As many enthusiasts have discovered, it's easy to lose weight on the low-carb diet. But keeping the weight off requires an ongoing commitment--not an easy feat when faced with dieting drudgery, dinners out, holiday gatherings, and demoralizing eating binges. While many low-carb diet books offer the initial thrill of weight loss, this book is a lifelong manual, offering tips and guidance to keep readers committed for the long haul.
Author Fran McCullough starts with "secret weapons" (such as blocking sugars, cleansing the liver, and keeping a food diary), must-haves in any long-term dieter's arsenal. She also offers a valuable "Troubleshooting" section that covers commons challenges, such as dinner invitations ("Come on over for Dinner") and binge eating ("Blowing It"). She addresses the persistent snacking problem with a list of low-carb delights (including shrimp with guacamole or prosciutto and melon). She even lists alternative foods for the times when you crave disaster foods. (For example, a craving for pizza can be satisfied with grilled eggplant, mozzarella cheese, and oregano.) The second half of the book is devoted to McCullough's specialty--tasty and satisfying low-carb recipes, such as Buffalo Boys Chili and Berry and Mango Compote. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Cookbook editor and writer McCullough credits a low carbohydrate diet with saving her life. McCullough, who diagnosed her own blood clot, admits that she's not as thin as she likes and she's not a physician, but she fervently believes that there are many dieters, like herself, who simply cannot chemically process carbohydrates in a healthy way. Therefore, she argues, these people should limit their carbohydrate intake. McCullough presents her case in a logical and convincing way. She first gives an overview of the various popular low-carbohydrate diets and the medical principles behind them. Then she offers basic low-carb diet plans, along with personal anecdotes from people who have been following these plans. The final two-thirds of the book consists of recipes from main dishes to desserts. This is an excellent primer for anyone who has tried to make sense of the various low-carb diets. McCullough writes in a friendly and approachable style. Her tips on common dieting problems such as avoiding temptation, eating while traveling, finding acceptable bread substitutes, etc., are quite useful and the recipes are tasty and not terribly complicated. This volume makes a fine companion to the author's previous title, the bestselling Low-Carb Cookbook. (June)
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Love this book. Gives you the unbiased 'low down' on low carb eating for a lifetime; reviews all the low carb programs out there and gives you the pros and cons. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Lillbet7
I have purchased so many books and every one has been well written, great information and worth owning. This book is no exception. Thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend.Published 9 months ago by Jeanine M. Weintz
I enjoyed Living Low-Carb because it's very detailed and is written in a manner which is very easy to understand. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Roberta Traw
An excellent informative book from a woman who had had success eating low carb with her delicious recipes. Great price!Published 19 months ago by Gayle Robinson
Finally, rational explanations of the diet for those with metabolic syndrome. Thanks for the comparison to the high-carb, low fat diets.Published on July 26, 2013 by Joseph A. Lukes
I bought this for myself in it's first edition a decade ago, just bought this one for my father. It's a great resource to get an overview of the healthy low carb lifestyle.Published on May 23, 2013 by JessicaP