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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Rodale Books; 1 edition (December 16, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1623362938
  • ISBN-13: 978-1623362935
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.9 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #213,202 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Publishers Weekly07/21/2014
"Though a diet promising permanent weight loss by eating hydrophilic ("water-loving") foods sounds like another fad, nutritionist Gilbert's plan turns out to be quite sane: eat fruits and vegetables, and cut back on sugar, alcohol, and processed foods. What sets Gilbert's plan apart is her emphasis on soluble fiber, which soaks up water in your intestines and keeps blood sugar steady and hunger at bay, while promoting good digestive health......However, Gilbert's can-do attitude is infectious, and interviews with her clients make the process more relatable.

"The HD Diet is an important and timely new plan-Keren inspires people to be the change they want to see in themselves."  -  JOE DE SENA, founder of Spartan and bestselling author of Spartan Up!

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"The HD Diet is an important and timely new plan-Keren inspires people to be the change they want to see in themselves."  -  JOE DE SENA, founder of Spartan and bestselling author of Spartan Up!

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Keren Gilbert, MS, RD, is the founder of Decision Nutrition, and has been counseling patients since 1998. She holds a master's degree in nutrition and food studies from New York University and completed her dietetic residency at Mount Sinai hospital in New York City. She has been featured in Self, Shape, Redbook, 17, Cosmopolitan, US Weekly, and has appeared on NBC Today in New York, Access Hollywood and Fox and Friends, among others. She lives in New York with her husband and three sons.

Her first book,(published by Rodale)is The HD Diet which focuses on a mind-body approach to weight loss that is both pleasurable and sustainable. With motivational stories from clients (some have lost up to 30 pounds in 12 weeks), detailed shopping lists, daily menu templates, and a strong emphasis on making healthy decisions for life, The HD Diet ensures that every reader will live life in high definition.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jon Halman on January 7, 2015
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I came across the HD Diet book looking for my dieting "Salvation", and I think I found it.
Great book,readable and upbeat.The chapter on "Excusitis" addresses my dieting problem.
I am the one that "finds exercise boring" and "my wife is a great cook" and therefore devour everything
in front of me and I admit,does not exercise. The first chapters was educational and held my interest,
I finished the book in one sitting. I am impressed with the HD Diet.
I read many of the "In" diet books and have been a perpetual dieter for years.
I was ready for a new approach for shading these 20 extra pounds. It seems to me that the HD diet can solve
the main problem that causes me to fail,Hunger. As an "expert" on dieting and follower of various
"diets trend" diet books,I discovered that this one promotes a totally new concept.
It is simple and make sence,fill your stomach with water absorbent foods and eliminate hunger pains,that's it.
I gave it a trial by adding Chia seeds to my breakfast cereals and I couldn't believe it,
I wasn't hungy till late afternoon. This is the type of diet I was looking for.
I like the fact that you can eat all food categories (especially meats, my weakness)
as long as you follow the HD Diet guidelines (the HD iPhone App is great for that,
I tried it,it is simple and easy to use) and which the book clearly delineate in Chapter 2.
The Case studies presented throughout the book keep your interest and give it an element of a thriller,
which inticed me to read further.
They make the HD Diet book readable and inspirational.
I am on day number three and will keep you posted on my progress.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Talvi TOP 100 REVIEWER on December 18, 2014
Format: Hardcover
The HD Diet (hydrophilic diet) is simple: eat foods that absorb water and have high fiber, expand in your stomach (e.g., oatmeal, chia seeds), and thereby fill you up and create satiety. At the same time, avoid IF foods (infrequent foods) that inhibit your ability to lose weight when eaten too frequently (e.g., desserts, fried foods, alcohol, refined carbs, cheeses, etc.). The book mostly concentrates on weight loss rather than lifestyle and has a specific meal plan with recipes as well as motivational aids to help readers achieve goals.

The book breaks down as follows: Part 1: Your Decision (Hydrate and satiate: The HD philosophy; Deciding to live in HD; Daily HD decisions - uncovering your current habits; Put it in writing - your HD work). Part 2: The 12 week HD Plan (Eating in HD - the HD plan guidelines and core foods; start strong in HD - daily checklists and menus; Still focused and adding IFs). Living in HD (Healthy HD alterations; Curing excusitis; Meal prep in HD; The HD recipes). Appendices (My HD contract; HD food log; Weekly goal tracker; Navigating the supermarket).

The diet is focused on the cleansing effects of water/fiber in the system as well as creating a sense of fullness and satisfaction through the bulk of 'water loving' foods. Chia seeds really do seem to be the heart and are probably the single most important component in the diet. You'll be eating them daily in the meal plan and all throughout the recipes. The other water-friendly foods include okra, oatmeal, pears, barley, brussels sprouts, kidney beans, chickpeas, oranges, and agar. If a reader dislikes one or several of these foods (called a 'block food'), the author suggess people learn to like them if they want to lose the weight.
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This is an inspirational, incredible book. It goes way beyond diet but a new lifestyle approach to food. It changed the way I think about eating and i now incorporate chia into my diet on a daily basis. If you have been struggling with weight loss your whole life, this is the book for you. Get off the couch and get it!
Its simple: Eat foods that are water filled that keep you full longer...

There are a plethora of foods that have hydrophilic properties. Here's some examples.
• Chia seeds( food of the Aztecs)
• Aloe
• Agar agar
• Kelp
• Okra
• Lima Beans • Celery
• Apples, pears, plumst
• Carob Beans
• Green Beans, snow peas
• Parsley(herb)
• Basil(herb) • Mustard Seeds(spice)
• Oats
• Lemons
• Figs, apricots, dates
• Evening Prim Rose(herb)
• Nettle(herb) • Sage(spice)
• Raspberries, strawberries, blackberries
• Brussels sprouts
• Cherries
• Baked potato with skin
• Broccoli

I highly recommend this book
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