Hal Tartar was an estate manager in Palm Beach, Florida, for many years. He met residents and their cooks and housekeepers, too. Hal was always interested in cooking, and so he asked a lot of questions. He discovered the healthy residents ate plenty of vegetables, plenty of fresh fruits, and some protein and carbs. Hal decided to apply that way of eating to himself because he was about twenty-five pounds overweight, and so he created The Palm Beach Lifestyle Diet. The diet is based on the principle that one meal can consist of vegetables and another meal can consist of fruit. The first two weeks of the diet are crucial. After that, a lot of flexibility applies. This book contains unusual and delicious recipes and many wonderful tips. The emphasis is on healthy eating with weight loss as a bonus. There is no exercising and no calorie counting.