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Leading Harvard Medical School expert and "obesity warrior" (Time magazine) Dr. David Ludwig rewrites the rules on weight loss, diet, and health in this guide to retraining your cells and reclaiming your health for life.

Forget everything you''ve been taught about dieting. In Always Hungry?, renowned endocrinologist Dr. David Ludwig explains why traditional diets don''t work and presents a radical new plan to help you lose weight without hunger, improve your health, and feel great.

For over two decades, Dr. Ludwig has been at the forefront of research into weight control. His groundbreaking studies show that overeating doesn''t make you fat; the process of getting fat makes you overeat. That''s because fat cells play a key role in determining how much weight you gain or lose. Low-fat diets work against you by triggering fat cells to hoard more calories for themselves, leaving too few for the rest of the body. This "hungry fat" sets off a dangerous chain reaction that leaves you feeling ravenous as your metabolism slows down. Cutting calories only makes the situation worse by creating a battle between mind and metabolism that we''re destined to lose. You gain more weight even as you struggle to eat less food.

Always Hungry? turns dieting on its head with a three-phase program that ignores calories and targets fat cells directly. The recipes and meal plan include luscious high-fat foods (like nuts and nut butters, full-fat dairy, avocados, and dark chocolate), savory proteins, and natural carbohydrates. The result? Fat cells release their excess calories, and you lose weight - and inches - without battling cravings and constant hunger. This is dieting without deprivation.

Forget calories. Forget cravings. Forget dieting. Always hungry? reveals a liberating new way to tame hunger and lose weight for good.

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"Once in a generation a scientist comes along who tells a new story about why we are sick and how we can heal. Dr. David Ludwig is that scientist. Always Hungry? is a powerful book that breaks apart every myth about weight loss, and explains for the first time why we get fat and why we are always hungry. If you want to end once and for all your struggles with weight, then read this book, and follow its guidance." -- Mark Hyman, MD, director, Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, and #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Blood Sugar Solution

"David Ludwig is one of the very few voices of true authority in the world of obesity. This book goes to the heart of the underlying cause of weight gain--being constantly hungry. If you care about your health future, then this is the one book you should read and pay careful attention to." -- Dr. Barry Sears, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Zone

" Always Hungry? will cause a much needed seismic shift in the way we think about weight loss. Prepare to change your health for the better." -- Andrew Weil, MD, founder and director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona

" Always Hungry? deftly explores the science underlying why we make our food choices. And this information, so well presented, is a game-changer. Dr. Ludwig''s dietary plan lets you look upon food with passionate embrace as the fundamental key to changing your health destiny." -- David Perlmutter, MD, New York Times bestselling author of Brain Maker

"Finally, an explanation for why so many people have failed in dieting, and a roadmap for how to improve metabolism, curb hunger, and lose weight successfully. Dr. Ludwig''s book is not only instructive, it is life-transforming." -- Francine Kaufman, MD, past president, American Diabetes Association and author of Diabesity

"Dr. Ludwig explains why throwing out our calorie-counters and paying more attention to the quality of our diets can result in a healthier weight, and to more enjoyment from eating at the same time. This is a must-read for anyone who has struggled to maintain a healthy weight." -- Professor Walter Willett, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and New York Timesbestselling author of Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy

"Finally, after decades of portion control, counting calories, and low-fat diets, a weight loss book based on modern science. All calories are not created equal, and all diet books are not the same: Always Hungry? sets a new standard for successful, healthy weight loss." -- Dariush Mozaffarian, MD DrPH dean, Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy

"Starving yourself and over-exercising makes you weak, not thin. Learn from a leading voice in nutrition how to strategically use food to permanently end cravings. You''ll never worry about calories again." -- Dave Asprey, New York Times bestselling author and founder of Bulletproof Coffee

"In Always Hungry?, world renowned endocrinologist and researcher David Ludwig explains in clear, accessible language what has made Americans so fat and what we can do to reverse the obesity epidemic for our ourselves, our children and our nation. This is a must-read!" -- Arthur Agatston, MD, author of the New York Times bestseller The South Beach Diet

"David Ludwig''s work is an inspiration. He clearly shows you can lose weight without being hungry by focusing on what you eat, not how much you eat. Read Always Hungry? if you want to lose weight without the struggle." -- Louis Aronne, MD, past president of The Obesity Society and author of Change your Biology Diet

"This is NOT a diet book. Instead, it describes a way of eating that reprograms our fat cells to release excess fat for weight loss without hunger. Ludwig combines cutting-edge science and clinical experience into an achievable eating pattern that anyone could follow." -- Janet King, PhD, executive director of the Children''s Hospital Oakland Research Institute and chair of the 2005 USDA Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee

"David Ludwig is a leading thinker on nutrition and body weight control, and is one of the few who can harness the best of scientific information to help people in their everyday lives. This book is sound, helpful, and breaks new ground." -- Kelly D. Brownell, PhD, dean, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University

"Ludwig''s book is cutting-edge medicine wrapped with big doses of dietary advice and gentle explanations for why our appetite button may be permanently switched ON. It doesn''t get better than this." -- Professor Jennie Brand-Miller, University of Sydney, and author of The Low GI Handbook

"Eating less and moving more is no longer the Holy Grail of weight reduction. Instead, nationally acclaimed obesity researcher Dr. David Ludwig is sending your fat cells to boot camp for retraining. Readers will reap the rewards of Dr. Ludwig''s years of revolutionary research as he provides an easy, practical blueprint for achieving and sustaining an optimal, healthy body weight." -- Pamela Peeke MD, MPH, FACP, FACS, Pew Foundation Scholar in nutrition and metabolism, assistant professor of medicine, University of Maryland, and New York Times bestselling author of The Hunger Fix

" Always Hungry? is a gem. It''s scientifically accurate, easy to understand, beautifully written, and downright inspiring. If you want to stay healthy for the rest of your life, read this book and follow the instructions." -- Christiane Northrup, MD, New York Times bestselling author of Goddesses Never Age: The Secret Prescription for Radiance, Vitality, and Wellbeing

"I would recommend Ludwig''s book both for clinicians and for patients who are looking for better understanding and useful solutions." -- Sean Lucan, M.D. in U.S. News Health

"Want a lower-carb approach? The glycemic index diet makes the list. The knock against it: It''s hard to follow. If you''re looking for an easier method to try this approach, well-known obesity researcher David Ludwig of Harvard Medical School has you covered." -- NPR''s The Salt

"Contains excellent advice."― Huffington Post

"If you''re going to buy a weight-loss book this year, make it this one."― MindBodyGreen

About the Author

David S. Ludwig, MD, PhD, is a practicing endocrinologist and researcher at Boston Children''s Hospital, Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, and Professor of Nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health. Described as an "obesity warrior" by Time magazine, Dr. Ludwig has been featured in the New York Times and on NPR, ABC, NBC, CBS, and CNN, among others.

Dawn Ludwig has devoted her career to helping people discover the fun, beauty, and delicious taste of natural foods. For fifteen years, she owned and directed The Natural Epicurean Academy of Culinary Arts in Austin, Texas, recognized as one of the top "Cutting Edge Cuisine" cooking schools in the United States. Dawn has written on the subjects of nutrition and health for a variety of publications, including Whole Health Magazine, Natural Home, Austin Monthly, Austin Fit, and others.

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lava lamp junkie
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Five months on ... this is real, and it''s life changing
Reviewed in the United States on July 26, 2016
I''ve been on the plan for five months. I''m a middle aged female, probably within a year or two of menopause. This should be the hardest time in my life so far to lose weight - and I in fact was gaining rapidly in the five years before starting the plan - my doctors were... See more
I''ve been on the plan for five months. I''m a middle aged female, probably within a year or two of menopause. This should be the hardest time in my life so far to lose weight - and I in fact was gaining rapidly in the five years before starting the plan - my doctors were alarmed. Yet I have lost 30 pounds and five inches off my waist since starting the plan five months ago. I still have more I need to lose, but this is a great start. And I really haven''t done the plan exactly right - I haven''t exercised or done relaxation techniques. I know those are important, but my point is ... the plan is working so well for me that it succeeds even in spite of me.

I wasn''t sure if this would even work, but it has succeeded beyond my expectations. And I eat until I''m full. I''m not being deprived - I''m eating delicious foods.

AND my knees don''t hurt anymore. They stopped hurting in a week after starting the plan. My mood is more stable. My focus is so much sharper. My blood sugar is stable instead of crazy, crave-y. My depression has improved. My acid reflux is now rare. I didn''t know any of that would happen. I control food, rather than food controlling me; I don''t spend time longing for more food, or different food; frankly, I don''t think about food much at all, unless it''s time to eat a meal, and my body lets me know when that is, and I honor its wishes.

I''m not saying this is the best thing to do, but it''s my story - I abandoned the meal plan in the book after about three days. It was too time consuming, and my partner in crime was about to mutiny. The recipes are indeed very good, but I can''t spend that much time cooking. I instead mostly eat simple meals - and there are tools to do that with simple building blocks like eggs/chicken/smoked turkey/salmon/other meats, cubes of cheese/guac/nuts/high fat dressings, fruit/brown rice/sweet potato/beans/occasional chocolate. You can go as simple or as fancy as you want. We do cook on weekends, making and freezing 10 servings of recipes we like from the book and recipes from elsewhere that comply with the plan, and that makes it easier. But we don''t cook much during the week. I needed to point that out for folks who fear they don''t have the time to do the fancy recipes in the book. They''re good, but you CAN succeed without them.

There''s a Facebook support group for people following the book. It''s been a good resource for me, a supportive community of like-minded folks helping each other along.

Oh - one last thing - yes, this approach is counter to mainstream conventional wisdom. I had blood drawn before I started, and drawn again three months in. My physician is in support of what I''m doing and says my labs look great. I''ll go back and re-draw six months after the three-month draw. This is to be sure I''m not damaging my health in some way, although it''s hard to imagine having all these health benefits that I can feel, and yet damaging my health. But I''ll keep an eye on it.

I plan to eat this way for the rest of my days.

10/29/16: Edited to add - I''ve lost 40 pounds now, and still going strong. I still have more weight to lose. People who haven''t seen me in a while look me up and down and say, Wow, you look great - what did you do???

5/12/17: Down 55 pounds now!
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Brian Goodhart
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It works if you work it!
Reviewed in the United States on December 9, 2017
I was an early adopter of Dr. Ludwig’s, “Always Hungry?” plan. Lengthy review and my personal tips for success. After a snow boarding accident in 2005, I gained a significant amount of weight, ballooned to 255+ lbs. Following this plan I was able to... See more
I was an early adopter of Dr. Ludwig’s, “Always Hungry?” plan.

Lengthy review and my personal tips for success.

After a snow boarding accident in 2005, I gained a significant amount of weight, ballooned to 255+ lbs. Following this plan I was able to shed right at 100 lbs in 12 months and have maintained that loss since (nearly 12 months now).

Yes, In the beginning cooking and prep work for meals took longer. Now, however, it’s second nature and cooking takes less time than before I started “Always Hungry?”

Other benefits, inflammation due to my injury significantly reduced, sugar cravings are non-existent, and at 46 years old I’m at 14% body fat.

I’ve been able to resume a fully active life.

There is a supportive Facebook group for the “Always Hungry?” book as well.

Everyone will have different results, based on a number of factors. Underlying health issues, compliance and adherence to the outlined protocol and so forth.

Here is the text of a post I made to the related Facebook group...

Always Hungry? - My 21 tips and insights for success, starting out and maintaining. Some of these are repeating what I found essentially important in the book and others are my personal observations.

We have a lot of new members joining the AH lifestyle, feels like a movement, a food revolution.

I''ve been working on and editing these in response to questions I get. Hope they make sense are are helpful for those starting out, maintaining or rebooting.

1- Read the book, then read it again.

2- Keep the book handy as a reference or guide book, nearly 20 months in and I still go back to it when I''m questioning something.

3- Get "buy-in" from members of your household. I''m not exactly sure how successful I would have been without that. This house is an AH zone. Not saying it can''t be done without that, just my personal opinion and experience.

4- Breath, it''s a lot of information to consume in the beginning. It can be done, I promise you.

5- Plan, set yourself up for success by looking at your calendar. I realize this is not always possible and we all live busy hectic lives. Michael travels a lot for work, we planned our initial 2 weeks of Phase 1 around his schedule and when he would be home for a couple of weeks.

6- The book talks about this but it was essential for our success. Three days before our start we cleaned EVERYTHING that was non-complaint from the cupboards save for the food we needed for those few days. Two days out, armed with our shopping list we restocked the house. One day out we did our week one prep work.

7- Day one, measure yourself and weigh yourself. Use the provided trackers as you progress through the first several weeks / months. I still use my tracker every week to log my weight and waist. I keep a handy 3 ring binder in the pantry right next to my copy of AH. The daily component of the tracker really helped me learn what it meant to "listen to my body".

8- Don''t look at this as if it were a diet, working and sticking with the plan has been life changing for me. Embrace all aspects of the lifestyle.

9- Again, from the book, but so important..."be gentle with yourself". There are no cheats only decisions, remember, this is not a diet.

10- Play with food, the choices and combinations are truly endless. We comment all the time with how seldom we repeat meals. We always loved to cook, this has made us much better, more creative cooks.

11- Don''t go in search of "compliant" packaged things that remind you of things you used to eat. Embrace change.

12- Learn to read labels. Not the "nutritional label" but the Ingredient List, it''s usually in tiny print. In my personal opinion and experience, the list is printed so small because you have never heard of much less can you pronounce some of the ingredients. (Those with advanced chemistry degrees and a good Latin background may disagree).

13- Try as hard as you can and follow the meal plans as outlined during the first four weeks. (I realize those with particular food sensitivities, health concerns, lifestyle choices may need to deviate). This was an essential element for me. Got me to open my mind and try a couple of things I would not have. Also, it was a total "brain retrain". It showed me what a truly balanced meal looks like.

14- Pay particular attention to portion sizes as outlined in the book. This is of great importance to readers in The United States. We have been assaulted for years with "super-sized", "value meals", "unlimited"...you get my point.

15- Eat mindfully, eat slower, enjoy the fruits of your labor. This will really help with learning to eat until 80% full. Also, eat around the plate.

16- You found this Facebook group, use the search function...many answers to your questions will be found there. If you can''t find the answer or still have questions, ask away! This is a great group with a ton of smart and supportive members.

17- Appreciate the NSV''s!

18- Find your "joyful" movement. It may be one thing, it may be several things. It may be something you used to do and enjoyed but stopped for whatever reason.

19- Everyday on the plan gets easier, eventually it just becomes who you are, only changed. Believe it or not, even cooking takes less time than it did before AH.

20- Don''t be intimidated with asking questions at restaurants and or asking for modifications. Any good restaurant that wants your business will do their best to accommodate you. If not, make a mental note so as not to return.

21- Finally and most importantly...Don''t compare yourself or your progress to anyone else. Everybody and every body are different.
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ERIC DIETZIUS
5.0 out of 5 stars
It truly works.
Reviewed in the United States on January 5, 2016
I was one of the test subjects for this book and I can fully testify that this is the REAL DEAL. I dropped 34 pounds in the 5 month research phase but what is far more important is that I learned so much about good food and bad food. There is a lot of bad food out there,... See more
I was one of the test subjects for this book and I can fully testify that this is the REAL DEAL. I dropped 34 pounds in the 5 month research phase but what is far more important is that I learned so much about good food and bad food. There is a lot of bad food out there, many we are unaware of. The Ludwigs teach you the differences and how to cook the meals that change your body for the better and for the long term. The other wonderful aspect of their plan is that the battle for a healthy weight is more than just the food aspect. They also teach you about proper sleep and exercise. I fell in love with the after dinner "passeggiatas" with my daughter. That is Italian for "walk".
You will feel a bit overwhelmed in the beginning with the drastic transition from the old stock of food in your home to the new way of shopping, (I have to say that the clean out prep phase was fun and refreshing). Take the time to plan it out and shop on a day when you have a good amount of time. The first shopping trip is like the load-in trip. After that, it gets easier. The benefit of having meals ready on the fly are worth the time it will take to shop, prep and cook. After a short period of time, you get a lot faster.
The bottom line is this, it gives you a true, long term path to overall great health. Here''s to your health.
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M S
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Just read the first half....
Reviewed in the United States on February 26, 2017
Like the author, I am an M.D. endocrinologist and a Ph.D. (physiology and biophysics for me, human nutrition for him). Over the last year, I have gone from always HUNGRY and gaining weight on a low-fat low-sugar diet with lots of fruits and vegetables, to SATISFIED and... See more
Like the author, I am an M.D. endocrinologist and a Ph.D. (physiology and biophysics for me, human nutrition for him). Over the last year, I have gone from always HUNGRY and gaining weight on a low-fat low-sugar diet with lots of fruits and vegetables, to SATISFIED and losing 66 pounds (so far), by (1) reducing nonfiber carbohydrates to a modest target of 100 grams and (2) liberalizing fats. My only complaint with the book is that more than half of it is devoted to recipes, many of which are for specific "phases" of the "diet." This is not only an unnecessarily burdensome complication, but it undermines the elegant simplicity: Make sure you eat enough protein to sustain the parts of your body other than its fat, ignore the pseudoscience about eating fats (other than those that are rancid or artificially hydrogenated), and then keep cutting nonfiber carbohydrates until your hunger is controlled. Once you are satisfied with your weight, see how much carbohydrate you need to eat to keep from either losing or gaining weight. You do not need to consult recipes or "phases" to do that!
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gigi
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The best
Reviewed in the United States on April 22, 2016
This book works. I started Feb. 1 and have lost 11 pounds and two inches off my waist. It''s not a diet -- it''s a lifestyle change that''s worth it. It has introduced me to foods that are delicious that I didn''t know existed (tempeh, for example). A little backstory:... See more
This book works. I started Feb. 1 and have lost 11 pounds and two inches off my waist. It''s not a diet -- it''s a lifestyle change that''s worth it. It has introduced me to foods that are delicious that I didn''t know existed (tempeh, for example). A little backstory:

I''m 5''9" and was stuck at 185 lbs for four years after gaining 30 lbs in a year when I turned 26. It didn''t matter whether I cut calories, went to the gym more, whatever. I work out an average of 6 days/week. I didn''t eat what I would consider a poor diet: no soda, no cookies, no chips, always drank my coffee black.

But I did have a bagel a week, a sandwich every day, pasta once a week. I was hungry all the time. A nutritionist told me I was eating 3,000 calories a day, but I had to eat every two hours or less or I would get a migraine and get spotty vision. All of those calories and I was still painfully hungry. All my fat was collecting in my belly; people asked me if I was pregnant. Classic signs of a problem with sugars, but all doctors could do was tell me to count my calories, go gluten free, skip dairy, etc. None of it helped. I was still hungry, falling asleep after eating dinner, all the while trying to prevent migraines.

This book has helped me figure out why: I was barely eating any fat.

A few highlights/words of advice:

- The first trip to the grocery store is hard. It took me two two-hour trips. Just get through it. After a few weeks, I stopped making the sauces because I was just too busy. I get my fat in other ways, via avocado or cheese.

- Day four, I had a dream I gave birth to and was breast feeding two halves of a blueberry muffin. No joke. If that''s not sugar addiction presenting itself I don''t know what is.

- Day six, I felt like I had zero energy at all and wanted to give up. But a few days later I felt amazing and...

- Day 11, I just can describe it as my body felt ''less dense''.

- Day 14, I was down 5 lbs.

- A few weeks ago, I smelled a pizza while passing a pizza restaurant and almost cried. I went inside and was fine.

- Two+ months in, I have migraines once a month if that, instead of twice a week. I don''t nap four days a week anymore. I don''t fall asleep after eating dinner. I don''t wake up at 2 a.m. with excruciating hunger pains. I am happy. I hope this helps inspire someone else who may have been trying to lose weight for a long time to try this. I hope it works for you too.

Many thanks to Dr. Ludwig and his team.
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TF
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but if you''re someone who tends to eat pretty healthily and restricts simple carbs
Reviewed in the United States on August 14, 2016
I really wanted this to work---the science makes sense, and eating a variety of whole, natural, delicious foods without counting calories is incredibly appealing. But after 6 weeks on this plan, I GAINED 8 POUNDS! Maybe this plan works for people who are currently eating... See more
I really wanted this to work---the science makes sense, and eating a variety of whole, natural, delicious foods without counting calories is incredibly appealing. But after 6 weeks on this plan, I GAINED 8 POUNDS! Maybe this plan works for people who are currently eating a lot of processed foods, or simple carbohydrates, but if you''re someone who tends to eat pretty healthily and restricts simple carbs, all this book really does is add a ton of fat and a lot of difficult meal-prep to your routine. Don''t get me wrong, some of the recipes are delicious, and a few are even relatively simple (Black Bean Hash, Salmon-Avocado Salad), but the authors have hugely misinterpreted the amount of time required to follow the plan. On top of working a full-time job, the amount of shopping, prepping and cleaning-up required to follow this plan left me with little time to do anything else....like exercise! And to spend all that time then see the scale moving in the wrong way, I became frustrated beyond belief. I would warn anyone considering this book---it really is too good to be true!
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Bill Pen
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Results After One Year: Weight Loss and Cholesterol
Reviewed in the United States on October 23, 2017
I’ve just finished one year sort of on this diet. I was happy with Phase 1, so I pretty much stayed on it all year, with some modifications. I’m 6’3”, male, early sixties. My goal was to avoid heart disease, avoid diabetes (which runs in the family) by using a low-glycemic... See more
I’ve just finished one year sort of on this diet. I was happy with Phase 1, so I pretty much stayed on it all year, with some modifications. I’m 6’3”, male, early sixties. My goal was to avoid heart disease, avoid diabetes (which runs in the family) by using a low-glycemic index diet, and lower my blood pressure from about 130/90. I was at 255 lbs. In four months on Phase one, I lost 41 pounds. I was never hungry. During the past year, I’ve eaten all the vegetables and salad I want. I’ve eaten all the cheese, meat, nuts (including peanuts and peanut butter), beans, and olive oil I cared to eat. I drank one stiff drink a day mixed with a can of Fresca or Diet Coke: Vodka, Gin, or Bourbon. I ate all the fruit I wanted, mostly a couple apples a day. During that year, I ate NO desserts. I ate NO highly-processed carbs, no bread, no crackers, no trans-fats, no sugar or corn syrup, no fruit juices, no sodas except for the daily drink mixer. No pizza (my favorite food). I stopped going to restaurants by myself and stopped eating at buffets. I could have eaten high quality whole grains, but I didn’t. I plateaued after about six months, and after that, while I wasn’t hungry, my body started craving fat, and I ate a lot of cheese and peanut butter and regained some of the weight.

Last week I had my yearly physical, and I got my lab results today. My blood pressure dropped to 110/80. Total cholesterol dropped from 181 to 162 (anything under 200 is good). My triglycerides dropped from 105 to 53 (anything under 150 is good). Thanks to all the fat and protein, my HDL Cholesterol went up from 48 to 55 (anything ABOVE 40 is good). My non HDL Cholesterol decreased from 133 to 107 (Anything under 150 is good). My LDL Cholesterol dropped from 112 to 96 (Anything under 130 is good). My Cholesterol to HDL ratio decreased from 3.77 to 2.95 (Anything below 5.5 is good).

I also have a lot more energy, and I’ve begun using weight machines, and I feel at least ten years younger than I did a year ago. I’m better balanced and more graceful and more self-confident. If only I didn’t have this huge urge to consume fat. And once again, I haven’t counted calories at all and I haven’t been hungry at all. Cutting out all the sugar and processed carbs was tough for a few days, but I made up for it with meat and cheese, and then the urge disappeared. (Going out with friends and not ordering dessert or eating bread or potatoes when they did made me feel good about my self-control, and I’ve gotten so many compliments about how good I look with less weight.)

Maybe going on the full diet and using all the recipes from the book would be better, but I live alone and rarely cook. This has worked for me.
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Yes!
Reviewed in the United States on April 12, 2017
Before the plan: Always Hungry? Yes Cravings? Yes 12 weeks in: Always Hungry? Not really Cravings? No So, 12 weeks ago, I sat contemplating my chubbiness. I was tired. I was tired of being chubby. My friend told me about this book and how he... See more
Before the plan:
Always Hungry? Yes
Cravings? Yes
12 weeks in:
Always Hungry? Not really
Cravings? No
So, 12 weeks ago, I sat contemplating my chubbiness. I was tired. I was tired of being chubby. My friend told me about this book and how he lost 30 pounds in 6 months, following this pseudo-low carb program. Any time someone mentioned low carb - I mentally shut down. How can anyone live on no-carbs?! That''s just sad! Also, he''s a he. Guys always lose weight faster than girls, right?! But then again...
On a whim, I ordered the book, read it, and started to see things differently. I decided I would give it a try. New program - renewed sense of will power. I followed the suggestions in the book with the meal preparation and planning phase and set my course to this new dietary lifestyle. The will power got me through the first week. By then, I had moved past the carb cravings. Seriously.
About a month in, I realized, I no longer obsessed about food. I eat to fuel my body - not to nourish my emotions. This is a serious victory!
Now: I''m 17 pounds down and still going! I still have no relationship with food other than as a source of fuel. I''ve become the person that used to annoy with me, with their "I don''t care about food" mentality. They are not normal! But then again...
I still have "off weekends." Sometimes, out of pure laziness I don''t want to think about ingredients. I''m sure I could have lost more weight without these days off, but I''m happy with my progress so far.
If you''re thinking about dieting, I strongly suggest you to read this. Good luck!
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Sam Derby
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Fully comprehensive, and it works.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 13, 2016
A lot of what is in this book is what I already knew, and had practiced on and off over last few years, with generally good results. But I''ve never come across a source as comprehensive as this. The first few chapters covers the science (backed up by research), then goes on...See more
A lot of what is in this book is what I already knew, and had practiced on and off over last few years, with generally good results. But I''ve never come across a source as comprehensive as this. The first few chapters covers the science (backed up by research), then goes on to help with other lifestyle factors such as sleep, stress etc... Then comes the plans. There is a week countdown to really get you prepared for a new lifestyle. What foods to keep, what foods to throw, tips on how to ensure good sleep and exercise. There are full shopping lists, preparation notes, meal plans. As for the results though - to start with, I''ve lost 10lb in the last month. I''ve gone down from size 36 trousers to size 34, and even then I need a belt now. I have so much more energy and motivation, and my kitchen could now rival most professional''s. The food is gorgeous, and I''m never hungry. I''m even finding myself eating and enjoying things I''ve hated all my life. Cauliflower - ugh. Wouldn''t touch it. Now I love cauliflower mash on my shepherd''s pie and cauliflower soup. The greatest thing about this "diet" (if you can call it a diet) is that is not dogmatic, it is not restrictive. You can create your own meal plans, which he guides you through. It features guides on how to pay attention to your own body rather than calorie counting. For instance, I started introducing a few grains in phase 2, noticed my weight lost stalled, so referred to the book and realised I probably am just a bit more sensitive to carbs than average. Stopped the extra grains, and weight loss carried on again. I''m now healthy enough to begin a workout regime and transform my health and fitness fully.
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Life changing book...felt 20 years younger and on my way back to my weight of 20 years ago
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 16, 2018
Life changing book...so far lost all my hunger and cravings, sleeping better than ever I can recollect, 11bs just gradually falling off over a few months, after a slow start, which is normal and ongoing.
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Just a Dressed Up Atkins
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 17, 2021
There’s nothing at all wrong with the advice in this book. That’s because, with some minor variations, it apes the Atkins diet, the South Seas diet, and all of those other plans which advocate removing carbs almost completely from your diet , and then slowly introducing the...See more
There’s nothing at all wrong with the advice in this book. That’s because, with some minor variations, it apes the Atkins diet, the South Seas diet, and all of those other plans which advocate removing carbs almost completely from your diet , and then slowly introducing the healthier( ie. the ones with less impact on blood sugars) back in. To be fair, if you’re not familiar with low carb regimes, this book is as good a start as any. But if you are, give it a miss.
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Presentation and book focus not as I expected
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 17, 2020
Too many accounts of people who lost weight. Not necessary to be printed along the main chapter pages..could be in the end. The content could be crisp.
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Always hungry
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 10, 2018
A Very good book you learn a lot about diabetes and managing it as best as possible as there is no cure for it just right diet
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