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The carbohydrate addict's diet : the lifelong solution to yo-yo dieting
Heller, Rachael F.
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New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Signet, [1993]

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xii, 322 pages ; 18 cm
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Originally published: New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Dutton, 1991.
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RM237.73 .H45 1991C Adult Mass Market Paperback Open Shelf

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Does this sound like you?
After eating a full breakfast, are you hungry before it's time for lunch? Do you have a hard time stopping once you start to eat bread, pasta, or sweets? Do you have a tendency to gain weight easily, or if you lose weight, to gain it back again?

If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, you may not be experiencing a lack of willpower but rather a physical addiction to carbohydrates. Now, Drs. Rachael and Richard Heller, both retired from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, offer a revolutionary diet that eliminates the cravings and helps you overcome the yo-yo syndrome - permanently - without deprivation.

Author Notes

Rachael F. Heller, M.A., M.Ph., Ph.D., is a research and health psychologist, and professor at both the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the CUNY Graduate Center. Richard and Rachael Heller live in Florida.

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Library Journal Review

This low-carbohydrate diet was designed by a research biologist and a research psychologist to treat hyperinsulinemia, a condition where normal carbohydrate consumption produces not satisfaction but even more hunger, especially cravings for starches and sugar. Beginning with their own weight loss experiences and continuing with those of others, the authors provide a carbohydrate addiction test for readers to take to determine their own degree of addiction. Then they outline the easy-to-follow diet plan that includes several slightly different variations. Basically, dieters eat two low-carbohydrate meals a day and one ``reward'' meal with lots of carbohydrates. The authors also supply upbeat, positive advice for weight loss success and a limited number of meal plans and low-carbohydrate recipes. This would be a good addition for most public libraries.--Linda Chopra, Cleveland Heights-University Heights P.L., Ohio (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.