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Ultrametabolism: The Simple Plan for Automatic Weight Loss Hardcover – March 21, 2006
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Physician Hyman (Ultra-Prevention: The 6 Week Plan That Will Make You Healthy for Life) delivers plenty of scientifically grounded information about weight loss myths, effective individualized strategies centered around the theme of stoking metabolism and a detailed six-week plan—complete with menus and recipes—that "will help you lose 11 to 21 pounds" in those first six weeks. The data and prescription the author provides are far from simple, and results, if attained, are not automatic. But dogged readers will come away from the book with a thorough understanding of dieting principles, such as the timing of meals, portion size, glycemic load, phytonutrient index, the weight loss benefits of relaxation and the optimized functioning of the thyroid. There are straightforward principles buried in the text, such as "eat fruits and vegetables" and "move your body," plus tips for eating out (e.g., "don't be afraid to ask for substitutions in a dish," "request a 'crudités platter'... instead of the breadbasket" and "order a light drink"); adhering to these tips alone should prove beneficial. The opportunity for readers to remember and apply any of the more involved information is a possible positive side effect. (Apr.)
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About the Author
Mark Hyman, M.D., is the editor in chief of Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, the most prestigious journal in the field of integrative medicine. After ten years as co-medical director at Canyon Ranch in the Berkshires, he is now in private practice in Lenox, Massachusetts. He is the coauthor of the New York Times bestseller Ultraprevention. His websites are www.drhyman.com and www.ultrametabolism.com.
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When I found Dr Hyman's book, I expected to lose weight and I have. What I didn't expect was how clear-headed I would become. I'm no longer brain-fogged and sleep walking. I don't want coffee or need it. In fact, I don't really want food all that often. I literally have to force myself to eat. Why? Previously, what drove me to eat wasn't hunger; it was appetite. My cravings prompted me to eat. Now that I'm off sugar, caffeine, gluten, white rice and potatoes, I feel AMAZING. Food IS medicine. Used as such, you, too, will get these same benefits.
I don't usually write reviews, but I am happy to write this one. Dr Hyman is a life saver.
I bought the audio version for myself and thought so much of it that I've started buying it in the prefered versions for others as well that have similar interests (some people love to read and so I get them the printed, those the like audiobooks such as myself I get them that).
Very, very important in this book is dispelling myths about weight loss efforts that don't work or work, but are horrible for your health and (most importantly) WHY they are or are not. MUCH of the book is common sense, but again, WHY it's right or not. Everyone knows to eat right and exercise, but what does that really mean? Is it the same for everone? What is good exercise? How much do we need? WHY do we need to exercise? What does it do for us? What is healthy eating? Is what is healthy for you also for me? This is only a portion of the book of course, but I liked the fact that all of these questions were answered very well.
I strongly recommend it to anyone with an interest in their health. This (along with the Superfoods books) should, I believe, be taught in schools to provide the knowledge needed to people of all ages.
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