After years of low-fat foods I changed my way of eating to low-carbohydrate instead, some 6 months ago with very positive effects. Having read Dr Atkins book on day one I was looking for further information on this area, especially to explain why you can eat lots of fat and not get fat. Diana's book explains in an easy readable fashion about insulin resistance, how it is caused, and how to remedy the situation. It explains the unhealthy effects on your body of not eating enough protein and fat. The benefits of a balanced diet in which you eat just sufficient, or slightly less if you want to loose weight, carbohydrates to supply your energy needs are numerous, including: reduced blood pressure, lower cholesterol levels and reduced chance of getting Type II diabetes. I have found this way of eating very beneficial, including in six months, a weight loss of over one and a half stone, greater self esteem and emotional well being, greater alertness and the need for less sleep. Those of you that think this seems an extreme way of eating without bread, pasta and potatoes, should read this book to see how we have been brain washed about low-fat diets for many years. It is relevant to everyone, not just the overweight. The only draw back is that being an American book the recipes give measurements in cups and you need to be aware that the carbohydrate values given are slightly higher than UK values, which appear to be calculated differently.
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