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Carbohydrate Addict's Diet
How this diet works?
It explains the roots of carbohydrate cravings and teaches you how to
normalize your insulin levels to prevent future food binges. It claims
that 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. A questionnaire at the beginning of the
book determines if you're indeed a carbohydrate addict, and if so, to what
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. Reward meal allows for some diet flexibility.
The authors also offer helpful tips for incorporating the diet away
from home, such as at parties and restaurants.
Iffy scientific theory. You're eating a lot of saturated fats.
More information about this diet:
You can eat at restaurants, but it is not for vegetarians.
Book: The Carbohydrate Addict's Diet: The Lifelong Solution to Yo-Yo Dieting (Signet)
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