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Breaking the Vicious Cycle was written by Elaine Gottschall, biochemist and cell biologist. It provides an alternative way to help combat digestive disorders using dietary changes; and also a practical book that addresses the problems of intestinal conditions such as: Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Diverticulitis, Celiac Disease as well as less severe complaints like: indigestion, "nervous stomach", chronic diarrhea & spastic colon.
About My Virgin Diet CookBook Note: This cookbook is by Rebecca Lorraine, one of JJ Virgin's successful students - based on recommendations in The Virgin Diet book. Also, be sure to watch for JJ Virgin's new cookbook in Feb. 2014. I first discovered The Virgin Diet when I stumbled across the author talking about her book on PBS. It didn’t take long to get the feeling she was talking directly to me as she pointed out how so many people are frustrated with their unsuccessful weight loss attempts. We do all the “right” things, live on low-fat, low-carb foods, deprive ourselves of desserts and exercise regularly . . . All without positive results. I was so happy to hear that there may be hope for me; I had to give it a try. If you’ve read The Virgin Diet by JJ Virgin, then you already know that many of the supposedly “healthy” foods in our diets may actually be making (or keeping) us fat, especially if our system is intolerant, and doesn’t know how to process them. There are 7 “high-FI” foods (the seven that people are most commonly intolerant of) that you completely eliminate for 21 days. Then, over the next 28 days, you reintroduce 4 of the 7 one by one (Soy, Gluten, Eggs and Dairy) to determine whether or not your system is OK with the given food, or if you should eliminate that food all together. The other 3 “high-FI” foods (Sugar, Corn and Peanuts) should, as a rule, be avoided 95% of the time for a number of reasons related to overall health and well-being. Now, if you are like me, the first thought is wow, what can I eat? It seems like you are cutting out everything that makes our meals taste good. Believe me, I’ve spent enough time on “diets” thinking all I should eat is bland baked chicken, vegetables, apples and rice cakes. But despite that initial thought, I was eager to go thru the process to determine what foods may be sabotaging MY weight loss attempts. As I went thru the initial 21-day process, I experienced exactly what the author highlighted in the show I watched. She pointed out the health benefits of eliminating the high-FI foods altogether, and how many people choose to do so after going thru the cycles. I really felt better, I had more energy, I noticed an improvement in my skin AND I lost 10 pounds! I basically decided I wanted to make a lifestyle change based on my results. Eating this way was easy, I felt good and it seemed like a great way to help me lose the additional weight I wanted to lose. Since so many of my standard “go-to” recipes and food choices include at least one of the 7, it was time to change my mindset, and focus on what I can eat, and not the foods being eliminated. I looked at some of my favorite recipes and figured out ways to modify them, eliminating the high-FI foods, using “cool substitutions,” and creating some more of my own. What I discovered is there are so many ways to make the good “healthy” food taste better, using fresh herbs and spices and fun combinations. I don’t even miss the ingredients I used to think were “must haves” to make my meals tasty. I put this collection of recipes together to share with anybody out there who may be having a difficult time making the “good” food taste great, without the high-FI foods. These recipes are Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Egg-Free, Corn-Free, Peanut-Free and Sugar-Free. I left in a few including dairy and a few including soy for those who are tolerant, or for re-introduction weeks (and they are noted). My biggest challenge was the dinner-time dilemma, so I focused mostly on delicious Main Dishes and Sides. I hope you find these recipes helpful in your journey whether your goal is to feel better, lose weight, or just live a healthier lifestyle. Enjoy! Rebecca Lorraine
Garbanzo. Cannellini. Fava. Calypso. Edamame. Adzuki. It’s true: beans have the coolest names ever. But besides that, they’re also one of nature’s most perfect foods. Packed with protein, nutrients, and flavor, you might even call them a vegan’s #1 best friend (don’t worry, we won’t tell the trail mix, veggies, or French fries!).
But with so much versatility and variety, where does one begin? Right inside these very pages, that’s where. In The Great Vegan Bean Book, author Kathy Hester primes you on everything you need to know about the best way to cook—and eat!—every bean you’ve ever seen (and a few you probably haven’t). From soaking times, to cooking times, to what to purée, to what to sauté, you’ll be dancing delicious circles around those legumes in no time.
Not only that, but you’ll also get to try your hand—or is it your mouth?—at some of the tastiest, most innovative bean recipes in this lentil-filled land. From beanalicious burritos, to pretty-pea curry, to legume-laced blondies, you’ll be partying protein-style, every meal of the day!
CALLING ALL DESSERT FANATICS: Get ready for an entire cookbook of decadent treats with under 200 calories each! Now, you can indulge and satisfy your sweet tooth with NONE of the guilt! Only Hungry Girl could create delicious guilt-free recipes like...
Gooey German Chocolate Cake Mug (194 calories!)
PB Cheesecake Chocolate Cupcakes (154 calories!)
Strawberry Snowball Cupcakes (135 calories!)
Roarin’ Red Velvet Cake Pops (93 calories!)
Black Forest Brownies (141 calories!)
Banana Cream Cutie Pies (108 calories!)
Freezy Cookies ‘n Cream Whoopie Pie (164 calories!)
Cuckoo for Cannoli Crunchers (108 calories!)
Strawberry Shortcake Cream Fluff Cups (95 calories!)
Berry-Good Tropical Trifle (188 calories!)
Baked Caramel ‘n Coconut Apples (140 calories!)
This is the first-ever ALL-DESSERT cookbook from Hungry Girl, and it's sure to please sweets-obsessed Hungry Girl fans everywhere!
With The Eat-Clean Diet, the diet that fitness professionals rely on, readers will transform themselves from sluggish, exhausted and overweight to energetic, lean and fabulous! Just like the author and cover girl Tosca Reno did when she was sixty pounds overweight, readers will discover how to make their bodies burn fat while eating tons of food. We've all seen the fitness professionals on the covers of magazines and wished we could look like them. The truth is, they are real people. Just like you, they had to figure out how to get their bodies to look like that. And they all came to the same conclusion: Eat Clean! So who better to write a book on the subject than formerly overweight fitness diva and mother of three, Tosca Reno? Tosca shows you how to lose over sixty pounds, like she did, or just that last ten. When you read The Eat-Clean Diet you will: Rev up your metabolism to burn more fat -faster!; Lose weight quickly and easily; Never go hungry; Eat all food groups: protein and carbs and fat; Eat five to seven meals a day; Receive Eat-Clean recipes with color photos; Have more energy than you ever dreamed possible; Stay lean forever never worry about dieting again!
Tosca Reno is not only a health and fitness expert, but also a fabulous cook. Who better to write a stunning cookbook that everyone will love? Get: * 150 beautiful food photographs * Delectable low-fat beef, pork, chicken and fish dinners * Protein-rich meat-free recipes * Gluten-free meals * Tips on eating clean in difficult situations * Timesaving one-dish meals for busy moms * Great recipes on the go * How to prepare an elegant clean-eating event.
Heal Heartburn and Lose Weight, Naturally
If you suffer from acid reflux, you’re not alone. More than 50 million Americans have GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, and while antacids can be effective for short-term relief, they can also cause dangerous medical conditions if they’re used for more than the recommended fifty days at a time. Luckily, The Acid Reflux Solution offers a simple plan to help you gradually and safely reduce—and eventually eliminate—the need for pills while alleviating your heartburn.
In this combination medical guide and cookbook, gastroenterologist Jorge E. Rodriguez, MD, has teamed up with registered dietitian and food writer Susan Wyler to present a three-step program to heal heartburn naturally. This isn’t a formal diet plan—no calorie counting required—but you’ll probably shed some pounds while following The Acid Reflux Solution because these recipes were designed for good health. In fact, Dr. Jorge has not only healed his own heartburn since developing this plan, but he has also lost more than 30 pounds!
In step one you make some simple lifestyle modifications, like raising the head of your bed, loosening your belt, and eating less but more often. These are easily achievable goals that you can start working on today. In step two, you start eating to avoid reflux. With 100 high-fiber, low-fat, portion-controlled recipes to choose from, this step is the most delicious—and surprising. The list of foods that actually trigger acid reflux is smaller than you might think, which means you can enjoy meals that you probably thought were off limits, like Cuban Black Bean Soup, Grass-Fed Beef and Portobello Blue Cheese Burgers, Asian Barbecued Chicken, and even Spaghetti and Meatballs.
In the final step, you reduce the dosage and frequency of the medications you were taking to control your heartburn because you won’t need them anymore. The Acid Reflux Solution combines the latest medical research with reflux-friendly recipes to help you feel great, lose weight, and live heartburn free.
A bestselling author’s groundbreaking eating plan that challenges the notion that starch is unhealthy From Atkins to Dukan, the fear-mongering about carbs over the past few decades has reached a fever pitch; the mere mention of a starch-heavy food is enough to trigger a cavalcade of shame and longing. In The Starch Solution, bestselling diet doctor and board-certified internist John A. McDougall, MD, and his kitchen-savvy wife, Mary, turn the notion that starch is bad for you on its head. The Starch Solution is based on a simple swap: fueling your body primarily with carbohydrates rather than proteins and fats. This will help you lose weight and prevent a variety of ills. Fad diets come and go, but Dr. McDougall has been a proponent of the plant-based diet for decades, and his medical credibility is unassailable. He is one of the mainstay experts cited in the bestselling and now seminal China Study—called the “Grand Prix of epidemiology” by the New York Times. But what The China Study lacks is a plan. Dr. McDougall grounds The Starch Solution in rigorous scientific fact and research, giving readers easy tools to implement these changes into their lifestyle with a 7-Day Quick Start Plan and 100 delicious recipes. This book includes testimonials from among the hundreds Dr. McDougall has received, including people who have lost more than 125 pounds in mere months as well as patients who have conquered lifethreatening illnesses such as diabetes and cardiac ailments.
Enjoy delicious low-calorie meals that can help you lose weight, become heart-healthy, and lower your risk of major diseases.
the FastDiet became an instant international bestseller with a powerful life-changing message: it’s possible to lose weight and reduce your risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer, all while eating what you would normally eat five days a week. You simply cut your caloric intake two days a week to 500 calories for women, 600 for men. Now, the FastDiet Cookbook offers 150 nutritious, low-calorie recipes, ranging from simple breakfasts to leisurely suppers, enabling you to incorporate the FastDiet into your daily life. With this indispensable companion book, you will never have to worry about planning your fast days again!
The indispensable companion to the #1 New York Times bestselling diet book the FastDiet became an instant international bestseller with a powerful, life-changing message: it’s possible to lose weight and reduce your risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer, all while eating what you would normally eat five days a week. You simply cut your caloric intake two days a week—to 500 calories for women, 600 for men. But as FastDiet author Dr. Michael Mosley says, “It’s not really fasting. It’s just a break from your normal routine.”
This fabulous new cookbook offers 150 carefully crafted, nutritious, low-calorie recipes to enable you to incorporate the FastDiet into your daily life. Ranging from simple breakfasts to leisurely suppers, the recipes are all expertly balanced and calorie-counted by FastDiet coauthor Mimi Spencer (a devotee of the diet herself!) and nutritionist Dr. Sarah Schenker. From soups to meat dishes to delicious fish-based meals, the recipes are designed to fill you up and stave off hunger—even though none is over 500 calories. There are also detailed menu plans and plenty of encouraging tips, including kitchen-cupboard essentials, the latest nutritional advice, and a whole section of speedy meals for busy days.
With an introduction to the diet itself— detailing its many scientifically backed health benefits and the transformative results achieved by hundreds of thousands of readers—this book is an essential follow-up companion guide to the FastDiet. With the FastDiet Cookbook, you will never have to worry about planning your fast days again!