Health The Carb Lovers Diet: Eat What You Love, Get Slim For Life

August 2, 2010 by  
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The editors of Health Magazine (and top nutrition scientists) have big news: Eating carbs is the best way to get and stay slim. Breakthrough research revealed in this book shows how certain carb-rich foods–especially those with the amazing natural ingredient called Resistant Starch–act as powerful metabolism boosters and appetite suppressants. Rather than making you fat and bloated, as decades of low-carb diet gurus claimed, CARBS make you thin. They shrink fat cel… More >>

Health The Carb Lovers Diet: Eat What You Love, Get Slim For Life


5 Responses to “Health The Carb Lovers Diet: Eat What You Love, Get Slim For Life”
  1. loveslife says:

    I got an advance copy of this book and let me tell you it really works! I lost 6 pounds the first week, and I was never hungry. Sometimes I felt so full I couldn’t even eat the whole portion. I felt good on it too…had so much energy. This diet feels so healthy as opposed to others I’ve tried. My favorite recipes are the Scallops with Southwestern Rice and Spanish-Style Shrimp with Yellow Rice. My (non-dieting) husband lapped them up too. Lots of lunch-to-go options and restaurant options which makes the diet achievable. Love having my carbs back!Health The Carb Lovers Diet: Eat What You Love, Get Slim For Life
    Rating: 5 / 5

  2. Dick Berry says:

    (Written by my wife, who actually bought the book)

    I fell for the hype in buying this book and am very disappointed. This book promised that some “new” category of carbohydrate called Resistant Starch would allow the dieter more flexibility and freedom. “Eat the carbs you love, get slim for life!” is the claim, but it’s just not so. If the carbs you love are made from white wheat flour (like white bread, donuts, bagels, crackers and such), then you’re out of luck because these are not the carbs they are talking about, and they’re not part of the diet.

    The hype made me believe there might be good substitutes though – foods high in RS that I could select instead of starchier ones – but even the highest ones listed in their book – bananas – are a big disappointment. A tasty ripe banana has 4.7 grams of RS (and they want you to eat about 12 grams per day), but that banana still contains over 100 calories and 18 grams of sugar, so even if the 4.7 grams of RS do what the book claims and resist being digested, there’s still the 18 grams of sugar that will affect blood sugar and weight. So the diet then has to restrict total calories by reducing portions overall, primarily reducing fat and protein portions, as well as reducing all starchy portions. This is nothing new: There have been low-calorie, low-fat diets around for decades – before low-carb became popular 10 years ago.

    It says “Bread! Potato Chips! Pizza!” but then you read and it means “whole grain bread, baked chips in moderation and home-made pizza with low-fat toppings per their recipe”.

    It bashes low-carb diets with half-truths: For example, it says “low-carb diets make you fatter”, but then if you read the related paragraph, it says that once you STOP low-carb dieting, you’ll gain the weight back. But that’s true any time you stop eating reduced food volumes and return to the habits that caused the weight gain in the first place.

    In another section, the book talks about bloating and says that it’s not starch that gives you bloating but water retention from salt. Well, I’m here to say I can feel the difference between water retention and bloating from popcorn – grains can be hard to digest, and that can make a person gassy. They just skipped past this by blaming salt.

    The pictures of the foods are pretty and the recipes might be worth a peek, especially if you need help understanding smaller portions, but don’t expect to get solid food facts from this book.
    Rating: 2 / 5

  3. healthgirl says:

    I started CarbLovers in January, and this is the only diet I’ve been on that has ever worked for me where I actually kept the weight off. It’s been 6 months since I started and I havent gained back one pound. The foods are all delicious and I never felt deprived. I had tons of excess energy for workouts and even started incorporating weight training into my cardio routine because I felt so great. If you get the book, you have to try the fish taco recipe and the pasta primavera, I would make all the food in large batches and have meals ready to go for me all week long. CarbLovers was more of a lifestyle change for me that helped me ditch the diet mentality and begin a healthier lifestyle!

    Thank you Health!!!
    Rating: 5 / 5

  4. Nadine C. says:

    I am a vegetarian and find the diet easy to follow and vegeatarian-friendly. I never feel hungry on the meal plans and love how the recipes incorporate some of my favorite foods — sweet potatoes, beans, almond butter, strawberries, raspberries, coconut, and other fruits and veggies. Chapter 11 is especially helpful with the charts listing correct serving sizes so I don’t overeat. I also like knowing the number of calories and resistant starch values so I can make the healthiest food choices.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  5. This book is a joy to read: remarkably straightforward, clear and easy to read, filled with fascinating nutritional information, and with 85 splendid recipes. The simple recipes accompanied by truly gorgeous full color photos of the food produced are reason enough to buy this book. I am not a good cook, but I found the recipes easy-to-follow and well worth the minor effort involved. And the amazing photos of the end results gave me encouragement. Every recipe looks delicious and presents both an idea of what you’re striving for and useful and interesting nutritional information.

    I have always loved carbs and incorporated them into my dieting. But after reading this book I feel I can make more knowledgeable and healthy choices. I prefer non-ripe bannanas and now realize they are better for me.

    The actual success stories occur throughout the book and include encouraging statements and realistic results. A number of the people featured lost 10 pounds or less in a slow but steady manner — I found this particularly refreshing and a good reminder of what a difference 5-10 pounds can make.

    I consider this a most appealing and informative book and give it 5 stars without hesitation.
    Rating: 5 / 5