The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living: An Expert Guide to Making the Life-Saving Benefits of Carbohydrate Restriction Sustainable and Enjoyable


The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living: An Expert Guide to Making the Life-Saving Benefits of Carbohydrate Restriction Sustainable and Enjoyable Author Stephen D. Phinney
ISBN-10 0983490708
ISBN-13 9780983490708
Year 2011-05-19
Pages 316
Language English
Publisher Beyond Obesity LLC
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Carbohydrate restricted diets are commonly practiced but seldom taught As a result doctors dietitians nutritionists and nurses may have strong opinions about low carbohydrate dieting but in many if not most cases these views are not grounded in science Now whether you are a curious healthcare professional or just a connoisseur of diet information two New York Times best selling authors provide you with the definitive resource for low carbohydrate living Doctors Volek and Phinney share over 50 years of clinical experience using low carbohydrate diets and together they have published more than 200 research papers and chapters on the topic Particularly in the last decade much has been learned about the risks associated with insulin resistance including but not limited to metabolic syndrome hypertension and type 2 diabetes and how this condition is far better controlled by carbohydrate restriction than with drugs In this book you will learn why Carbohydrate restriction is the proverbial silver bullet for managing insulin resistance metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes Restricting carbohydrate improves blood glucose and lipids while reducing inflammation all without drugs Dietary saturated fat is not a demon when you are low carb adapted Dietary sugars and refined starches are not needed to feed your brain or fuel exercise Long term success involves much more than simply cutting out carbs Electrolyte and mineral management are key to avoiding side effects and ensuring success Trading up from sugars and starches to a cornucopia of nutrient rich satisfying and healthy foods is empowering Studying hunter gathers diets provides clues to how best formulate a low carbohydrate diet This is a great book for health minded individuals It is an excellent book for healthcare professionals Best of all it is the perfect gift for health minded individuals to share with their doctors dietitians and nutritionists

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