The Rosedale Diet

The Rosedale Diet

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by Ron, M.D. Rosedale M.D.

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Finally—the ultimate diet for fast, safe weight loss, lifelong health, and longer life, based on more than twenty years of research and the latest findings on appetite and weight. Metabolic specialist Ron Rosedale, M.D., has designed the Rosedale Diet to regulate the powerful hormone leptin, which controls appetite and weight loss by telling the brain when to


Finally—the ultimate diet for fast, safe weight loss, lifelong health, and longer life, based on more than twenty years of research and the latest findings on appetite and weight. Metabolic specialist Ron Rosedale, M.D., has designed the Rosedale Diet to regulate the powerful hormone leptin, which controls appetite and weight loss by telling the brain when to eat, how much to eat—and when to stop. New research shows that leptin may be one of the body's most important hunger control mechanisms. Control leptin, and you control your weight.

Most people's leptin levels are out of control, causing them to overeat and to store fat rather than burn it. The only way to flip the "hunger switch" back to normal is through a diet high in healthy fats and low in carbohydrates, saturated fat, and trans-fatty acids often found in processed food—plus just 15 minutes of daily exercise.

Dr. Rosedale's 21-day diet plan is simple: Just select from the many foods on his "A" list, including "healthy-fat" foods such as avocados, nuts, olives, lobster, crab, shrimp, goat cheese, Cornish game hen, venison, and more. Then gradually add foods from the "B" list, such as steak, lamb chops, fruits, beans, and so on. A 28-day menu plan and more than 100 recipes, such as Dilled Salmon and Fresh Asparagus, Gingery Chicken Soup, Lasagna, Black Bean Wrap, Raspberry Mousse Cake, and French Silk Pie, make eating the Rosedale way deliciously easy.

Weight loss is just the beginning. The Rosedale Diet will make you feel satisfied, reduce cravings, and put you in control of your "sweet tooth." It can even help eliminate or reduce heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, and other conditions associated with "natural" aging, as many of Dr. Rosedale's patients can attest. You'll find inspiring stories from them—and the power to control your weight and improve your health—in this groundbreaking book.

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We eat and eat, but still remain hungry. Nutrition and metabolism expert Dr. Ron Rosedale thinks that the key to lasting weight loss is turning off our "hunger switch." The answer resides in leptin, a miracle hormone that signals the brain when we are hungry and, more important, when to stop eating. Leptin also tells our bodies to burn off excess fat. When we control leptin, we can control our hunger; and when we control our hunger, we can control our weight. The book includes four weeks' worth of delicious recipes.
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As more Americans become obese and are diagnosed with diabetes in record numbers, they continue to seek out new sources of healthy living advice and dieting tips. Those frustrated with South Beach, Atkins and the Zone may find a friend in the Rosedale Diet. Its founder, a nutrition and metabolism expert with a practice in Denver, has developed a diet plan that teaches people how to control leptin, the key hormone that regulates appetite and, say Rosedale and coauthor Colman, your ability to lose weight. They present their plan in two parts, first explaining the concept, and then providing advice for putting it into action. The Rosedale Diet encourages consumption of high-fat foods (good fats, of course-and they're to be eaten unaccompanied by sugar-forming foods), and doesn't insist that people count calories. Rosedale recommends supplements, too, asking readers to take 2,000 milligrams of glutamine before going to bed at night, and suggesting pregnenolone and phosphatidylserine for some. Even if readers aren't ready to plunge full-force into the Rosedale Diet, they'll benefit from such recipes as Dilled Salmon with Fresh Asparagus; Lobster Tails and Seaweed Salad; and Grilled Beef Fillet with Bell Pepper and Mashed Rutabagas. Agent, Richard Curtis. (Sept.) Forecast: A 50-city radio tour and national media campaign may result in healthy sales. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Doctor - Joseph Mercola
"The Rosedale Diet is a must-read for anyone interested in health."
Eric C. Westman
"I believe that [Dr. Rosedale’s] method will positively shape our ultimate understanding of what constitutes healthy nutrition."

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The Rosedale Diet

Chapter One

Get Slim, Live Longer, Be Healthier

Want a slim, sculpted body and a longer life? There's a tried and true way to achieve both. Eating less ... a lot less. Decades ago, researchers discovered that if you put laboratory animals on a very low calorie diet -- about one-third fewer calories than normal -- they can live up to two times longer than well-fed animals. Not surprisingly, food-restricted animals retain their sleek, youthful figures. What is truly amazing, however, is that their bodies not only appear younger, but by every objective laboratory measure, they are younger. Levels of key hormones that normally fluctuate with age, and other important markers of aging remain remarkably stable. Nor do food-restricted animals suffer as often from the chronic diseases associated with "normal" aging, such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.

Slim for life. Healthy for life. A longer life in a "younger" body. Despite these wonderful results, no one is seriously suggesting that humans should follow such a punishing diet. Who wants to starve? Who willingly can?

The fact is, you don't have to starve to be in great shape or to enjoy the prospect of a longer, disease-free life. Thanks to the Rosedale Diet, you can have all the benefits of a strict, low calorie diet -- a great body, great health, and the promise of longevity -- without ever having to feel a hunger pang.

The even better news is that you can lose weight and get healthy while still eating delicious meals and snacks such as chicken tortillas, wraps, guacamole, nuts (even so-called fattening nuts like macadamia nuts), lobster salad, raspberry cheesecake, and eggs Benedict. No starving. No hunger. The best part of all is that you will be back in control of your hunger, your weight, and your life.

My program has worked for thousands of my patients, and it can work for you. By following the Rosedale Diet, my patients have not only successfully lost weight, but have rejuvenated their bodies and reclaimed their health. The once obese are now trim and fit, in an amazingly short period of time. Remarkably, the same biomarkers of longevity seen in calorie-restricted animals are seen in my patients. In fact, by every objective laboratory measure, my patients have "de-aged" their bodies:

  • High blood sugar levels, a hallmark of aging, fall to normal, healthy levels.
  • Body temperature stays lower in my patients, a sign that their bodies are running more efficiently.
  • Key hormones are restored to more youthful levels.
  • High blood lipid levels (triglycerides) plummet to a healthy range.

The so-called diseases of aging, such as type 2 diabetes, a veritable epidemic among people over forty, and heart disease, the number one killer of both men and women, are vastly improved. In fact, after following my program for a few weeks, my patients are able to throw out most of their prescription medicines.

My patients not only look great, but they tell me that they feel great too, and have a huge amount of energy. The best news is, unlike calorierestricted animals who are kept in cages and starved to enjoy these bene fits, my patients feel full and satisfied. It's too early to say whether my patients will live longer -- we need to wait another thirty or forty years for that data -- but all indications are that they will. I can say with certainty that the quality of their lives is significantly better. (My patients can speak for themselves, and they do. They tell their own stories in their own words, throughout this book.)

Within this book, you will find the tools that you need to take back control of your weight, and ultimately, your life. You will be empowered with the latest scientific information on how to lose weight safely, quickly, and permanently. Once you start the Rosedale Diet, you, too, can experience the same spectacular success in terms of both weight loss and better health enjoyed by my patients.

Getting To The Heart of Obesity

The Rosedale Diet works because it corrects the underlying metabolic aberration at the root cause of both obesity and premature aging: hormonal dysfunction. Hormones are chemical messengers that direct all body activities, including how much you eat, and ultimately, whether you are fat or fit. Your hormones can work for you or against you. The wrong diet creates hormonal imbalances that trigger hunger and food cravings, the main problems that prevent people from losing weight and keeping it off. The right diet -- the Rosedale Diet -- almost magically controls hunger and eliminates food cravings. That is why it works so well.

Hunger is a powerful force. As I tell my patients, following a diet while trying to fight hunger is like trying to hold on to the edge of a cliff and hoping that gravity will go away. Eventually, you're going to let go. If you're hungry, eventually you're going to eat and chances are, you'll overeat to make up for lost time.

How does my diet curb hunger? The Rosedale Diet is specially designed to control the key hormone that regulates both appetite and weight loss. That hormone is leptin. Leptin is produced by your fat cells. It tells your brain when to eat, how much to eat and most important, when to stop eating. Leptin is also critical for many of the body's most important functions, including the regulation of blood circulation, the prevention of blood clots, making new bone, regulation of body temperature, and reproduction. In fact, if a woman produces too little leptin, she will stop menstruating, and therefore will be unable to conceive. Very recently, leptin amazed the scientific community when it was found to be able to rewire critical and central portions of the brain to better do its bidding. The more scientists research leptin, the more they learn about how vital it is to life ...

The Rosedale Diet. Copyright © by Ron Rosedale. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.

What People are saying about this

Eric C. Westman
“I believe that [Dr. Rosedale’s] method will positively shape our ultimate understanding of what constitutes healthy nutrition.”
Joseph Mercola
“The Rosedale Diet is a must-read for anyone interested in health.”

Meet the Author

Ron Rosedale, M.D., is an internationally renowned expert in nutritional and metabolic medicine and an anti-aging specialist. He is founder of the Rosedale Center in Denver, Colorado; cofounder of the Colorado Center for Metabolic Medicine in Boulder, Colorado; and founder of the Carolina Center of Metabolic Medicine in Asheville, North Carolina. Dr. Rosedale has helped thousands suffering from so-called incurable diseases to regain their health. As a keynote speaker, he has appeared before such prestigious groups as the Eighth Congressional International Medical Conference on Molecular Medicine, the First European Conference on Longevity Medicine and Quality of Life, and many more. He has been a guest on numerous national radio and television news shows. He lives in Denver, Colorado.

Carol Colman has coauthored many best-selling books on health and medicine, including Curves: Permanent Results Without Permanent Dieting, The Melatonin Miracle, Shed 10 Years in 10 Weeks, Body Rx, and more. She lives in Larchmont, New York.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found Dr Rosedale's Diet book an interesting read, but not a diet that I found easily implemented. There is too much protein in the diet that can cause acidosis in the body. I verified my impressions with the use of a ph test that tested my body as too acidic.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a knowledgable and readable book that everyone should read. I followed the plan and no longer had Diabetes II after about 2 months. Diet is not difficult I lost 40 lbs in the process. Nothing else ever worked like this. Highly recommended. Sharon RN MSN
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My husband bought the book to help him learn how to eat right and turn off the cravings that he gets from sugar. He refers back to the book alot and the information that isprovided. He is usig the infomation to create a healthier self.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago