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Protein Power Mass Market Paperback – 31 Dec 1998

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  • Mass Market Paperback: 429 pages
  • Publisher: Bantam USA; New edition edition (31 Dec. 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0553574752
  • ISBN-13: 978-0553574753
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 3 x 17.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (97 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,892,240 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Looking for a diet that really shifts those inches? Tried low fat, calorie counting, grapefruit, cabbage and all manner of other food combining, detoxing diet regimes and still the pounds creep back? You may just need a spot of Protein Power.

The Doctors Eades reckon that following this plan will help you to stop treating fat as the enemy, allow you to eat the foods you love, find new energy levels, reset your metabolism, lower "bad" cholesterol levels and raise the "good" and help protect you from high blood pressure and heart disease. Phew.

The plan is based around the principle that the immediate effect of carbohydrate consumption--something that is often encouraged in other diets as carbohydrates have a "filling" effect--lead to an instant increase in blood sugar levels, which in turn leads to an increase in insulin levels and elevated insulin levels are associated with obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes. By avoiding foods that boost insulin levels in this way, symptoms are alleviated and weight loss is a welcome side effect.

The recipes, meal plans, exercise ideas and, most importantly, a list of foods that are OK as snacks, make for interesting reading, although the plan itself may at first seem a little regimented. But it certainly does make sense and with a little perseverance it might just work--it certainly won't do you any harm. --Susan Harrison --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


"The nutritional primer of the nineties."
--Barry Sears, author of The Zone

"From the Trade Paperback edition."

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Format: Hardcover
This book has changed my life. I have been on every high-carb low-fat diet on the planet- Twice! With each diet, I became fatter and more depressed. My most recent bout with Jenny Craig found me questioning why, if I followed the program perfectly, I gained weight, but if I "cheated" and ate the meat that I love, I would LOSE weight. I started looking for diet books which advocate protein and stumbled upon this gem. It makes complete sense. As I read it, I found out reasons for such questions I'd had as to why do I gain weight on a low-fat diet, why am I so tired, why is my skin and nails a mess, why am I constantly hungry, etc. After only ONE WEEK on the unbelievably easy Protein Power plan, I have lost 6 lbs. and an inch off my waist and an inch off my hips. I feel stronger, healthier, and mentally alert. I no longer NEED an afternoon nap each day. I feel as if I have my life back again!
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By Jodi-Hummingbird TOP 500 REVIEWER on 28 Jan. 2012
Format: Paperback
This book focuses on maintaining good health but tells you how to achieve weight loss as an additional side effect.

Phase 1 of the diet recommends that you eat less than 30 grams (net) of carbohydrate a day (plus lots of healthy fats and a 90 - 120 g or 3 - 4 oz serve of protein with at least 2 meals daily, depending on your weight/size).

Phase 2 of the diet allows up to 55 g of carbohydrates daily.

The Maintenance Phase allows 60 - 150 carbs a day, depending on what works best for you and your body.

This advice tallies very well with the information given in books such as The Schwarzbein Principle: The Truth About Losing Weight, Being Healthy, and Feeling Younger, Eat Fat, Lose Fat: The Healthy Alternative to Trans Fats, The Primal Blueprint: Reprogram your genes for effortless weight loss, vibrant health, and boundless energy (Primal Blueprint Series) as well as Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It. Each of these books recommends cutting down to around 60 grams of carbs or so daily in order to lose weight, and then upping your carb intake when you're at the maintenance level.

As someone who has been spent significant time on the Atkins induction phase where carbs were limited to 20 grams daily, I feel this is too low for some of us to feel our best and so I would personally recommend skipping Phase 1 of the diet, and going straight to Phase 2 where you are allowed more grams of net carbs daily.

It is far less stressful on the body to lose weight and restrict carbs more slowly and there are so many benefits in eating huge amounts of (lower carb) vegetables daily plus a little fruit; including that they are enjoyable to eat!
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Being a plump 'carbohydrate junkie' all my life, I could never understand why I couldnt loose excess fat. I would starve myself, live on porrage oats and water for days on end, only to gain weight!. I bought this book out of desperation as a friend had lost 30 pounds on a hight protine diet, and I thought I'd give it ago. Within days I had lost weight and started to feel much healthier, but best of all I could controll my appitite as I didnt feel hungry and my ravenous desire to stuff my face had gone. I knew that if I could controll my appitite I would be on a winner, but up until now it controlled me!. If Im totally honest I found the book a little bit daunting to start, working out your body fat content etc, but soon got into the hang of it. But honestly this diet is based on the principle of 'Common sense' eat wisely don't go into it thinking you can eat as much protine as you like, rather eat what your body needs and if you feel you want more eat only a little!. I think its the best diet book that I have ever read, it makes a lot of sense and you can analyse where you have gone wrong in the past. I havent stopped talking about it since I bought it!. I wish I could meet the authors...I would kiss them!
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This is a great diet book that grips like a detective story. Converted me and I lost 15 pounds in five weeks - never felt hungry and feel fitter for it. However the editors of the UK edition have removed all references to the US 'cup' as a measure in this book BUT NOT ADDED ANYTHING IN PLACE!. Thus the tables of carbohydrate equivalents which are absolutely essential to the diet are totally meaningless. What to do? Wait until the reviews of this review pick up the problem and issue the US version unchanged for the UK market.
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Format: Hardcover
I'm 29 and am 5'5 I have always stuggled with my weight even when I was exercising almost 2 hours a day. I tried everything to lose weight even quit eating for a few months at a time. Thank God I never became anorexic but easily could have. My weight ever since I was about 20 has fluctuated from 135 - 180 like a yo yo. Finally one day I received a call from my aunt telling me about this book and all of her success and also friends and family that have been on it. It went totally against everything I was taught about low fat and eat plenty of bread rice and cereal. my whole life I avoided things like peanut butter, eggs, cheese, and hamburgers which I really love. I was a little nervous about trying this cause I didn't want to gain more weight ,but i thought i would give it a try if i gained i would just go off of it. In the first 2 weeks I lost 7 pounds and i even splurged a little and ate ice cream and drank alcohol. I am now so excited with the results of this "diet". I am never hungry and don't even find myself eating out of boredom like i used to. I haven't gotten back to exercising again yet but plan on starting today (monday)as a matter of fact. I have been so pleased with this program that i have told everyone that I know about it. It may not work for everyone but if you have been a yo yo dieter all your life i bet it will work for you. I think from all of my yo yo dieting that I messed up my metabolism and this has regulated it to an even keel. I am also taking potassium as recommended by the book and also chromium picolinate which they didn't mention in the book. I drink lots of fluids and now eat all the food I used to avoid. Thank you Drs. Eades!!! As a bonus too it lowers cholesterol!! My grandmother and aunt have always had naturally high cholesterol and it lowered it amazingly to a normal count. Happy Eating and email me if you would like to talk about this plan I would love to share meal ideas.
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