Weight Watchers Review
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Much healthier and stronger, too. Only downsides is having to buy new clothes, especially new pants, and all of the extra attention from the fairer sex. Even though I reached my original goal, I am sticking with this way of eating but not as strictly because my system runs more smoothly when I do.
My original review and update below: I read the book in two hours, re-read it bit by bit. I've been following the eating advice to the letter and have lost 17 pounds in 17 days. I started at and am now at I'm fairly athletic, and pound a day is bound to slow down at some point, but whoa! And I've been exercising less than normal for these17 days. And my meals are delicious.
I need to do more of the strength exercises but I'm pretty active. Most interestingly, I'm hardly ever tired, or hungry. And my BMs are smaller, less frequent, and cleaner. Peterson lays down the science in a simple, conversational and funny tone. He guides you firmly, but not didactically, towards a way of eating that is scientifically and evolutionarily sound. He also pulls no punches on why modern food is so problematic.
There are so many great bits of advice here, so clearly presented. Have now been at it for 55 days and have lost over 38 pounds. Now under two bills for the first time in a dozen-plus years.
But more important than losing weight are all the other health benefits - better blood work, energy, strength, no hunger pangs, and just feeling better all around. Gee, when you stop feeding your body what it was never meant to process, it feels like you've quit poisoning yourself for 40 years!
I'd like to give Grant Petersen a big high five. Also, five minutes a day of the strength exercises is making me noticeably stronger already. Can't believe how quickly this has worked for me. By Eusebius on May 24, Almost 2 years since I read this book and followed Peterson's advice. Am now down to lbs as I have been since August This is from a starting weight of almost 2 years ago.
Maintenance at this weight has not been hard. I am still enjoying eating this way as much as ever. This book was life changing for me. Now in my mid 40's, my weight has been steadily climbing each year. After reaching lbs, my body habitus was starting to give me shortness of breath even with just simple walking.
Out of desperation I looked on Amazon and bought this book on a whim, mostly because the catchy title and the positive reviews. I was able to read the whole book in about an hour and I went to Trader Joe's that day to get some of the recommended groceries. My plan was to try this diet for a month. Total weight loss is 40 lbs and I am still slowly losing weight.
I have not changed my amount of exercise - about 4 times a week which is the same as I have done for the last 20 years. The most amazing thing about this diet, which I never would have believed is that I am not starving and miserable all the time, the way I have universally been in the past when I have successfully adhered to a diet.
I actually like the food I get to eat on this diet and thus have had no trouble sticking to it even over holidays, birthdays, or when travelling. I no longer overeat and do not fear parties and family celebrations with their unfettered eating that plagued me in the past. I do about an extra 20 minutes of food prep a day over past levels and I have to grocery shop at least weekly.
To assuage concerns about the fears of increased fat intake, I have emphasized the "Mediterranean Type Diet" aspects with a significant jump in intake of salmon, olive oil, low carb nuts, and cheeses.
I work in the health professions and have followed the nutrition literature as well as the medical evidence on obesity and weight loss for over the last 20 years. The more recent medical evidence gives increasing support to the dietary tenets covered Grant Peterson's book. There are multiple podcasts and online forums that have also helped me along the way 2 ketodudes, and ketogenic forums , but EBDJ has been my bedrock. My anecdotal experience has been remarkable and life changing.
I could not be happier that I bought this book. By MM on May 3, Such simple and easy to understand messages throughout the book. I'm a lifelong bicyclist, now in my early sixties. I was skeptical about much of what I was reading, but I decided to try it.
Grant's advice led me go from around pounds to now steadily That, however, is only half the story. My sustained energy levels are, to me, astonishing. I feel great and can ride or walk all day without ever feeling crazy hungry as I used to, even if I have to skip meals. I don't remember EVER being able to do that, even in my twenties.
The reviews poo-pooing this information on the grounds that Grant is not a doctor or professional nutritionist are utterly comical to me.
It's the regurgitated inaccurate baloney from these "experts" that screwed up my health to begin with. I should add that I purchased this book, and have been following its advice, for nearly a year now. My annual physical shows me being healthier in every measurable way.
By Cool Stuff on Amazon on June 10, I heard about this diet, where you cut out sugar and eat and protein. I couldn't believe it when I read about it and I couldn't believe it even more when my doctor told me to try it.
This is essentially the ketogenic diet developed at Johns Hopkins Medical School eons ago, and has now been mainstreamed for everybody. This book has a little bit of everything in it, from explanations as to how to use this diet, to exercises and even a few recipes. The secret really is in cutting out sugar and actually exercising.
Not just going for a walk or riding your bike, but real workouts that challenge you that you do in short spurts rather than in long, torturous sessions.
It tells you about the good fats, the bad fats, what coconuts can do for you, and even about the dangers of not eating enough carbs. I don't actually have that problem since I live close enough to a store that whenever I get an urge for a Reese's peanut butter cup, I can fix that craving in a flash. Seriously, though, this book is a great guide that explains everything.
I found it enlightening and fun. I've lost 23 pounds so far, and that's with eating bacon. I power walk, do fast work outs with weights, and am getting stronger every day. I highly recommend this book and this diet and exercise method. Wright on May 22, Nice no-BS summary of what you really need to do to lose weight, be fit and live long. I'd couple this with The Case Against Sugar for more background on the science. By the way, my wife is a physician who's up to date on the current science, and agrees with the basic premise.
Just as eating cholesterol doesn't raise your blood cholesterol, eating fat doesn't make you fat. Eating carbs, and especially sugar, does. All of the so-called "lifestyle" or "western" diseases - ALL OF THEM, including obesity, heart disease, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, diabetes, gout and high blood pressure - are caused by excess blood sugar and insulin in the bloodstream.
Fat is not our enemy. Sugar is our enemy, and fat - even saturated fat - is our friend. The type of fat still matters, though. Basically, it's exactly the opposite of what we've been told for decades.
What little science we had that told us fat and saturated fat was bad has been shown to be tainted by sugar-industry money. The pattern is shockingly similar to what the tobacco industry did, and in some cases it was the same people involved. Since then, long-term studies have failed to show a link between dietary fat and heart disease, diabetes, etc.
This is why both Inuits with a mostly-animal diet full of saturated fat and the Japanese with a low-meat, low-fat diet have both traditionally had low rates of these diseases but are skyrocketing among their younger, "westernizing" generations. What's triggering the change mostly isn't more processed food, or more fried food, or more meat consumption, but more sugar consumption.
A lot of what I'm saying here is sketched out in Eat Bacon, Don't Jog, but covered in a lot more detail in The Case Against Sugar, which again I strongly recommend as a companion to this book. EBDJ is full of good tips, eating ideas, etc.
Minimal carbs, and not going overboard on protein which also ultimately raises blood sugar and insulin levels either. Also, GP provides a lot of good information on what we know about exercise: Short periods of intense exercise are the key, as is plenty of walking. By Northwest Dad on June 8, Great education, great book, we love the short pages per topic, easy to read and flip through.
My wife has lost 7 lbs and me 16 lbs in the last month since getting this and following the process. I have to say we're not starving ourselves, we feel great, have plenty of energy, my blood pressure's dropped.
We've done Nutrisystem in the past and other fad diets, but this isn't a fad. It's common sense knowledge about what the human body needs for fuel. It's easy to understand, the light bulbs go off, and I'm getting an education on glucose, keytones, and I even went out and bought a set of kettle bells! The researchers concluded that low-carbohydrate, Mediterranean, low-glycemic index, and high-protein diets are effective in improving markers of risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
Advocates of low-carbohydrate diets generally dispute any suggestion that such diets cause weakness or exhaustion except in the first few weeks as the body adjusts , and indeed most highly recommend exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle. Some critics imply or explicitly argue that vegetables and fruits are inherently all heavily concentrated sources of carbohydrates so much so that some sources treat the words 'vegetable' and 'carbohydrate' as synonymous.
Thus, in absolute terms, even sweet fruits and berries do not represent a significant source of carbohydrates in their natural form, and also typically contain a good deal of fiber which attenuates the absorption of sugar in the gut. Most vegetables are low- or moderate-carbohydrate foods in the context of these diets, fiber is excluded because it is not a nutritive carbohydrate.
Some vegetables, such as potatoes , have high concentrations of starch, as do maize and rice. Most low-carbohydrate diet plans accommodate vegetables such as broccoli , spinach , cauliflower , and peppers.
Nevertheless, debate remains as to whether restricting even just high-carbohydrate fruits, vegetables, and grains is truly healthy. Contrary to the recommendations of most low-carbohydrate diet guides, some individuals may choose to avoid vegetables altogether to minimize carbohydrate intake.
Low-carbohydrate vegetarianism is also practiced. Raw fruits and vegetables are packed with an array of other protective chemicals, such as vitamins, flavonoids , and sugar alcohols. Some of those molecules help safeguard against the over-absorption of sugars in the human digestive system.
Some evidence indicates the increasingly large percentage of calories consumed as refined carbohydrates is positively correlated with the increased incidence of metabolic disorders such as type 2 diabetes.
Some evidence indicates the human brain — the largest consumer of glucose in the body — can operate more efficiently on ketone bodies. In , the Canadian government ruled that foods sold in Canada could not be marketed with reduced or eliminated carbohydrate content as a selling point, because reduced carbohydrate content was not determined to be a health benefit.
The government ruled that existing "low carb" and "no carb" packaging would have to be phased out by In , John Rollo reported on the results of treating two diabetic Army officers with a low-carbohydrate diet and medications.
A very low-carbohydrate, ketogenic diet was the standard treatment for diabetes throughout the nineteenth century. In , William Banting , a formerly obese English undertaker and coffin maker, published "Letter on Corpulence Addressed to the Public", in which he described a diet for weight control giving up bread , butter , milk , sugar , beer , and potatoes.
In the early s Frederick Madison Allen developed a highly restrictive short term regime which was described by Walter R. The process was halted if sugar appeared in the person's urine. In , Richard Mackarness M. Mackarness also challenged the "calorie theory" and referenced primitive diets such as the Inuit as examples of healthy diets with a low-carbohydrate and high-fat composition. The "Stillman diet" is a high-protein , low-carbohydrate, and low-fat diet. It is regarded as one of the first low-carbohydrate diets to become popular in the United States.
In , Robert Atkins published Dr. Atkins Diet Revolution , which advocated the low-carbohydrate diet he had successfully used in treating patients in the s having developed the diet from a article published in JAMA. The concept of the glycemic index was developed in by David Jenkins to account for variances in speed of digestion of different types of carbohydrates.
In the s, Atkins published an update from his book, Dr. Atkins New Diet Revolution , and other doctors began to publish books based on the same principles. This has been said to be the beginning of what the mass media call the "low carb craze" in the United States.
In the United States, the diet has continued to garner attention in the medical and nutritional science communities, and also has inspired a number of hybrid diets that include traditional calorie-counting and exercise regimens. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This is the latest accepted revision , reviewed on 12 September Not to be confused with slow carb diet.
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Archived from the original on 2 February These diets are generally associated with higher intakes of total fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol because the protein is provided mainly by animal sources. Beneficial effects on blood lipids and insulin resistance are due to the weight loss, not to the change in caloric composition.
High-protein diets may also be associated with increased risk for coronary heart disease due to intakes of saturated fat, cholesterol, and other associated dietary factors. Archived from the original on 29 August The Heart Foundation found that subjects in research studies achieved more weight and fat loss on the VLCARB [Very Low Carb] diets than on the conventional low fat diets, but this was only in the short term. The Heart Foundation's major concern with many VLCARB diets is not their restriction of carbohydrate or increase in protein, but their high and unrestricted saturated fat content, which may contribute to cardiovascular risk.
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