Low-Carb Dieting For Dummies

Low-Carb Dieting For Dummies

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by Katherine B. Chauncey
     
 

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Reduce your weight, your cholesterol, and your blood pressure

Get the facts about carbs and get serious about improving your health

Curious about going low-carb? This plain-English guide explains the latest research behind reduced-carbohydrate diets, dispelling the myths and revealing how to navigate your way through the good and bad carbs to create a diet plan

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Reduce your weight, your cholesterol, and your blood pressure

Get the facts about carbs and get serious about improving your health

Curious about going low-carb? This plain-English guide explains the latest research behind reduced-carbohydrate diets, dispelling the myths and revealing how to navigate your way through the good and bad carbs to create a diet plan that works! You get delicious recipes and lots of tips to make your low-carb diet a success.

Discover how to:

  • Stock a low-carb kitchen
  • Prepare 75 tasty low-carb recipes
  • Eat right while dining out
  • Create both meat and vegetarian dishes
  • Incorporate exercise into your day
  • Maintain a low-carb lifestyle

The Dummies Way

  • Explanations in plain English
  • "Get in, get out" information
  • Icons and other navigational aids
  • Tear-out cheat sheet
  • Top ten lists
  • A dash of humor and fun

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Editorial Reviews

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“…a plain English guide explaining the latest research…tasty tips and recipes for ensuring success..” (Northern Echo, 25th May 2004)

“…help is at hand …has plenty of information….” (Colchester Evening Gazette, 3rd May 2004)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764525667
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/28/2003
Series:
For Dummies Series
Pages:
360
Sales rank:
161,680
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 9.11(h) x 0.78(d)

Meet the Author

Katherine B. Chauncey, PhD, a registered dietician, is an Associate Professor and Director of Nutrition at the Texas Tech Medical Center’s Center for Integrative and Nutritional Medicine.

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Low Carb Dieting for Dummies 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Rita_in_WA More than 1 year ago
This book illustrates a very healthy way to eat. Fruits & veggies are NOT the carbs to count. Healthy carbs (whole grains, etc) ARE the carbs to count, but 75 of these per day is very reasonable and easy to achieve. The book encourages us to eat healthy 90% of the time, and stray 10% of the time (in small amounts) if desired -- because we're human. It's basically the same principals as South Beach, but without the two weeks of restriction at the beginning. Easy changes to make, and a very smart, no-nonsense approach to living a healthy life.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you are looking for info on imbalanced and unsustainable very-low-carb dieting, this isn't for you. This is an intelligent, well-founded approach to reducing your intake of refined, processed, and high-sugar carbs, and switching to a whole foods lifestyle. It is compatible to Phase 2 and 3 of South Beach, but provides more guidelines and structure for those who value that. The plan focuses on lean proteins, very low fat dairy, veggies, and fruit, with about 75 grams of healthy carbs to assure your brain gets enough fuel for healthy functioning (your brain NEEDS about 130 carbs a day, no matter what Atkins tells you). There are plenty of hints, tips, and recipes for reference. I first read this through my local library and was impressed enough to buy it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good information for anyone who is new to carbs counting.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
The title of this book is misleading. After reading it , I realized what it actually means. A dummy wouldn`t know that the diet descibed in this book is a low-fat, low-cal diet. If you really want to know about the low carb diet, get 'Dr. Adkins`New Diet Revolution' or even 'The South Beach Diet'.