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Maximum Metabolism: The Diet Breakthrough for Permanent Weight Loss Paperback – April 1, 1990
From Publishers Weekly
Any new diet book worth its salt-substitute claims to have found that Grail of dietersthe "no willpower" weight-loss plan. Giller, a doctor in private practice and the author of the bestselling Medical Makeover , has devised a more practical alternative: a healthy diet that helps the dieter's metabolism to work more efficiently. His short, easy-to-read book, filled with comforting case histories of less-than-perfect dieters, takes us painlessly through the five steps of the maximum metabolism diet: reducing fat consumption; sticking to nonstarchy complex carbohydrates (fruit and vegetables); timing meals so that our metabolism can burn them more efficiently; making sure we're getting adequate nutrition; and exercising regularly. While Giller's explanations of the diet's physiological basis (especially the section on "active brown fat") are occasionally baffling, the central message is clear: an active metabolism makes for a healthy, thin body. First serial to Redbook; second serial to New Woman; Literary Guild/Doubleday Book Club selection.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From Library Journal
Bricklin, editor of Prevention magazine, recommends a diet low in fats and sugars, with the key to weight loss being a simple 300 calorie reduction per day as well as a 200 calorie increase in exercise. Weight containment will result, he says, from this new way of eating. This revised edition updates the original ( LJ 6/1/79) with new information on diet tips, successful diet motivation, food and nutrition hints, beverage calorie guide, and safe nutritional health. The material is well presented; however, there are not enough changes to justify purchase by libraries having the first edition. Literary Guild and Doubleday book club selections. Giller and Matthews also recommend a diet low in fat and sugar, but stress consumption of nonstarchy complex carbohydrates rather than all complex carbohydrates. The diet provided contains 900 calories per day, and timing of meals and starches plays an important role, as does the elimination of caffeine and the use of some supplements (guar gum, chromium, tryptophan, and an antistress formula vitamin) to help battle cravings. Meal plans and recipes are provided. What's offered here is not significantly special, but serialization in Redbook and New Woman may bring patron demand.
- Susan E. Holmer, Peninsula Lib. System, San Mateo, Cal.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top Customer Reviews
It is unbelievably informative about how the body works to process what is consumed and how you can be much healthier from now through the rest of your life.
I started following Dr. Giller's eating guidelines about three weeks ago and have lost 12 pounds (and I haven't even started exercising yet). Besides the weight loss, I just feel better overall. My goal is another 50 before this year ends and I know I can do it now and keep it off -- thanks to Dr. Giller.
After the first two weeks I bought copies for two of my sisters. Buy one for someone you love.
It's full of good advice connected with good eating habits and has simple recipes that are sensible, quick, simple and wholesome, allowed me to be creative and the ingredients are what I already had on my shelf and in the refrigerator, I only had to teach myself to eat less of them. The herbs and spices used in each recipe has allows using much less salt and pepper in foods and they bring out the foods taste.
It was rough during those 21 days and I was tempted greatly throughout them to quit cause I was used to eating lots of food, more food than I needed, but I weighed less each time I stepped on that scale, my clothes were fitting more loosely, and I could begin to picture myself in a smaller size of clothing and I would ask myself if I wanted to lose this weight bad enough to keep on with the diet or go back to looking like I was and weighing what I did.
As soon as I began with the recipes and eating habits I found myself waking up earlier in the morning and not in a fog mentally, having enough energy to get me through the day without needing a nap, and I'm not a junk food junkie anymore.
This diet was so helpful for me that I've recommended it to everyone who asked me how I lost the weight and kept it off cause it's such a good guide to better eating habits.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This product was shipped in a very timely fashion - I was very pleased with the shipper. I have enjoyed this book, I had it once before a long time ago, but could no longer find my... Read morePublished on August 11, 2014 by SM
About 10 years ago I lost 80 pounds in 7 months for my high school reunion, using this book. I recommend it for weight loss. Read morePublished on April 26, 2014 by CLM in Jacksonville Florida
Book was very out dated! It was filled with the same material for years. I did not use their ideas.Published on April 10, 2013 by Marsha Stancil
After I had my second son in 1996, one of the trainers at the gym I was attending, gave me a copy of this book. When I first read it, I thought, "There's no way!! Read morePublished on November 21, 2009 by L. Dicus
Time Magazine recently ran an article explaining that exercise alone will not result in permanent weight loss. Read morePublished on October 2, 2009 by Elisa Stancil
The best thing i can say about Dr. Giller's approach is that it works; I came across this book in the early 90s and lost a quick 15 pounds and then got derailed; over the years i... Read morePublished on January 24, 2003 by jay b. itkowitz