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The Fat Resistance Diet: Unlock the Secret of the Hormone Leptin to: Eliminate Cravings, Supercharge Your Metabolism, Fight Inflammation, Lose Weight & Reprogram Your Body to Stay Thin- Paperback – December 26, 2006


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Harmony; Reprint edition (December 26, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0767920538
  • ISBN-13: 978-0767920537
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (162 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #55,948 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“The new new thing in dieting.” —The Wall Street Journal

The Fat Resistance Diet teaches us how to alter our biological hardwiring to lose weight and keep it off. Dr. Galland spotlights Leptin Resistance–a condition that drives millions to gain weight, despite futile dieting efforts.”
--Mehmet Oz, M.D., #1 New York Times bestselling author of You: The Owner's Manual

“In a world of fad diets, Dr. Leo Galland’s Fat Resistance Diet brings leading-edge science to bear on the problem of obesity. This program revolutionizes our understanding of weight loss and health enhancement.”
—David Perlmutter, M.D., F.A.C.N., author of The Better Brain Book

“Dr. Galland cuts through the diet myths to reveal the critical relationship between hunger, inflammation, and body weight, and provides delicious ways to reduce all three.”
--Lawrence J. Cheskin, M.D., Director of the Johns Hopkins Weight Management Center

“A welcome change from the most recent diet fashions, Galland’s book deserves a wide readership.”
--Library Journal

About the Author

Leo Galland, M.D., is an internationally respected expert in nutritional medicine and the Director of the Foundation for Integrated Medicine in New York City. He received his education and medical training at Harvard and NYU, and is the author of two highly acclaimed books. He has appeared on Good Morning America, CNN, and PBS.

More About the Author

Leo Galland, M.D., received his education and medical training at Harvard and NYU. Regularly chosen by New York magazine as one of the best doctors in New York, as well as listed in America's Top Doctors, he has appeared on Good Morning America and on CNN, Fox News, and PBS. He lives in New York City.

Customer Reviews

The recipes are great and easy to follow.
Nina B. Orlow
The book has daily meal plans, recipes, including a shopping list and lists of healthy food.
Margaret P. Pinkham
I will eat this way for the rest of my life.
Lisa Bona

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

520 of 527 people found the following review helpful By Craig K. Galer on February 17, 2006
Format: Hardcover
I have been overweight my entire adult life (I just turned 50); I suppose I'm Dr. Galland's poster child for "the weight goes on and never comes off, no matter what you do." I have steadfastly refused to "go on a diet" - I don't want some temporary program that I do for a while and quit, I need a way to change my lifestyle, and this book is showing me the way to do exactly that. I lost 30 lbs. in the first month alone (and 45 in two months); I'm looking for a total loss of over 100 lbs., and for the first time in my life, I actually have hope that it will happen.

Without getting too deep into technical detail, the diet amounts to a kind of biochemical healing from the effects of years of bad eating habits. I have more energy, my general mood is better, even my fingernails are healthier. My doctor is getting ready to take me off blood-pressure and cholesterol medications.

The beauty of it is that I'm not walking around hungry all the time. In fact, I had to ask my wife to make some of the salads a little smaller because they left me feeling stuffed. The recipes are, for the most part, delicious, and we're already finding some creative ways to adapt the principles in ways we prefer.

The three-stage approach is helpful - a brief, fairly radical Stage 1 to "flush out the system" and retrain the taste buds, as well as get some quick early results to boost morale. Stage 2 is geared to more moderate, sustainable weight loss (adding in more grains and more variety than Stage 1), and Stage 3 is for long-term lifestyle maintenance. We were so encouraged that we did Stage 1 twice through before moving into Stage 2.
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180 of 190 people found the following review helpful By Joanne on December 27, 2005
Format: Hardcover
This diet makes so much sense and the recipes are great. I decided to start it right away. The recipes are delicious, I didn't feel hungry and I actually lost 5 pounds in the first few days. The food is the best part of this diet. It's so easy to prepare and has such great flavor, I don't feel deprived. It's like following a cook book of great meals from different parts of the world, not like dieting. Like Rachel Ray but designed by a doctor. My favorites so far: chicken parmigiano, green-tea crusted salmon, black forest banana split, tuscan frittata. I'm actually looking forward to seeing what I get to eat next.
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121 of 130 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Alex Shvartsman on September 6, 2011
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I thought this book was about Leptin resistance. Unfortunately it was more of an anti-inflammatory diet. Very little in the way of discussing how to reverse Leptin resistance. I was surprised that this diet relied heavily in fruit and fruit syrups and juices because it is the fructose that is at the heart of the Leptin resistance problem. He vilifies red meat and endorses grains, especially whole whet , which is highly inflammatory. while there is no doubt that this diet is much better than the typical American diet it falls very short for me. I threw the book out.
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55 of 57 people found the following review helpful By Leslie Anne on January 15, 2006
Format: Hardcover
I started this diet 3 weeks ago to prepare for my son's wedding. I have already lost 14 pounds without even feeling as if I was dieting. There is so much variety and the food is fantastic. My waist and my face look much thinner, my skin feels great,it's less dry and my friends tell me I look radiant. I really like the basic concept in this book of focusing on the wonderful super foods that you should eat. It's a very positive message that makes it easy to do.
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58 of 61 people found the following review helpful By amf0001 VINE VOICE on February 18, 2007
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I have lost the same 2-4 pounds endlessly (and any woman I know nodds her head here) I chose this book arbitrarily and told my husband - they're all the same, I just need one which gives me a clear eating/cooking plan and this is the current favorite. Except, except they're not all the same, becuause I am up to 8 pounds lost and it's working far better than all the hundreds of other books/schemes I've tried. I've done south beach and weight watchers and jenny craig and even had fancy food delivered to my door. And this is better. It's harsh - in that it cuts out a huge amount of food - basically all refined sugar and most grains - but it's effective and I eat what it tells me too and like the book promised, the weight is starting to slowly melt off. For the first time in a long time, I feel hopeful.
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56 of 59 people found the following review helpful By stephaniegrace on February 21, 2006
Format: Hardcover
I have been very pleased with my purchase of The Fat Resistance Diet!

Prior to starting this diet, I was diagnosed with Type II Diabetes & taking 500mg of Glucophage 3 x daily. After just 2 weeks on the Fat Resistance Diet, I lost 13 pounds and my blood sugar had dropped to a normal level ~ and after 7 weeks on the diet have discontinued my medication all together (as well as losing 21 pounds). My suger remains within a normal level daily now.

I found the diet easy to follow, once I made the initial adjustment to cutting down my daily intake of sugars & carbohydrates considerably.

I found the book very informative, without being boring. The menus are easy & practical.
I have to say that this book has been a blessing for me as a tool for getting my blood sugar under control.
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78 of 85 people found the following review helpful By Victoria Patton on April 16, 2007
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..exercise, avoid trans fats and processed foods. Not much here that we haven't already been told a thousand times. My biggest complaint about this book is that if you don't want to follow Dr. Galland's menus for each stage, you won't know what to add to the next stage without going through his meal plans and figuring out what is different. Lists of what to eat and what not to eat on each stage would have made the plan much easier to follow. There is a bit more information for the first stage including the helpful eating out ideas sheet, but otherwise I felt very lost.

The best thing I can say about The Fat Resistance Diet is that the recipes are very, very good. Easy to prepare as well.
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