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21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart: Boost Metabolism, Lower Cholesterol, and Dramatically Improve Your Health [Kindle Edition]

Neal Barnard
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (178 customer reviews)

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For years, Dr. Neal D. Barnard has been at the forefront of cutting-edge research on what it really takes to lose weight and restore the body to optimal health. Now, with his proven, successful program, in just three short weeks you'll get fast results-drop pounds, lower cholesterol and blood pressure, improve blood sugar, and more. With Dr. Barnard's advice on how to easily start a plant-based diet, you'll learn the secrets to reprogramming your body quickly:

· Appetite reduction: Strategically choose the right foods to naturally and easily tame your appetite.

· Metabolism boost: Adjust eating patterns to burn calories faster for about three hours after each meal.

· Cardio protection: Discover the powerful foods that can help reduce cholesterol nearly as much as drugs do in just weeks.

Whether you are one of the millions who are anxious to get a jumpstart on weight loss or who already know about the benefits of a plant-based diet but have no idea how or where to start, this book is the kickstart you've been waiting for. Complete with more than sixty recipes, daily meal plans for the 21-day program, tips for grocery shopping, and more, this book will teach you how to make the best food choices and get your body on the fast track to better health.


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From Publishers Weekly

Following the success of his 2010 21-Day Vegan Kickstart online program, physician Barnard (Breaking the Food Seduction; Foods That Fight Pain, etc.) reworks his material for this guided comprehensive lifestyle change to be featured as a program on PBS stations. Day by day, Barnard discusses vegan choices, benefits and challenges. Readers will learn to substitute vegetables, fruits, legumes, whole grains, and plant-based protein for fatty animal products (meat, dairy, fish) and sugary fare; eat vegan in social situations and while traveling; promote weight loss, energy and sleep; relieve pain; prevent or reverse diabetes, heart disease and some cancers; and create meals that, Barnard contends, fulfill all nutritional requirements. Home food preparation is key, but Barnard offers options for dining at restaurants and fast-food chains and using convenience foods. While readers must commit to food shopping and cooking, Barnard motivates with promises of quick results and insights from medical professionals and celebrities, and tempts with generous breakfasts (pancakes with maple syrup; burritos with potatoes and spinach), easy desserts (a delicious chocolate cake), and assurances of weight loss without deprivation, calorie counts, and exercise routines. (Feb.)
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"Dr. Barnard's 21-day program will change the way you eat and live. The research is cutting-edge, the recipes are delicious, and the eating plan is simple as can be. This book is the kickstart you need to finally lose weight and get healthy." -Rory Freedman, #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of Skinny Bitch

"Get ready to transform the way you think about food, and get ready to change your life" -Alicia Silverstone, author of the New York Times bestselling The Kind Diet

"Dr. Barnard is a brilliant visionary, one of the leading pioneers in educating the public about the healing power of diet and nutrition." -Dean Ornish, MD, author of Eat More, Weigh Less

"Jump in and begin The 21 Weight Loss Kickstart! You'll have a new-found relationship with healthy foods that can revolutionize your health forever more." -Rip Esselstyn, author of the New York Times bestselling Engine 2 Diet

"Dr. Barnard's plan is about eating better- not eating less; about finding health, as well as losing weight. The recipes look as tempting as the counsel is trustworthy. This is dietary guidance at its best." -David L. Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP, Director of Yale University Prevention Research Center

"You want to look and feel better than ever? This is the book for you! Easy to understand information, a well laid out plan, and best of all, delicious food! No one makes plant-based eating more accessible. Dr. Barnard, you've done it again!" -Marilu Henner

Product Details

  • File Size: 567 KB
  • Print Length: 343 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0446583820
  • Publisher: Grand Central Life & Style (February 28, 2011)
  • Sold by: Hachette Book Group
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0047Y0FFU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #46,133 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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156 of 158 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Success after 21 days April 14, 2012
By Frieda
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Today is my 21st day (April, 14 2012).

I am one of those people who can stick to a diet, but can't lose weight. I've tried everything out there. One some diets I've even gained weight (the 90s Ornish plan with dairy, Nutrisystem, Atkins) while family members have lost weight eating the same exact things. This book explained WHY I didn't lose or even gained weight on diets and what I could do that was different and might offer me some success. I thought I was doomed to feeling and looking lousy, and am so grateful I was wrong.

I lost 6 lbs in three weeks, steadily, easily. If I can lose 6lbs with my stubborn metabolism, then I would guess most people might have even greater success.

I was never hungry, and at the end of each day I'd lie in bed thinking how nice it is to have a sensation of satiety but not to feel bloated, starved, or guilty. To have enjoyed--really enjoyed--my food and felt healthy, had more energy, and been more comfortable in my body and my clothes. I have been craving this kind of feeling on a deep level, but have never been able to figure out how to effect it in my life.

At first, I found the plan a little intimidating. But if you can make it through the first day you can make it through 21 days. Day 2 is even easier, and by the end of the first week you won't even have to think about it.

My retired mother went on it with me, and she had no problem with it either. She is a diabetic and controls her diabetes very carefully with diet. She said her blood sugar fluctuated more than normal the first few days, but then stabilized nicely and she hasn't had a problem since then and is really enjoying being able to eat a wider variety of foods now, including some things she just couldn't eat at all before.
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157 of 162 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Information - Probably Not for Everyone March 16, 2011
Format:Hardcover
This is a titled as a 3 week plan, but it really is intended to be more than that. Most people can stick to any diet for 3 weeks, right? Dr. Barnard believes that if we focus on the short term, the long term changes follow. You really can notice the difference in the way you feel after 3 weeks, and that is long enough to shift your eating habits.

This is actually a plan rather than a diet. In fact, Dr. Barnard removes the word "diet" because he wants to remove the diet mentality. This is really more about health, and weight loss becomes a by-product. What Dr. Barnard states is if we set animal products aside and keep oils to a minimum, we will lose weight.

It's that easy! No calorie counting, no carb restrictions and no exercise. You do that by eating more whole grains, fruits and veggies and legumes. These fill you up and keep you from binging on junk food. But......

The challenge for many people is giving up that big steak or burger you have been living on for most of your life. Most people are not ready to give their favorite foods. You will still see benefits if you eat more of the healthy foods and less of the meat products. There are some very tasty recipes, thanks to the help of executive chef Jason Wyrick. This helps shift your thinking away from the idea of bland, steamed vegetables every meal.

Some examples of meals:
*Breakfast: Green apple oatmeal and lemon soy yogurt with blueberries or ginger banana breakfast smoothie and toast with jam.
*Lunch: Pita pizza with mixed greens, orange and fennel salad with tomato soup, rye bread and a fresh pear or balsamic zucchini sandwich, banana slices and French onion sourdough soup.
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115 of 123 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 11.5 lbs. my First 21 Days March 15, 2011
By R. Bell
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
These are my results from putting Dr. Neal Barnard's 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart into practice.

11.5 LBS. MY FIRST 21 DAYS (February 21 - March 14, 2011):

When I got this book I jumped right in and tried out a couple of interesting-looking recipes, never stopped doing just that, and here I am 21 days later finding my body 11.5 lbs. lighter -- on average, that's a little more than 1/2 lb. a day.

QUICK OVERVIEW OF BOOK:

By eating only fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes, and by setting aside all animal products, oils, and high-glycemic index foods, as Dr. Barnard recommends, my body's excess weight just melted away, effortlessly, with very little of my usual cravings. This is exactly what Alicia Silverstone describes from her experiences with these same food choices in the Forward. Thank you, Dr. Barnard, for practicing medicine with a fork rather than a scalpel, as you have previously stated.

I really like the fact that the last third of the book is devoted to providing a fantastic example of menus and recipes; what a great jumping-off point. The first two recipes that I tried, Huevos Rancheros and Quick Black Bean Chili from Day 19, were off-the-charts delicious. Since then, my friends and I have been amazed at how tasty every other recipe has been that I've made for them. Thank you, Jason Wyrick!

MY STORY, COMMITMENT & LEVEL OF EFFORT:

Before discovering this book on Amazon I was pretty serious about losing weight and was already preparing my own meals in order to have direct control over the content of all food that I ate. I had previously spent some time learning about nutrition, attended some classes at a local university, and had seen a nutritionist.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Beware the sugar and carbs
Any doctor who thinks a nice vegan breakfast of pancakes with maple syrup and fruit on top is going to reverse or improve blood sugar had better go back to medical school. Read more
Published 5 days ago by B. A. Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Has great information
Published 8 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Life changing book
Published 8 days ago by Eliane Joly
5.0 out of 5 stars Dr. Barnard walks with you on the program!
Time to get started with Dr Barnard and his 21-day program! No more procrastinating, his book is fabulous!
Published 19 days ago by D. K. Jaime
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Balanced and important work.
Published 20 days ago by Daniel M. Kaplan
5.0 out of 5 stars Throw the other diet books away!
Brilliant book. Dr. Barnard has hit it out of the park. The radical but very basic idea that it is not how much you eat, but rather what you eat that makes the difference sets the... Read more
Published 28 days ago by J. Luster
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Really works.
Published 1 month ago by Francis B.
5.0 out of 5 stars Me Go Vegan...Never...until NOW!
great way to reset your great eating habits and to up the nutritional value of what you eat, along with a cool new way to experience food!
Published 1 month ago by Mary Q
3.0 out of 5 stars Sounds great. Started the 21-day plan today
Read the book cover to cover. Sounds great. Started the 21-day plan today. Spent 3 hrs 55 minutes cooking today. That does not include clean up. Food is delicious. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Lynn
5.0 out of 5 stars We feel great and have tons of energy
this book and the documentary "Forks over Knives" change my life and my husbands. I have lost 9 pounds and my husband has lost 27!!! We feel great and have tons of energy. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mary Vezendy
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