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The Rosedale Diet

3.63  ·  Rating details ·  178 ratings  ·  16 reviews
Finally—the ultimate diet for fast, safe weight loss, lifelong health, and longer life, based on more than twenty years of research and the latest findings on appetite and weight. Metabolic specialist Ron Rosedale, M.D., has designed the Rosedale Diet to regulate the powerful hormone leptin, which controls appetite and weight loss by telling the brain when to eat, how much ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published September 6th 2005 by William Morrow Paperbacks (first published August 17th 2004)
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Oct 06, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Demicent by: Joseph Mercola
This book helped me choose the right foods for my metabolism. When I followed the food suggestions, I effortlessly lost 15 pounds in the first few weeks. Weight has continued to slowly drop now that I have adopted most of the author's advice but I am no longer following the plan scrupulously. Lost about 30 pounds in 9 months and never felt deprived. ...more
Oct 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Dr. Rosedale presents some great information, and includes some great reference charts. I do wish he didn't sound so egotistical at times (e. g. "this is the only diet in the world that will work for you"), but the information is very useful, nonetheless. ...more
Feb 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
My mother went to Dr Rosedale for several years. she lost weight naturally and said she felt the best she's ever felt. She has continued these habits even after he moved away. She is 86 years old now and remains very healthy and active. ...more
Guillaume Belanger
Aug 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
Ron Rosedale is a medical doctor specialised in nutritional and metabolic medicine working in Colorado. He has treated thousands of diabetic and heart disease patients so successfully that the overwhelming majority have completely recovered from these conditions that simply express a metabolic disfunction related to insulin, but usually regarded as chronic and incurable diseases.

Rosedale has written many articles, and has given many presentations, all of which can be found on the web (http://drr
Dec 10, 2019 rated it liked it
I read this book a long time ago and found the notes in computer.
The Rosedale Diet
Eating the right amount of protein increases fat burning – eating too much reduces it.
reduces blood sugar rise
enhances insulin and leptin sensitivity
creates extra heat
reduces heart attack risk
reduces free radical

Avoid – shark, swordfish, king mackerel, tile fish – mercury levels
Best – sardines, olive oil – low toxic metal levels

No peanuts – not a nut – a bean.

Hummus allowed with olive oil and garlic.
Limit beans –
Apr 24, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: health-books
I was surprised at how poorly done this book was. There is a ton of cringeworthy and unjustified extreme self promotion by the author throughout. Rosedale actually claims that is the ONLY diet that will work, despite the fact this is one Paleo-ish diet plan or book of MANY, and not even among the best of them.

The book also contains many ignorant and incorrect statements about the supposed 'dangers' of saturated fat. It seems outdated in parts.

There are so many better healthy eating books out the
Cameron Parrott
Jun 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Great book! A complete start to finish on how to get started and maintain a low-carb lifestyle. Not the Atkins Diet, but a better way to live. Much lower protein intake and easier on your body. I am 4 weeks in and feel great. I have lost 12 pounds and I am down from a 34 waist to a 32 waist in my pants. As some others have mentioned, the fish is too much for me. I have started taking a DHA/EPA supplement instead. The milk issue is related to, among other things, lactose. It is a sugar, carb, and ...more
Jun 29, 2016 rated it liked it
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This diet is pretty much Paleo only with a few more rules. Daily protein amount is specified and sucralose (Splenda) and stevia are allowed. I have no doubt that this diet would help with diabetes and aging. I just don't know if it has to be this hard. I prefer diets that don't require counting (Whole30.)

However, the book is full of good, healthy information and the recipes are doable and familiar. There are no photos to tempt you into trying new things. It is worth a look for those looking to e
Katherine Owen
Jun 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent resource on HFLC Lifestyle

Dr. Ron Rosedale was ahead of his time in 2004 when this book first came out. This is an excellent resource on resolving type 2 diabetes and obesity problems and incorporating a high fat, low carbohydrate (and moderate protein) lifestyle/regiment to solve/eliminate these problems.
May 28, 2012 rated it it was ok
The book has some interesting recipes. Especially if you are looking for some good ideas for low-carb meals. But I'm not sure I completely agree with the overall approached outlined in this book for me -- way too much fish and a lot of the fruit I personally like is listed as something to avoid. ...more
Shari Hummel
It was great until I got to the part where the author actually said that we don't need milk in our diets. He said that after we are weaned as babies, we never need milk again! Or fruit!! That was it for's going in the garage sale. ...more
Apr 26, 2012 rated it liked it
The diet works.
Mary Wescott
Jul 03, 2008 rated it liked it
If I could give a cookbook 5 stars I would. He gets de-moted 1 star because it's a titch extreme. Use this diet in moderation and you've got a winner. Some killer recipes in there! ...more
Mar 19, 2009 rated it it was ok
Shelves: health, food-n-drink
A bit better than Mastering Leptin even though it was based on it.
Michael P Hosking
Jan 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Lots of great science presented clearly and applied well.
And I lost almost 100 pounds so it works!
Jonathan Ross
Jun 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
His opinion of saturated fat is slightly off as is his opinion on milk products, but this is a great entry book for a low carb lifestyle.
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“Carbohydrate in any form other than fiber is eventually metabolized by the body into sugar. In fact, it starts turning into sugar as soon as it hits the saliva in your mouth. It doesn’t matter if it’s a piece of fruit, a brownie, or a bowl of whole grain cereal, it still turns to sugar, and feeding sugar to a diabetic to lower blood sugar is nonsensical. (There are some carbs that are better for you than others, but nevertheless, any carb that is not fiber eventually ends up as sugar.)” 1 likes
“Health and life span is determined by the proportion of fat versus sugar people burn throughout their lifetime” The more fat you burn as fuel, the healthier you will be. The more sugar you burn as fuel, the more disease-ridden you will be, and the shorter your life will likely be.” 1 likes
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