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Top 10 Diets of January 2012
© David M. Masters 2012
1. Eat to Live: The Amazing Nutrient-Rich Program for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss, Revised Edition by Joel Fuhrman
The Eat To Live 2011 revised edition includes updated scientific research supporting Dr. Fuhrman's revolutionary six-week plan and a brand new chapter highlighting Dr. Fuhrman's discovery of toxic hunger and the role of food addiction in weight issues. This new chapter provides novel and important insights into weight gain. It explains how and why eating the wrong foods causes toxic hunger and the desire to over consume calories; whereas a diet of high micronutrient quality causes true hunger which decreases the sensations leading to food cravings and overeating behaviors. It instructs readers on how to leave behind the discomfort of toxic hunger, cravings, and addictions to unhealthy foods.New recipes and menus are included as well as new and updated Frequently Asked Questions.This is a book that will let you live longer, reduce your need for medications, and improve your health dramatically. It is a book that will change the way you want to eat. Most importantly, if you follow the Eat To Live™ diet, you will lose weight faster than you ever thought possible.
2. The Dukan Diet: 2 Steps to Lose the Weight, 2 Steps to Keep It Off Forever by Dr. Pierre Dukan
'The fat attack French women swear by' -- Grazia 'The ultimate diet. The French have kept it secret for years... Today, more than 1.5million women swear by its dramatic - and long-lasting - results.' -- Daily Mail 'The secret that keeps French women slim.' -- Bella 'It's a four-stage plan that offers the ultimate fast track to weight loss and maintenance with delish French-inspired recipes to keep your taste buds entertained.' -- She 'Politicians, film stars and high-profile models, including Gisele Bundchen and Jennifer Lopez, live the Dukan life.' -- Daily Mail 'How do you fancy getting the legs and curves of Jennifer Lopez and Gisele Bundchen without having to go on a diet of lettuce? ... More than 1.5million French women already swear by the slimming regime devised by nutritionist Dr Pierre Dukan ten years ago.' -- Daily Mirror 'All over France right now, women are talking in hushed reverential tones about a certain Pierre Dukan... he is in fact, currently the biggest name on the French dieting scene.' -- Grazia 'French women don't get fat... But now we know the real reason why. for the last ten years, thousands of women across the channel have been following a plan called the Dukan Diet. And the results have been astonishing.' -- New 'Want to know why French women seem to be able to enjoy long Mediterranean-style lunches but still stay slim and gorgeous? It's all down to a diet formula worked out by eminent French doctor Pierre Dukan, based on four different eating phases that follow on from each other but result in speedy weight loss while eating unlimited quantities of real food, six days a week.'
3. The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman by Timothy Ferriss
Thinner, bigger, faster, stronger... which 150 pages will you read?
Is it possible to:
Reach your genetic potential in 6 months?
Sleep 2 hours per day and perform better than on 8 hours?
Lose more fat than a marathoner by bingeing?
Indeed, and much more. This is not just another diet and fitness book.
The 4-Hour Body is the result of an obsessive quest, spanning more than a decade, to hack the human body. It contains the collective wisdom of hundreds of elite athletes, dozens of MDs, and thousands of hours of jaw-dropping personal experimentation. From Olympic training centers to black-market laboratories, from Silicon Valley to South Africa, Tim Ferriss, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The 4-Hour Workweek, fixated on one life-changing question:
For all things physical, what are the tiniest changes that produce the biggest results?
Thousands of tests later, this book contains the answers for both men and women. From the gym to the bedroom, it’s all here, and it all works.
4. Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health by William Davis
A renowned cardiologist explains how eliminating wheat from our diets can prevent fat storage, shrink unsightly bulges, and reverse myriad health problems.
Every day, over 200 million Americans consume food products made of wheat. As a result, over 100
million of them experience some form of adverse health effect, ranging from minor rashes and high blood sugar to the unattractive stomach bulges that preventive cardiologist William Davis calls “wheat bellies.” According to Davis, that excess fat has nothing to do with gluttony, sloth, or too much butter: It’s due to the whole grain wraps we eat for lunch.
After witnessing over 2,000 patients regain their health after giving up wheat, Davis reached the disturbing conclusion that wheat is the single largest contributor to the nationwide obesity epidemic—
and its elimination is key to dramatic weight loss and optimal health. In Wheat Belly, Davis exposes the harmful effects of what is actually a product of genetic tinkering and agribusiness being sold to the
American public as “wheat”—and provides readers with a user-friendly, step-by-step plan to navigate a new, wheat-free lifestyle.
Informed by cutting-edge science and nutrition, along with case studies from men and women who
have experienced life-changing transformations in their health after waving goodbye to wheat, Wheat
Belly is an illuminating look at what is truly making Americans sick and an action plan to clear our plates of this seemingly benign ingredient.
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Dr. Fuhrman's scientifically proven system, Eat For Health, enables you to finally conquer your cravings and food addictions, while steering your taste buds toward healthier food choices. Medical research proves that this is the most effective weight loss method ever studied. But be aware of the side effects...you may experience reversal of diseases such as heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes, and you will feel better than ever before!
In this two-book set, you are introduced to Dr. Fuhrman's high nutrient diet-style, with four phases of meal plans and fantastic recipes. Start where you are comfortable and progress at your own pace or jump right in to phase four to maximize weight loss and optimize the therapeutic effects for disease reversal.
Book One of Eat For Health, the primer, teaches you how to transform your thinking about health and disease. Book Two of Eat For Health, the menu planner and cookbook, gives you a step–by–step plan for making this manageable for you and your family. Plus with over 100 great-tasting recipes, you'll be amazed at how satisfying healthy food can be!
6. New Atkins for a New You: The Ultimate Diet for Shedding Weight and Feeling Great. by Eric C. Westman, Stephen D. Phinney and Jeff S. Volek
Think you know the Atkins Diet? Think Again. The New Atkins is...
Powerful: Learn how to eat the wholesome foods that will turn your body into an amazing fat-burning machine.
Easy: The updated and simplified program was created with you and your goals in mind.
Healthy: Atkins is about eating delicious and healthy food -- a variety of protein, leafy greens and other vegetables, nuts, fruits, and whole grains.
Flexible: Perfect for busy lifestyles: you can stick with Atkins at work, at home, on vacation, when you're eating out -- wherever you are.
Backed by Science: More than 50 studies support the low-carb science behind Atkins.
But Atkins is more than just a diet. This healthy lifestyle focuses on maintenance from Day 1, ensuring that you'll not only take the weight off -- you'll keep it off for good. Featuring inspiring success stories, all-new recipes, and 24 weeks' worth of meal plans, The New Atkins for a New You offers the proven low-carb plan that has worked for millions, now totally updated and even easier than ever.
7. The Paleo Solution: The Original Human Diet by Robb Wolf and Loren Cordain Ph.D.
Asserting that "modern life causes diabetes, autoimmunity, cancer, neurodegeneration, and infertility," the first-time author Wolf, a former student of The Paleo Diet's Lauren Cordain, takes on grains, carbs, vegetarians, misinformation, and other aspects of modern life with a casual, conversational tone ("Keep your poop where it belongs") that makes even topics like the components of total cholesterol engaging. Wolf's scientific background allows him to fully explain hormones, fats, and the digestive process, and helps him put the fundamentals of evolutionary biology into accessible context. He argues that, in addition to dietary changes, a focus on the quality and duration of sleep and a fitness routine is needed, and photographs accompanied by detailed instructions guide readers through simple exercises. Recognizing the time crunch of modern life, Wolf's program is created to require minimum time and expense. While a grain-free, dairy-free diet may sound difficult to implement, he suggests a commitment-light 30-day trial and provides a four-week menu with simple recipes like Slow Cooker Pork Loin, Chicken Alfredo, and Pizza with a nut-based crust. An extensive list of references, primarily from peer-reviewed journals, lends credence to an intriguing argument.
8. The Primal Blueprint 21-Day Total Body Transformation: A step-by-step, gene reprogramming action plan by Mark Sisson
A step-by-step action plan to lose 2-3 pounds of body fat each week indefinitely until you hit your genetic ideal body composition
Build or sculpt a lean, fit , swimsuit-ready body in record time with minimal effort and no pain and suffering
Improve cholesterol and blood sugar, increase your energy and productivity and reduce stress
Mark Sisson, author of the best-selling Primal Blueprint, publisher of the top health blog MarksDailyApple.com and de-facto leader of the Primal/paleo/evolutionary health movement, presents a fun, easy-to-follow, practical guidebook to help you "get Primal" in only 21 days. First, you'll learn eight Key Concepts that represent the most life-influencing components of the Primal Blueprint, then tackle five Action Items that will enable you to literally reprogram your genes toward a long, healthy, and energetic life.
You'll transition out of the regimented, carb-dependent, fat-storing Standard American Diet, the chronic, overly-stressful exercise patterns recommended by Conventional Wisdom, and other health-compromising elements of hectic modern life. Instead, you'll smoothly implement the evolution-tested lifestyle behaviors of our hunter-gatherer ancestors to promote optimal gene expression. By eating Primally, you'll enter Sisson's so-called "Fat Paradigm", where stored body fat becomes your body's preferred fuel choice, and energy, hormones, metabolism, and immune function are optimized automatically. With an intuitive mix of simple Primal workouts, you'll get exceptionally fit in only a few hours per week - and have fun while you're at it!
9. The Engine 2 Diet: The Texas Firefighter's 28-Day Save-Your-Life Plan that Lowers Cholesterol and Burns Away the Pounds by Rip Esselstyn
Lose weight, lower cholesterol, significantly reduce the risk of disease, and become physically fit--in just 4 weeks.
Professional athlete-turned-firefighter Rip Esselstyn is used to responding to emergencies. So, when he learned that some of his fellow Engine 2 firefighters in Austin, TX, were in dire physical condition-several had dangerously high cholesterol levels (the highest was 344!)-he sprang into action and created a life-saving plan for the firehouse. By following Rip's program, everyone lost weight (some more than 20 lbs.), lowered their cholesterol (Mr. 344's dropped to 196), and improved their overall health. Now, Rip outlines his proven plan in this book. With Rip as your expert coach and motivator, you'll transform your body and lifestyle in a month. His plant-powered eating plan is based on a diet of whole foods, including whole grains, fresh fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, and seeds. This invaluable guide features: **Dozens of easy, mouthwatering recipes-from pancakes to pizza, Tex-Mex favorites to knockout chocolate desserts-that will keep you looking forward to every bite **Pantry-stocking tips will take the panic out of inevitable cravings and on-the-fly meals **Guidelines on menu choices that will allow you to eat out, wherever and whenever you want **Rip's simple, firefighter-inspired exercise program that will boost your metabolism and melt your fat away.
10. Eat Right 4 Your Type: The Individualized Diet Solution to Staying Healthy, Living Longer & Achieving Your Ideal Weight by Peter J. D'Adamo and Catherine Whitney
If you've ever wondered why the latest fad diet doesn't work for you... well, there are lots of reasons, mostly the fact that it's a fad diet. But it could also be that you're the wrong blood type for the kinds of foods the diet recommends. Peter D'Adamo makes a persuasive argument that your blood type is an evolutionary marker that tells you which foods you'll process best, and which will be useless calories. He covers the entire range for each of the four blood types, from entrées to condiments and seasonings, and also makes type-specific exercise and lifestyle recommendations.
Cheri Erdman (Nothing to Lose: Sane Living in a Larger Body) offers emotional support to large women with Live Large! Ideas, Affirmations, and Actions for Sane Living in a Larger Body, a collection of 140 meditations promoting a positive image and a celebration of one's size. Each page begins with a "Big Idea" (for empowerment) then "Fleshes It Out" (with an affirmation) and a "Size-Wise Action" (a specific task). Erdman, a psychotherapist, offers support and encouragement for women struggling to find a way to live with the bodies they have.
11. The 17 Day Diet Workbook: Your Guide to Healthy Weight Loss with Rapid Results by Dr. Mike Moreno
The instant bestseller The 17 Day Diet offers an easy-to-follow dieting plan that can help change your eating habits, your health, and your life. Now The 17 Day Diet Workbook offers an even more guided dieting experience for readers who want a little extra structure. Complete with a brief overview of the 17 Day Diet plan and philosophy, this interactive guide provides a day-by-day breakdown of how to get through 17 days in each of the four central cycles. Each section supplies food charts, shopping lists, 17-minute workouts, tips from Dr. Mike, and a notes section to keep track of personal progress. There are also new details about hurdles you might experience in the different cycles and suggestions for how to stay on track no matter what.The 17 Day Diet has already helped thousands of people lose weight and make lasting life changes. Now, with this workbook, it is easier than ever to start making changes and getting results fast!
12. Mayo Clinic Diet: Eat Well Enjoy Life Lose Weight by Mayo Clinic
Just in time for New Year's resolutions, experts from the Mayo Clinic present a well-rounded plan for dieting right. Editor-in-chief Donald Hensrud, chair of the Mayo Clinic's Preventive and Occupational Medicine division, packs this straightforward guide with useful tips, concise lists, charts, and color photos. Eschewing fads and quick fixes, the diet sticks to an involved, long-term, but indisputable plan for those willing to make significant lifestyle changes. Part one, Lose It, includes a two-week intro program designed to result in six to 10 pounds of weight loss, provided readers take up five new habits, including eating breakfast and upping their intake of whole grains, while quitting five old habits, like eating in front of the TV. Part two, Live It, modifies those techniques to sustain one to two pounds of weight loss a week. Part three helps readers with immediate and long-term challenges like behavior modification and stress, as well as meal planning and eating out. Efficiently organized with convenient reference points, this is a worthy guide for any determined dieter.
David M. Masters
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