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Living low-carb : the complete guide to long-term low-carb dieting
McCullough, Fran, 1939-
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First edition.
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Boston, Mass. : Little, Brown, [2000]

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xiv, 370 pages ; 24 cm
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RM237.73 .M386 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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From the author of the bestselling Low-Carb Cookbook comes the ultimate companion for the low-carb lifestyle, including everything dieters need to know to achieve long-term success with the diet, plus 165 new recipes.

Author Notes

Fran McCullough discovered such cookbook authors as Deborah Madison & Diana Kennedy. She is the co-author of "Great Food Without Fuss" & wrote the best-selling "Low-Carb Cookbook" & "Living Low-Carb." She lives in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Booklist Review

The controversial Dr. Atkins diet, which predicts substantial weight loss from pursuing a diet low in carbohydrates and high in protein, has spun off a number of variations. McCullough's earlier book advocated a low-carbohydrate diet, and the author now presents additional information and recipes designed to support that sort of regimen. The book's first section describes new nutritional background on what makes a low-carbohydrate diet successful and what to do about some alleged bad side effects, such as constipation, ketosis, and halitosis. McCullough recommends a number of dietary supplements and substitutes to deal with these issues. In the second half, she offers dozens of recipes that follow the low-carbohydrate diet's restrictions. They use plenty of oils, eggs, and cheese, but no sugar or flour. Those accustomed to reading nutritional analyses in popular low-fat cookbooks will wince at the sight of fat grams listed here, but some dieters swear by this regimen. --Mark Knoblauch

Publisher's Weekly Review

Cookbook editor and writer McCullough credits a low carbohydrate diet with saving her life. McCullough, who diagnosed her own blood clot, admits that she's not as thin as she likes and she's not a physician, but she fervently believes that there are many dieters, like herself, who simply cannot chemically process carbohydrates in a healthy way. Therefore, she argues, these people should limit their carbohydrate intake. McCullough presents her case in a logical and convincing way. She first gives an overview of the various popular low-carbohydrate diets and the medical principles behind them. Then she offers basic low-carb diet plans, along with personal anecdotes from people who have been following these plans. The final two-thirds of the book consists of recipes from main dishes to desserts. This is an excellent primer for anyone who has tried to make sense of the various low-carb diets. McCullough writes in a friendly and approachable style. Her tips on common dieting problems such as avoiding temptation, eating while traveling, finding acceptable bread substitutes, etc., are quite useful and the recipes are tasty and not terribly complicated. This volume makes a fine companion to the author's previous title, the bestselling Low-Carb Cookbook. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. xiii
Part 1 Why Are We Doing This, Anyway?p. 1
The Basic Ideap. 3
The Theoriesp. 6
Another Way of Looking at the Puzzlep. 9
Is This Diet Right for Everyone?p. 12
So What Can You Eat?p. 15
Why You Don't Have to Worry About...p. 18
Part 2 Secret Weaponsp. 35
Developing a Diet Stylep. 39
Keeping a Food Diaryp. 41
Blood Checksp. 42
When in Doubt, Test It Yourselfp. 45
The Amazing L-Carnitinep. 47
Block That Sugarp. 50
Block That Starchp. 51
Block That Eatp. 51
Exercisep. 52
Carbs for Breakeastp. 55
Lighten Up Your Liverp. 56
The Water Curep. 59
Part 3 Troubleshootingp. 61
Blowing Itp. 63
Planned Indulgencesp. 64
Emergency! Fast Pound Dropp. 65
Vitamins and Other Supplementsp. 66
What If You Don't Like to Cook?p. 68
The Snack Problemp. 69
Sweet Treatsp. 70
Eating Outp. 71
Come On Over for Dinnerp. 73
Holidays Without Tearsp. 76
On the Roadp. 77
In the Woodsp. 79
The View from the Plateaup. 80
Help! I'm About to Go Off My Diet ...p. 82
The Thyroid Bluesp. 82
That Blocked Feelingp. 85
Weird Bruisesp. 86
Part 4 Special Situationsp. 87
Vegetarianismp. 89
Diabetesp. 91
Pregnancy and Nursingp. 93
Part 5 In the Kitchenp. 95
The Pantryp. 97
It's Dangerous Out There ... Wrestling with Labelsp. 99
The Bread Problemp. 101
The Many Faces of Soyp. 104
The Looking-Glass World of Eake Sugarp. 107
The Right Stuffp. 109
Part 6 Recipesp. 113
Appetizersp. 116
Saladsp. 143
Soups and Stewsp. 165
Main Dishesp. 181
Side Dishesp. 230
Dessertsp. 272
Breakeastp. 323
Saucesp. 346
Sourcesp. 354
Bibliographyp. 361
Indexp. 363