Dr. Colbert's I Can Do This Diet: New Medical Breakthroughs That Use the Power of Your Brain and Body Chemistry to Help You Lose Weight and Keep It Off for Life

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Too many people fight against their own brain and body chemistry when trying to lose weight. This is the reason that up until now, diets have only had a 2% success rate. Tired of saying, "I can't do this!" when looking at diet programs? Then let Dr. Colbert help you take advantage of the latest medical breakthroughs that show you how to work with your body, rather than against it to lose weight easily and keep it off for life. Forget the old ...

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Overview

Too many people fight against their own brain and body chemistry when trying to lose weight. This is the reason that up until now, diets have only had a 2% success rate. Tired of saying, "I can't do this!" when looking at diet programs? Then let Dr. Colbert help you take advantage of the latest medical breakthroughs that show you how to work with your body, rather than against it to lose weight easily and keep it off for life. Forget the old diets that work against you. With Dr. Colbert's diet, you can say, "I can do this!"
 
As a medical doctor, Don Colbert deals every day with getting verifiable results that prove a patient is on his or her way to long-term health, not just fixing an immediate problem. And that is what this book is about. Far from being a diet, this program offers principles that are meant to last for life, principles that have been proven to work for thousands of individuals for more than a decade and counting. Dr. Colbert helps readers:

  • Learn the top five reasons why diets fail
  • Explore several fundamentals of weight loss
  • Overcome specific roadblocks to weight loss including insulin resistance, neurotransmitter imbalance, hormonal imbalance, and inflammation
  • Design a program catered just for them, including snacking, cooking, eating out, shopping, supplements, and much more
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599793504
  • Publisher: Charisma Media
  • Publication date: 12/16/2009
  • Pages: 310
  • Sales rank: 285,786
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Don Colbert, MD, is board-certified in family practice and anti-aging medicine. He has also received extensive training in nutritional and preventative medicine, and he has helped millions of people to discover the joy of living in divine health. In addition to speaking at conferences, he is the author of the New York Times best-selling book The Seven Pillars of Health, along with best sellers Toxic Relief, the Bible Cure series, Living in Divine Health, Deadly Emotions, and What Would Jesus Eat?

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Introduction: Diets Don’t Work!

SECTION I: Understanding Weight Gain and Weight Loss

1. The Obesity Epidemic

2. Hunger vs. Appetite

3. How Metabolism Works

4. The Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load

5. Carbohydrates

6. Proteins

7. Fats

8. Irresistible Foods

9. Beverages

10. Portion Size (and other food label deceptions)

SECTION II: Getting Ready to Begin

11. You Have a Choice

12. Make a Commitment to Weight Loss

13. Be Real About Where You Are Right Now

14. Set Reachable Goals

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  • Posted March 24, 2010

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    Definitely a "doable" program

    This book is packed with good ideas and information that everyone should have without the usual diet-book delve into scientific jargon that one just skips over. Although there are the usual chapters on carbohydrates, proteins, and fats Dr. Colbert has talked less about the chemical makeup of the food type and more about how it works and what is good and bad about it. The chapters are short so if you feel you need to absorb the information before continuing on there is no overwhelming feeling of having to finish a 100 pages first. I found it interesting that he differentiates between glycemic index and glycemic load. His program is low glycemic load with the carb:protein:fat ratio of 40:30:30. Yes you can have carbs - low glycemic carbs. I think that is one of the things that makes this diet doable, there are no really "forbidden" foods other than junk foods. Also he has you eating every 3-3 1/2hours with a calorie range of about 1800 for women which is higher than most diets. He considers anything below your BMR to be putting your body into starvation mode which of course means you plateau out quickly and then gain again, a common problem with many low calorie diets. Although he seems to focus on organic vegetables and meats he does include many brand name suggestions. He also includes a section on bible verses that promote healthy eating and positive actions and thoughts though this is not a bible-study program. Well written, lots of information that is easily readable and food that is available for everyone.

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  • Posted March 26, 2010

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    Finally a diet for the real world

    As someone that has struggled with her weight since my second pregnancy (and on down through this current, 7th pregnancy) I have bought and read a lot of books on dieting. I have tried a lot of diets. I have succeeded on some and failed on others. I have gleaned a lot out of some books and gained nothing but weight by reading others. Sometimes it feels like I'm stuck on a merry-go-round of dieting and diet books. I think I have finally found a way to get off the ride.

    The "I Can Do This" Diet is the most helpful and resourceful diet book I have read. It is packed full of good information in easy to understand form that will actually make a difference in your health. The book is broken down into 4 sections. The 1st one is on Understanding Weight Gain and Weight Loss. The beauty of this section is that so many people are obsessed with getting the weight off, but they never stop to evaluate how they have been putting it on. This section takes a lot of different things that I have heard here and there and puts it all together (metabolism, glycemic index, carbs, protein, bad fats & good fats, beverages, portion sizes, etc...). This book is valuable if all you ever do is read the first section.
    The 2nd section is getting you ready to begin this particular program (or lifestyle change). And then section 3 breaks down the actual diet. Section 4 is What to do When Weight Loss Stalls and it has a lot of different quizzes that can help you figure out where your body may be letting you down. It's all good stuff, but I want to focus on the diet itself for a moment...

    What I am excited about with this program is that it is very balanced, smart, healthy and easy. Some basic principles are... well, I would go into it but then you wouldn't need to read the book. Suffice it to say that after this baby is born I will be adapting this plan into my lifestyle. In the meantime I will be implementing small changes to start making a difference. I am very impressed by what I have read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2010

    Poorly written book

    I knew Dr. Colbert from his old book about detox and figured this book would be great. I was wrong, it is poorly written and disorganized. I had a hard time with all the going back and forth and little information available. I made a mistake.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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