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Protein Power: The High-Protein/Low-Carbohydrate Way to Lose Weight, Feel Fit, and Boost Your Health--in Just Weeks!

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Join the thousands who have experienced dramatic weight loss, lowered cholesterol, and improvement or reversal of the damages of heart disease, adult-onset diabetes, and other major diseases by following this medically proven program.

Protein Power will teach you how to use food as a tool for

Dramatic and permanent weight loss
Resetting your metabolism and boosting your ene
Paperback, 448 pages
Published June 1st 1999 by Bantam (first published 1996)
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Rich the Diabetic
This book is a must read for a diabetic. I've been a type 1 diabetic for 42 years, and I learned more about insulin from this book, than from any other book I've ever read. I'm a nutrition geek, and I liked how this book explained all the nitty gritty details of the biochemistry that happen when you eat different foods. It's written in a way that conveys the science, but also adds in humor, to make reading about science more enjoyable. I give this book 5 stars.
After consuming this meaty but quick read, I implemented the prescribed style of eating. It has worked for me since 2000. The book's clarity and compellingly complete treatment of the metabolism gave me a fresh (and apparently accurate) perspective. This was my first, and probably last "diet" book. I can't believe this stuff is not taught in high school.
Aug 12, 2012 Michelle marked it as to-read
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Recommended by Robb Wolf in _The Paleo Solution_ (p. 102) for history of government-backed high-carb, low-fat industry.
Princess Kristin
Pretty standard low-carb book. Lower stars because at the very end of the book the author actually gets to the crux of the matter--argiculturally driven grain based diets--but the menus and food recommendations all encourage the usage of these products in smaller amounts. There is no meaningful discussion about food quality anywhere in the book. And nothing discouraging readers from eating heavily processed foods--so long as those foods are relatively low-carb.

The message is inconsistent and le
This book focuses on maintaining good health but tells you how to achieve weight loss as an additional side effect.

Phase 1 of the diet recommends that you eat less than 30 grams (net) of carbohydrate a day (plus lots of healthy fats and a 90 - 120 g or 3 - 4 oz serve of protein with at least 2 meals daily, depending on your weight/size).

Phase 2 of the diet allows up to 55 g of carbohydrates daily.

The Maintenance Phase allows 60 - 150 carbs a day, depending on what works best for you and your bod
This is one of the best books I've read on low-carb dieting. They go into a lot of depth on the science, explaining the relationship between insulin and glucagon and how they affect so many systems in the body. Their diet plan is easy to follow and very do-able, and is so far working nicely for me.
Nicole Colella-bagner
a diet that truly works

This is the book I have turned to time and time again through the years to not only get rid of excess weight, but to feel healthy and gain energy as well.
Good diet book; whether they call themselves low-carb or high-carb, they all seem to have the same recipes.
Aleisha Z Coleman
really liked this book. I am currently on a path to lose 107 pounds and it seems that when you have that much weight to lose anything that works should be considered. I like how this is called an "adequate protein" diet, low carb, not a "high protein" diet because it doesn't bring images of mounds of bacon and high fat meat for every meal. for the most part the diet has been easy to follow for the 10 days I have been following it. the first week I lost 6 lbs. and 2% body fat. I hope to keep it u ...more
Protein Power 07222007 by Michael R. Eades, M.D. and Mary Dan Eades, M. D.
The humerus anecdotes help break down otherwise technical science into easily digested knowledge that will help to build a healthy foundation for your lifetime of searching for your perfect diet. This is an old book. Worth the read if your wanting to by pass the Atkins & South Beach diet books. The recommendations for supplements in the back of the book should be researched as by now their are better.
This book is good if you do not intend to lower your carbohydrate intake as much as I have (it calls for higher carbs and lower protein than I am eating). The BEST thing about this book is they teach you how to figure out exactly what your Lean Body Mass is (if you were to magically get rid of all your fat) and you body fat percentage (plus, exactly how to figure out your best weight range).
Carrie Gunn
It works. Just be sure to follow ALL of their instructions/recommendations. It may be difficult to avoid certain foods but I've never come across an easy-breezy diet in my life.
Jun 16, 2009 Salsadancer rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone interested in a healthy diet
Scientific, historical and ancedotal evidence on why a high protein/low carbohydrate diet is healthy is well presented by the husband and wife doctors to the layperson.
Ellen Martens
Really good science behind their eating plan ... there is a formula in the book to help a person figure out the minimum protein they need each day. I found that very helpful.
The authors had some interesting things to say about protein and carbs and how they affect our bodies. Worth reading or at least a good skim over.
Jocelyn Montalvo Cullum
Sep 05, 2012 Jocelyn Montalvo Cullum marked it as not-my-type
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Gabe Doliner
Great and simple treatment of metabolism and how to regulate it, all in the first two chapters. This book is worth it for that alone.
Nutrition is not just about proteins. Sure we need proteins to build muscle, but in a balanced diet.
Michelle O'Neil
Goes indepth re the scientific process for weight loss. Not for everyone, but I found it fascinating!
Nancy Schober
One of the better non-retarded diet books out there.
If you follow what RA teaches, you will be healthier!
Tracy Morton
Basic pro protein stuff.
Well-written and interesting
V good. Easy to read too.
Lizette Bonilla
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