LOSE WEIGHT THE SMART LOW-CARB WAY: 200 High-Flavor Recipes and a 7-Step Plan to Stay Slim Forever

Bettina Newman, Author, David Joachim, Author, David Joachim, Joint Author . Rodale $29.95 (384p) ISBN 978-1-57954-438-6

Newman and Joachim explain the science behind a low-carb success and why low-carb does not mean no-carb, but rather the right sort of carbohydrates—those with a low glycemic index. Unlike many other low-carb diets, this one promotes not high-fat and refined sugars but unsaturated fat instead of saturated fat, moderate amounts of lean protein, adequate fiber and the key elements of calorie control. The authors provide a low-carb pyramid of suggested eating proportions and begin with a seven-step weight loss program that promotes eating whole grains, controlling portion size and getting exercise. Each recipe (supported by a seven-day eating plan) includes a chart indicating the number of calories, diet values and diet exchanges. These are easy, basic dishes from the Hearty Country Vegetable Soup to the Lamb Chops with Olives. While many recipes are nicely spiced (such as the Turkey Drumstick Curry and Curried Chicken with Coconut), some, such as the Baked Cod with Lemon and Olive Oil, can be bland. These simple recipes are interspersed with time-saving and flavor tip sidebars and include more than 90 full-color photographs. (Apr.)

Reviewed on: 04/01/2002
Release date: 04/01/2002
Genre: Nonfiction
Paperback - 384 pages - 978-1-57954-574-1
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