Item description for The Carbohydrate Addict's Diet: The Lifelong Solution to Yo-Yo Dieting (Signet) by Rachael F. Heller & Richard F. Heller...
Overview Filled with sound advice and effective strategies, a guide to putting the individual in charge of eating and weight--for life--includes recipes and menu plans from leading professionals in the field of carbohydrate addiction. Reissue.
Publishers Description * After eating a full breakfast, are you hungrier before it's time for lunch, than you would be if you only had time for a cup of coffee?
* Do you have a hard time stopping once you start to eat bread, pasta, or sweets?
* Do you have a tendency to gain weight easily, or if you lose weight, to gain it back again?
If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, you may not be experiencing a lack of willpower but rather a physical addiction to carbohydrates--a compelling or recurring craving for starches, snack foods, or sweets. Now, Drs. Richard and Rachael Heller of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York have discovered a revolutionary new diet that eliminates the cravings and helps you to overcome the yo-yo syndrome--permanently--without deprivation. based on the Hellers' nine years of research, thousands of case studies, and their own personal victories over cravings and weight (maintaining a 200 pound loss between them ), this healthful, unique diet features a pleasurable way that adapts to your lifestyle and does away with measuring, food exchanges and calorie counting. A daily Reward Meal, along with wholesome, balanced Complementary Meals, fit easily into busy schedules, restaraunt meals, holiday celebrations, and vacations.
Filled with sound advice and effective strategies--including wonderful recipes and menu plans--this groundbreaking book helps eliminate carbohydrate cravings and puts you in control of your eating and your weight--for life.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.01" Width: 4.26" Height: 0.92" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2003
ISBN 0451173392 ISBN13 9780451173393
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More About Rachael F. Heller & Richard F. Heller
Rachael F. Heller, M.A., M.Ph., Ph.D., is a research and health psychologist, and professor at both the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the CUNY Graduate Center. Richard and Rachael Heller live in Florida.
To visit their web page go to: http: //www.carbohydrateaddicts.com
Rachael F. Heller currently resides in Sarasota, in the state of Florida.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Carbohydrate Addict's Diet: The Lifelong Solution to Yo-Yo Dieting (Signet)?
Effective Weight Loss Jun 15, 2008
I have lost 12 pounds in 1 month without being hungry! My problem in the past with diets is that I am hungry and irritable. With this diet, the pounds are melting off, I'm not hungry, and I get my "carb fix" with the reward meal at dinner. An excellent weight loss plan!
Success --- Finally! Mar 9, 2008
I tried this diet about 10 years ago. I read the book, studied the information, and took the quiz to discover the level of my addiction. I didn't follow the recipes in the Carbohydrate's Addict Diet cookbook, I DID follow the eating plans, avoiding carbs during the day, eating more protein, etc. I was a size 24W when I started, and was a size 18W and 40 lbs. lighter when I stopped the diet. I have maintained my weight since, and without trying. I am getting ready to go back on the diet now. I think it's a great alternative to typical dieting, especially if you DO have a carb problem (and not everybody does!). You need to read and know that this is your condition BEFORE you jump in. And, you need to see a doctor for a workup... they recommend it and it's a valid suggestion. You need to find out where your blood sugar, cholesterol, and hormones are when you start. The hardest thing about this diet was, for me, a little hard to get used to at first. In short, I ate dinner foods for breakfast and breakfast foods for dinner. In just a few days, I was feeling like a million dollars again. No crashes after eating, no dizziness, no fatigue, no cravings, and NO HUNGER! I usually couldn't eat the recommended amounts of food (which is the opposite of my normal eating). I don't know what this diet did for me 10 years ago... but, I've stayed the same size since then without trying. Give it a read. Give it a try (if it applies to you). Good luck!
carbohydrate addicts diet Dec 22, 2007
The Carbohydrate Addict's Diet: The Lifelong Solution to Yo-Yo Dieting (Signet)A wonderful book. My whole family loves it. It`s easy and it works.
22 Pounds Less and Counting Nov 30, 2007
I started this the last week in November, 2007, and it is now March 23, 2008. 22 lbs lost, about 1-lb per week. Slow but perfect! I'm burning fat, not losing water.
Here's how I use this program, and it works:
I eat a low carb breakfast, then sometime between 2 & 4pm I eat a fantastic reward meal (lasting no longer than 1 hour) that is balanced nutritionally, but also includes everything and anything I want, like ice cream, candy, cake, cookies, etc. to my fill. After this, I rarely have any desire for dinner.
My cravings are gone, I have normal hunger, I no longer can overeat because my insulin levels stay low and my serotonin kicks in to tell me I'm full. After 40 years of trying every diet possible and being unable to stick with them, I am free.
Weight Watchers didn't work because my insulin was constantly spiking due to eating carbs all day, and I was always hungry and craving. Atkins didn't work because our bodies need simple carbs, and without them, I start craving them. Also, in Atkins, as we start adding fruit and other carbs to our diet, we do so throughout all our meals. Up goes the insulin!
In this book, the Hellers explain how insulin works, and why we can keep it in check by eating the way they tell us.
I want to tell a bit about what I've experienced both physically and emotionally. Physically, I am more energetic, have started playing softball and boat racing, and walking a lot more for fun.
Emotionally, I learned that I had a lot of guilt and resentment around food...more than I even thought. I now laugh about how, when I go to some restaurant that I haven't been to since starting the plan, I say, "Oh boy! I'm about to eat a guilt free (fill in the blank__________, i.e. McDonalds, Papa Murphy's, Spaghetti Factory, etc.)" I no longer order the same things I used to order because before the plan, I was ordering with guilt and would try to do the least damage possible. Now there is never any damage as long as I eat within the hour.
I also learned that the body sometimes takes time to let go of its weight, because my spouse, who started on this with me, didn't lose for a month (gained a few in fact), but kept with it, and suddenly, the weight started coming off. If you hit a plateau, make sure you're not eating carbs during your complementary meals, and that you are keeping your reward meal to an hour or less.
Life is good today!
Healthier than Atkins and easier too Oct 22, 2007
Research this diet and you'll find plenty who criticise its premise - but most have to concede that it's healthy, and it works. I know it worked for me.
It works because it allows you a reward meal every day, when you can eat anything you want - within exactly one hour. So you're less tempted to cheat during the day - because you know you can have that treat later - and that means you stay on the diet.
It also means that although you restrict carbs at your other meals, you're going to eat them at your reward meal, so you'll get a much more balanced diet than on Atkins.
The big benefit for me was that much to my surprise, I lost my sweet tooth. For the first few days I hankered for a sweet pastry at breakfast and a dessert to finish off lunch, but soon I wasn't even thinking about it - and didn't even worry about having ice cream at my "reward" dinner. It's been some time since I stopped the diet, and my sweet tooth is still far less than it used to be. That, to me, is the biggest benefit of the diet.