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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
Nov 10, 2012 Rich the Diabetic rated it it was amazing
Shelves: health
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.
Gerald Kinro
Dec 26, 2015 Gerald Kinro rated it liked it
The authors make a good case for their dietary program. They explain why of the three basic foods, carbohydrates, protein, and fats, carbohydrates are the bad guy. Bad because they require an increase in insulin for their digestion. The bad guy's associate is insulin, and they explain its role in cholesterol levels, weight gain, fat gain, and diabetes. They say no more than 25 grams of carbs per day during the early intervention stage and 50 grams of carbs a day thereafter.

I enjoyed the read, b
Mar 31, 2008 Chris rated it it was amazing
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
Shelves: food-health
Recommended by Robb Wolf in _The Paleo Solution_ (p. 102) for history of government-backed high-carb, low-fat industry.
Jul 04, 2014 Kristin rated it it was ok
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
Mar 09, 2012 Jodi rated it really liked it
Shelves: health-books
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
Jul 18, 2014 Heather rated it it was amazing
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.
Mar 01, 2014 Sandy rated it really liked it
Good diet book; whether they call themselves low-carb or high-carb, they all seem to have the same recipes.
Aleisha Z Coleman
Aug 18, 2013 Aleisha Z Coleman rated it really liked it
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.
Sep 30, 2013 Brenda rated it liked it
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).
Jedd Taylor
Aug 26, 2016 Jedd Taylor rated it really liked it
I've been on this diet for about 1 year now and have lost 40 lbs overall, but also gained a lot of muscle. No doubt about it, it works. My cravings for sweets hasn't gone away though.
Carrie Gunn
Dec 17, 2007 Carrie Gunn rated it liked it
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 it was amazing
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
Feb 09, 2013 Ellen Martens rated it really liked it
Shelves: food
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.
Jun 03, 2012 Brie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Gabe Doliner
Mar 01, 2013 Gabe Doliner rated it really liked it
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.
Jun 14, 2010 Fed rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
May 13, 2011 Nancy Schober rated it liked it
Shelves: diet
One of the better non-retarded diet books out there.
Apr 20, 2013 jlma rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you follow what RA teaches, you will be healthier!
Tracy Morton
Jul 15, 2012 Tracy Morton rated it liked it
Basic pro protein stuff.
Dec 03, 2008 Medusagoddess rated it liked it
Well-written and interesting
Jan 02, 2011 Fred rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
V good. Easy to read too.
Karen rated it it was amazing
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