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The CR Way: Using the Secrets of Calorie Restriction for a Longer, Healthier Life

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When it comes to living longer, scientists are discovering that less is more. By following Calorie Restriction, a revolutionary diet that provides the body with fewer calories than is traditionally required, people are getting dramatic benefits. Now, with The CR Way, you too can slow the aging process; protect against cardiovascular disease, cancer, and diabetes; and incre ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published April 1st 2008 by William Morrow Paperbacks
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Shelley
Aug 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
While I think you'd have to have OCD to follow this plan, there were many great insights about nutrition to be found within.
Debbie
Jan 03, 2019 rated it it was ok
Eh. not so much. Very common sense and didn't explain the myriad of science that is available to make this book stronger.
Susan (aka Just My Op)
CR is Calorie Restriction, which is supposed to “slow down the aging process, increase your energy, reduce the risk of cancer, diabetes, and heart disease.” A very interesting book although a bit dry in places. The emphasis is on calorie restriction along with getting the very best nutrition in the food that is eaten. Although there isn't yet a large amount of study on human longevity, there does seem to be a good indication that calorie restriction will increase life span, and not just, as many ...more
Cathy Douglas
I read this as to update on the subject, having read a couple books by Walford a few years back. At the time, I was racing and couldn't restrict calories to any meaningful extent, and I wanted to be up to date before I got into it. Update-wise, The CR Way has some new information about limiting glucose and protein, and about the benefits of limited fasting. It's more of a how-to book than a scientific one, though, and the presentation is lightweight (if you'll pardon the expression).

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Lotty
May 30, 2013 rated it liked it
I get why CR is healthy. But I wasn't convinced by the information in this book, but by studies read elsewhere. The recipes and meal options were well presented. I used this more as inspiration for a paleo approach to food.
Jennifer
Jun 19, 2011 rated it really liked it
Don't know if I can follow this to the letter, but it contains some great information and advice. I'm definitely going to try about 75% ot it.
DJ
Jul 28, 2009 marked it as to-read
another CR book worth considering but perhaps a bit extreme
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