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Protein Power: The High-Protein/Low Carbohydrate Way to Lose Weight, Feel Fit, and Boost Your Health-in Just Weeks! Mass Market Paperback – December 1, 1997
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If smoked salmon and cream cheese omelets, sautéed jumbo shrimp, and double-patty burgers suit your palate, belly up to the Protein Power diet: "Not a high protein diet" but "an adequate protein diet." Doctors Michael R. and Mary Dan Eades make a persuasive case in favor of "the diet we were meant to eat."
Similar to Dr. Robert Atkins's New Diet Revolution, the authors cite insulin as the main culprit in weight gain and expound the benefits of a diet extremely low in carbohydrates. Carbohydrates, which are changed into sugar during digestion, stimulate the body to store fat, making weight loss virtually impossible. The most revolutionary idea put forth in Protein Power is that the fat you eat has very little bearing on the fat you gain: in other words, we aren't what we eat after all. Researchers have found that eating larger portions of protein in conjunction with severely reduced portions of carbohydrates causes people to burn the excess fat stored in their bodies.
Protein Power is packed with helpful charts and formulas, so you can estimate your body-fat percentage and your ideal weight for your particular body composition. There are worksheets to calculate your protein need and carbohydrate and protein equivalency charts, as well as charts that allow you to track your fat and weight loss. But this book is not all grams and percentages: it also shows you what a day of eating on this diet would look like and includes sample menus and 70 pages of recipes. If you've been starving yourself for years and just can't seem to lose weight, this may be the diet for you. --Jhana Bach
From Publishers Weekly
The Eades, who share a weight-loss and family-medicine practice in Arkansas, have each written a popular medical book?his is Thin So Fast; hers, The Doctor's Complete Guide to Vitamins and Minerals. In their first shared volume, they turn popular weight-management beliefs?and the latest FDA food-guide pyramid?upside down. For years, overweight Americans have been counseled to turn away from meat and fat and embrace a high-carbohydrate diet. Joining a growing band of researchers that includes Barry Sears (The Zone), the Eades discuss the biochemical roles of hormones in the metabolic process to demonstrate why low-fat, high-carb programs don't always result in weight loss and present a convincing case for their high-protein, low-carb alternative. The key is preventing, through diet, overproduction of insulin, which itself "controls the storage of fat" and is triggered by the ingestion of carbohydrates. Their eating plan?which is bolstered by lists of protein and carbohydrate counts for common foods, a collection of about 75 appealing recipes and discussion of the necessity of exercise?will lead, they aver, to the body's more efficent burning of fat, leading in turn to reduction in one's percentage of body fat. Cholesterol, vitamins, minerals and various risk factors are also discussed. Chapters end with fairly complete summaries that will be appreciated by readers who are not willing or able to work through the fairly extensive scientific data cited by the Eades in this iconoclastic program.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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About 20 years have passed since he wrote it, so some small bits of his advice have been outdated. Mostly, he was still recommending a little more fruit and the grains that we no longer do in Keto today, but the understanding of the biochemistry of ketosis one gains in reading this tome far, far outweighs that minor bump. Eades rocks it!
The Power Protein Lifeplan takes the diet and dietary change to a whole new level exploring the vast literature on nearly all aspects of our nutrition and health. From the benefits of cod liver oil and magnesium all the way to the importance of exercising one's brain nearly all important health issues are explored. The book does delve into considerable depth and many may not be interested in all the details. Not to worry! Every chapter is summarized at the end. You can go into as much depth as you own intellectual curiosity dictates.
As Voltaire said: "Every man is the creature of the age in which he lives; very few are able to raise themselves above the ideas of the time." One need only read the negative reviews of this book to see an illustration of this phenomenon. Most physicians, laymen, government groups and medical groups following the well worn path of least resistance, have parroted the accepted collective wisdom of the "establishment" mouthpieces: our diets should be based on a low fat paradigm. The only problem is they are wrong, dead wrong as it turns out. And in their bovine refusal to acknowledge the evidence demonstrating conclusively the failure of their approach they have done a grave disservice to the public. That's us folks!
I am a physician. All my professional life I was steeped in the disinformation regarding low fat diets. And I kept getting fatter and fatter and fatter. Then a friend told me about the low carbohydrate approach to loosing weight. At first I scoffed and rejected out of hand such an outlandish diet. But finally, desperation forced me to at least take a look at this "counterintuitive" approach.
And I was delighted that I did! I managed to loose a whopping 16 pounds the first two weeks of the diet. Needless to say I was and am flabbergasted! The Eades convinced me that portion size and total caloric intake are important elements of loosing weight on the low carbohydrate dietary approach. By decreasing my caloric intake I have kick started my weight loss and I am merrily on my way. Remember, restricting portion sizes and protein levels is NOT difficult since fats have the effect of producing satiety and since you are no longer ingesting carbs your insulin levels are no longer whipsawing your glucose levels. In other words, your food is not longer sabotaging your diet! Your food is actually working FOR you instead of against you.
And how does the diet accomplish this miraculous feat? By harnessing the body's own physiology to work in concert with your objectives. Sort of like letting the body have YOUR own way! The objective of the Eades approach (and all low carb approaches) is to reign in the out of control insulin levels which can wreak havoc with your body and health causing hypertension, heart disease, hyperlipidemia (high blood cholesterol), and excessive fat storage (obesity!).
Many have stated that when they go off the diet they gain the weight back. Well DUH! This is a practical and lifelong approach to keeping the weight off. But you must restrict the amount of carbs in your diet for this approach to work. Otherwise you'll be back to your old addictive habits in no time with all the attendant health risks.
I ingest fewer carbs than are allowed by the Eades and find I am able to more easily stay on this dietary plan. By increasing my carb levels I am simply "playing with fire." I am VERY susceptible to the siren's song of carbohydrates. By reducing my portion size and amount of protein I seem to have accelerated the weight loss.
Now there are those naysayers who whine and bellyache that they can't stay on the diet or that they feel too deprived or that they are nauseous, or that they are weak or blah, blah, blah blah blah. THESE symptoms are due to WITHDRAWAL from carbohydrates and it is your body trying to sabotage your dietary changes. Hang in there! And then there are some (VERY few) on whom the diet does not work. Honestly we shouldn't be surprised since quite obviously not all physiologies are alike! But for the overwhelming majority, this diet works great. If you love to eat, hate to count calories, want to improve your overall health and want an approach that WILL work and more importantly that you CAN LIVE with - then this is the diet for you.
I've willingly accepted the benefits of this dietary approach and understand that in order to maintain my health and weight I must eat like this for the remainder of my life. The first step for you will be to accept the fact that you are a carboholic! But by going cold turkey, you will gain control of your cravings within 2 to 21 (only in rare cases) days.
Oh, I almost forgot to mention. I feel great. No more post meal energy crashes. And I feel 20 years younger. I honestly had forgotten how easily I used to move around. You owe it to yourself and your loved ones to at least read this book. And if you don't find the Eades approach to your liking there are plenty of other low carb approaches: Atkins, Neanderthin, South Beach, Carbohydrate Addict's Diet, and Sugar Busters. In my opinion, the best are Atkins and Protein Power.
Good luck, and keep an open mind. It may just set you free.