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The Hormone Reset Diet: Heal Your Metabolism to Lose Up to 15 Pounds in 21 Days Hardcover – March 17, 2015
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“The Hormone Reset Diet may be just what we need to end dieting for women.” (Mark Hyman, New York Times bestselling author of The Blood Sugar Solution)
Praise for The Hormone Reset Diet:“The Hormone Reset Diet is a breakthrough hormone guide?entertaining, persuasive, hilarious. I’ve not seen this content anywhere! Get to the root of your issues: low energy, fatigue, low sex drive, anxiety, weight gain. This book is gold.” (Marci Shimoff, author of Love for No Reason)
Praise for The Hormone Reset Diet:“The Hormone Reset Diet is a breakthrough hormone guide?entertaining, persuasive, hilarious. I’ve not seen this content anywhere! Get to the root of your issues: low energy, fatigue, low sex drive, anxiety, weight gain. This book is gold.” (Danielle LaPorte, author of The Fire Starter Sessions)
“Never before have I read a book and shouted, ‘Oh my God, that’s ME!’ Managing hormones is the most important issue of women my age. I don’t just want to read Sara Gottfried, I want her to be my doctor, my friend, and my sister.” (Ayelet Waldman, author of Red Hook Road and Bad Mother)
“This wonderful book transforms how we approach women’s health issues, and will help you understand how to achieve hormonal equilibrium if you suffer from fatigue, depression and other endocrine-based neuropsychiatric symptoms.” (Jay Lombard, DO, author of Balance your Brain, Balance your Life)
“Dr. Sara is smart, she’s hip, and yet she’s pure Harvard! Learn how to make your hormones hum. Run, don’t walk, to buy this book—for yourself and your friends. The life you save may be your own.” (Hyla Cass, MD, author of 8 Weeks to Vibrant Health)
“A magnificent book! Every woman needs to read it, and every doctor.” (Louann Brizendine, MD, Author, The Female Brain and The Male Brain)
“Don’t accept the hormonal hell of being tired, stressed, fat, never in the mood for sex. Dr. Gottfried gives you an effective, easy-to-follow plan to balance your hormones and become lean and energetic. Stop settling, reclaim your sexy!’ (JJ Virgin, author of Six Weeks to Sleeveless and Sexy)
“Occasionally a book comes along that’s perfect for its time-on topic, written with authority. Such is the book by Sara Gottfried, MD. It is a definitive integration of safe and effective approaches to the management of menopause.” (Jeffrey Bland, PhD, author of The 20 Day Rejuvenation Diet Program)
“Gottfried’s premise is simple: when a woman’s hormones are in sync, she’s a powerhouse, but when they’re out of whack, they wreak havoc on her body and mind. The book is both fun and an informative read [and] Gottfried’s take on the female body is eye-opening and empowering.” (Spirituality and Health magazine)
“Gottfried, a beautiful Harvard Medical School graduate, board-certified gynecologist, and yoga teacher, looks like an advertisement for healthy living and convincingly pushes women to make lifestyle changes rather than immediately asking for conventional prescription drugs to treat problems such as depression.” (Booklist)
“The Hormone Reset Diet shows us what to eat to feel and look our absolute best. No matter your age, size, or state of health, Dr. Sara Gottfried delivers sound, science-proven advice that I stand behind wholeheartedly.” (Dr. Alejandro Junger, author of the New York Times bestsellers Clean, Clean Gut, and Clean Eats)
“Dr. Sara Gottfried lays out all the reasons you feel like crap (hormones!) and how to get a handle on them. This is not the usual stuff you’ve heard over and over again, but easy, doable advice that will save you time, energy and money.” (Leanne Ely, New York Times bestselling author of the Saving Dinner series)
“Dr. Sara Gottfried’s The Hormone Reset Diet walks you through your body’s unique processes with a personalized plan for mastering your metabolism for optimal weight loss.” (Mark MacDonald, New York Times bestselling author of Body Confidence)
“You don’t need to check your sexy in the door as you grow older. This new book is genius: Dr. Sara Gottfried redefines aging gracefully to stay lean, vibrant, and fabulous at any age!” (JJ Virgin, New York Times best-selling author, The Virgin Diet and The Virgin Diet Cookbook)
“If you’re tired of storing the fat you should be burning-or simply tired of stumbling through your day-then you need to read this book. Dr. Sara has the simple solutions that make lasting changes from the inside out to get you lean and give you your life back.” (Dr. Pedram Shojai, OMD, Founder, Well.Org, Author, Rise and Shine, and Producer, Vitality)
“When it comes to breaking new ground in understanding how to harness our hormones, nutrition, mind, and body for optimal health, Dr. Sara is out front leading the way, and thankfully, taking us along with her on this life-changing journey to better health.” (Mary Shomon, New York Times best-selling author, The Thyroid Diet Revolution)
“Straight from the mind of top hormone guru Dr. Sara Gottfried, The Hormone Reset Diet contains new biohacking secrets about how to eat and move to control your top seven metabolic hormones.” (Dave Asprey, bestselling author of The Bulletproof Diet Book)
“Dr. Sara Gottfried understands the extremely complex interplay between hormones, food and environment like no one else I know. This book is a real eye opener and I can’t recommend it highly enough.” (Jon Gabriel, best selling author of The Gabriel Method and Visualization For Weight Loss)
“Allow the wisdom of Dr. Sara and functional medicine to come to your rescue, and heal your food addiction once and for all. It’s time to reset your hormones with your fork and learn to be lean naturally.” (Mark Hyman, New York Times bestselling author of The Blood Sugar Solution)
“In this practical guide, Dr. Sara Gottfried teaches you what your hormones are telling you, and how to respond, so that you can be guided by the innate intelligence of your female body, to sustainable, peaceful balance with food and your weight.” (Jena la Flamme, author of Pleasurable Weight Loss: The Secrets of Feeling Great, Losing Weight and Loving Life Today.)
“In a world where so many have lost their way and hope when it comes to their health and body, The Hormone Reset Diet is a helpful guiding light. It’s filled with great insights, helpful self-assessments, and simple tools to bring your body back to life.” (Yuri Elkaim, BPHE, RHN, NY Times best-selling author, The All-Day Energy Diet)
“Sara’s book is just what we as women need most - a woman’s perspective on what it really means to feel overwhelmed, overweight, tired, and hopeless - and a woman doctor as your guide on how to reset not just your body, but your entire relationship with food and your self.” (Aviva Romm, MD, The UltraWellness Center of Dr. Mark Hyman, Author, Botanical Medicine for Women's Health)
“The Hormone Reset Diet will not only allow you to lose weight, but with the right hormonal balance, you will think more clearly and feel better than ever.” (Daniel Amen, CEO of Amen Clinics and New York Times bestselling author of The Daniel Plan and Change Your Brain, Change Your Life)
“Feeling cranky, exhausted, and stressed shouldn’t be the norm. With Sara Gottfried’s practical advice, you can balance your hormones naturally-without a bunch of pills-and feel at home in your body once again. The Hormone Reset Diet holds the keys to total transformation.” (Cynthia Pasquella, founder and director of the Institute of Transformational Nutrition)
“Dr. Sara shares her personal journey of regaining her own health while juggling her family’s needs and a demanding career. Not only does she show you that rejuvenation is possible, she gives you the insights and the recipes that will make it happen for you.” (Alan Christianson, NMD, author of The Adrenal Reset Diet)
“Gottfried’s chatty, encouraging, woman-to-woman tone makes a very challenging diet plan seem quite doable, as does an appealing layout with boxes, illustrations, and tables. This diet guide seems certain to hit bestseller lists.” (Publishers Weekly)
From the Back Cover
The New York Times bestselling author of The Hormone Cure shows you how to reset your metabolic hormones to lose weight and feel great in just twenty-one days!
What we've been taught about dieting is all wrong. Weight loss isn't about restricting calories and willpower. It's about hormones: the chemical molecules that govern nearly all aspects of your body fat, from how much you store and where it's stored, to cravings, appetite, gut bacteria, and even addictive eating patterns. Being overweight is the result of major hormonal misfires involving seven metabolic hormones—estrogen, insulin, leptin, cortisol, thyroid, growth hormone, and testosterone—each of which is affected by the foods you consume every day.
When these hormones misfire, your body adjusts by changing their levels, a fluctuation that ultimately slows down the metabolism, causing you to store fat every time you eat instead of using it as fuel to energize you. When your metabolism is broken, you get fatter no matter what you do—especially after age forty—and can eventually develop insulin resistance, diabetes, heart disease, and even dementia.
The good news is that you can turn this problem around in only twenty-one days. Based on leading scientific research, The Hormone Reset Diet is Dr. Gottfried's proven step-by-step plan designed to help women of all shapes and sizes, ages, and ethnicities lose weight and feel lighter and more energetic. In seven three-day bursts, you'll make specific dietary changes, eliminating metabolism-wrecking foods—meat and alcohol, sugar, fruit, caffeine, grain, dairy, and toxins—to repair your body and reset your hormones. At the end of twenty-one days, Dr. Gottfried shows you how to develop a new personalized food code that enables you to look and feel your best every single day. In addition, this highly practical guide explores the emotional issues that drive cravings, addictions, and habits, offering insights to quench incessant hunger and get your life back. With The Hormone Reset Diet, you can finally shed the weight, feel trim and sexy, restore your hormones and health, and rediscover the body you want.
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as other reviewers have mentioned the products promoted such as the shakes and bars contain some of the very things you are supposed to avoid during the diet and i also didn't receive any of the bonus material promised.
this book and protocol seemed too good to be true, and definitely are. how great would it be to find a book that truly could approach hormone resetting and balancing from a scientific and qualified perspective- despite Sara's credentials, this falls short of even providing an informative, well written opinion... it is full of blanket statements and brief quotes that don't have any real merit or apply to what is being pushed. the casual and "i'm your friend" approach is fine but if that doesn't come with what's being promised it just seems like a creepy money hungry marketing scheme... and it's sad that so many "health experts" prey on people who could really use advice on how to fix what ails them...
i have 7 days+ re-introduction left and if something magical happens i will update my review but i highly doubt it will shift since i'm 2/3 in and haven't had any of the magical promised results.
I feel the diet is also very misleading. Dr. Gottfried gives you 7 resets that are supposed to last for 3 days each, but that's not exactly true. Reset 1 is meatless (estrogen reset); Reset 2 is sugar free (insulin); Reset 3 is fruitless (leptin); Reset 4 is caffeine free (cortisol); Reset 5 is Grain Free (thyroid); Reset 6 is dairy free (growth hormone); Reset 7 is toxin free (testosterone). The truth is you are eliminating red meat, alcohol, sugar, fruit, caffeine, grains, dairy and toxins for the entire 21 days. Take a look at the menu she gives you on day 1, the meatless menu:
1 cup lightly brewed tea
omelet made with three eggs
1/2 cup asparagus
1 cup cooked spinach
1 tbs coconut oil
Detox Shake made with 1 cup unsweetened almond milk, The shake is made with her protein powder, her fibre, kale and MCT oil
1 cup chopped kale,
1 cup chopped bell peppers
1 ounce raw cashews
6 ounces wild-caught salmon
1 cup steamed broccoli
2 cups salad with 2 tbs oil and red wine vinegar
1 cup chopped artichoke hearts
1 cup chopped purple cabbage and 1/2 cup romaine lettuce
I rest my case. If you follow her suggested meal plan for each reset you are actually eliminating everything on day 1. All of the menu plans for each reset are similar, chicken or fish or eggs or a shake. You don't reintroduce any of the foods you eliminated until day 22. Reentry starts on day 22 and you are only supposed to reintroduce 1 food at a time every three days. The theory is you need to see how your body reacts to the food that had been eliminated. So it's not really a 21 day reset. It's a 42 day reset! I am so disappointed with the the book. It is absolutely nothing new. Please save your money.
I'm giving it two stars, vs one, because there are some good ideas in there. Increasing veggie intake is good in general, as is removing sugar from your diet. I liked the idea of monitoring your blood sugars, but don't know if it's an entirely necessary expense. I also think it's a good idea to take baseline measurements before you start a weight loss program. However, no one needs to spend $12+ to know these things.