The "I" Diet: Use Your Instincts to Lose Weight--and Keep It Off--Without Feeling Hungry


The "I" Diet: Use Your Instincts to Lose Weight--and Keep It Off--Without Feeling Hungry


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The "I" Diet is a breakthrough: A diet based on impeccable research. A diet where the dieter never goes hungry or feels deprived. A diet that's completely healthy for you, grounded in the metabolic, genetic and psychological workings of the human body. A diet that shows how the hardwired food instincts that once ensured our survival are now driving too many on the road to obesity—and how we can turn those same instincts into an engine for permanent, healthy weight loss. And a fat-burning marvel of a diet that helped the men and women pictured on the cover and inside the book lose 30 pounds on average in a few short months. Start the "I" Diet and be amazed.

The diet has been universally praised. From Jane Brody in The New York Times: "Perhaps the most comprehensive approach to eating for effective weight control." From Women's World: "Obesity cure!" From world-class nutritional researchers and scientists: "A real paradigm shift;" "wise guidance along the road to long-term weight management;" "an honest, straightforward and helpful guide." And not to mention from Harvard's Henry Louis Gates Jr., who recommends the book to "anyone who has struggled with weight gain or obesity, and has given up hope. This diet will change their life."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761158745
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company
Publication date: 01/07/2010
Pages: 349
Sales rank: 763,501
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Susan B. Roberts, Ph.D., a professor of nutrition and a professor of psychiatry at Tufts University, is an internationally recognized expert on nutrition and obesity who has appeared on The Today Show, ABC News, NPR and CNN. She is the author of Feeding Your Child for Lifelong Health, as well as nearly 200 research articles published in scientific journals including The New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, and JAMA. Dr. Roberts lives with her husband and daughter outside Boston.

Betty Kelly Sargent is the co-author of Beautiful Bones without Hormones (with Leon Root, M.D.), What Every Daughter Wants Her Mother to Know and What Every Daughter Wants Her Father to Know.

Table of Contents

Success! A Preface to the New Edition

Part I: The Big Picture
Chapter 1: Our five basic food instincts: The key to permanent weight control
Chapter 2: Hunger: The need to feel full
Chapter 3: Availability: Just because it’s there
Chapter 4: Calorie density: Too good to resist
Chapter 5: Familiarity: Cravings and triggers
Chapter 6: Variety: Too many choices
Chapter 7: The five food instincts: A crib sheet

Part II: The Program
Chapter 8: Ready, set, go: Stepping toward success - For now and forever
Chapter 9: Stage I: The two-week “Getting Started” diet
Chapter 10: Stage II: The six-week “Keeping it Going” diet
Chapter 11: Stage III: Your personal maintenance plan
A Final Word

Part III: The Recipes
Sandwiches and wraps
Main Dishes
Cooked Vegetables
A Celebration Dinner for Eight
Bonus Recipes

Appendix A: Body Mass Index (BMI) Table
Appendix B: Typical daily calorie requirements before and after weight loss
Appendix C: Nutrient content of common foods
Appendix D: Portion sizes of 100-calorie free choices
Appendix E: Savvy shopper supermarket directory
Appendix F: Weight-healthy meal suggestions for Stage III
Appendix G: Emergency Meals
Appendix H: Restaurant survival guide
Appendix I: Sample food diary

Selected Scientific References
General Index
Recipe Index
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