An easy-to-follow, safe, and science-based alternate-day calorie-restriction program that promotes weight loss and longevity, The Alternate-Day Diet includes the most up-to-date research on calorie restriction and intermittent fasting as well as additional techniques (including supplementation and eating according to the body’s natural circadian rhythms) to enhance the diet’s effectiveness.
The Alternate-Day Diet describes how limiting caloric intake every other day can activate a gene called SIRT1 which reduces inflammation, lowers free radical stress, improves insulin resistance, and most important, causes fat loss by releasing fat cells from around the organs. In short, activating SIRT1 promotes weight loss and longevity.
The simple two-step program calls for you to limit calories one day and eat normally the next and the book outlines lifestyle suggestions to support the diet’s effectiveness including proper hydration and exercise, which are also key components to maximizing weight-loss.
Throughout, you will be inspired by the anecdotes and testimonials from real people who have used the diet successfully to lose weight, and to find relief from a range of health issues including heart disease, Type II diabetes, autoimmune diseases, and even menopause-related hot flashes.
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.51(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.59(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Dr. Donald Laub is the former chief of plastic surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine.
Table of Contents
Why This Diet? ix
Back to the Future: Validating the Alternate-Day Diet xv
Part 1 How I Arrived at This Plan and Why I Know It Works
1 Calorie Restriction: What It Means and Why You Probably Won't Do It 3
2 The Truths About Dieting 14
3 The Alternate-Day Advantage 25
4 The Asthma Study 43
5 SIRT1, the "Rescue" Gene 58
Part 2 The Alternate-Day Diet Program
6 Starting the Alternate-Day Diet 73
7 Nutrition: It's About Quantity and Quality 97
8 Step 1: The Induction Phase 121
9 Step 2: The Alternate-Day Diet for Life 130
10 Give Yourself a Break: An Alternative to Dieting Every Other Day 146
11 Delicious Down-Day Menus and Recipes 152
12 Frequently Asked Questions 229
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