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Product Details

  • Paperback: 360 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (November 21, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764525662
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764525667
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 7.5 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #300,994 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“…a plain English guide explaining the latest research…tasty tips and recipes for ensuring success..” (Northern Echo, 25th May 2004)

“…help is at hand …has plenty of information….” (Colchester Evening Gazette, 3rd May 2004)

From the Back Cover

Reduce your weight, your cholesterol, and your blood pressure

Get the facts about carbs and get serious about improving your health

Curious about going low-carb? This plain-English guide explains the latest research behind reduced-carbohydrate diets, dispelling the myths and revealing how to navigate your way through the good and bad carbs to create a diet plan that works! You get delicious recipes and lots of tips to make your low-carb diet a success.

Discover how to:

  • Stock a low-carb kitchen
  • Prepare 75 tasty low-carb recipes
  • Eat right while dining out
  • Create both meat and vegetarian dishes
  • Incorporate exercise into your day
  • Maintain a low-carb lifestyle

The Dummies Way

  • Explanations in plain English
  • "Get in, get out" information
  • Icons and other navigational aids
  • Tear-out cheat sheet
  • Top ten lists
  • A dash of humor and fun

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Customer Reviews

Don't waste your money on the misinformation in this book!
Janet Freedman
As such I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking to live a healthy, low-carb diet which, btw, will help you lose weight.
C. Sand
I don't mind at all that Dr. Chauncey has written a diet book - I object that she titled it a "Low Carb" book.
Lisa Shea

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

58 of 64 people found the following review helpful By Lisa Shea HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on April 3, 2005
Format: Paperback
I've read tons of low carb books, and most are really useful. As much as I tend to enjoy the Dummies series in general, though, this book is a bit questionable.

I don't mind at all that Dr. Chauncey has written a diet book - I object that she titled it a "Low Carb" book. She repeatedly refers to this diet as a "Whole Foods Eating Plan" diet thoroughout the book - sometimes 8 times or more on a given page. She is very much pushing her own diet plan, which in many situations conflicts directly with a low carb plan.

In fact she makes many statements *against* low carb dieting, and even promotes some myths about low carb diets that have been disproven by studies. She promotes the drinking of fruit juices, even though most fruit juices have as much sugar (if not more) than soda and few nutrients.

There's little things too. She claims broccoli is America's favorite vegetable when clearly statistics show that is the potato. She says that shopping only once a week is great for dieting, when most people find that shopping for fresh food is best for finding great deals that are healthy. She says to avoid chicken wings, which is mind-boggling since most low carb dieters find this to be the ideal low carb food.

Dr. Chauncey says "don't count carbs in fruits" when fruits are often incredibly sugar-filled. Yes they're fine in small amounts, but gorging on fruit is hardly a pathway to health. She continually says to only "consider vitamin supplements" when there is no way that I know of to get all nutrients you need in a normal daily diet. She explicitly says "microwave ovens are great for vegetables" when studies have shown that microwaving vegetables destroy many of their nutrients.

There are of course some good things in the book.
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55 of 61 people found the following review helpful By Livin' La Vida Low-Carb Man TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on January 17, 2006
Format: Paperback
BEWARE LOW-CARBERS: This is NOT a low-carb book. Let me repeat. This is NOT a low-carb book.

If you are livin' la vida low-carb (and I am after losing nearly 200 pounds on it!), then this book will NOT teach you anything about the principles of low-carb. This is indeed disappointing to me considering it is supposedly the official "Dummies" book about "Low-Carb Dieting." What a shame!

An even better "Dummies" book that features a REAL low-carb supporters is "Healthy Carb Cooking For Dummies" by Jan McCracken. Jan is the real deal and shares what it REALLY means to be on the low-carb lifestyle.

Whatever you do, DON'T buy this book if you want to learn more about low-carb living. You might try Jonny Bowden's "Living The Low-Carb Life" instead if you want to educate yourself with the facts about livin' la vida low-carb.

YOU HAVE BEEN FAIRLY WARNED!
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30 of 33 people found the following review helpful By QueenBean84 on June 1, 2005
Format: Paperback
This book is in no way a book about a low-carb diet. It is a Whole Foods Eating Plan, as stated by the author. The only low carb foods the author wants you to eliminate are cookies, cakes, candies and other processed foods with high sugar. This diet allows you 5 carbohydrate food choices every day. How is that low carb??

The one thing I found helpful in this book is how eating less carbs helps you lose weight. It was also interesting to learn about the dangers of eating a very low carb diet.

I would not recommed this book for someone who is looking for a true low-carb guide.
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27 of 33 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 30, 2004
Format: Paperback
While this book's emphasis on choosing a whole food diet is commendable, some of the food choices recommended in the book are not just high in carbohydrate, they are dangerously loaded with simple sugars and trans-fats. For example on page 149, the author has breakfast recommendations for the following pancreas taxing and artery clogging foods: Orange juice, oatmeal, raisins, margarine, honey and brown sugar. With possibly the exception of a small bowl of unsweetened, slow-cooking oatmeal, these foods (and many more that the author recommends) are stictly forbidden on most of the popular low-carb programs.
It angers me that I was duped into paying $21.99 for a book that uses it's misleading title to sell itself. I strongly recommend
"The Schwarzbein Principle" and "Protein Power" and the rest of the books in their respective series. While certainly not books for "dummies", they explain how our health can deteriorate on a diet rich in simple sugars and man made fats.
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27 of 34 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 5, 2004
Format: Paperback
Chauncey's program encourages dieters to build meals around whole, unprocessed foods. Her "whole foods" plan allows unlimited "Green Light" foods including lean meats, reduced-fat cheeses, and most fruits and vegetables. She doesn't count the carbs in fruits or vegetables (except for those in potatoes, bananas, and a few other "Yellow Light" foods).
Chauncey allows 3 servings of low-fat or non-fat dairy per day, and 5 daily servings of carbs (one carb serving having about 15 grams of carbohydrate). She counts only net carbs, first subtracting grams of dietary fiber.
The book is packed with helpful information, tips (dining out, fast food, buffet tables, what to do if you've gone off your diet, how to figure out if you need vitamins, etc.) and encouragement. The recipes are not complicated (I've only made a couple). The diet is much more traditional than South Beach, Atkins, and so on, but is still designed to reduce your intake of processed, refined carbs. There's no initial restrictive "induction" phase; there are suggestions for moving gradually towards healthier choices.
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