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Lynn (simgirl) reviewed Protein Power: The High-Protein/Low Carbohydrate Way to Lose Weight, Feel Fit, and Boost Your Health-in Just Weeks! on
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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.
After leading other standard "healthy" lifestyles like low fat/high carb vegetarian, vegan, and standard low fat diets, I'd hit a plateau, had some health issues, and was experiencing odd symptoms - arthritis in my hands (and I'm only 25!) and severe digestion problems. I started to realize the high carb lifestyle was a big contributor to my problems.
I started following the advice of the doctors Eades along with other advocates of the Low Carb (and Paleo) lifestyle - Gary Taubes of "Good Calories, Bad Calories", Mark Sisson of "The Primal Blueprint" and Loren Cordain of the Paleo diet.
I'm losing weight, I feel much better, and I've become a serious skeptic about the standard advice of today's dietitians and physicians regarding nutrition. I can't recommend the Protein Power series enough!
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. :)
Darya M. reviewed Protein Power: The High-Protein/Low Carbohydrate Way to Lose Weight, Feel Fit, and Boost Your Health-in Just Weeks! on + 45 more book reviews
Protein power will teach you how to use food as a tool for dramatic and permanent weight loss, resetting your metabolism and boosting your energy levels; lowering your
bad cholesterol while elevating the good cholesterol; protecting yourself from high blood pressure and heart disease and best of all - Protein Power encourages you to eat the foods you love, including meats (yes,even steaks ,bacon and burgers, cheese and eggs!)
Rethink the current wisdom on fat intake (Science has proven that fat does not make you fat!) PRepare yourself for the most dramatic life-enhancing diet program available today!
Protein Power is packed with helpful charts and formulas, so you can estimate your body-fat percentage and your ideal weight for your particular body composition. There are worksheets to calculate your protein need and carbohydrate and protein equivalency charts, as well as charts that allow you to track your fat and weight loss. But this book is not all grams and percentages: it also shows you what a day of eating on this diet would look like and includes sample menus and 70 pages of recipes. If you've been starving yourself for years and just can't seem to lose weight, this may be the diet for you.
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.
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.
Wendy S. (wss4) reviewed Protein Power: The High-Protein/Low Carbohydrate Way to Lose Weight, Feel Fit, and Boost Your Health-in Just Weeks! on + 389 more book reviews
Lose fat. Feel fit. Stop craving. Now, a team of pioneering doctors shows readers how their groundbreaking, protein-rich eating plan succeeds where low-fat diets fail -- to help readers take off weight and achieve optimal health naturally, without counting fat grams or worrying about fat percentages, without giving up favorite foods.