The Carbohydrate Addict’s Diet: The Lifelong Solution to Yo-Yo Dieting (Signet)

September 17, 2019 - Comment

* After eating a full breakfast, are you hungrier before it’s time for lunch, than you would be if you only had time for a cup of coffee? * Do you have a hard time stopping once you start to eat bread, pasta, or sweets? * Do you have a tendency to gain weight easily,

* After eating a full breakfast, are you hungrier before it’s time for lunch, than you would be if you only had time for a cup of coffee?

* Do you have a hard time stopping once you start to eat bread, pasta, or sweets?

* Do you have a tendency to gain weight easily, or if you lose weight, to gain it back again?

If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, you may not be experiencing a lack of willpower but rather a physical addiction to carbohydrates–a compelling or recurring craving for starches, snack foods, or sweets. Now, Drs. Richard and Rachael Heller of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York have discovered a revolutionary new diet that eliminates the cravings and helps you to overcome the yo-yo syndrome–permanently–without deprivation. based on the Hellers’ nine years of research, thousands of case studies, and their own personal victories over cravings and weight (maintaining a 200 pound loss between them!), this healthful, unique diet features a pleasurable way that adapts to your lifestyle and does away with measuring, food exchanges and calorie counting. A daily Reward Meal, along with wholesome, balanced Complementary Meals, fit easily into busy schedules, restaraunt meals, holiday celebrations, and vacations.

Filled with sound advice and effective strategies–including wonderful recipes and menu plans–this groundbreaking book helps eliminate carbohydrate cravings and puts you in control of your eating and your weight–for life.

If you’ve been a yo-yo dieter for years or if you can eat a pound of pasta at one sitting, this book may very well be an eye opener. In simple–but never condescending–language, it explains the roots of carbohydrate cravings and teaches you how to normalize your insulin levels to prevent future food binges. Regulated insulin levels in turn help to temper serotonin levels, so food cravings and mood swings are prevented. The authors, both research scientists (one a health psychologist, the other a pathologist), have lost and kept off a total of 200 pounds between them. They’ve based this book on nearly a decade’s worth of research, during which they’ve helped nearly 80 percent of their patients lose weight and keep it off for at least a year.

They explain that carbohydrate addicts most commonly crave popcorn, breads, bagels, rice, pasta, potatoes, ice cream, chocolate, pie, cookies, crackers, cake, fruit and fruit juice, potato chips, and pretzels. A questionnaire at the beginning of the book determines if you’re indeed a carbohydrate addict, and if so, to what extent. (For those readers whose quiz doesn’t indicate addiction, but who are bothered by their food cravings, the authors recommend a doctor’s visit for an explanation.) The book includes a diet plan with dozens of easy recipes, a chart of the carbohydrate content of many common foods, and lists of binge triggers to watch for. The most appealing part of the diet–and one reason that it wins raves from its followers–is its once-a-day reward meal, which allows you to eat anything you want. The authors also offer helpful tips for incorporating the diet away from home, such as at parties and restaurants.

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Anonymous says:

I have lost 18 pounds and can’t be happier. If you find yourself eating a lot of … Years ago, I had this book and followed the diet and lost 40 lbs. Fast forward through a stressful life, grown kids and now grandkids, some of that weight has found it’s way back. Couldn’t find my old copy so I re-ordered it and started back on this diet on 07/24/2015. In less than 2 months, I have lost 18 pounds and can’t be happier. If you find yourself eating a lot of carbs, give it a try.

Anonymous says:

If you are strugfling with your weight BUY THIS! … If you are strugfling with your weight BUY THIS!!! I bought it a month and 1/2 ago and stuck to the starter plan and im down just shy of 30lb! Ive never been able to stick to andiet for more than a week but this ones is way easiernthan it sounds, its the first time that i actually think i might make it to my goal weight,and the clothes i couldnt even fit my arm into a month ago are now only slightly snug

Anonymous says:

It was easy to eat a small portion of carbs with a … I ordered this book about a month ago. The easiest part of the plan for me is starting the day with a low carb breakfast. I was a keto dieter and already knew of the powerful appetite suppressing qualities of a low carb breakfast. I have a cup of coffee with cream and splenda at 8am and my first meal of the day around 11 am. That meal usually consists of 2 eggs with either 1/2 cup cottage cheese, bacon, sausage, leftover meat from dinner, sardines, smoked herring. That usually keeps me…

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