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Low-Carb Dieting For Dummies

Low-Carb Dieting For Dummies

Katherine B. Chauncey

ISBN: 978-1-118-06879-3

Apr 2011

360 pages



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.

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
Maintain a low-carb lifestyle


Explanations in plain English
"Get in, get out" information
Icons and other navigational aids
Online cheat sheet
Top ten lists
A dash of humor and fun

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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.


“…a plain English guide explaining the latest research…tasty tips and recipes for ensuring success..” (Northern Echo, 25th May 2004)

“…help is at hand …has plenty of information….” (Colchester Evening Gazette, 3rd May 2004)