- Paperback: 230 pages
- Publisher: Technion Books (April 30, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0964711656
- ISBN-13: 978-0964711655
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (115 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #316,893 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Diet 101: The Truth About Low Carb Diets Paperback – April 30, 2012
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As an introduction to low carb dieting, this book is clear and to the point. It skips persuasive rhetoric and inspiring anecdotes to focus entirely upon what we do and don't know about carbs, blood sugar, and weight loss (so no prior knowledge is assumed, but prior interest is). There are also guidelines for customizing one's own diet to avoid pitfalls and achieve results (healthy weight and healthy blood sugar levels). This is not a "one size fits all" approach! I especially appreciated that this book draws a clear distinction between perfectly healthy dieters and dieters who have specific problems with carbohydrates - this is *not* a book about the ideal diet for mankind, but a book about the most effective diet for a given individual wherever they are in life at the moment.
It's easy to skip some detailed analyses of scientific studies to focus on the conclusions, but experienced low carb or VLC dieters may find these detailed but accessible analyses helpful. I found that I had gotten some ideas from other books about paleo diets, low-carb weight loss, and blood sugar management that needed correction. This book is especially clear about the sources of misinformation (especially questionably conducted studies and studies whose conclusions are reported misleadingly by the media). Sometimes the conclusion is that we simply don't know yet, and here testimonies have a place in suggesting what to do in the meantime. If you've read any other books or watched any documentaries on low carb diets, this book is a good "next step" to really understanding what you learned.
I still have questions about low carb diets, but I will clearly have to wait for more and better studies! This book left me with a optimized game plan for the meantime.
Buying and reading both these book and using them as my bible ,in 6months I've lost around 10 kilos, my blood pressure is 120/80,and my blood sugars are rarely if ever above 120 or below 70. I enjoy great food,am never hungry and still enjoy a respectable level of alcohol but with regular fasting days. The one thing I am ABSOLUTE on is staying below 40 grms/day but closer to 25 or less.
I saw my specialist last week who had suggested that she would probably need to put me on insulin, but no longer.
Everything I have said is absolutely true and documented.Oh by the way I was 69 a few weeks ago!!
In closing I would obviously recommend Jenny Ruhrs books to all of you out there and wish you luck, it's more than just possible. Good luck, give it a go. I feel great.
I hope Jenny Ruhr gets to read this as it gives me great pleasure to write it. THANK YOU JENNY.
MALCOLM MACPHERSON (Southern Spain, Costa del Sol )
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Haven't finished it yet, but almost done. So far, it has helped greatly with the new way I have to figure how to eat with this new diagnosis of diabetes. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
This is an incredibly informative book for anyone who wants to know a much as possible about keeping glucose numbers in check. Read morePublished 1 month ago by mrs walter mara
This is the second book I've read by this author. I have learned so much from both books. The first half of the book reviews findings from many studies about weight loss -what... Read morePublished 3 months ago by C. Abbott
Good scientific information regarding low carb diets. It is actually good information for anyone who is dieting. Answers a lot of questions that that is difficult to get answers.Published 5 months ago by Mary Kate Lindbeck
This is a GREAT book. If you want to get your A1c down below 6, this is information that you absolutely need. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Gary G.
Good book except there is really no solution as in any diet book as to what to do when your body fights you every step of the way. Well written and easy to understand.Published 7 months ago by Wahoohead
Thank you, Jenny! Thanks in large part to the information contained in this book, I am drug-free and have normal (70-110 mg/dl) blood glucose. Read morePublished 7 months ago by RC