Reduce your weight, your cholesterol, and your blood pressure
Get the facts about carbs and get serious about improving your health
Curious about going low-carb? This plain-English guide explains the latest research behind reduced-carbohydrate diets, dispelling the myths and revealing how to navigate your way through the good and bad carbs to create a diet plan that works! You get delicious recipes and lots of tips to make your low-carb diet a success.
Discover how to:
Stock a low-carb kitchen
Prepare 75 tasty low-carb recipes
Eat right while dining out
Create both meat and vegetarian dishes
Incorporate exercise into your day
Maintain a low-carb lifestyle
The Dummies Way
Explanations in plain English
"Get in, get out" information
Icons and other navigational aids
Tear-out cheat sheet
Top ten lists
A dash of humor and fun
Katherine B. Chauncey
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
BEWARE LOW-CARBERS: This is NOT a low-carb book. Let me repeat. This is NOT a low-carb book.
If you are livin' la vida low-carb (and I am after losing nearly 200 pounds on it!), then this book will NOT teach you anything about the principles of low-carb. This is indeed disappointing to me considering it is supposedly the official "Dummies" book about "Low-Carb Dieting." What a shame!
An even better "Dummies" book that features a REAL low-carb supporters is "Healthy Carb Cooking For Dummies" by Jan McCracken. Jan is the real deal and shares what it REALLY means to be on the low-carb lifestyle.
Whatever you do, DON'T buy this book if you want to learn more about low-carb living. You might try Jonny Bowden's "Living The Low-Carb Life" instead if you want to educate yourself with the facts about livin' la vida low-carb.
YOU HAVE BEEN FAIRLY WARNED!
I've read tons of low carb books, and most are really useful. As much as I tend to enjoy the Dummies series in general, though, this book is a bit questionable.
I don't mind at all that Dr. Chauncey has written a diet book - I object that she titled it a "Low Carb" book. She repeatedly refers to this diet as a "Whole Foods Eating Plan" diet thoroughout the book - sometimes 8 times or more on a given page. She is very much pushing her own diet plan, which in many situations conflicts directly with a low carb plan.
In fact she makes many statements *against* low carb dieting, and even promotes some myths about low carb diets that have been disproven by studies. She promotes the drinking of fruit juices, even though most fruit juices have as much sugar (if not more) than soda and few nutrients.
There's little things too. She claims broccoli is America's favorite vegetable when clearly statistics show that is the potato. She says that shopping only once a...
This book is in no way a book about a low-carb diet. It is a Whole Foods Eating Plan, as stated by the author. The only low carb foods the author wants you to eliminate are cookies, cakes, candies and other processed foods with high sugar. This diet allows you 5 carbohydrate food choices every day. How is that low carb??
The one thing I found helpful in this book is how eating less carbs helps you lose weight. It was also interesting to learn about the dangers of eating a very low carb diet.
I would not recommed this book for someone who is looking for a true low-carb guide.
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