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The Fiber35 Diet: Nature's Weight Loss Secret
     

The Fiber35 Diet: Nature's Weight Loss Secret

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by Brenda Watson
 

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It's time to revolutionize the way you think about dieting!

Bestselling author Brenda Watson shares the remarkable secret that helped her take charge of her health and change her life forever. Now you can do the same!

The Fiber35 Diet will show you how to lose weight and improve your health by taking advantage of the

Overview

It's time to revolutionize the way you think about dieting!

Bestselling author Brenda Watson shares the remarkable secret that helped her take charge of her health and change her life forever. Now you can do the same!

The Fiber35 Diet will show you how to lose weight and improve your health by taking advantage of the extraordinary health benefits of fiber.

In recent decades, a change has taken place in America. In contrast to the fiber-rich fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole grains once prevalent in our diet, we now consume an overwhelming number and amount of processed foods filled with refined sugars and harmful trans fats. As a result, we have almost completely stripped our diet of what is quite possibly the most beneficial nutrient on the planet.

In addition to helping prevent many of the major diseases of our time -- including diabetes, heart disease, and cancer -- fiber helps to increase satiety, reduce hunger, and actually decrease caloric intake.

The Fiber35 Diet will show you how getting 35 grams of fiber every day is the key to losing weight and staying healthy for life. Unlike many of the low-carbohydrate, high-protein diets that currently saturate the market, the Fiber35 Diet is based on scientifically verified techniques clinically proven to help you lose weight. Most important, this diet corrects one of the most dangerous falsehoods of our time: that carbohydrates are bad. The Fiber 35 Diet teaches you a lifetime eating system that helps you shed pounds safely and effectively.

This book includes:

  • Straightforward, easy-to-understand concepts that have been researched in detail and clinically proven.
  • A personalized weight loss formula based on how many pounds you want to lose.
  • Recommendations about dietary supplements and nutritious food choices.
  • Healthful and fiber-rich recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks.
  • A comprehensive strength and cardio training program designed to help you maintain your ideal body weight.


Twenty years ago, author Brenda Watson was overweight, chronically tired, and battling constant health problems. Today she inspires hundreds of thousands of people just like you with her story of personal transformation. By starting the Fiber35 Diet, you are taking the first step on your own journey.

Editorial Reviews

The "Fiber35" of the title represent the 35 grams of fiber we need per day to facilitate healthy weight loss. Brenda Walsh's diet plan relies on a sensible, no-frills nutritional approach that eschews radical concepts or extreme prescriptions. Readers will receive no stern lectures on the evils of carbohydrates or the wonders of some new theories.The Fiber35 Diet unfolds an easy-to-understand plan that can work where others have failed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416554783
Publisher:
Free Press
Publication date:
02/27/2007
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
677,827
File size:
3 MB

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Introduction: The Fiber35 Diet -- Nature's Weight Loss Secret

Research shows that in the United States alone, consumers spend roughly $30 billion annually trying to lose weight or prevent weight gain, with an estimated $1 billion to $2 billion spent on weight loss programs.

Take a moment to think about every weight loss plan you have ever tried. Chances are that at one time or another, you were told to avoid something -- fat, sugar, carbohydrates -- and you listened.

You trimmed and skimped, curbed and cut back. Yet despite your dedication, you battled constant cravings. You endured fatigue, loss of energy, and poor health. And in the end, you managed to gain back every single pound you lost. Sound familiar? Now imagine a weight loss program designed to change all that.

Scientific research has proved that reducing the amount of calories we eat is the only way to lose weight and maintain our ideal body weight for life. But what we don't often hear is that nature has created an amazing nutrient that can help us do both of these things. It is called fiber.

By definition, fiber is the indigestible part of fruits, seeds, vegetables, whole grains, and other edible plants. But one could just as easily call it a miracle nutrient. Why? Because fiber and fiber-rich foods actually help regulate blood sugar, control hunger, and increase the feeling of fullness -- all of which are essential to losing weight and keeping it off.

When I began writing The Fiber35 Diet, my goal was simple: to help as many people as possible achieve their weight loss goals using the power of this remarkable little nutrient. In fact, the Fiber35 Diet is based on eating 35 grams of fiber per day.

Although this sounds simple, you may be surprised to discover that the majority of Americans consume less than half that amount. Too many processed foods and refined sugars in our diet have taken the place of fiber-rich fruits and vegetables, leaving us vulnerable to weight gain and poor health. Don't beat yourself up, however, because you know you've been eating poorly and sugar has gotten a hold on you; the availability of processed foods and refined sugars is at record levels. It takes a conscious effort to seek out nutrient-rich super foods that will charge your metabolism and assist in your weight loss efforts. And I'm going to point you in the right direction by focusing on fiber, which will lead you down a path to superior health that goes beyond reaching your ideal weight.

By eating foods that collectively provide 35 grams of fiber per day, you will drop the weight you want to lose and maintain your ideal weight for the rest of your life. And by significantly boosting your daily fiber intake, you will reduce your chances of developing heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, and a host of other obesity-related conditions. I will have proved this to you by the end of the book.

The Fiber35 Diet begins with an eye-opening introduction to fiber and its role in weight loss. Then, I'll get right to the program and show you how you can start dropping pounds and gaining health with my Fiber35 Diet plan. You will learn a personalized weight loss equation -- based on how many pounds you want to lose -- that you will use to begin your journey toward eating healthfully and living well. I encourage you to consult with your physician prior to starting this program. It's helpful to have your doctor on board in your weight loss efforts; he or she can also provide additional support and advice tailored to your specific needs. You may, for example, have special health issues to consider and will need extra guidance from your personal health practitioner. I also encourage you to discuss your plans for starting an exercise program especially if you've been inactive lately.

This diet has three distinct phases -- Phase One, Phase Two, and Phase Three. Each phase is discussed in detail, and I devote an entire chapter to the seven metabolic boosters, which are the ways you can enhance your results and optimize your fat-burning systems. Recommendations about supplements and nutritious food choices are included, as well as a variety of healthful and fiber-rich recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. In addition, I have included a comprehensive strength and cardio training program designed to help you maintain your ideal body weight. By the time you arrive at Chapters 11 through 13, you'll be ready to go deeper into understanding just how this miracle nutrient is your helping hand in preventing disease and achieving vibrant health. You will be astonished by some of the research emerging to confirm the role of fiber in maintaining the body's machinery. Who knew that a zero-calorie ingredient could be so extraordinary?

It's true that in this country, and increasingly throughout the world, the number of people who are overweight or obese continues to grow at an alarming rate. And this is not just a health crisis; it's also an economic crisis that affects everyone, as the total costs attributable to obesity-related disease approach $100 billion annually. But together, we can help stop this debilitating pandemic.

By beginning the Fiber35 Diet and adopting a lifetime eating system based on the remarkable health benefits of fiber, you are making a conscious choice: a choice to lose weight, to live better, and to take back control of your body. And I applaud that choice.

Your partner in optimum health,

Brenda Watson

Copyright © 2007 by Brenda Watson

Meet the Author

Brenda Watson, C.N.C., is a bestselling author and one of the foremost dietary authorities in America today. She has gained national recognition with her televised PBS special, Brenda Watson's H.O.P.E. Formula: The Ultimate Health Secret. Ms. Watson has two grown children and currently lives in Florida with her husband, Stan, and their dogs.
Leonard Smith, M.D., is a renowned general gastrointestinal and vascular surgeon as well as an expert in nutrition and natural supplementation. Dr. Smith is a board-certified general surgeon and is currently a member of the volunteer faculty at the University of Miami Department of Surgery. Dr. Smith has been a surgeon in Florida for twenty-five years and currently resides there with his wife and two grown daughters.

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Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm always interested in looking into the latest and greatest diet plan and this one caught my eye. I found Fiber35 to be a bit unique among the other books on the diet shelf. The gist of Fiber35? Simple. You can lose weight and improve your health by taking advantage of all the health benefits of fiber. And, the book feels that fiber is possibly the most benficial nutrient on the planet. This is because fiber can prevent major diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer- as well as increase satiety and decrease hunger. The main plan? Well, as the book goes on to say, getting 35 grams of fiber every day is the key to losing weight and staying healthy for life. The book has a three phase weight loss plan- an accelerated weight loss phase, a moderate weight loss phase, and a lifetime weight maintenance phase. Also included is a strength and cardio training program. The strength training program consists of a resistance band workout, and the cardio program is simply walking. Other goodies in the book include recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks, as well as a personalized weight loss formula which is based on how many pounds you want to lose. All in all, its a pretty neat book, and to me, the program seems pretty complete and laid out in an easy to follow manner. I say give it a try if the thought of eating more fiber sits well with you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting ... not sure counting calories and fiber will be easy or will work for me but I am so tired of low carb, so happy to give this diet a try.
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