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Living Low Carb: Controlled-Carbohydrate Eating for Long-Term Weight Loss [Paperback]

PhD , CNS , foreword by Barry Sears , author of The Zone Jonny Bowden
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7 Mar 2010
Living low carb just gets better and better! This thorough revision of Jonny Bowdens comprehensive guide includes all the newest data that support the long-term health benefits of a contemporary low-carbohydrate eating plan. Bowden explains how low-carb diets work and helps readers choose and customise the program thats best for their own long-term weight-loss and optimal well-being. With customary frankness, he reveals the secrets to sticking with a controlled-carb plan and sums up everything hes learned about how to make the lifestyle work. Best of all, Bowden gives the low-down on all the low-carb programs, including the All-New Atkins Advantages, the Low GI Diet and the Ultimate New York Diet, with recommendations and caveats. Bowdens candour, lively style and grasp of the subject make this consumers guide to low-carb diets the best on the planet.

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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: 3.2 x 15.2 x 22.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 376,080 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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5.0 out of 5 stars Finally convinced! 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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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb, well written and up to date 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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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
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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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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a fantastic Book! 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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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
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I bought this book to learn more about science behind low carb as well as different options to use low carb approach for life time weight maintenance. This book provides all information I was looking for and more. Thank you!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must have ! 17 Dec 2012
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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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very informative book 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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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Useful 17 July 2013
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I read this to help me decide which low carb diet I was going to follow. But after reading this book, I felt confident enough to just go Low carb and not follow any diets. I bought a few low carb cooking books and I have been very happy in eating lovely food without worrying about following a strict menu. I have lost weight just by switching my eating habits.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Complete guide to low carb eating
Very very useful - great technical detail plus really useful reviews of different approaches. Recommend as a handbook to being better informed about low carb approaches to heathy... Read more
Published 3 months ago by J. Cooper
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent foundation book for Low Carb
I do wish I'd discovered this book 6 months ago. I've made my way through lots of literature trying to make sense of low carb eating since my husband got a pre diabetese... Read more
Published 4 months ago by sleepless
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!
Well written, unbiased, exceptionally informative and the chapter on "why low carb diets work" is brilliant. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Amethyst
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!
Read it from start to reviews of the various low carb programmes. Have started my own programme and have lost a stone in weight in six weeks. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Moiraine Sedai
4.0 out of 5 stars Low Carb book
Useful book, although I have read books on Low carb eating previously
It was easy to read and quite helpful
Published 6 months ago by Sylvana
5.0 out of 5 stars Thorough
It's an excellent book providing in-depth information regarding everything you want to know about
all major low-carb diets, their differences and similarities and why each may... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Silvija Avar
5.0 out of 5 stars Everything you ever wanted to know about Low carbs and why it works
US nutritionist Jonny Bowden certainly knows his stuff, and if you've not come across his 'Unleash Your Thin' weight loss programme I suggest you do. Read more
Published 6 months ago by XJS Jag Girl
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant book
Lost 4 stone and got in shape a couple of years ago. Weight loss is largely about diet and this book will teach you the principles. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Mr. P. Pugh
5.0 out of 5 stars good for dieters
Very informational,used daily. good for people on a diet. makes good reading,you should never put it away,have in the kitchen.
Published 7 months ago by Mr.David Seale
5.0 out of 5 stars It can be done!
An excellent way to lose weight without hunger or cravings. Based on firm evidence and research, this is well worth a read and a try
Published 8 months ago by Mrs Marilyn Williams
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