By Margarita Nahapetyan
A report by the National Institute of Demographic Studies in France has revealed that French women, who are the slimmest in Europe, consider themselves as fat, while British ladies, who are the most overweight - are the most comfortable with their size.
But while a new research has confirmed that French women are really the thinnest in western Europe, their slenderness comes at big cost: they are also concerned
Excerpted from Protein Power: The High-Protein/Low Carbohydrate Way to Lose Weight, Feel Fit, and Boost Your Health-in Just Weeks! By Michael R. Eades, M.D., Mary Dan Eades, M.D.
Yes, doctors today are aware that diet plays a significant role in the development and progression of the major diseases afflicting modern man-heart disease, diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, and many kinds of cancers. As a consequence dietitians, nutritionists, and physicians constantly
Excerpted from The Schwarzbein Principle Cookbook By Diana Schwarzbein, M.D., Evelyn Jacob
Americans are in constant pursuit of good health. We are deluged with information on how to improve eating and lifestyle habits. We look to "healthier" cultures for the answers. The French, rural Chinese, Inuits, Africans and Tibetans have all been examined in an attempt to understand why they do not suffer the same high rate of chronic degenerative diseases as we do in this count
Excerpted from French Women Don't Get Fat; The Secret of Eating For Pleasure By Mireille Guiliano
While your leeks are boiling, ask yourself: a couple of questions:
1. Why am I doing this? Because I'm afraid my husband or girlfriends think I am bouboum(overweight and dumpy)? Because none of my clothes fit? While diets are often inspired by fear and sell-loathing, such emotions do not show the way toward living like a French woman. To embrace re
Excerpted from The French Don't Diet Plan: 10 Simple Steps to Stay Thin for Life By William Clower, Ph.D.
Never before in human history (until now) have we had to ask the question, What is food? Our biology took care of that for us, through our senses. But now, synthetics can fool our physiology into thinking something's okay to consume, when it's nothing but a cheap imitation, a faux food that undermines your weight and health.
Think about your
Excerpted from Look Great, Feel Great: 12 Keys to Enjoying a Healthy Life Now By Joyce Meyer
After God created Adam and Eve, He gave them some very simple dining instructions. "You may freely eat of every tree in the garden," He said in Genesis 2:16.
Did He say, "You may freely eat of every Krispy Kreme on the street"? No. Did He say, "You may freely eat of ever)' chip in the bag"? No. He did not tell them to freely eat fast food, frozen pizza,
Excerpted from Suzanne Somers' Get Skinny on Fabulous Food By Suzanne Somers
One of the most important aspects of Somersizing is the elimination of sugar and foods high in starch (white flour, white rice, potatoes, and the like) that immediately turn to sugar upon digestion. I was shocked when I heard that the average American eats over 150 pounds of sugar and sweeteners (like corn syrup) every year! That's up 28 pounds since the early 1970s! We start off our morning wi
Excerpted from The pH Miracle: Balance Your Diet, Reclaim Your Health By Robert O. Young, Ph.D., Shelley Redford Young
Acidification and overgrowth of negative microforms in the body are root causes of every symptom, illness, and disease (which are really only symptoms themselves). Here I just want to mention some of the common symptoms that are a direct result of over acidification and yeast and fungus overgrowth. That includes vaginal infections, menstrual difficultie
Excerpted from The 9-Day Liver Detox Diet: The Definitive Diet that Delivers Results By Patrick Holford, Fiona McDonald Joyce
Drinking eight glasses of water-about 48 fluid ounces, or eight 6-ounce glasses-makes an enormous difference to how you feel, especially in your energy and mental clarity. Water helps to dilute toxins in the blood for elimination via the kidneys, so drinking water helps your kidneys to function better. Your water intake can include caffeine-free
Excerpted from The Complete Scarsdale Medical Diet: Plus Dr. Tarnower's Lifetime Keep-Slim Program By Herman Tarnower, M.D.
Why the Phenomenal Success of the Scarsdale Medical Diet
I, personally, explain the Scarsdale Medical Diet's phenomenal popularity in two words: "It works." A slim, trim lady said to me recently, "Your diet is beautifully simple, and the results are simply beautiful." I just say, "It works."
Excerpted from Little Sugar Addicts: End the Mood Swings, Meltdowns, Tantrums, and Low Self-Esteem in Your Child Today By Kathleen DesMaisons, Ph.D.
Here's why this discovery was life changing for me, and why it has been life changing for thousands of other sugar sensitive people. Sugar sensitive people are born with low beta-endorphin. Low beta-endorphin produces low self-esteem. It causes you to seek things that raise your beta-endorphin so you feel better about yours
Excerpted from Awaken the Diet Within: From Overweight to Looking Great By Julia Griggs Havey
Are you fat? Answer the question for yourself, and keep the answer in the back of your mind. We will return to your answer in a minute. Now, think back for a moment and imagine how I must have felt when the homeless man was shouting out his observation about my body. How would you feel if that happened to you? Or how have you felt when something similar happened to you? What Wo
Excerpted from The Bathing Suit Workout By Joyce L. Vedral, Ph.D.
Perhaps warmer weather is approaching, or maybe your planned vacation is coming up soon, but despite the promise of sunshine, you're filled with dread. It's bathing suit time! You picture yourself desperately searching through the stores to find a suit that will hide a multitude of sins. Well, there's good news.
You won't have to hide anything if you don't want to, and whether you
Excerpted from Dr. Gott's No Flour, No Sugar Diet By Peter H. Gott, M.D., Robin Donovan
Flour and sugar are both carbohydrates, so what's so bad about them? It's not that these foods are bad because they are carbohydrates, but rather because added sugars and refined flour provide "empty calories," unlike their nutrient-dense cousins-whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and legumes-that provide fiber, vitamins, and minerals along with their carbohydrate punch.
Excerpted from The Business Plan for the Body: Crunch the Numbers for Successful Weight Loss, Manage Your Metabolism by Eating the Right Way, Invest in the Only Workout You'll Ever Need By Jim Karas
How you elect to spend your money. Some people spend more on eating out, others on movies, electronic equipment, sports, clothes, or a new car. Others just spend money constantly, which I definitely equate to overeating. As a nation, Americans overeat, without considering th
Excerpted from Turn Up the Heat : Unlock the Fat-Burning Power of Your Metabolism By Philip L. Goglia
While it is true that you can lose weight and gain lean muscle just by following a food plan for your metabolic type, combining proper nutrition with a metabolically appropriate exercise program provides important and substantial benefits. It imparts vigor and efficiency to all organs and secures and maintains the healthful integrity of all their functions. Exercise aid
Excerpted from The Body Shape Solution to Weight Loss and Wellness By Marie Savard, M.D., Carol Svec
It would be impossible to miss the message that obesity is now epidemic throughout the world. During two weeks in February 2004 alone, headlines proclaimed: DOCTORS CALL FOR ACTION OVER OBESITY "TIMEBOMB"; KILLER HABITS "NEED URGENT ATTENTION"; FAT "THE NEW TOBACCO," HEART GROUP WARNS; ALARM SOUNDED ABOUT RISING RATE or OBESITY IN KIDS. The phenomenon is so far-reaching
Excerpted from Eat and Stay Thin: Simple, Spiritual, Satisfaction Weight Control By Joyce Meyer
Most diets fail because they are built on the starvation principle. They deny the body the nourishment it needs to maintain health and vitality. Whenever the body is deprived of its basic requirements, sooner or later it begins to rebel and demand what it needs to perform properly. The result is often the feast and famine cycle - which is why any weight lost is quickly regain
Excerpted from Fat Is Not Your Fate: Outsmart Your Genes and Lose the Weight Forever By Susan Mitchell, Ph.D., R.D., Catherine Christie, Ph.D.
You've found your phenotype and pinpointed the routine triggers that undermine both your weight and your health. Now it's time to tackle those triggers.
This "how-to-use" section is brief but essential, as it will help you make best use of your phenotype diet, as will the Appendices, Resources, and Refere
Excerpted from The Portion Teller : Smartsize Your Way to Permanent Weight Loss
On this chapter, I'm going to tell you more about each food group and show you how much you should be eating. It contains a complete chart of die serving sizes of most foods in all the food groups. This chart is also in Appendix D. You can turn to it for easy reference as you teach yourself about the foods you like to cat. So don't memorize. Just try to absorb the different food groups, pay
Excerpted from The Fast Track One-Day Detox Diet: Boost metabolism, get rid of fattening toxins, safely lose up to 8 pounds overnight and keep them off for good By Ann Louise Gittleman, Ph.D., C.N.S.
If environmental toxins are the problem, you'd think detoxification would be the solution. But again, medical and scientific evidence is lacking. One of the most severe frustrations I've felt over the years is over the resistance the medical establishment has to acknowledgi
Excerpted from Suzanne Somers' Eat, Cheat, and Melt the Fat Away By Suzanne Somers
As far as eating at home, if you're used to eating prepared foods, you will need to make some adjustments. Most prepared foods are made with processed products like sugar, white flour, and a variety of unpronounceable chemicals. Say good-bye to Hamburger Helper! With a little preparation, you can learn to create fresh foods that taste much better and are far more nutritious. I keep my ref
Excerpted from The Schwarzbein Principle: The Truth About Losing Weight, Being Healthy and Feeling Younger By Diana Schwarzbein, M.D.
The balanced eating program I prescribe for my patients is appropriate for everyone because we all share the same physiology (the physical and chemical processes that define humans as the same species). The DNA (genetic blueprint), biochemistry and endocrinology of human beings has not changed in millions of years.
Living Low-Carb: The Complete Guide to Long Term Low-Carb Dieting
By Fran McCullough
Now that all of America has internalized the low-fat edict, it's really hard for most of us to conceive of food in an entirely new way, one that requires us to think in terms not of fat grams or calories, but of the basic metabolic effect food has on our bodies. That task is complicated by the fact that each of the many low-carb systems now available puts a slightly different spin on the
Excerpted from The Only Diet There Is By Sondra Ray
Nourishment is certainly the least acknowledged of personal daily miracles. The alchemy of digestion and new cell formation is at the source of the life process itself. "Wonder Bread helps build strong bodies twelve ways" - this is indeed a wonder.
I have a friend who has completed a long experiment with diet. After growing to maturity on the average fare of a Brooklyn-born Columbia University