Life Without Bread: How a Low-Carbohydrate Diet Can Save Your Life Paperback – 1 Aug 2000
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About the Author
Christian B. Allan, PhD, has performed research on the chemistry of minerals, biochemistry, and nutrition at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratories, the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, and the National Institutes of Health. He currently works for a biotechnology company in Maryland.
Wolfgang Lutz, MD, has studied low-carbohydrate nutrition on thousands of patients in his clinical practice. He has had great success in alleviating their ailments and building a comprehensive theory to explain why low-carbohydrate diets improve human health.
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Top Customer Reviews
Limit your carbohydrate intake is becoming more and more "normal" to hear because it is helpful advice that actually works on many different levels...
What isn't "normal" advice is the reality of carbohydrate as a food group. All carbohydrate is seen and processed by the body as sugar including the "5 a day" healthy fruit and vegetable advice...
Also what isn't normal advice is the reality that you can eat anything and become better and weight loss is normally a side effect of better principles around eating behaviour.
72 grammes per day is the cut off point before carbohydrate becomes a problem for the body and it begins to store the excess as fat.
Fat = fat seems simple and is wrong...
We use grains to "fatten" animals and yet most people cannot make the connection in their own life. Maybe this is due in part to unhelpful official advice, ongoing food company marketing and maybe even due to the "addictiveness" of genetically modified wheat... And to be honest, the average person just needs some helpful advice and doesn't want to believe that such a "staple food" such as bread has become so problematic...
And that most pre-packaged food contain carbohydrate - take out the fat for so-called health reasons and replace with... Sugar aka carbohydrate...
There is more sugar in your "healthy jacket potato" than in a mars bar...
"Give us today our daily bread".... And limit my intake to 72 grammes or less...Read more ›
It is easy to read, even for a non-scientist (like myself), and contains all the latest research findings of diet and nutrition which may well prompt even a casual reader to adopt a radical change to their daily food habits.
The authors explain the dangers of the Western diet in which refined carbohydrates have disproportionally supplanted our protein and vegetable intake to a frightening degree over the past century, prompting the explosion in obesity and Type 2 diabetes which the medical profession is now struggling to reverse.
Following the tips contained in this excellent book, I lowered my carbohydrate intake to 10% and upped my protein over six days and lost 8 pounds without starving or getting off my couch!
So there's food for thought...
Lutz himself has been treating a number of ailments with low carb diets for forty years or so, and has a vast reservoir of experience and data, much of which is shared here.
Furthermore, the book is candid about the fact that low carb dieting is not for everyone. Those over 45 and/or female may not benefit so much from the diet.
The arguments for low carb dieting are well made and realistically put.
It's the best book on low carb I've read.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was an extremely interesting book and since reading it, I have done more research into bread and wheat in general. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Cherry Robbins
It's ok but I have since learned that it's not a good idea to demonise food groups. A healthy balanced diet is key in my opinion.Published 16 months ago by Heidi M.
Not easy to read. There are better explanations of the low carb high fat regime.Published on 10 Aug. 2014 by Mrs. L. Sprigings
It change my life first I have Lost 19 pounds and I do not have gastric problems any more .Published on 7 July 2014 by Ariel Mielewski
A useful book but I found it a bit too scientific and technical for my personal liking but it is informative and tells it how it is. Read morePublished on 27 Feb. 2014 by goin2improve
It was my first encounter with a low-carb notion. After that I read several other books on low-carb diets but this one was the key to get me thinking. Amazingly helpful.Published on 11 Jan. 2014 by Silvija Avar
I bought it second hand, after a recommendation from my colleague. Arrived like new. Very interesting, everyone should read it. Read morePublished on 14 April 2013 by Paola
A fantastic eye-opener into what carbs do to your body. I've already started a low-carb diet and I am already feeling the benefits. BrilliantPublished on 19 Mar. 2013 by Jimmy Posso
This is a must have book for anyone with type 2 diabetes that is currently on tablets. a friend put me onto this and it really does work after 3 years on 8 tablest a day I am now... Read morePublished on 16 Oct. 2012 by DT