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The Carbohydrate Addict's Diet: The Lifelong Solution to Yo-Yo Dieting
The Carbohydrate Addict's Diet The Lifelong Solution to Yo-Yo Dieting
Author: Rachael F. Heller
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780451173393
ISBN-10: 0451173392
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 336
Rating:
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
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3.2 stars, based on 151 ratings
Publisher: Signet Book
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
My husband tried it. It worked but ...it is hard to maintain for long periods of time.
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Helpful Score: 3
Very good diet. I love getting 1 reward meal per day. And it's much easier than the Atkins diet.
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Helpful Score: 2
This diet really works!
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Helpful Score: 2
I have called myself a carb addict for years (since the day a food diary showed french toast for breakfast, garlic bread for lunch, and pizza for dinner) I got this bok in a deal just to check it out and was blown away by the information in it. I read the first 200 pages of stories and guidelines in two days and am now on the second day of the first diet I've ever been on in my life. It's early, but the book s thought provoking and I'm going to give it a good try! There's a test inside (19 yes or no questions) to help decide if this is the lifestyle choice for you. No down side to giving it a read (but you can't have my copy! :)
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Helpful Score: 1
The Hellers describe carbohydrate addicition and its solution..and cite 109 scientific references to support their ideas.
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Do you have a hard time stopping once you start eating bread, pasta, or sweets? Than this book is for you! Filled with sound advice and effective stratiegies, including wonderful recipies and menu plans.
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Helpful Score: 1
Alot like Atkins
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Some spinal wear but otherwise in very good condition. Definitely an alternative diet (it\'s fairly sane!) to some of the nuttier ones out there right now.
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Great reference for those attempting a low-carb diet.
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If you are a carbohydrate addict, this diet is good for you. I love the Atkins way of eating and this is another resource.
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Very interesting and good reading. I didn't lose any weight on this plan, but know people who have and did great.
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Does this sound like you?
After eating a full breakfast, are you hungrier before it's time for lunch, than you would be if you had only had time for a cup of coffee? Do you have a hard time stopping once you start to eat bread, pasta or sweets? Do you have a tendency to gain weight easily, or if you lose weight, to gain it back again?

If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, you may not be experiencing a lack of will power but rather a physical addiction to carbohydrates - a compelling or recurring craving for starches, snack foods, or sweets. This diet eliminates the cravings and helps you to overcome the yo-yo syndrome - permanently - without deprivation.

Filled with sound advice and effective strategies including wonderful recipies and menu plans, this book will help you eleiminate carb cravings and puts you in control of your eating and your weight..for LIFE!
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Drs. Heller & Heller, the lifelong solution to yo-yo dieting....discusses physical addiction to carhbs...ofers diet to eliminate cravings
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Helpful tips for carb lovers!
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Very helpful ideas to help kids get off junk food
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This book helped me understand how you are what you eat.
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This book is great! I'm actually surprised that this book isn't more known- it gives really great advice, and the diet is ridiculously easy and doable. Barely restrictive. I'd recommend this to anyone.
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This book is new look at diets. It's filled with advice,recipes and menu plans. The carbohydrate addict's test is very helpful.
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The Hellers describe carbohydrate addiction and its solution...and cite 109 scientific references to support thier ideas.
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The book helps you break your addiction to carbohydrates and gives you tips on good alternatives to eating so many carbohydrates.
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Written by Drs. Rachail and Richard Heller on the premise that consuming carbohydrates is an addiction that leads to cravings for foods which leads to weight problems, and health problems.
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Another concept in losing weight and maintaining a healthy weight. May have been written by others, with just a different angle. Healthy information.
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Quite nice to have a book that talks about the problems of diets.
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2 atkin like meals and one meal which you can eat anything you want only in one hour. who can beat it. very good easy to foloow book. Joalice
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interesting.
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Great book for anyone who has trouble giving up carbs.
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I've lost 40 pounds and couldn't be happier. It wasn't difficult to do after the first week.
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I tried the diet. It works you do lose weight ,but I not a big meat eater and I don't think you can get enough fiber on it . Good book though.
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Lots of good information.
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This is a great book for those who have been frustrated with dieting. I struggled with low-fat diets and gained weight! This book helped me to find pitfalls in my eating habits.
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Diet seems a little too tough for me...I do aerobic weight training and I don't think that I could do the diet and that at the same time. It is a brilliant idea that I was able to use to design my own diet and am having great success.
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(From back cover) Does this sound like you?
* After eating a full breakfast, are you hungry before it's time for lunch?
* Do you have a hard time stopping once you start to eat bread, pasta, or sweets?
* Do you have a tendency to gain weight easily, or if you lose weight, to gain it back again?

If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, you may not be experiencing a lack of willpower but rather a physical addiction to carbohydrates. Now, Drs. Rachel and Richard Heller, both retired from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, offer a revolutionary diet that eliminates the cravings and helps you overcome the yo-yo syndrome - permanently - without deprivation. Based on the Hellers' years of research, thousands of case studies, and their own personal victories over cravings and weight (maintaining a 200-pound loss between them!), this healthful, unique diet adapts to any lifestyle and does away with measuring, food exchanges, and calorie counting. A daily Reward Meal, along with wholesome, balanced complementary Meals, fit easily into busy schedules, restaurant meals, holiday celebrations, and vacations. Filled with sound advice and effective strategies - including wonderful recipes and meal plans - this groundbreaking book helps eliminate carbohydrate cravings and puts you in control of your eating and your weight - for life.
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Lifelong solutions to yo yo dieting.
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The lifetime solution to yo-yo dieting.
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If you've been a yo-yo dieter for years or if you can eat a pound of pasta at one sitting, this book may very well be an eye opener. In simple--but never condescending--language, it explains the roots of carbohydrate cravings and teaches you how to normalize your insulin levels to prevent future food binges. Regulated insulin levels in turn help to temper serotonin levels, so food cravings and mood swings are prevented. The authors, both research scientists (one a health psychologist, the other a pathologist), have lost and kept off a total of 200 pounds between them. They've based this book on nearly a decade's worth of research, during which they've helped nearly 80 percent of their patients lose weight and keep it off for at least a year.
They explain that carbohydrate addicts most commonly crave popcorn, breads, bagels, rice, pasta, potatoes, ice cream, chocolate, pie, cookies, crackers, cake, fruit and fruit juice, potato chips, and pretzels. A questionnaire at the beginning of the book determines if you're indeed a carbohydrate addict, and if so, to what extent. (For those readers whose quiz doesn't indicate addiction, but who are bothered by their food cravings, the authors recommend a doctor's visit for an explanation.) The book includes a diet plan with dozens of easy recipes, a chart of the carbohydrate content of many common foods, and lists of binge triggers to watch for. The most appealing part of the diet--and one reason that it wins raves from its followers--is its once-a-day reward meal, which allows you to eat anything you want. The authors also offer helpful tips for incorporating the diet away from home, such as at parties and restaurants.
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good information..some good recipes
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If you've been a yo-yo dieter for years or if you can eat a pound of pasta at one sitting, this book may very well be an eye opener. In simple--but never condescending--language, it explains the roots of carbohydrate cravings and teaches you how to normalize your insulin levels to prevent future food binges. Regulated insulin levels in turn help to temper serotonin levels, so food cravings and mood swings are prevented. The authors, both research scientists (one a health psychologist, the other a pathologist), have lost and kept off a total of 200 pounds between them. They've based this book on nearly a decade's worth of research, during which they've helped nearly 80 percent of their patients lose weight and keep it off for at least a year.
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Bestseller
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I lost interest in this diet.
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lots of help!
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Good information.
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[From the back cover] After eating a full breakfast, are you hungrier before it's time for lunch, than you would be if you had only has time for a cup of coffee? Do you have a hard time stopping once you start to eat bread, pasta, or sweets? Do you have a tendency to gain weight easily, or if you lose weight, to gain it back again?....this groundbreaking book helps eliminate carbohydrate cravings and puts you in control of your eating and your weight---for life.
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Does this sound like you? *After eating a full breakfast, are you hungry before it's time for lunch? *Do you have a hard time stopping once you start to eat bread, pasta, or sweets? *Do you have a tendency to gain weight easily, or if you lose weight, to gain it back again?
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Great book
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Does this sound like you?
After eating a full breakfast are you hungry before it's time for lunch?
Do you hae a hard time stoppoing once you start to eat bread, pasta, or sweets?
Do you have a tendancy to gain weight easily or if you lose weight to gain it back again?
If you answered yes to one or more of these questions you may not be experiencing a lack of will power but a physical addiction to carbs.
This is a revolutionary diet developed by 2 retired doctors from the Mount Sinai School of medicine.
It eliminates cravings and helps you over come the yo yo syndrome - permenantly - without deprivation.
Based on years of research and 1000's of case studies, and their own personal victories over cravings and weight (maintaining 200 pound loss between the 2 of them) this healhtful unique diet adapts to any lifestyle and does away with measuring, food exhcanges, and calorie counting.
A daily reward meal along with wholesome balanced complementary meals fit easily into busy schedules, restaurant meals, holiday celebrations and vacations. Filled iwth sound advice and effective strategies -- including wonderful recipes and menu plans- this ground breaking book helps eliminate carb cravings and puts you in control of your eating and weight for life.
Sensible, practical, easy to follow, doable, and adapatable to anyones lifestyle and tastes. In view of the glycemic index studies that have come about since this book was written, it is right on track.
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This copy is an an ex-library. Cover has stickers. Other than that it is in good condition.