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Living Low Carb: Controlled-Carbohydrate Eating for Long-Term Weight Loss Paperback – 7 Mar 2010


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  • Paperback: 440 pages
  • Publisher: Sterling; 1 Original edition (7 Mar 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1402768257
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402768255
  • Product Dimensions: 22.5 x 15.4 x 3.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 478,047 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS, is a certified nutrition specialist with a PhD in psychology. He is the on-camera 'star' nutritionist for the website www.eatdrinkordie.com and a frequent television and radio guest. Bowden is the author of numerous books. He is on the Editorial Advisory Board of Mens Health, writes a monthly column for Better Nutrition magazine, blogs for The Huffington Post and hosts a weekly radio show. Bowden also maintains a busy consulting practice.

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64 of 64 people found the following review helpful By Clare W. on 20 Nov 2011
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I am so pleased I bought this book. All my adult life I have struggled with cravings for sugery fatty carbs, and managed several times to lose a lot of weight by low fat, high complex carb dieting, only to give in when at my goal weight, and put back everything lost plus a load more. I have been so indoctrinated into eating "healthily" that when I tried doing Atkins I gave up after a week as I was waiting for the heart attack to get me! I have about ten books here on low carb eating including Why We Get Fat, Trick or Treat, the Diet Delusion, but still hang on to thinking I am lining myself up for death!! Well finally after reading this book I am now convinced thank goodness. It is written as if the author is sitting in your living room chatting as a friend would. Read The Diet Delusion for a much more in depth scientific explanation of the workings of our hormones etc., but just for the diet comparisons and the little nuggets he slips in about research done, and the high esteem the writers are held in is what tipped the balance for me I think. I do find I feel so much stronger physically eating low carb, and have found I just love the fat on my meat to my great surprise. The cravings just vanish, and best of all I just don't get hungry, and don't spend every waking moment being bullied by my brain yelling at me to eat cake etc. In summary this book is informative, educational and a darned good read.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By W. Thompson on 12 Sep 2012
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This is a great read and very well written. If you are interested in learning about fat loss then this is the book for you. Soundly backed up with scientific studies, this has reviews of all the major low carb diets and why they work.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Franck Pauly on 6 Jun 2013
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I have been low-carb for the last 8 months, lost almost 4 stones, and feel great.
I have read several books on the subject, but this one is perfect at explaining the benefits and challenging the myths propagated against it.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By anneso.uk on 17 Dec 2012
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Fantastic book to learn about low carb. You get everything you need to know: the science and an unbiased judgement about the matter. I read many books on the subject, it's the best from far, very detailed and approachable. A must have !
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34 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Mrs M on 13 Mar 2011
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I tried low carb dieting a few years ago now but gave up after finding the induction phase of Atkins too restrictive. Little did I know that there are many other low carb plans out there. This book reviews them all and offers up to date scientific opinions on the validity of the theories behind the different diets. Definitely worth a read if you're contemplating a low carb or 'lower carb' lifestyle. The book comments on the pros and cons of all the different plans available and is worth reading to let you make an informed choice about which diet book to spend money on!
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful By DoodleLou on 14 April 2011
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This book is a very interesting read, covering facts,myths,39 low carb diets, how they work,opinions,history of low carb , foods, tips on low carb and questions.

One of the best books I have read on this subject and certainly worth having to read,keep and refer to.You can open it at any point to have a quick read.
I wish I had written it myself LOl, so informative not your usual diet book a must for the low carber!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By sunshine on 25 July 2013
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This eating plan works. The explanations in the book are excellent. I would recommend this book for people who find it hard to lose weight and control it. It is a way of eating for life. This man knows what he is talking about. Don't delay buy the book. If you do what is suggested in the book weight will come off and stay off.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By PeteMat on 23 Jan 2013
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This was one of the very first books I bought when I started eating low-carb, but it still remains one of my favourites. I managed to lose four stone in six months - so when people ask me about what sort of low-carb diets are available, the first thing I usually do is lend them my copy of this book to see some of the options.

Jonny's writing style is very easy to follow, and I suggest this book to anyone looking to investigate the low-carb lifestyle. He looks at many different versions of the low-carb diet, rates them and suggests who might (or might not!) benefit from each one.

I *HIGHLY* recommend this book!
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