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How I Gave Up My Low-Fat Diet and Lost 40 Pounds (Revised and Expanded Edition) Paperback – July, 2003

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I've seen many patients in my chiropractic practice lose weight and improve their health with various low carb programs. I'm impressed at how Dana has foregone the one-size-fits-all cookie cutter approach to dieting, instead giving the reader plenty of options, and a comprehensive understanding of the underlying principles needed for success. Readable, user-friendly, and easy to understand. Recommended. -- Gary Knutson, D.C. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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TAKE THE LOW FAT DIETER'S QUIZ

*I have been pretty faithful about cutting fat and increasing complex carbohydrates -- but it hasn't helped my weight problem.

*I think I am addicted to food.

*I am hungry all the time, and don't know why.

*I am tired and cranky a lot, and don't know why.

*My blood pressure, cholesterol, and triglycerides aren't improving.

If you answered "true" to one or more of these questions, you're not alone!!

If you've been wondering what the heck is wrong with you, that your healthy weight loss diet just doesn't make you slim and healthy, or why you're hungry all the time, nbo matter how much you eat, take heart. IT'S NOT YOU!! It's the diet. There is a very large group of people for whom a low fat, high complex carbohydrate diet is exactly the WRONG approach to weight loss and health. I was one of them. And chances are you are too!

Let me show you how you can: *Lose weight -- without hunger! *Have the energy of a kid again! *Eat real food, no fake low fat food or packaged diet meals! *Improve your cholesterol, lower your blood pressure, lower your risk of diabetes and cancer *While eating food you LOVE!

LET ME TELL YOU How I Gave Up My Low Fat Diet -- And Lost 40 Pounds!!! --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 312 pages
  • Publisher: Fair Winds Press; 2 edition (July 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781592330409
  • ISBN-13: 978-1592330409
  • ASIN: 1592330401
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (190 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #316,721 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I'm Thai. I'm 25,male and i weight 110 kg.
I've tried to lose my weight for many years, but i can't! I'm a food addict!

I bought this book in Kindle version.
after I finish reading it, I decided to follow this method.

And it's work! I lost 5 kg in a month even I ate a lot of food more than you can imagine!!!
... but It's not the best news for me yet!

I also went to hospital to check up my health.
My sugar level back to normal! And I had a really really bad level of SGPT in the last time. Normal people should has it around 0 - 50. but me, 277 !!
(I don't drink any alcohol by the way, doctor said I had too much fat in my liver and should avoid fat)

After I followed this low-carb diet and then I re-check it again.. AMAZING! My SGPT level decreased from 277 to 70!

And I did eat FAT! A lot of fat (sorry doctor). It's so amazing

I want to say more about a lot of good things of this book and this method. But my english is not very well. - -"

So for summary, I can say that ... "This book is one of the best things in my life" ^ ^

"KORB-KUN"
in thai it mean...

Thank you, really thank you.

UPDATE : 2/7/2012
I checked up my health again on 8/2/2012 and wanna share the result.

Sugar : 84 N : 70- 100
Uric Acid : 7.5 N : 2.6 - 7.2 ( I think I ate too much chicken - -")
Cholesterol : 153 N : 150 - 200 (I eat 3-4 whole eggs everyday but It's still fine!)
Triglyceride : 48 N : 50 -150
HDL-C : 43 N : 32 - 68
LDL-C : 89 N : 0 -130
SGPT : 32 N : 0-40 (This is the one I used to have 277, and It's normal now ^^)

Before I tried this method,many people told me that LC is unnatural... how can we cut carb in every meal?! (and yes,in Thailand White rice is our main food)
But after everyone see my result. They all ask me how to do it now. lol
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I bought this book after trying a few different diets to get off the weight I gained when I quit smoking. I really only wanted to lose about 30 lbs. and had accepted that after age 30 I would just be fatter than I was at 20. I was wrong. I lost 75 lbs. and have my high school body back at age 40. I could not be more ecstatic. My energy level has increased exponentially. I couldn't believe it. You can take information from the diets explained in this book and customize to your own needs. It is not difficult and I have never been starving on this diet like I have on every other diet. Giving up sugar is the hardest part for me, but I still indulge..just much less often. I started this diet about a year and half ago and have not gained any of the weight back.
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I am a born sceptic. I also have been obsessed with food for my entire adult life. When I am going to eat, what I am going to eat, where I am going to eat, if there will be enough food left by the time I get to the front of the line... Not a very nice way to live. This book HAS CHANGED MY LIFE! So far, everything she has said has been true. Everything that she said would happen, has happened. And it's not hard to do at all! Sure, the initial adjustment to serving a meal with no potatoes or bread is a little odd, but you get over it pretty fast. Somehow, this diet just clicked with me. After reading her book, I have at least 6 more reasons to eat this way than just to lose weight. That's not even my focus any more! She explained all the different approaches of all these other authors and shows you how to pick and choose which aspects of which approaches will work best for you. It's remarkably easy to read, too!
I used this book along with Lauri's Lo-Carb Cookbook and the Greg Smithey "Easy Toning" tape, and I lost 10 pounds the first week and, I don't know if my initial measurement was wrong or what, but I lost and INCH off my waist! I have ordered the rest of Mr. Smithey's "Easy" videos now, and use Lauri's cookbook everyday. I have not yet found a recipe I or my husband didn't like.
I hope you find something that works for you. But for my money, this was the best that was out there for me.
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I spent two weeks reading this book over and over while practicing some of the principles and during that time I lost ten pounds! This book is entertaining, non technical and includes easy to understand summaries of all the popular low carb diets. I've read all the other books on this subject but this one is easily my favorite. Buy this book if you want the "skinny" on low carb diets!
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By Jaq on January 13, 2000
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This is the best low carb diet book I have read. It covers the medical facts in an east to understand way and gives an outling to the major diets, and unlike Dr Atkins book you don't have to plow through hundreds of pages of goop to get to what you want to know, 'how do i do this and what can I eat' This is a read lady telling of real experiance and I hope I'm as successful as Dana at this way of Eating for life.
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I love this book! It has been one of the best books on weight loss that I have read in a long time. I'm only half-finished but I felt the need to come in and review since I have seen such dramatic changes already. After reading the book for a week and implementing a few changes in my diet, I've already lost 4lbs in 1 week!! Just imagine if I had been following her advice to the letter.

I like that Dana does include historical references and science to back up her claims but you are not bogged down with any scientific jargon. She makes everything so easy to understand and accessible for the reader. As far as I have read, Dana seems to be offering plenty of dieting options so readers can make choices and adjustments according to their lifestyle and dietary needs. There is nothing restrictive or demanding about her low-carb guide. I don't feel as if I must do it her way as some authors may make you feel. I am enjoying food again and feel inspired to continue. Off to finish the rest of the book!!! Buy this book...you won't regret it. It is also a great jumping off point if you want to do more research on low-carb eating. Carpender includes several references to current low-carb research as well as past, including the famous Atkins diet.
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