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Living Low Carb: Controlled-Carbohydrate Eating for Long-Term Weight Loss | [Jonny Bowden]

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

Whether you're searching for a practical weight-loss program, simply want to eat better, or are already a committed low-carber looking for ways to make the lifestyle work for you, nutritionist Jonny Bowden reveals the secrets to finding and sticking with a healthy controlled-carb program. This newly revised and updated edition covers the truth about low-carbohydrate diets and reveals the major culprits in a high-carb diet, as well as provides invaluable ratings of the diet programs on the market.
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Publisher's Summary

Whether you're searching for a practical weight-loss program, simply want to eat better, or are already a committed low-carber looking for ways to make the lifestyle work for you, best-selling author and nutritionist Jonny Bowden reveals the secrets to finding and sticking with a healthy controlled-carb program.

This newly revised and updated edition covers the truth about low-carbohydrate diets and reveals the major culprits in a high-carb diet, offers new information on the addictive properties of wheat and fructose and Bowden's take on The China Study, as well as invaluable ratings of the diet programs on the market.

  • Cut through the confusion about low-carb diets and how they work.
  • Compare 23 diet programs and choose the one that's right for you.
  • Get insider tips and tricks for maintaining a low-carb lifestyle.
  • Find out how to overcome common obstacles to low-carb dieting.

©2013 Jonny Bowden (P)2013 Tantor

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    Carol C. Buchalter 08-10-14
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    "Informative, amusing, and very well read"

    The first half of the book is an overview of the state of the science regarding Low Carb dieting now and historically. Having read Gary Taubes books, I am used to his cautious, neutral language regarding the subject. Bowden, however, has very strong opinions and is not at all restrained in his discussions. I enjoyed the lively, colorful way Bowden has of expressing himself.

    The second half of the book consists of Bowden's description and review of 14 low carb diet programs. I found them a bit tedious, but I think they would be invaluable to someone seeking a detailed, expert comparison of the nuances of the programs.

    I enjoyed Patrick Lawlor's narration as well, it enhanced the lively way Bowden writes.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    booklass 09-20-13
    booklass 09-20-13

    Passionate bibliophile.

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    "Overall, I found this book to be very interesting"
    What did you love best about Living Low Carb?

    It's hard for me to review nonfiction books, sometimes, because I feel like I should have a stronger background in research in order to back my positive review. I am not a medical person, but I can say that I found the information in this book to be very compelling. Some of the studies I DO know because I looked them up, but a lot of them, I could not. What I have read, though, does seem to support that a low carb diet is a better choice for most health issues. I thought that the author's willingness to review the different low carb diets was helpful, and I appreciated that he seemed to try to steer clear of trumpeting his own work beyond what is acceptable. Worth a read if you are having autoimmune or any other health problems. Energy dense, though, so you might want to read the book or keep it on hand for reference, as well.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Living Low Carb?

    Refuting old research and citing new (or even old accepted as new) research.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Not applicable


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    What we don't know can kill us.


    Any additional comments?

    Worth reading, I think.

    12 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Evaisela 07-25-14
    Evaisela 07-25-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Excellent Book!!!"
    If you could sum up Living Low Carb in three words, what would they be?

    Well explained information.


    What about Patrick Lawlor’s performance did you like?

    clear to understand


    Any additional comments?

    I love this book as a source of information for the different types of low carb eating plans. Really good explained. I will be buying the paperback version for future reference. I just Love it.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Tango Texas 04-09-15
    Tango Texas 04-09-15

    Two great passions - dogs and books! Sci-fi/fantasy novels are my go-to favorites, but I love good writing across all genres.

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    "Thanks to low carb and Audible I'm 45 lbs slimmer!"

    I love to read almost anything except diet books. However, 2 years ago having developed microscopic colitis and some big-time middle age spread, I picked up Wheat Belly on sale on Audible and that started me on changing my diet to that point that I have now lost 45 lbs and cured my colitis when none of the expensive drugs did! I got some major help from another excellent audiobook, The Big Fat Surprise, and really just designed my own plan to eliminate wheat and sugar and reduce overall carbs. Now that I am back in my 6's, I very much want to maintain this weight and my colon health so I thought I'd see if I could get some maintenance advice from Living Low Carb and I was very pleased with what I heard. Jonny Bowden does a great job of reviewing a whole slew of low carb plans, but he also provides some good advice on how to jazz up your meals if you are getting bored and how to adjust the components of your diet/exercise/lifestyle to maintain or restart the losing if you hit a plateau. I've spent my whole life believing in low fat as the way to lose weight and I've also spent my whole adult life fighting to stay slim. I was slow to accept the low carb approach, but it is hard to argue with success! My personal experience leads me to believe that low carb is healthier (at least for the colon) and although it is hard to give up the sugar, getting back a little fat (butter, olive oil, cream, coconut oil - all the things that make food so yummy) has more than made up for that for me. I'm so glad Audible made these books available because I might have missed out on something that truly has changed my life. There are so many approaches to low carb that you can probably find one that will fit your lifestyle and Jonny Bowden reviews almost all of them in this book. Check it out if you are searching or if you just need some tips and tricks to stay motivated on the plan you have.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Radiance Woodland Hills, CA United States 03-26-15
    Radiance Woodland Hills, CA United States 03-26-15 Member Since 2011

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    "Awesome book on Low Carb Living"

    I've listened to this book several times already. It's extremely informative and thorough. He reviews over 20 of the popular low-carb diets on the market today. It was great to get an overview of each of them. I love the frequently asked questions section and the tips for making a low-carb lifestyle work. The author really knows his stuff. I learned so much from this book. The man reading the book did a great job too. His voice is actually similar to the author's. I definitely recommend this book for anyone considering going on a low-carb program.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    wendy swenson Culpeper, Va United States 02-04-15
    wendy swenson Culpeper, Va United States 02-04-15 Member Since 2012

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    "No hype and solid information."

    This was one of the best books I have read/heard on low-carb eating. The information was clear and concise, encouragement was given with reason, and the narration was very well done.

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    Ken Dunham Wichita, KS United States 04-08-15
    Ken Dunham Wichita, KS United States 04-08-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great information on low carb"

    This was a great deal of information about low carb in general... Not just one specifically designed diet.

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    Deb 05-17-15
    Deb 05-17-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Craving Free...Finally"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Living Low Carb to be better than the print version?

    I learn best by listening. I do wish the subjets of each chapter would be listed in the "chapter" drop down menu. I like to relisten to chapters as appropriate.


    Any additional comments?

    I have a medical background so the tech aspect of the author's presentation is inspirational to me. With that said, the author is so clear about the "mechanics" of those of us who do not do well with high carb diets that anyone will benefit from listening to the terrific amalgamation of the research results on the many varieties of diets.Thank you! The "brain fog" has lifted and my productivity has skyrocketed. Yeah!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nigel Johanessburg, South Africa 04-30-15
    Nigel Johanessburg, South Africa 04-30-15 Member Since 2011
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    Wow! what a read! so informative. loved every part. Listened end to end! live Low Carb

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Anonymous 04-29-15
    Anonymous 04-29-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Comprehensive Review of Low Carb Diets"

    Clear, intuitive presentation of the science behind low carb diets with specific diet and lifestyle recommendations. The only low carb book you need to read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • André
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    "LIFE-CHANGING for those of us craving RESULTS!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I'm so grateful I found this book! Jonny Bowden has made something I've struggled with my whole life possible and I'd recommend his book again and again. Every easy to understand explanation of how the foods we choose to eat define our bodies gives me the confidence to eat well day after day with truly remarkable results!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love how well researched this book is and how real world examples are used throughout.


    Have you listened to any of Patrick Lawlor’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    This is the first Patrick Lawlor performance I've listened to and I really enjoyed it.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Finally understanding why my previous attempts to manage my weight weren't working and would never work flooded me with hope and now results. I'm feeling happier now than ever!


    Any additional comments?

    Start this book and enjoy transforming your body today :)

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Chas
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    "Brilliant"

    A very well thought out and convincing book. It is full of very useful information and is very revealing. I would recommend this book to anyone wanting to get to the facts about dieting and how the body reacts to carbs and insulin. Very well narrated.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. Shawn A. Vader
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    "A great informative listen"
    What did you like most about Living Low Carb?

    This is not a fad book about crazy diets its a really well presented balanced view of how our understanding of fat, carbohydrates and proteins are changing.
    The book has a lot to offer but for me the best thing I took from the book was this.
    Controlling weight is about controlling insulin. You learn what affects insulin and what doesn't, surprisingly fat.
    Be sure to listen to the reviews of the diets at the end before making a decision on which one to do. He has done all the hard work for you and the summary is excellent.

    My best quote from the book comes from the reviews at the end on the discussion of fatty livers.
    You don't lose weight to become healthy, you become healthy to lose weight.
    The narrator Patrick Lawlor does a fantastic job too. One of the best narrations of any book I have.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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