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. With the help of this guide, you can 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; and, maintain a low-carb lifestyle. This guide features: the "Dummies" way explanations in plain English; 'get in, get out' information; icons and other navigational aids; tear-out cheat sheet; top ten lists; and, a dash of humor and fun.
Katherine B. Chauncey, PhD, a registered dietician, is an Associate Professor and Director of Nutrition at the Texas Tech Medical Center's Center for Integrative and Nutritional Medicine.
Introduction.Part I: Understanding the Carbohydrate Controversy.Chapter 1: Mapping Out Low-Carb Dieting.Chapter 2: The Great Debate: Carbs versus Fat.Chapter 3: All Carbs Are Not Created Equal: Looking at the Differences.Chapter 4: Determining Whether Low-Carb Eating Is Right for You.Part II: Steering Yourself Back to Whole Foods.Chapter 5: Taking a Joyride: Falling in Love with Whole Foods.Chapter 6: Navigating Your Way through the Starchy Carbs.Chapter 7: Shifting into Dairy Foods.Chapter 8: Fueling Up with Fats: Good Fats, Bad Fats.Part III: Shopping, Cooking, and Dining Out.Chapter 9: Navigating the Supermarket.Chapter 10: Planning Menus and Meals.Chapter 11: Savory Beginnings and Sweet Endings: Choosing the Best Recipes.Chapter 12: Entrees and Side Dishes.Chapter 13: Eating Out without Apologies.Part IV: Recognizing Factors Other Than Food.Chapter 14: Taking Supplements When Food May Not Be Enough.Chapter 15: Setting a Fitness Goal.Part V: Sticking to the Plan.Chapter 16: Psyching Yourself Up.Chapter 17: Setting Yourself Up to Succeed.Chapter 18: Falling Off the Wagon and Getting On Again.Part VI: The Part of Tens.Chapter 19: Ten Benefits of Low-Carb Dieting.Chapter 20: Ten Frequently Asked Questions about Low-Carb Dieting.Chapter 21: Ten Sources of Help on the Web.Part VII: Appendixes.Appendix A: The Body Mass Index.Appendix B: The Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load of Foods.Appendix C: Sample Grocery List.Appendix D: Dietary Reference Intakes.Appendix E: Metric Conversion Guide.Index.