Similar to Dr. Robert Atkins's New Diet Revolution, the authors cite insulin as the main culprit in weight gain and expound the benefits of a diet extremely low in carbohydrates. Carbohydrates, which are changed into sugar during digestion, stimulate the body to store fat, making weight loss virtually impossible. The most revolutionary idea put forth in Protein Power is that the fat you eat has very little bearing on the fat you gain: in other words, we aren't what we eat after all. Researchers have found that eating larger portions of protein in conjunction with severely reduced portions of carbohydrates causes people to burn the excess fat stored in their bodies.
Protein Power is packed with helpful charts and formulas, so you can estimate your body-fat percentage and your ideal weight for your particular body composition. There are worksheets to calculate your protein need and carbohydrate and protein equivalency charts, as well as charts that allow you to track your fat and weight loss. But this book is not all grams and percentages: it also shows you what a day of eating on this diet would look like and includes sample menus and 70 pages of recipes. If you've been starving yourself for years and just can't seem to lose weight, this may be the diet for you. --Jhana Bach --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.
It was fascinating to read a diet book in which the science behind the diet was explained so clearly.
If you can get past the first week or so you will be O.K. I finally feel like I'm in control of my life.
This book is very informative about your body, and how it works when you are changing the way you eat.
Yes it is what I expected. I highly recommend the book, My one comment is, for those of us who do not live in the USA, and don't have access to some of the fruits and foods... Read morePublished 21 days ago by Lydia Kirton
I just needed another copy of this book. Can't beat this pricePublished 1 month ago by Bonnie Henderson
If you are willing to give up real food to live a week longer this is for you. I found it more BS than help.Published 1 month ago by Paul Esposito
If you are really wanting to get your insulin in order, lower bad cholesterol and raise good cholesterol, lower blood pressure plus lose weight this is the book for you. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Sena David