- Hardcover: 320 pages
- Publisher: Harmony; First Edition edition (September 8, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0307450716
- ISBN-13: 978-0307450715
- Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1.1 x 9.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 128 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #648,681 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The 6-Week Cure for the Middle-Aged Middle: The Simple Plan to Flatten Your Belly Fast! Hardcover – September 8, 2009
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About the Author
Acknowledged as experts in the science of low-carb nutrition, MICHAEL R. EADES and MARY DAN EADES are the authors of Protein Power, the sixty-three-week New York Times bestseller, as well as twelve other books in the fields of health, diet, and exercise.
Top customer reviews
1. I have been low carbing for 18 months (and lost 30+ pounds!). That means, I've been well under 100 grams of carbs/ day, usually running around 60 - 70 grams. NO grains, NO sugar. Even so, the first 2 weeks of this program were VERY difficult. It is low calorie, you have to give up caffeine and solid food (except 1 meal / day) AND you can't even have a glass of wine or an ibuprofen to soften the blow! If you are a normal eater and consuming 100+ grams of carbohydrate per day, you will feel like you have been hit by a truck. I would recommend easing into it by transitioning to 70 grams of carbs for a couple of weeks, then doing the first 2 weeks of this Eades program, which I suspect has fewer carbs than even Atkins induction. I would recommend an older book, Life Without Bread, as a straightforward guide. Carb withdrawal symptoms can take a month to clear, depending on how dependent you are. Caffeine is a tough animal to live without as well, I had a headache for the first week and I only have 1 - 2 cups/day.
2. The structure of the menus is difficult. Yes, Eades recipes are GREAT, don't mistake me. But since I'm a cook I wish they had given cooking guidelines, i.e. a list of approved protein sources, recommended vegetables and fats. Yes, I figured it out from the menus, but it would have been nice to have a page of suggested foods and maybe even some numbers i.e. suggested grams of protein, carbs and fats.
3. The Eades write great low carb books, and their website is very helpful. BUT, they have a weird affection for Frankenfoods like protein powders and sugar alcohols like Splenda. Protein shakes are an appalling food that can be very hard on the digestion. The sugar alcohols ... wow. Don't get me started. (And yes, "Living la Vida Low Carb " Amazon Stalker-Man, I tried 3 different protein powders and finally settled on whey protein as the most easily digestible. And the word "easily" is relative.) The Eades don't have much support for this book on their web site, otherwise I would have asked if I could substitute 2 eggs for the shakes.
4. Oops on recommendation to consume Enova oil. Off the market for months. What was up with that?
Next time I do it I'll probably tweak it -- lose the protein shakes, and not have any caffeine or NSAIDS or alcohol for 4 weeks instead of two. (I mean, it's a lot of trouble to get off caffeine... why waste the effort?) I think this is best approached as a liver detox with weight loss benefits, rather than the other way around. And I have recommended it to lots of people, despite my concerns.
Most recent customer reviews
I followed it.
I lost 4 sizes of jeans.
However...the shakes are gross, if you use those with fake sweetener.
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