Living the Low Carb Life: From Atkins to the Zone : Choosing the Diet That's Right for You

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Barnes & Noble Publishing, 2004 - Health & Fitness - 338 pages
The first and only book that combines history, science, tips, facts, and resources in a concise yet comprehensive review of all the low-carb programs, so that dieters can choose the right one of them.

The low-carb revolution is changing lives and ordinary bodies into beauties, but the sheer volume of information on the subject can be overwhelming. This comprehensive guide cuts through the confusion, showing dieters how to choose and customize an effective low-carb plan for their own metabolisms and lifestyles. In straightforward language, weight-loss coach Jonny Bowden rates and discusses the differences between the top-selling low-carb diets—from Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution to The South Beach Diet to Sugarbusters and more—providing readers with the facts they need to make informed choices. There’s also an explanation of the science at work behind low-carb dieting, and hundreds of practical food tips and insider secrets to make the lifestyle work.

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User Review  - ritaer - LibraryThing

Summarizes the various low carbohydrate diets prevalent at the time of writing. The Paleo diet described in here seems different from that currently going under that label. A good introduction to the idea that carbohydrates rather than fat is the key factor in obesity. Read full review

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User Review  - patience_grayfeather - LibraryThing

I’m looking at low carb diets. This was a good book for comparing many of them at a glance, taking into account the obvious bias of the author. Read full review

Contents

The History and Origins of LowCarb Diets
9
Why LowCarb Diets Work
37
Fourteen LowCarb Diets and
65
Supplements and Diet Drugs
153
The Five Biggest Myths About LowCarb Diets
185
Frequently Asked Questions
211
Tricks of the Trade The Top 50+ Tips for Making
247
ControlledCarbohydrate Eating
269
Resources and Support for a LowCarb Lifestyle
285
Notes
307
Bibliography of Diets
325
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Jonny Bowden, a certified nutrition specialist, is an associate editor at Total Health Magazine and the author of Shape Up Workbook: Eight Weeks to Diet and Fitness Success. He lives in Los Angeles, CA.

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