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By increasing dietary fiber to 30 grams a day (with beans, whole grains, and vegetables), and by moderately cutting fat intake to 20 grams, they say that permanent weight loss can be achieved-- without painful hunger pangs, headaches, or petulant fits of rage that threaten your long-term relationships. This is the very diet that TV talk-show host Larry King credits with saving his life.
Of course, this is the diet that everyone knows they should be following. Eating a low-fat, high-fiber diet including vegetables has been shown to help prevent colon, breast, lung, and other kinds of cancers; helps keep the heart healthy; may prevent adult-onset diabetes; and lowers blood pressure. But having a life often gets in the way of eating right. That's where the hundred easy-to-prepare recipes in The 20/30 Fat and Fiber Plan come in, including Southwestern Bean Dip, Extra Quick Chili, and Sicilian Minestrone. Few recipes require more than 10 ingredients, and most can be made in less than half an hour. More than 100 pages of fat and fiber counts for thousands of foods, including take-out and brand-name items, make it easy to follow the plan while eating on the run.
The 20/30 Fat and Fiber Plan recognizes that humans are, after all, fallible, so you're allowed to "cheat" on the diet. "The 19 Meals Rule" says that each week, if you follow the plan for 19 meals, you can eat whatever you want for 2 meals. While the authors say not to stuff yourself, this does make the 20/30 plan one you can follow even while eating out. They also avoid the a word (aerobics) and give guidelines for playing away excess weight.
Hallelujah, a sensible weight-loss plan that improves your health, rather than endangering it like so many diet fads of late! --Erica Jorgensen --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Now I look at old favorites, like pizza, and cringe.
Anyone can who wants to lose weight and still eat plenty of food or maintain a healthy lifestyle will benefit from the 20/30 Fat & Fiber Diet Plan.
Actually in this book for the first time Mirkin quantifies that by saying you should have at least 30 grams of fiber per day.
When I purchased this book I didn't realize how out dated it was. The key chain counter was not included with the shipment, and because the book is out of print, there is no... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Sandi
Follow this diet plan, I lost 35 pounds in 2 months just by changing what I eat. No heavy exercise required. I still eat the same amount of food, but it's healthier. Read morePublished 8 months ago by SpunkyBunks
Heard about this book at a meeting and could not wait to get it. Great lists of good and bad foods, receipes, etc.Published 15 months ago by mary stuart
I got my book on Friday and have read it....I didn't get the counter wheel that I thought was included.....I am starting the plan tomorrow.... Read morePublished on November 6, 2011 by El
Very imformative book and very eye-opening about the way America eats.If you are interested in losing weight it has some common sense type of suggestions but definitely work.Published on October 22, 2011 by C. J.
A very sensible book. Another bit of knowledge to help stay trim and healthy. I highly recommend it.Published on October 15, 2009 by BanjoGranny
This is similar to WW's Fat&Fiber plan, but more restrictive. It should work well though.Published on August 24, 2009 by mike kent
This book is great! It explains in laymans terms the whys and hows of the diet. The only negative is the food chart in the back is outdated. I would love to see it updated. Read morePublished on August 3, 2007 by Love to Jog
Explained how the fiber helps you to lose weight and not being hungry. I read several books, this is the best. Read morePublished on February 13, 2007 by Romans_12