New Year’s Resolutions/Support -- The South Beach Diet™ Goes Mobile for Dieting Support Anytime, Anywhere, via PDA or Smartphone

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It’s one thing to resolve to lose weight and adopt a healthier diet. The real challenge is making an action plan and sticking to it while leading a hectic life. Now you can start and stick to a healthy eating and weight loss plan with help from The South Beach Diet™ OnHand (http://www.skyscapeonhand.com), a simple to use mobile solution that provides instant, anywhere access to a vast support system with exclusive tools, recipes, meal plans, and lifestyle tips via mobile devices such as handheld computers and smartphones.

It’s one thing to resolve to lose weight and adopt a healthier diet. The real challenge is making an action plan and sticking to it while leading a hectic life.

Now you can start and stick to a healthy eating and weight loss plan with help from The South Beach Diet™ OnHand, a simple to use mobile solution that provides instant, anywhere access to a vast support system with exclusive tools, recipes, meal plans, and lifestyle tips via mobile devices such as handheld computers and smartphones.

Convenience and portability make the OnHand solution ideal for people who travel, juggle career and family, dine out frequently, or for those who simply want more control over the quality of their diet and lifestyle.

Developed by Skyscape, Inc., the leading provider of interactive mobile healthcare solutions, The South Beach Diet™ OnHand is available by subscription for $19.95 per-year. This solution is designed to work on a variety of handheld mobile devices and it can be can downloaded from http://www.skyscapeonhand.com and activated in minutes.

The South Beach Diet™ OnHand is the perfect complement to both the best-selling South Beach Diet™ book (Rodale, 2003) created by prominent preventive cardiologist Arthur Agatston, M.D., and to The South Beach Diet Online, a leading online diet program published by Waterfront Media.

The South Beach Diet™ OnHand is organized into practical, simple to use sections including:

  • The Daily Dish – A daily e-mail newsletter offering recipes, the latest research, success stories, diet news, and sample meal plans for all three phases of the diet.
  • Restaurant Suggestions – When dining out, dieters, with the tap of a stylus, can stay on plan with a variety of suggested items and information for the most popular cuisines, including Italian, Chinese, Greek and Mexican.
  • Fast Food Suggestions – Guidance is provided for dieters on the go with the best food choices at the most popular fast food chains, including Wendy’s, Burger King, etc.
  • Motivational Tips – Eating and motivational tips are updated daily.
  • Q&A with Dr. Agatston. Three times each week Dr. Agatston provides answers to common questions and perspective on important news in nutrition and medicine.

The South Beach Diet™ OnHand requires use of a handheld computer or smartphone (Palm OS or Windows Pocket PC), as well as a Windows Desktop computer that synchronizes with the handheld device and the Internet. The base memory requirement for a Palm or Pocket PC device is 1.1MB.

About Skyscape, Inc.

Skyscape, Inc. is the leading provider of integrated handheld decision support tools for more than 475,000 physicians and other medical professionals. Using the same sophisticated smARTlink™ technology found in the company’s medical products, Skyscape also offers a consumer-oriented series - Skyscape OnHand - of mobile health and wellness products specifically designed to assist consumers with diverse needs from good nutrition to disaster recovery. South Beach Diet™ OnHand is the only mobile version of the successful nutrition program. Skyscape OnHand products are available for Palm OS®, Windows® Mobile Pocket PCs and smartphones, and Windows® powered desktop, laptops, and Tablet PCs. Skyscape is based in Marlborough, MA and is available on the web at http://www.skyscape.com.

About Dr. Agatston and The South Beach Diet™

Arthur Agatston, M.D., is a practicing cardiologist, an associate professor of medicine at the University of Miami Medical School, and the author of the best-selling books The South Beach Diet™, The South Beach Diet™ Cookbook, The South Beach Diet™ Good Fats/Good Carbs Guide, The South Beach Diet Quick & Easy Cookbook™, and The South Beach Diet™ Dining Out Guide – all published by Rodale.

The South Beach Diet Online (http://www.southbeachdiet.com) is a leading subscription service for people committed to a weight-healthy lifestyle. The South Beach Diet Online was launched in June 2003, by Waterfront Media, a leading subscription-based online publishing company (http://www.Waterfrontmedia.com)

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