Your Body Knows Best

Your Body Knows Best

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by Ann Louise Gittleman
     
 

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Discover the remarkable truth…your body knows best.

You’ve tried the low-fat, high-carbohydrate diets and failed. You’ve religiously adhered to very low-calorie regimens and watched your weight skyrocket as soon as you resumed former eating habits. The truth is: no one-size-fits-all diet plan works for everyone. But there is a…  See more details below

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Discover the remarkable truth…your body knows best.

You’ve tried the low-fat, high-carbohydrate diets and failed. You’ve religiously adhered to very low-calorie regimens and watched your weight skyrocket as soon as you resumed former eating habits. The truth is: no one-size-fits-all diet plan works for everyone. But there is a personalized diet that is perfect for you. It’s time to tune in to your ultimate diet guru-yourself-because with Your Body Knows Best, you can custom-tailor a diet that meets your body’s special needs!

Ann Louise Gittleman, author of the famed Fat Flush Plan and Fat Flush for Life, shows you how in this groundbreaking, individualized approach to weight loss. Yes, you can reach and sustain your optimal weight and energy level by eating the foods your body needs. Your customized diet is determined by your ancestry and genetic heritage, your blood type, and your metabolism. Your Body Knows Best was the first book to uncover the possibility of the blood type connection to weight gain.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In her latest book, nutritionist Gittleman (Beyond Pritikin) asserts that, when it comes to diets, one size does not fit all. With sound logic, data from a number of scientific studies and a wealth of personal experience, the author examines popular eating regimens, including vegetarian, restricted-calorie and low-fat/high carbohydrate, explaining why no single plan can possibly work for everybody. While the different-diets-for-different-bodies idea doesn't break new ground, Gittleman's proposition that an individual's heritage, blood type and metabolism combine to create unique nutritional requirements will sound right to many readers. Mapping out dietary guidelines for each blood type and for metabolic "slow burners" and "fast burners," Gittleman gives a particularly stringent list of general "no-nos" for everyone (refined sugars, processed carbohydrates, trans fats like margarine). In-depth chapters on carbohydrates, fats, proteins, exercise and medical conditions brought on by nutritional deficiencies add substance to this volume. (Mar.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439107065
Publisher:
Pocket Books
Publication date:
02/01/1997
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
974,220
File size:
2 MB

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Christiane Northrup
When it comes to diet, one size definitely doesn't fit all -- highly recommended.

Meet the Author

Ann Louise Gittleman is a nutritionist, author, columnist, and public speaker. She is internationally recognized as a pioneer in dietary, environmental, and women’s health issues. She is an award-winning New York Times bestselling author of over thirty books on health and nutrition. She has been featured in many publications and television programs including 20/20, The View, Good Morning America, PBS, CNN, Time, Newsweek, Harper’s Bazaar, Real Simple, Glamour, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA TODAY, Publishers Weekly, and many more.

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Your Body Knows Best 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book deals with some important and potentially very useful concepts, but oy! is it badly written. Between the three credited authors and two acknowledged editors, not one of them seems to know that 'phenomena' is plural, not singular, or the proper use of the comma. It also exhibits all the worst excesses of diet-book writing, including an excessive use of italics and exclamation marks. The chapter on exercise is badly outdated in that it tells its readers that taking a walk or vacuum-cleaning the house is as beneficial as attending a gym. While any exercise is undoubtedly better than none, this point of view cannot be supported either by research or common sense. It also ignores the crucial connection between weight training and osteoporosis prevention. For those interested in an individual approach to health and diet, Dr Peter D'Adamo's book is better written, easier to comprehend, and better organized.
Kelly Pillsbury More than 1 year ago
If traditional diet advice has never worked for you, then this is the next book you should read. It has changed how I will eat for the rest of my life.