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Health The Carb Lovers Diet Eat What You Love Get Slim For Life

Posted Sep 02 2010 5:27pm

Health The Carb Lovers Diet Eat What You Love Get Slim For Life

The editors of Health Magazine (and top nutrition scientists) have big news: Eating carbs is the best way to get and stay slim. Breakthrough research revealed in this book shows how certain carb-rich foods–especially those with the amazing natural ingredient called Resistant Starch–act as powerful metabolism boosters and appetite suppressants. Rather than making you fat and bloated, as decades of low-carb diet gurus claimed, CARBS make you thin. They shrink fat cells, especially in your belly; boost fat burning; increase muscle mass; curb cravings; keep you feeling full longer than other foods; control blood sugar, and lower cholesterol and triglycerides!

Health Magazine, the expert when it comes to healthy living, takes this revolutionary new science and turns it into an easy-to-follow, real women-tested, dietitian-approved road map proven to melt off 10, 35, even 100 plus pounds forever. Our test kitchen chefs and registered dietitians also developed 85 delicious, simple recipes and foolproof meal plans that help you lose weight while you enjoy the foods you’ve craved for years.

Phase 1 of The CarbLovers Diet eases you back into a world of yummy, satisfying meals and snacks, while dropping weight-especially belly fat-fast and permanently. Phase 2 is nothing short of life-changing: Dieters savor generous portions of their favorite foods (think steak and potato dinners, French toast for breakfast, sandwiches dripping with cheese, chocolate torte for dessert)-while their clothes get loose, their skin glows, their energy soars!

Bottom line: The Carb Lovers Diet shows you how to eat your favorite carb-filled foods-and helps you get thinner and happier than you ever imagined. We’ve included fun-to-follow eating rules, tricks and tips, grocery lists, and amazing recipes anyone can make, enjoy, and share with others. Don’t feel like cooking? No problem. We’ve got hundreds of quick bites, frozen foods and restaurant menu items too. Get ready to feel satisfied, happy, and oh-so-slim. Get ready for your fabulous new life as a CarbLover!.

Recipe Excerpts from The Carb Lovers Diet

Raspberries with Chocolate Yogurt Mousse

Thai Peanut Noodles

Pan-Seared Scallops with Southwestern Rice Salad

5 Stars Bonzy 77
I just don’t’ understand how you can write an honest review without reading the book, and especially not trying it for yourself it boggles my mind how you get these nutrition experts and people that are so negative about something they know nothing about I mean how can you if you don’t try it first. Personally I love it and it works well for me and thousands of other that have tried it. I recommend anyone that has problems losing weight to do this and forget about all the naysayers and people that haven’t even tried say. This is in a sense like medical science or any science the doctors are constantly guessing on what to do if something new comes along or if what they’re doing is not working so they will try something else till they get results. I’m not knocking nutrition experts or medical science or any science, so give something a try before you knock it.

5 Stars Mom loved the book.
Just what my mother wanted. She says that all that she needs is in the book.

4 Stars Good Book – Not Quite as Good as the Title.
We can probably thank Dr. Atkins for creating the belief that “carbs” and not money is the root of all evil. There is just one problem that comes up. I have never known anyone that has been able to stay away from cars long term.

The Carb Lovers Diet tells us that carbohydrates are not the enemy when it comes to losing weight. In fact, eating the right types of carbohydrates can help you drop pounds, since they can help curb your cravings, preserve lean muscle tissue (which can keep your metabolism from dropping) and control your blood sugar levels (so your body stores fewer excess calories as unwanted body fat.)

The real hero in this book is called “resistant starches”. It seems that different types of starches digest at different speeds. Resistant starches will pass through the body without being digested, similar to fiber. This does sound like a dream come true, doesn’t it? The book suggests raising the average of 4.8 grams of daily resistant starches to 10 to 15 grams through various carb-based recipes.

Here are the 5 rules for winning the carb game:

1. Eat at least one resistant starch-rich food (called CarbStars) at every meal

2. CarbStars should make up about 25 percent of every meal. The rest of your calories coming from lean meats, low-fat dairy products, healthy fats, fruits and vegetables (in other words, cut out the junk food.)

3. Watch your portion sizes (brilliant!).

4) Don’t deprive yourself, but use moderation for the bad foods.

5) Create a power pantry (stock up on CarbStar foods).

The first 7 days allows only 1,200 calories a day divided among four small meals. The second portion of the program (21 days) allows for to 1,600 calories divided among five small meals.

This program really follows the idea of a calorie-restrictive, nutrient-dense, fiber-rich diet, which is actually a great way to eat. The book offers 85 recipes with a colorful picture of every meal, which makes the meals seem more visually desirable. Haven’t you done that in a restaurant when you see some food go by? Of course, the program also includes exercise, which is a great idea.

Bottom Line

The Carb Lovers Diet follows the usual plan of most diet books, although it is a fresh approach that may help you rethink how to eat better and exercise more. It is solid advice that will work if you stick to it. The big letdown for me was that it doesn’t really live up to its title. If you love those sinful unhealthy carbs (ice cream, chocolate, cookies), you may still face the same challenges you had before. If you came here looking for a magic fix for eating bad foods and losing weight, you will have to look elsewhere. If you are looking for good advice on healthy weight loss, you have found it.

5 Stars Love this diet
I tried the first part of the diet and it really worked–I lost weight and I was never hungry, even though I was only eating 1,200 calories a day. I’ve read up on Resistant Starch, and think the authors have done an amazing job translating the science into something people like me can use. Thank you Health magazine!

2 Stars It’s not the diet, it’s the calories retrictions
Anyone can lose weight on 1,200 calories a day (you barely eat anything), which is the first week of allotted calories on this diet. Throughout the book, the authors claim you will not be hungry during the first week or the following 21-day plan at 1,600 calories a day. I was starving! I followed the recipes and meal plans, it was simply not enough calories for me, and all I wanted to do was lose 10lbs. The low calories did not seem right to me and I was afraid I would gain double the weight lost once I increased my calories, so I Googled a calorie calculator and based on my height, age, weight, desired weight and exercise level, I should be consuming 2,000 calories a day! Then I did some research on this “resistant starch” and did not find much weight to it. So while this diet did get me into tracking my caloric and fiber intake, the rest of it seems like every other diet book on the market – to good to be true. Very disappointing Health Magazine, shame on you – I will be reconsidering my subscription if this is what your Editor in Chief foolishly believes in or simply used as a way to make a quick buck.

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