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A Low Carbohydrate, Ketogenic Diet Manual: No Sugar, No Starch Diet [Kindle Edition]

Eric Westman
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (307 customer reviews)

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Book Description

This manual describes the practical details of a low carbohydrate, ketogenic diet as used by nutritional and medical professionals.


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  • File Size: 215 KB
  • Print Length: 26 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1482781255
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 29, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00D3MSJQ4
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #20,946 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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300 of 305 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
So many people are confused about what to eat, what not to eat, and why or why not.

As a cardiologist (with a master's degree in physiology of exercise), I have had to tip-toe through the mine-field of nutrition publications to help myself, before I could help my patients. I started to gain weight while doing triatholons and following a Mediterranean Diet. Then I decided to follow the same diet I recommended to heart attack victims, I followed and failed a rigorous low fat diet. I was worse, gained weight!

I realized then that my patients were not lying to me when they continued to get worse: more weight, higher BP, worse cholesterol and triglycerides DESPITE my recommendations. They told me they followed my dietary and exercise instructions and continued to gain weight, despite a dietary regimen of only breathing air and drinking water.

I was desperate. I was the Cardiologist who was becoming obese with metabolic syndrome. How could I be a reliable, credible teacher for my patients when I couldn't cure my own "disease"?

Yes, I crossed the forbidden line for cardiologists. I "went Low Carb".

I learned about the science, metabolism, and applied biochemistry of low carbohydrate nutrition from Eric Westman MD and his colleagues. I took a course involving hours of tutorials and reviews of hundreds of scientific papers. I was convinced that there was scientific merit. I became my own guinea pig.

It worked on myself. Weight came down, BP came down, Triglycerides went down and HDL went up. All as predicted. Now I offer this to my patients with confidence, and following a 60 pound weight loss, I feel better about myself and about what my patients can achieve.

This manual is the essence.
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174 of 180 people found the following review helpful
By JEY
Format:Paperback
This manual is a simple and effective low carb diet program; the same one used at the Duke Lifestyle Medicine Clinic. With it, I lost 55 pounds in 16 months and continue to maintain that loss without hunger, calorie counting or extensive exercise. Even better, shortly after starting the No Sugar, No Starch Diet; moderate arthritis, other joint pains, skin rashes, and blood sugar issues disappeared. At 62, I am active, energetic and enjoy vibrant good health.
It is not a long book with four diet phases or net carb formulas, but rather, the strict 20g total carb ketogenic diet that works for weight loss and diabetes control. It has simple rules and a list of allowed foods in a little booklet format to carry with you. If you have seen Dr. Westman's YouTube video of his Clinic Introduction Class, this is the short manual you should have to go with it.
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111 of 118 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dr Westman's plan for low-carb living works!!! May 13, 2013
By Lynne
Format:Paperback
I started with Dr Westman's "Low Carbohydrate, Ketogenic Diet" on November 5, 2009...using the information found in Dr. Westman's booklet. By May of 2012 (a little over 2.5 years later), I had lost right at 185 lbs, (a weight loss that I maintain to this day...almost 4 years after adopting my low-carb ("no sugar, no starch" lifestyle). For anyone thinking that it's too good to be true, or that low-carbing is not "sustainable"...please click on "my story" (complete with before and after photos at the link here... [...]

Dr. Westman's "No Sugar, No Startch" approach to living is simple, straightforward, deliciously sustainable, and saving lives every single day...this little book and most importantly, Dr. Westman and the science behind this approach, absolutely saved mine. (My "before/after" photos attest to that, if you need proof :-). Thank you always, Dr. Westman!!!
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57 of 60 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent source and information. July 18, 2013
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My interest in the Ketogenic Diet is as a cure for cancer based on the work of Dr Seyferd at Boston U.(He has written a book.)
Cells in the body feed on sugar(glucose) but can also feed on ketones. Cancer cells can not make this switch and thus die.
This is an excellent source for anyone desiring to go on the Ketogenic Diet.
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70 of 75 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Very Workable Diet for Me June 10, 2013
By BJESC
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Both my husband and I are on this diet. Since we both love breads, it was very hard initially. However, my favorite part of Dr. Westman's diet plan is that I am NEVER hungry when I follow it. If I fall off the diet, I wake up hungry and craving carbs. However, when I do adhere strictly to this plan, it is fun to watch the inches melt off of my abdomen and thighs...plus I have energy to spare. My husband's health has improved immensely and he is off of all medications that he had been on for over twenty years.
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66 of 77 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars This isn't a book: it's barely a pamphlet January 13, 2014
By S. Hill
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I chose to purchase this book on the basis of two things: Dr. Westman's relationship with Jimmy Moore (of "Living La Vida Low Carb" fame) and his article in the recent issue of Woman's World magazine. When the magazine article mentioned that Dr. Westman's manual for a low carb ketogenic diet was available, I headed straight to Amazon to purchase it. I'm in the process of transitioning to a low carb, high fat ketogenic diet.

Unfortunately, there's nothing in this pamphlet that isn't available online for free. There's no scientific explanation for why this way of eating works, save a paragraph that essentially says carbs make you fat. There are no guidelines as to the percentage of calories in your diet that should come from fat, or how much protein or carbs you should consume. There is a list, rather inadequate I'd venture to say, of permitted foods. Patients without sodium restrictions are encouraged to drink beef or chicken broth to help with possible side-effects the first few weeks, and use sugar-free breath mints to combat bad breath. The only suggested sample menu is a very unimaginative bacon and egg breakfast, salad with grilled chicken for lunch, and naked burger patty with more salad for dinner. There's a 2 page explanation of how to figure net carbs, but no guidelines as to how many net carbs are appropriate to consume. Next comes a page of fairly banal "tips," such as "fruit is nature's candy," and "nothing tastes as good as thin feels." I think most folks with a weight problem would consider these "tips" rather patronizing. There are 5 pages devoted for tracking the date, your weight, and waistline. And that's it. That's the whole book.

Admittedly for the price, I didn't expect a monumental work. But I did expect some substance. This book is as devoid of real content as cardboard is of nutritional value.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Concern
I am wheelchair bound so have little opportunity to exercise. Secondly, I already have problems with bouncing from constipation to loose stools so added constipation issues... Read more
Published 5 days ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Concise, informative and handy for quick reference. Important ...
Concise, informative and handy for quick reference.

Important to me author is a diabitis specialist and on staff at a reputable institution (Duke). Read more
Published 6 days ago by Mark
5.0 out of 5 stars let you sleep better.. make your mind less hyper
Should be required reading for every overweight person in the US.. for every diabetic.. for every hypertensive.. Read more
Published 8 days ago by kathryn garber pirio
4.0 out of 5 stars too short but still very informative
Including a few more meal plans would have been nice, but I still liked this booklet a lot. Thank you!
Published 10 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great product and delivery time.
Published 12 days ago by Linda Buttleman
3.0 out of 5 stars OK!
Nice and easy read, but I couldn't stay on diet.
Published 13 days ago by Bill Scarlet
1.0 out of 5 stars Cant believe I wasted my free Prime book on this!
Nothing special all this information is available for free and can be downloaded and printed for FREE. Sorry Mr. Westman
Published 14 days ago by Master Dipper
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
The author should be ashamed to denominate this as book...
Published 18 days ago by Daniela R Bodas
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very good
Published 23 days ago by Ronald E. Pugh
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Great simple background and instructions on living a ketogenic life.
Published 27 days ago by Amazon Customer
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