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The Ice Cream Diet Mass Market Paperback – July 7, 2002


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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks; Rodale/St. Martin's Paperbacks ed edition (July 7, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312985487
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312985486
  • Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 4.2 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #372,710 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Holly McCord, M.A., R.D., is a registered dietitian and nutrition editor for Prevention magazine. She writes a monthly column, "Nutrition News," and nutrition feature articles for the magazine. She is a member of the American Dietetic Association and has appeared as a guest on NBC's Weekend Today, the Fox News Channel, the TV Food Network, the Discovery Channel's Home Matters, Good Day New York, and National Public Radio. She is also the author of The Peanut Butter Diet (St. Martin's Press), Win the Cholesterol War, and Win the Sugar War (Rodale).

Prevention, America's #1 Choice for Healthy Living is the single most popular health magazine in the country and is the third most trusted source for health advice in the country, trailing only behind the doctor and pharmacist in authority.

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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 26, 2002
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This is a wonderful book and a wonderful diet. It is the first diet I have been able to stick to! I feel absolutely great on the diet and am losing roughly a pound and a half per week, although the book states you may only lose half a pound per week.
The book starts out with an easy to understand explanation of why it is important to lose weight in the first place and then goes on to explain the particular benefits of calcium, especially calcium from food, not supplements. There is also mention made of the many servings of fruits and vegetables and the excellent amount of fiber included on this diet each day. The author then gets right down to business with a discussion of why low-calorie ice cream is the type to choose for this diet, with occasional splurges allowed, and includes a list of low-calorie ice creams to try. Even a brand of fudge brownie!! The amount of ice cream is not skimpy, either, a trick I looked for before I even bought the book. An easy method to scoop up exactly the correct amount of whatever type of ice cream you are eating follows, and then the meal plans (separate ones for men and women) are presented. Recipes including some non ice cream treats if you choose to spend the calories sans frozen stuff follow, and the text closes with a section on exercise. The book ends with a long list of many premium and low-calorie ice creams and their vitals.
The meal plans are very easy, very realistic and very good!! Anyone, no matter their kitchen skill, level of motivation or BUDGET can follow this plan!! There is something for everyone, including simply peanut butter and jelly sandwiches if that is what you want, and also included are directions for building your own meals and a list of fast-food and restaurant items.
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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer VINE VOICE on January 5, 2003
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Whoever didn't like this book clearly didn't try it OR even actually read it.
I've tried diets for over 20 years: Grapefruit, Cambridge, SlimFast, Volumetrics (too complicated), Joy Bauer's 90/10 (too easy to overindulge), Barry Sears' Zone (got sick when it sent my body on a blood sugar roller coaster - HORRIBLE diet), Katahn's T-Zone (sensible but too much cooking), Larry North's Living Lean (FAR too much eating there), Picture Perfect Weight Loss (expensive and vegetarian), Richard Simmons' Food Mover (nice, heavy gadget), Dean Ornish's Eat More-Weigh Less (complicated and vegetarian), and countless others.
This one is sound, logical, and best of all, it's EASY. With barely any will power at all, I've been on it for about a month and even though I've strayed here and there, I've STILL managed to lose 5 pounds! It does everything it says it does and more.
It reduces PMS symptoms. I went from needing a sick day every month to not even needing a painkiller!
It boosts calcium and fiber. I can't remember the last time I had this much milk, fresh fruit and fresh vegetables.
It's flexible and easy. It gives guidelines for eating out: even frozen food and - gasp - fast food! And the meals are all quick and easy to make. (I hate diet books that have me spending 2 hours cooking dinner when I'm hungry.)
I found a few other benefits, too.
1) I learned about portions. It's amazing how much a REAL portion is. I was eating healthy and lowfat before this diet, but far too much and too often.
2) I saved money. There's so much good-to-eat stuff here, I cut my grocery bills by nearly 2/3: not buying all kinds of the usual traditional snack foods, convenience foods and other empty calories.
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful By layla on May 1, 2005
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This is actually backed by scientific evidence. Go to [...] and type in "milk weight loss" in the search field and you'll find there's evidence to show that while calories count, making some of your calories dairy food can almost double the speed of your weight loss.

Don't buy this book, however, since I can sum it up for you right now:

1) Eat 1500 calories a day.

2) Make some of it ice cream.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jane Ann on January 10, 2014
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I was expecting more than what this book offered. While it's great to have ice cream on a diet once in a while, as most of us people who battle being overweight know, it's very hard to stop at a small dish once you have started eating the ice cream. That is like a cookie package saying that a serving is 6 cookies. Really? Six cookies? If you are truly overweight and honest with yourself, a serving is the whole package. People who have weight problems will understand this concept. I had hoped for something more on how to stop at just a small dish of ice cream but the author did not address this issue. Most of us are intelligent enough to know how to juggle the calories to fit a small dish of ice cream into a diet yet once we have eaten that ice cream, seem to be powerless when the addiction for more strikes. This is what needs to be addressed.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By HumbleMom on June 15, 2010
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I really like this diet. Very portion-controlled, with many selections for the breakfasts, lunches and snacks. There are a lot of choices with frozen meals, which are nice to eat this time of year. Having ice cream as an evening snack is very filling, and my desire to graze is greatly minimized. I haven't been on it long enough to lose huge amounts of weight, but eating controlled-portion meals, along with a lot of fruit, vegetables, whole grains and dairy foods is a good way to eat for most people.
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