21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart: Boost Metabolism, Lower Cholesterol, and Dramatically Improve Your Health

21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart: Boost Metabolism, Lower Cholesterol, and Dramatically Improve Your Health

by Neal D Barnard


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780446583824
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 03/05/2013
Pages: 348
Sales rank: 74,299
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 5.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Neal Barnard, MD is a clinical researcher, author, and health advocate. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and president of the nonprofit Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine. He has been the principal investigator or coinvestigator on several clinical trials investigating the effects of diet on health. He is the author of several books and a frequent lecturer.

Table of Contents

A Note to the Reader ix

Acknowledgments xi

Foreword Alicia Silverstone xiii

Introduction 1

Part I Metabolically Active Foods

Chapter 1 Power on Your Plate 13

Chapter 2 Foods That Tame the Appetite Demons 22

Chapter 3 Understanding the Calorie-Burning Secret 39

Chapter 4 Cardioprotection: Health for Every Part of You 49

Chapter 5 A Healthy Menu 67

Part II The Three-Week Program

Chapter 6 On Your Marks, Get Set… 87

Chapter 7 Let's Go! 122

Day 1 Jump In! 123

Day 2 Beyond Meaty Diets 129

Day 3 Beyond Dairy Products 132

Day 4 Keeping It Low-Fat 137

Day 5 Quick Breakfast Ideas 139

Day 6 Mastering Social Situations 143

Day 7 Eating for Energy 149

Chapter 8 Getting in Gear 155

Day 8 Tackling Cravings and Destructive Eating Habits 156

Day 9 Heart Health 164

Day 10 Convenience Foods 167

Day 11 Travel 171

Day 12 Fighting Cancer with Food 176

Day 13 Our Friend, the Bean 182

Day 14 Choosing Good Carbohydrates 186

Chapter 9 Going to the Max 193

Day 15 Protecting Every Cell, and Slowing the Aging Process 194

Day 16 Foods That Conquer Pain 198

Day 17 Eating Your Way to a Good Night's Sleep 204

Day 18 Play with Your Food 208

Day 19 Extra Motivators: Environment and Animals 213

Day 20 Thinking About Our Loved Ones 217

Day 21 Graduation Day! 220

Part III Menus and Recipes

21 Days of Kickstart Menus 229

Recipes 239

Breakfasts 241

Soups and Stews 250

Salads 260

Wraps, Sandwiches, and Burgers 264

Main Dishes 271

Sides 286

Sauces 289

Spreads, Dips, and Snacks 299

Desserts 302

Appendix 1 Ingredients That May Be New to You 307

Appendix 2 A Primer of Basic Cooking Techniques 312

References 333

Index 339

About the Author 347

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"Dr. Barnard's 21-day program will change the way you eat and live. The research is cutting-edge, the recipes are delicious, and the eating plan is simple as can be. This book is the kickstart you need to finally lose weight and get healthy." -Rory Freedman, #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of Skinny Bitch

"Get ready to transform the way you think about food, and get ready to change your life" -Alicia Silverstone, author of the New York Times bestselling The Kind Diet

"Dr. Barnard is a brilliant visionary, one of the leading pioneers in educating the public about the healing power of diet and nutrition." -Dean Ornish, MD, author of Eat More, Weigh Less

"Jump in and begin The 21 Weight Loss Kickstart! You'll have a new-found relationship with healthy foods that can revolutionize your health forever more." -Rip Esselstyn, author of the New York Times bestselling Engine 2 Diet

"Dr. Barnard's plan is about eating better- not eating less; about finding health, as well as losing weight. The recipes look as tempting as the counsel is trustworthy. This is dietary guidance at its best." -David L. Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP, Director of Yale University Prevention Research Center

"You want to look and feel better than ever? This is the book for you! Easy to understand information, a well laid out plan, and best of all, delicious food! No one makes plant-based eating more accessible. Dr. Barnard, you've done it again!" -Marilu Henner

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