Can't Lose Weight?: Unlock the Secrets That Keep You Fat!


Detailing how to investigate and solve the hidden cause of obesity, this intriguing study attributes weight gain to a chemical imbalance known as Syndrome X-a condition that up to forty million Americans aren't even aware they have. With easy-to-follow scientific strategies provided to correct imbalances in the metabolism and hormones that cause weight loss to be difficult, this essential guide to naturally losing and controlling body mass is a welcome alternative resource to ...

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Can't Lose Weight? Unlock the Secrets that KEEP you FAT

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Detailing how to investigate and solve the hidden cause of obesity, this intriguing study attributes weight gain to a chemical imbalance known as Syndrome X-a condition that up to forty million Americans aren't even aware they have. With easy-to-follow scientific strategies provided to correct imbalances in the metabolism and hormones that cause weight loss to be difficult, this essential guide to naturally losing and controlling body mass is a welcome alternative resource to medicinal avenues.


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780967398372
  • Publisher: SCB International, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/28/2002
  • Pages: 349
  • Sales rank: 993,464
  • Product dimensions: 5.31 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Sandra Cabot is the medical and executive director of the Australian National Health Advisory Service. She graduated with honors in medicine and surgery from the University of Adelaide in South Australia in 1975. As part of her extracurricular medical training, she studied herbal medicine and nutritional medicine. Dr. Cabot began her medical career in 1980 as an obstetrician-gynecologist and practiced in Sydney Australia. During the mid 1980s she spent considerable time working as a volunteer doctor at the Leyman hospital, which was the largest missionary hospital in India. Her first book, titled Women's Health, was an authoritative holistic health guide. Subsequently she wrote several more groundbreaking books including The Liver Cleansing Diet, which has sold well over two million copies worldwide. She has written twenty-two other health titles.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 11
Chapter 1 What is Syndrome X? 17
What is Insulin Resistance? 21
High levels of the hormone insulin 24
Abnormalities of blood fats 25
Blood glucose abnormalities 28
Abdominal obesity 30
How common is Syndrome X? 31
Chapter 2 What causes Syndrome X? 33
Incorrect diet 34
Weight excess 35
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome 35
Why is Syndrome X still largely unknown? 37
Chapter 3 How do we diagnose Syndrome X? 39
Tests for Syndrome X 40
Why are high levels of blood glucose dangerous? 46
Chapter 4 Triple Strategy to overcome Syndrome X 49
Reduce insulin levels 50
Help insulin to work better 53
Improve liver function 58
Fatty liver 58
Cleansing function of the liver 63
Liver dysfunction 65
Life saving strategies to improve your liver function 68
Syndrome X juice 70
Syndrome X and the liver 70
Liver tonics 72
Chapter 5 Children and Obesity 79
Chapter 6 Diabetes and Syndrome X 83
The epidemic of diabetes 84
Five stages of abnormal blood glucose metabolism 86
Long term complications of diabetes 87
Chapter 7 Drugs used for Diabetes and Syndrome X 89
Drugs used to lower blood glucose levels 90
Drugs used to lower cholesterol levels 94
Chapter 8 Let's talk about Diets 97
High protein diets 98
Low-fat low-calorie diets 100
Chapter 9 Carbohydrates 103
Complex carbohydrates 104
Simple carbohydrates 105
What happens to carbohydrate when you eat it? 106
Chapter 10 Glucagon and Insulin 109
What happens when you burn body fat? 111
Ketosis 113
Chapter 11 Glycemic Index (GI) of Foods 115
Swap high-GI foods for low-GI foods 120
Some good low-GI carbohydrates 121
Carbohydrate and GI food counter 123
Chapter 12 Sweeteners 131
Alternative sweeteners to table sugar 133
Artificial sweeteners 134
Stevia - the naturally sweet herb 136
Chapter 13 Dietary Fats 145
Understanding dietary fats 148
The right fats - the healthy fats 149
Increase the essential fatty acids in your diet 150
Trans-fatty acids - the really ugly fats 152
Chapter 14 Food Labels - how to read and assess them 155
Chapter 15 Body Types and Weight Gain 165
The Android Body Type 166
The Gynaeoid Body Type 168
The Thyroid Body Type 170
The Lymphatic Body Type 172
The apple shape versus the pear shape 173
The waist to hip ratio 174
Why is abdominal fat dangerous? 174
Chapter 16 Hormonal Imbalances and Weight Gain 177
Thyroid gland dysfunction 178
Blood tests for thyroid function 179
Adrenal gland dysfunction 180
Menopause and weight gain 181
What can we do about hormonal imbalances? 182
Common questions about hormones and weight gain 184
What is the difference between natural and synthetic hormones? 184
What are plant hormones? 184
Natural Menopause Kit 189
Premenstrual Syndrome and weight gain 191
Weight gain after childbirth 192
Case histories 193
Chapter 17 Assessing Your Body Weight 197
Body Mass Index (BMI) 199
Chapter 18 Obstacles to Successful Weight Loss 203
Weight loss plateaus 204
Difficulty in commencing weight loss 206
Depression and stress 206
Trigger foods and hypoglycemia 207
Cravings for the wrong foods 208
Lack of exercise 209
Exercises for cellulite 210
Chapter 19 Tips for Losing Weight 215
Slimming Protein Powder for Syndrome X 216
Eggs and coconut 218
Dairy foods 219
Calcium rich foods table 220
Healthy foods to eat regularly 221
Healthy foods to eat in moderation 221
Unhealthy foods to avoid 221
Healthy snacks for Syndrome X 222
Syndrome X snack pack 223
Chapter 20 Protein 225
First class protein 226
Vegetarians 227
Mad cow disease 228
Chapter 21 Syndrome X Shopping List 229
Toasting seeds and nuts 234
Preparing legumes 234
Chapter 22 Balancing the Food Groups 237
Total calorie breakdown 238
Metabolically resistant people 239
Kick starting the metabolism 239
Extremely low carbohydrate diet 240
Use of Ketostix testing strips 241
Chapter 23 The Syndrome X Diet The 12-week Metabolic Weight Loss Eating Plan 243
Stage One = 6 weeks of very low carbohydrate intake 244
Stage Two = 6 weeks of low carbohydrate intake 245
Stage Three = Maintenance eating plan 245
Free foods 246
If you are short of time and money 246
Spicy foods boost a sluggish metabolism 246
Acidic foods help the metabolism 247
How much is one serving of carbohydrate? 247
Chapter 24 Recipes to combat Syndrome X 249
Healthy additions to meals 250
LAA and LSA 250
Gomasio 251
Sea vegetable condiment 251
Tahini dressing 252
Tofu dressing 252
Moroccan preserved lemons 252
Olive Tapenade 253
Soy mayonnaise 253
Breakfast Choices and Recipes 253
Energizing drinks 259
Salads 260
Lunches 268
Preparation of stocks 282
Dinner and Main Course Choices and Recipes 284
Roast meats 284
Cooking meat 298
Casserole cooking 299
Rice dishes 299
Soybean dishes 301
Sweets and Treats 320
Farewell 333
References 335
Need More Help? 343
Conversion Tables for Weights & Measures 348
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