The No-Grain Diet: Conquer Carbohydrate Addiction and Stay Slim for the Rest of Your Life

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9780525947332: The No-Grain Diet: Conquer Carbohydrate Addiction and Stay Slim for the Rest of Your Life

Introduces the basics of a low-carbohydrate diet, which eliminates all grains, starches, and sugars; describes myths and dangers of other popular diet plans; and includes menus and healthy recipes. (view table of contents) Amazon.com description: Product Description: A leading osteopath and natural wellness physician unveils a three-step program for losing weight-and keeping it off. In this revolutionary guide by the director of the Optimal Wellness Center in Illinois who has a wildly successful natural health care Web site, www.mercola.com, readers will discover how to shed those unwanted pounds-healthfully and nutritiously. According to the latest research, the current USDA food pyramid is misleading and incorrect: It is primarily carbohydrates, not fats, that contribute to increased weight gain and lead to a variety of illnesses and disorders. With Dr. Mercola`s grain-free diet, readers will discover the key to permanent weight loss and healthy living, beginning with: * The 3-Day Diet-Eating every two hours to rid the body of grains, sweets, and starches * The 50-Day Diet Plan-Eating four to six meals a day to normalize cholesterol levels * The Lifelong Maintenance Plan-Following specific food guidelines that allow certain grains to be slowly brought back into the diet * Plus: The Emotional Freedom Technique-a craving-busting tool for eliminating carbohydrate cravings and addictions once and for all. Forget the pain and frustration of high-protein, low-fat diets that don`t work and aren`t even good for you. You`ll watch the pounds come off as The No-Grain Diet takes you to the next level of health, fitness, and well-being

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Impressively modern in design, The No-Grain Diet brings a realistic viewpoint to the problems of weight loss in a genuine effort to improve the health of an ever-growing number of obese people. Offering a variety of "food plans," along with a set of techniques aimed at controlling emotional eating and cravings for "bad" foods, Dr Joseph Mercola clearly understands how to motivate--in one section, he suggests that rather than "living by the scale," we measure our success in relation to the fit of our favourite pair of slightly-too-snug jeans. Many recipes are included, most of which are free of the boring flavour substitutes so common in diet books.

The diet itself combines several familiar concepts. The "no grain" model emphasises organic vegetables and quality protein, with limited fruits and absolutely no simple carbs. Mercola's idea of "quality protein" is somewhat startling--he is deeply concerned about toxins, and urges grass-fed beef over potentially mercury-filled fish. His main point is frequently reinforced: refined grains of any type are basically deadly and eating them should be viewed as an unhealthy addiction.

Here, the book veers off in a new direction: rather than gently nudging our habits in a new direction, he suggests we break what he insists is an addictive cycle with a method called "EFT," or "Emotional Freedom Technique." As a way to avoid surrendering to desires, his system of tapping acupressure points and repeating affirmations is used to overcome them. While repeat dieters will understand the necessity of examining emotional ties to food, Mercola's voice becomes a tad strident, and possibly downright offensive to those with a different opinion on what constitutes an addiction. --Jill Lightner, Amazon.com

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'...this book does an exceptional job of culminating his decades of wisdom, experience and success to truly help you lose weight, fight and prevent disease, and have boundless energy... if you are seeking a dietary plan that will truly help you lose weight and be healthy - permanently - read this essential book!' (John Gray, author of the Men Are from Mars, Women )

'The No-Grain Diet is an easy-to-read guide that provides important new information about health problems and nutritional shortcomings of grain-based diets. Moreover, Dr Mercola lays out a nutrition plan for weight loss and good health.' (Loren Cordain, author of The Paleo Diet )

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