Protein Power: The High-Protein/Low Carbohydrate Way to Lose Weight, Feel Fit, and Boost Your Health-in Just Weeks!
Protein Power The HighProtein/Low Carbohydrate Way to Lose Weight Feel Fit and Boost Your Healthin Just Weeks Author:Michael R. Eades Lose weight, feel fitter, lower your cholesterol, and enjoy the foods you never thought you'd eat again! A rasher of bacon, a juicy steak, a wedge of cheese, a buttery omelet...Now, a team of pioneering doctors shows you how their groundbreaking, protein-rich eating plan succeeds where low-fat diets fail-- to help you take off the weight and ach... more »ieve optimal health naturally, without counting fat grams, without worrying about fat percentages, and without going up the foods you love! Finally, a diet you can live with that works.
Based on cutting-edge research, this revolutionary, medically sound, deliciously satisfying plan has already helped thousands of patients lose weight and achieve other lifesaving health benefits, including lower cholesterol and blood pressure readings and an improvement or reversal of common disorders such as heart disease, adult-onset diabetes, and gout. Developed by Doctors Michael and Mary Dan Eades, the simple regimen calls for a new way of eating: a protein-rich, moderate-fat, low-carbohydrate diet that will have you feeling better and more energetic within a week, and correct blood sugar levels, high blood pressure, and elevated cholesterol within three weeks.
Here, the Eades show you why their plan is so potent: how it works with your body's metabolic biochemistry; how it brings powerful metabolic hormones, including insulin, into balance; and why this balance is necessary to achieve permanent weight loss and free you from reliance on costly and dangerous medications to control blood pressure and cholesterol.
Divided into two phases, one for those who need to lose 20 percent of their body weight or more, and the other for those closer to their ideal weight who simply wish to recompose their muscle-fat ratio and embark on a healthier lifestyle, the Eades' regimen relies on a tasty, filling, nutritionally complete diet that even allows for the consumption of alcohol-- in moderation. Their breakthrough system of counting carbohydrates gives you many more food options than other low-carbohydrate programs. And they accompany their diet with an invaluable program of strength-building exercises and tips for maintaining motivation. To help you put their plan into action, the Eades provide:
* complete, satisfying meal plans, suitable for family dinners or formalentertaining
* a Daily Meal Outline to keep track of your food selections
* tips on making the best selections at fine restaurants or fast food chains
* a minicookbook filled with nearly 100 easy-to-prepare and tasty recipes, from TexMex Cheese Flan with Chunky Salsa and Coconut Salmon to Irish Lace Cookie and Chocolate Chip Cheesecake
* ways to modify the foods you love the most to make them fit your diet plan
* recipes for snack foods that can actually improve your health
* supplements that will jump-start your metabolism to burn fat
* a rapid recovery program for planned celebrations or holiday overindulgence
If you've been living the low-fat, no-fat way and still haven't lost weight (or been able to maintain weight loss), still have elevated blood pressure and cholesterol still feel fatigued and bloated--stop blaming yourself! Instead, turn to the Eades' breakthrough eating plan and let them help you regain your health and vitality--and show you how to maintain these benefits for a lifetime.« less
Margaret M. (grandmabooklover) reviewed Protein Power: The High-Protein/Low Carbohydrate Way to Lose Weight, Feel Fit, and Boost Your Health-in Just Weeks! on
Helpful Score: 2
The book makes good health sense. We don't need to fill up on starches and sweets. If we balance our meals and include some protein, we don't feel as hungry and our blood sugar stays more even and we aren't tempted to eat so many fattening things and gain weight.
useful book for those wanting to learn about low carb diets. this diet, along with Atkins, lowers cholesterol and, as a result, should be somewhat protective against cardiovascular disease. low carb is certainly a good way to lose and maintain weight.
Lynn (simgirl) reviewed Protein Power: The High-Protein/Low Carbohydrate Way to Lose Weight, Feel Fit, and Boost Your Health-in Just Weeks! on
Helpful Score: 2
This book has lots of tips on managing blood hormone and sugar levels through appropriate nutrition and diet choices. It even has a section designed to be read by your physician if he/she is skeptical about the approach promoted by the book. A good read.
My doctor recommended I use this plan, and I was extremely sceptical. 2 months later when I finally opened & read it, it all made sense to me. I started right away and so far have lost 40lbs in 3 months!! I'm sold. :)
The authors discuss the biochemical roles of hormones in the metabolic process to demonstrate why low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet programs don`t always result in weight loss. They also present the case for their high-protein, low-carbohydrate alternative. The key is preventing, through diet, the overproduction of insulin, which controls fat storage and is triggered by eating carbohydrates. Their eating plan includes lists of protein and carbohydrate counts for common foods, a collection of recipes, and a discussion of the necessity of exercise. Cholesterol, vitamins, minerals and various risk factors are also covered. Meals include an avocado filed with mayonnaise, hard-boiled eggs, and chicken chunks, a smoked salmon smothered in cream cheese, and a double-patty burger topped with bacon, cheese, and avocado.
This is the 1999 edition of the book. Protein Power presents a diet plan based on low carbohydrate eating. It's less extreme than the Atkins Diet, and I found the writing style less defensive and more scientific. I DID lose weight on this plan. However, it was difficult to stick to, especially since I have two small children who are not low carbing.