have heard about a lot of diets, but never this one. Would like to see some stories about those who have tried this and their results.

  6. Savannah-Lin Dofa says:

    Never heard of it either.. I know for one Macadamia nuts are really expensive.. so I understand the not budget friendly part

    • anitabreeze says:

      Yes, when I went to Maui I was hoping they would be cheaper there, but no, they were just as expensive as buying them here!

  7. Vene' Payton Artis says:

    I have never heard of this diet. How current is it?

  8. MeliLovesCards says:

    Interesting. I’ve been to the Hamptons a few times. I love macadamia nuts so I’m assuming the oil is just as delicious. I use a lot of EVOO & know that heating it changes it’s structure, making it less than ideal.

    • anitabreeze says:

      Yes, I use coconut oil now for heating because it has a high smoke point. And I agree, I just love those mac nuts!

      • MeliLovesCards says:

        Got a little sick o coconut oil so I’ve gotten the essentially flavor free kind. I’m not Italian however I was married to one for 22 yrs so I still use a lot of EVOO, just less when cooking it. The better the EVOO the less you need to use.

  9. Kelly says:

    I have been on so many diets over the years. I have just been watching what I’ve been eating as well as portion control. When I do a “diet” and lose the weight it seems like I always put it back on. So its more of a lifestyle change for me.

    • anitabreeze says:

      That is really the best long term way to do it. Sometimes a book can spark an inspiration to get started, so that is why I like to do these book reviews.

  10. Irene Saadeh says:

    Never heard of this diet or book. There are so many diets out there. I think it really just comes down to exercise, meditation/relaxation, and balance or portion control. I am still working on all three!

    • anitabreeze says:

      Yes, those things are so important as well as the realization that whatever ‘diet’ someone picks, it has to become a lifestyle.

  11. Dov Shapira says:

    I have been to the Hampton beach when I lived back east. I just may want to try this diet.

  12. Deanna says:

    I love this type of food its so wonderful for the skin hair,body etc.not only for diets for everyone’s over health and vitality.not to mention its helped my allergy’s

  13. jeremie lederman says:

    I know that if we moved to the Hamptons, I wouldn’t be able to afford to eat, so that would be another alternative diaet 🙂

  14. Yvonne says:

    I appreciate your down to earth delivery of information.

  15. Jeff Brand says:

    I didn’t know they made macadamia nut oil. I’m sure it’s pricey and probably would prohibit my wife from trying this diet.

    • anitabreeze says:

      Plus I’ve never seen Macadamia not oil in the grocery store, which means specialty shop, which means more money! If I was going to buy, it would probably be from Amazon.

  16. daniele holmberg says:

    Thanks for the info about the diet..I always believe in never cutting an one food out..just minimizing bad foods and exercising:) When I abstain from a certain food, it only makes me crave it:)

  17. Don Purdum says:

    Some other oils that are great as well include coconut and olive oil. I’m going to check this one out. How how it will taste sauteed?

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