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Protein Power: The High-Protein/Low-Carbohydrate Way to Lose Weight, Feel Fit, and Boost Your Health--in Just Weeks! Paperback – June 1, 1999
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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 --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.
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Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top Customer Reviews
July 2000: The past ten years have been hell. I had high cholesterol, high triglycerides and Diabetes, Type II. I was totally unable to get my weight to a reasonable level. I was dieting, exercising, riding a bike 5 days a week, and doing everything I was told, but my weight hit a wall at 224 pounds.
I discovered Protein Power, read it and gave it a try. In only 8 weeks I had lost inches from my waist and dropped 20 pounds. Today, after 1.5 years I am in the best health of my life, I weigh 170 lbs, I have stopped taking the Lipator. My blood tests show that my cholesterol, triglycerides and sugar levels are all perfect.
The results are exactly what the authors predicted - control the Insulin enemy through diet and the body will clean itself up and function properly. They presented me an easy to understand explanation of what happens inside my body and how to control it. They gave me a life style and eating regimen I can maintain the rest of my life. My advice to you is buy it, try it and live longer and better with it. It is simple!
I've used this approach to eating for 18 months and I'd like to share the measured results. I am 49 years old and I am 6'4" tall. My weight has gone from 260 to 208. My blood pressure has dropped from 140/90 to 106/60. My Total Cholesterol has dropped from 217 to 174; my LDL is 127 mg/dl, my HDL is 50 mg/dl and my triglycerides are down to 78 mg/dl. These are all within healthy ranges. For those who believe that this way of eating is unhealthy I ask, what else should I measure?
Try this out; it may save your life!
I read Molly's review too. I also checked her history. She has added a blasting opinion to every protein-based diet book review section, saying the book is a waste of money. Few found her reviews helpful. So, take it with a grain of salt, since she is very anti-protein!
This diet may sound way out there. BUT, the Eades go into great detail, explaining HOW the cells utilize what we eat, HOW they react and WHAT certain foods do to them. I will never buy margarine again! I did not realize what it was doing INSIDE my body. I followed a low-fat diet for a year on the advice of my dr. I GAINED 50 lbs. Unusual? Perhaps. I was critized, and told I must have been cheating. I wasn't. I ate mostly fruits and salads, with occassional meats. Following this plan, I have lost 10 lbs in two weeks. That is probably not typical, but I have an a-typical amount to lose. I am out to lose 150 pounds. I am not wanting to lose 5 lbs to fit into a certain dress, I am trying to get a life back! I want to go to movie theaters again, ride bikes again, enjoy my life again. I for one, was tired of being trapped in this bodily prison that I thought I alone had created. I suffered from depression as well. The solution from my old doctor? Another pill. Well, the depression has lifted on its own since following this diet.
The benefits have been enormous. This diet might not work for you, but what have you got to lose by trying? I can feel my body getting back into line.Read more ›
I cannot adequately emphasize how thoroughly it has changed my life and my health for the better.
Major myths about this plan and low carb eating in general:
-It is not true that you will overload your kidneys and liver and get stinky breath.
-It is not true that it is "just like Atkins" (it departs from Atkins on many significant points--the most obvious of which is that there is no induction of ketosis. Ketosis, although not considered a danger to someone with healthy kidneys, is totally irrelevant. Carb intake is not quite as restrictive as on Atkins.)
-This is not a "diet" so much as a sustainable and healthy nutritional approach.
-It is not a "fad diet." People have been eating low carb for CENTURIES. (How odd that these cultures which eat low carb tend to be healthier and have less CVD than those who do not, hmm?)
-Eating low carb does not mean you sit around noshing on bacon, meat, cheese and pork rinds all day. (The only difference between the way I eat and the way the standard American eats: my plate does not have french fries soaked in trans fats and a piece of bread around my burger. If I should choose to eat a burger, I will have a whopping side of healthy vegetables and nuts and I will *not* chase it with carbonated sugar-water.)
-People who eat low carb are not necessarily constipated all the time (on this plan fiber is theoretically unlimited. With all the veggies, fruits and nuts, etc. I venture that low carb people eat MORE fiber than most.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a very informative book. My husband and I both wanted to lose weight and following this diet we both lost all the weight we wanted to 1-2 pounds every 2 or 3 days and were... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Missy V
This is what Ideal Protein weight loss centers are pushing for a lot more money than the price if this book. Save your money and buy this book.Published 1 month ago by Janet
Lots of good information and for the price it was a great buy.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
I think that this book gives a solid idea to controlling weight gain and another option in controlling blood pressure without depending on drugs, as always important to have a... Read morePublished 2 months ago by T. Lyons
Great read with the studies and evidence of "The big fat Lie" that the government has been telling us since the 50's our cholesterol, blood pressured, obesity, and... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kenneth
My take on this diet is a bit different from other reviewers. I began this diet one month ago and have lost 12 lbs. Two days ago I would have sung the praises of this diet. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Gulf Breeze