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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley Trade (April 1, 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0425121801
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425121801
  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.1 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,074,920 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

Any new diet book worth its salt-substitute claims to have found that Grail of dietersthe "no willpower" weight-loss plan. Giller, a doctor in private practice and the author of the bestselling Medical Makeover , has devised a more practical alternative: a healthy diet that helps the dieter's metabolism to work more efficiently. His short, easy-to-read book, filled with comforting case histories of less-than-perfect dieters, takes us painlessly through the five steps of the maximum metabolism diet: reducing fat consumption; sticking to nonstarchy complex carbohydrates (fruit and vegetables); timing meals so that our metabolism can burn them more efficiently; making sure we're getting adequate nutrition; and exercising regularly. While Giller's explanations of the diet's physiological basis (especially the section on "active brown fat") are occasionally baffling, the central message is clear: an active metabolism makes for a healthy, thin body. First serial to Redbook; second serial to New Woman; Literary Guild/Doubleday Book Club selection.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From Library Journal

Bricklin, editor of Prevention magazine, recommends a diet low in fats and sugars, with the key to weight loss being a simple 300 calorie reduction per day as well as a 200 calorie increase in exercise. Weight containment will result, he says, from this new way of eating. This revised edition updates the original ( LJ 6/1/79) with new information on diet tips, successful diet motivation, food and nutrition hints, beverage calorie guide, and safe nutritional health. The material is well presented; however, there are not enough changes to justify purchase by libraries having the first edition. Literary Guild and Doubleday book club selections. Giller and Matthews also recommend a diet low in fat and sugar, but stress consumption of nonstarchy complex carbohydrates rather than all complex carbohydrates. The diet provided contains 900 calories per day, and timing of meals and starches plays an important role, as does the elimination of caffeine and the use of some supplements (guar gum, chromium, tryptophan, and an antistress formula vitamin) to help battle cravings. Meal plans and recipes are provided. What's offered here is not significantly special, but serialization in Redbook and New Woman may bring patron demand.
- Susan E. Holmer, Peninsula Lib. System, San Mateo, Cal.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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I'm looking forward to losing some pounds again.
CLM in Jacksonville Florida
After I had my second son in 1996, one of the trainers at the gym I was attending, gave me a copy of this book.
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I recommend this book to anyone who needs to lose weight!
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

29 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Janis Nelson on June 5, 2000
Format: Paperback
I should probably wait until I've lost the rest of my flab before writing this review, but I'm so very pleased with the loss I've already achieved. I've had a weight problem all my life and have successfully lost large amounts of weight(over 50 lbs.) several times in the past - gained it back, with extra to boot. However, I am now 64 years old and for the past five years have been unable to lose - I stuck with the weight plans that had worked before but the weight clung to me like glue. I had this book on my bookshelf )among many others) and decided to give it a go. I had dismissed it before because Dr. Giller's program would not allow me too many things that I believed I had to have to enjoy living, such as sandwiches, sweets, coffee, diet colas, etc. I started it six weeks ago and have lost 23 lbs so far - 50 more lbs. to go and I know that I will lose them. This time is different, I absolutely am NOT hungry, I have no cravings for sweets at all which is amazing to me. I have not been able to exercise yet due to a severe tendonitis in my knee, but it too is getting better and will start a walking program soon. Honestly this book is not just another diet program - it is THE diet program for those that cannot lose weight on just low calories anymore. Dr. Giller not only gives a way to lose weight, but explains why his program works. I truly feel that this is the way for me and I won't be another fat old woman limping around on overburdened joints. I thank you Dr. Giller.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 6, 1999
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What is truly unique about this program is that it eliminates cravings for sweets and junk foods because it helps your body to function properly. My husband can even eat cheesecake in front of me without me wanting even "just one bite." It's hard to call it a diet because it is actually the way we should eat anyway -- even after reaching a "goal weight."
It is unbelievably informative about how the body works to process what is consumed and how you can be much healthier from now through the rest of your life.
I started following Dr. Giller's eating guidelines about three weeks ago and have lost 12 pounds (and I haven't even started exercising yet). Besides the weight loss, I just feel better overall. My goal is another 50 before this year ends and I know I can do it now and keep it off -- thanks to Dr. Giller.
After the first two weeks I bought copies for two of my sisters. Buy one for someone you love.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 13, 1999
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This book came along just when I needed it. Nothing had been working. I have lost 24 pounds since January. I thought I would be hungry all the time, but this program really works. I am no longer a slave to the cravings and hunger. I truly believe I had a food addiction and have overcome it. I am no longer tired and dragging in the afternoon. I feel better than I have in years. I just want to say "Thank you".
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 1, 1999
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This diet makes sense- read the book. I lost 30 pounds on it two years ago and have kept it off. It is reasonable, healthy, and realistic.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 23, 1999
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I have never lost so much weight so quickly as I have through this program. It is easy to follow and it makes sense. The weight actually flew off in no time. The recipes offered are delicious. I served them to my family and everyone enjoyed them. I highly recommend this book and program to anyone who is serious about losing weight.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Diana Reis on January 19, 2002
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This is a diet that doesn't require eating the same meals during the time period that one is on the diet, finally.
It's full of good advice connected with good eating habits and has simple recipes that are sensible, quick, simple and wholesome, allowed me to be creative and the ingredients are what I already had on my shelf and in the refrigerator, I only had to teach myself to eat less of them. The herbs and spices used in each recipe has allows using much less salt and pepper in foods and they bring out the foods taste.
It was rough during those 21 days and I was tempted greatly throughout them to quit cause I was used to eating lots of food, more food than I needed, but I weighed less each time I stepped on that scale, my clothes were fitting more loosely, and I could begin to picture myself in a smaller size of clothing and I would ask myself if I wanted to lose this weight bad enough to keep on with the diet or go back to looking like I was and weighing what I did.
As soon as I began with the recipes and eating habits I found myself waking up earlier in the morning and not in a fog mentally, having enough energy to get me through the day without needing a nap, and I'm not a junk food junkie anymore.
This diet was so helpful for me that I've recommended it to everyone who asked me how I lost the weight and kept it off cause it's such a good guide to better eating habits.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By virginnycindy on November 15, 2003
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I've successfully lost weight on a number of programs (breakfast bars, high-protein/low-carb), but I honestly think this system works the best AND makes the most sense. This system is easy to learn and easy to stick to. I think it works for a few reasons: (1) It's an easy system to remember (carbs & fruits in the a.m., protein & veggies for lunch & dinner, 4 fruit snacks throughout the day). (2) It gives you the option of either following a pre-planned menu with yummy recipes (including a red pepper soup that rocks!) OR following general guidelines that make it easy to eat out or throw together a quick or tasty meal at home (my boyfriend at the time, who is a great cook, had no problem making tasty meals that fit into my diet plan). (3) It provides a list of things you can eat "unlimited" amounts of, so you can pick some "comfort foods" off those lists and keep them around to have whenever. Plus, since this program SUCCESSFULLY increases your metabolism (as promised), you can fall off the diet for a little while here and there and not gain the weight back right away. I have been recommending it to everyone I know, and am considering buying a few extra copies at these bargain prices so that I can give them away to the people who sound interested after I explain the book. (I know, I know-- I sound like a commercial for this book. After I'd convinced a number of people I barely knew to buy this book, I figured I ought to write a review up here and do the book a little more good.)
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