The Simple Diet: A Doctor's Science-Based Plan

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Lose up to 50 pounds in 12 weeks with a doctor's proven plan for losing weight-quickly, easily, and permanently. No counting, no measuring, no hassle.

If you have tried to lose weight and failed, or lost weight and failed to keep it off, you're not alone. Two out of three Americans are overweight, many with between thirty and one hundred pounds to lose. Now Dr. James W. Anderson, a professor of medicine and clinical nutrition at the University of Kentucky, shares his groundbreaking, scientifically based nutritional plan that has already helped thousands of Americans lose weight-sometimes more than one hundred pounds-and keep it off permanently. It can also help you:

  • Lower cholesterol, high blood pressure, and high blood sugar.
  • Reverse type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and other obesity-related health conditions.
  • Decrease your risk for type 2 diabetes and its related consequences.
  • Eliminate the need for dangerous (and expensive) gastric bypass surgery.
  • Help you feel better about yourself and enjoy your life!

    Best of all, you can use prepared foods that are easy to find in the supermarket. There's no calorie counting. No measuring. No guesswork. And if you stick with this easy-to-follow plan-as thousands of people already have-there's a nearly foolproof guarantee of success. Lifelong success. Many people have changed their eating habits and improved their health by using this program. Now it's your turn.


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The book and the study is wonderful. If you pay attention to the amount of protein, calories, and fat this allows you, all you have to do is change that to real food that you are able to eat, should you have allergies. There are also allergy free replacements bars and meals, probably not shakes.
Many times in the book Dr. Anderson refers to persons who want to lose as low as 30 lbs. up to hundreds of lbs. I personally need to lose 45lbs. I have been diagnosed with hypothyroid and find losing weight, even with WW, very difficult. In the last six days, sticking completely to this very filling, easy diet plan, I have lost 6.4 lbs. I haven't even begun exercising yet. If you want to get rid of excuses, find a way to make this plan work for you. You can get $1 meals that fit the required criteria at WalMart and they are very tasty. (and I'm used to good old fashioned southern cooking)

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User Review  - endicott8 - Walmart

I saw the diet in a Woman's World magazine and liked it, so I decided to buy the book. I am not done reading the book yet, but so far it is good and seems like a diet I can stick to. Read full review


Some of Us Have to Work Harder at Weight Loss Than Others
We Dont All Lose at the Same Rate
Give Yourself Some Credit
Take a Close Look at Your Records
Four Strategies to Boost Your Weight Loss
Staying On the Diet
Eating MoreMore Meal Replacements Fruits and Vegetables
Pump Up the Volume

VeryLowCalorie Diets
The Emergence of Meal Replacements
From VeryLowCalorie to LowCalorie Diets
Adding Fruits and Vegetables
Success with the Simple Diet
Talking to Your Doctor
Why Am I Doing This?
Your WeightLoss Target
Will Anything Get in Your Way?
Intensive Weight Loss
Other Tips for Success
Making Room for the Second Phase
What Are My Meal Replacement Choices?
Arent Meal Replacements Expensive?
Why Are Meal Replacements So Effective in Promoting Weight Loss?
How Does a Meal ReplacementBased Diet Stack Up Against Other Popular Plans?
Adding Volume and Variety
How Should I Use Bars?
Your Most Effective Tool for Weight Loss
Choosing Your Fruits and Vegetables
What about Fruit and Vegetable Juices?
Preparing Your Fruits and Vegetables
Comparison with Other Programs That Use Meal Replacements Fruits and Vegetables
Getting in Your Daily Five Fruits and Vegetables
How Much Exercise Does the Trick?
What Are the Best Forms of Physical Activity?
If Your Mobility Is Limited
Adding Up Your Calories
Records Keep You Focused
Health Benefits of Physical Activity
Step This Way
Why Records Help
What You Need to Track
How to Keep Records
How Often to Weigh Yourself
Is There a Problem?
A Powerful Tool
Building a Support Network
Enlisting Your Doctors Help
Talking with Your Doctor
Special Medical Considerations
Medication Considerations
Possible Side Effects
Going It Alone
A Final Checklist
Identifying Barriers to Weight Loss
Confronting Your Challenges
Set Yourself Up for Success
Green Light Calorie Guide
Making the Transition from the First Phase to the Second Phase of the Simple Diet
The Simple Lifetime Diet for Health and Weight Management
Habits of Those Whove Kept the Weight Off
Twelve Key Practices to Stay at Your HealthPromoting Weight for Life
What about Eating Out?
Your LongTerm Success
The Good the Bad and the Extremely Ugly
History of Bariatric Surgery
Types of Bariatric Procedures
Deaths from Bariatric Surgery
Complications after Gastric Bypass Surgery
Complications after Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding LAGB
Comparative Weight Losses
You Are in Charge of Your Health
Dimensions of Health
Health Benefits of Brain Exercise
Tapping into Spiritual Resources
Your Simple Lifetime Diet
Your Simple Lifetime Fitness Plan
Your Simple Lifetime Positive Outlook
Taking Charge of Your Health
Appendix 31
Appendix 32
Appendix 33
Appendix 34
Appendix 41
Appendix 42
Appendix 43
Appendix 44
Appendix 51
Appendix 52
Appendix 53
Appendix 54
Pedometer Guide
Appendix 62
Appendix 81
Appendix 82
Appendix 101
Appendix 102
Appendix 121

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About the author (2011)

James W. Anderson, M.D., is a reviewer for many of the world's most prestigious medical journals, and he's published more than 350 scientific studies and founded the Obesity Research Network. He lives in Kentucky.

Nancy J. Gustafson, M.S., R.D., is a registered dietician and served as a nutritionist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, clinical dietician at the University of Maryland Hospital and Carle Clinic in Illinois, and nutrition instructor at North Dakota State University. She lives in Fargo, North Dakota.

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