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.
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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.
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.
Refuting old research and citing new (or even old accepted as new) research.
What we don't know can kill us.
Worth reading, I think.
Well explained information.
clear to understand
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.
The 5 Needs in Life
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.
Fulfillment and Exuberance
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.
"LIFE-CHANGING for those of us craving RESULTS!"
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!
I love how well researched this book is and how real world examples are used throughout.
This is the first Patrick Lawlor performance I've listened to and I really enjoyed it.
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!
Start this book and enjoy transforming your body today :)
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.
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