The Alternate-Day Diet: Turn on Your "Skinny Gene," Shed the Pounds, and Live a Longer and HealthierLife

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The original intermittent fasting plan: easy to follow, effective, and science-based

The Alternate-Day Diet is based on scientific and clinical studies that show how restricting calories only every other day activates a gene called SIRT1-the 'skinny' gene-which results in reduced inflammation, improved insulin resistance, better cellular energy production, and releasing fat cells from around the organs to promote weight loss.

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Overview

The original intermittent fasting plan: easy to follow, effective, and science-based

The Alternate-Day Diet is based on scientific and clinical studies that show how restricting calories only every other day activates a gene called SIRT1-the 'skinny' gene-which results in reduced inflammation, improved insulin resistance, better cellular energy production, and releasing fat cells from around the organs to promote weight loss.

This easy-to-follow two step plan will enable readers to enjoy these remarkable and measurable benefits:

• Lose fat easily and quickly without deprivation, discomfort, or stress
• Improve fat metabolism and avoid regaining lost fat
• Slow the aging process
• Find relief from symptoms of asthma, heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, and menopause-related hot flashes
 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780399534904
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/7/2009
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 5.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

James B. Johnson, M.D. , an instructor in plastic surgery at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine, retired after more than twenty years in private practice to pursue his longtime interest in alternate-day calorie restriction. He has published numerous articles in scientific and medical journals, including Medical Hypotheses and Free Radical Biology & Medicine. His work has been featured in the popular press, including The Independent (London) and Woman's World. His website is AlternateDayDiet.com.

DONALD R. LAUB SR., M.D., is the former chief of plastic surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine.

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Table of Contents

Why This Diet?     xi
How I Arrived at This Plan and Why I Know It Works
Calorie Restriction: What It Means and Why You Probably Won't Do It     3
The Truths About Dieting     15
The Alternate-Day Advantage     27
The Asthma Study     45
SIRT1, the "Rescue" Gene     61
The Alternate-Day Diet Program
Starting the Alternate-Day Diet     77
Nutrition: It's About Quantity and Quality     103
Step 1. The Induction Phase     131
Step 2. The Alternate-Day Diet for Life     141
Delicious Down-Day Menus and Recipes     157
Frequently Asked Questions     239
Acknowledgments     253
Sources     255
Index     263

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2010

    Something nearly everyone can do.

    This book was suggested to me by a friend and I have to admit it was well written and gives a very interesting take on the possibilities of alternate day eating to stay healthy and keep your weight manageable. I would recommend reading it.

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