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ePub The New Low Carb Way of Life: A Lifetime Program to Lose Weight and Radically Lower Cholesterol While Still Eating the Foods You Love, Including Chocolate download
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Rob Thompson M.D.
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The New Low-Carb Way of Life is a very satisfying eating program that has enabled me to lose a lot of weight . In the first 5 days I followed what was in her book, I have already lost weight and inches, so I am going to go get my own copy so I can lose more

The New Low-Carb Way of Life is a very satisfying eating program that has enabled me to lose a lot of weight and to reduce my blood pressure and cholesterol to ideal levels! I don't feel hungry or deprived - in fact, I feel great! The book is enjoyable to read, and Dr. Thompson's advice is very easy to follow. In the first 5 days I followed what was in her book, I have already lost weight and inches, so I am going to go get my own copy so I can lose more. We are both pumped, and our goal is to lose more weight before her next monthly appointment with Dr Thompson. 3 people found this helpful.

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Low-carb, high-fat and moderate protein is the way to go if you want to get into ketosis, which is. .

Low-carb, high-fat and moderate protein is the way to go if you want to get into ketosis, which is the optimal hormonal environment to burn body fat. Summary You need to replace the carbs with real, nutritious foods. To lose weight, stick to meats, fish, eggs, healthy fats and vegetables. One of the main reasons low-carb and ketogenic diets are so effective is that they reduce appetite and make people eat fewer overall calories without trying. If you're not losing weight but are doing all the right things, try counting calories for a while.

The New Low-Carb Way of Life is a very satisfying eating program that has enabled me to lose a lot of weight and to reduce my blood pressure and . The New Low-Carb Way of Life. com User, October 26, 2004. It isn't a diet, it is a way of life that makes sense and works!

The New Low-Carb Way of Life is a very satisfying eating program that has enabled me to lose a lot of weight and to reduce my blood pressure and cholesterol to ideal levels! I don't feel hungry or deprived - in fact, I feel great! The book is enjoyable to read, and Dr. It isn't a diet, it is a way of life that makes sense and works! My Italian pasta/bagle loving husband and I, a chocoholic,and mother of five, were worried about midlife pounds, lack of energy and family genetics of diabetes.

Read "The New Low Carb Way of Life A Lifetime Program to Lose . The New Low Carb Way of Life.

The New Low Carb Way of Life.

Changing what foods you eat can lower your cholesterol and improve the armada of fats . That's one reason beans are a useful food for folks trying to lose weight. The same holds true for eating your way to lower cholesterol.

Changing what foods you eat can lower your cholesterol and improve the armada of fats floating through your bloodstream. Adding foods that lower LDL, the harmful particle that contributes to artery-clogging atherosclerosis, is the best way to achieve a low cholesterol diet. With so many choices - from navy and kidney beans to lentils, garbanzos, black-eyed peas, and beyond - and so many ways to prepare them, beans are a very versatile food. 4. Eggplant and okra.

This book serves as a guide for the next generation of dieters who will be delighted to know that only certian carbohydrates are responsible for adding on the pounds and clogging up the arteries―and sugar is not one of them.
  • This book has changed the way I eat. I now follow the guidelines and have dropped almost 20 pounds (without really trying) and am feeling so much better. When I have a day of eating the old way, I suffer with gas, bloating, fatigue, and lethargy. It is not worth eating all those carbs for just a few seconds of mouth pleasure. I highly recommend this book if you want to feel better.

  • Very helpful book. He has written newer ones though...might be worth it to check those out.

  • Excellently written. I love how he made it so simple to understand and execute.

  • I was disappointed in this book. While promising low carb and tipping his hat to Dr. Atkins, this book is squarely moderate carb.

    There are many internal inconsistencies and inaccuracies in this book. For example (page 131) "In Western countries, the only[italicized in original]good source of insoluble fiber is the husk of the wheat kernel, called bran." The Harvard School of Public Health states that insoluble fiber can also be found in seeds. Flax seed has 3g of fiber per tablespoon, 2 of which is insoluble, and virtually no other carbohydrate. Wheat bran has only 1.5 grams of fiber per tablespoon and almost another gram of other carbohydrate.

    Dr. Thompson is also contradictory in his advice about dietary cholesterol. He says that dietary cholesterol does not significantly affect blood cholesterol (p.46, p.146). Yet, when giving dietary advice, he advocates avoiding egg yolks on the same page! (p. 146)

    I am concerned by his enthusiastic use of statins as the only means to control blood cholesterol. He mentions no side effects. On the other hand, he goes to great pains to point out the potential side effects of aspirin.

    If you are looking for a dietary answer, I'd suggest The South Beach Diet by Dr. Agaston as a far superior work.

  • Its was a very easy read. The Doctor broke it down in lay mans term on how the arteries get clogged with cholesteral and how a low carb diet can help. He gives you a plan to reduce carbs gradually rather than the extreme Atkins Diet where you have virtually no carbs for 2 week induction. This program is more realistic long term and doable.

  • It isn't a diet, it is a way of life that makes sense and works! My Italian pasta/bagle loving husband and I, a chocoholic,and mother of five, were worried about midlife pounds, lack of energy and family genetics of diabetes. Dr. Thompson's book made so much sense that we tried it. We have each lost 30 pounds(he looks yummy again!), have more energy, have gotten back to our walking regiment and are still enjoying eating. We have fun discovering better ways to order from menus, are amazed the "punch" a few cherries or pistachio nuts can have and I can still eat chocolate! This book gave us back control of our bodies and our lives!

  • My cousin and I both have PCOS and she actually was referred to Dr Thompson by one of my dr's. During her visit, he gave her a copy of this book and when I flipped through it, I figured we both could do this and get off a lot of the medications we both take. In the first 5 days I followed what was in her book, I have already lost weight and inches, so I am going to go get my own copy so I can lose more. We are both pumped, and our goal is to lose more weight before her next monthly appointment with Dr Thompson.

  • I've read a handful of low carbohydrate books. This one is the LEAST informative and the MOST stuck in old dogma. It was written by a medical doctor, which explains the old school, keep-pushing-the-drugs dogma.

    Good Stuff: At least Rob has figured out that low carbohydrate diets are very beneficial. He's also in favor of aerobic exercise. But other low carbohydrate books are much more cutting edge and helpful. I'll list the ones I know at the end of this missive. He's also in favor of statin drugs, which could seriously damage your health. Read on!

    Background Intel: When I chat with regular people, I quickly out pace them because they don't have any solid body of knowledge to compare against all the nutritional misinformation that's currently circulating. And with most people, they've learned five or six wrong ideas about cholesterol or exercise and they just recite those wrong ideas like they're mantras. Even when I give them helpful information that could definitely improve their health, with studies and books to back it up, they still cling to the old ideas. They argue to be sick and ignorant. It's very rare that I meet an adult over the age of 20 who is willing to learn anything new, particularly when it's something to do with nutrition.

    Your average doctor knows NOTHING about nutrition, diabetes, osteoporosis or heart disease. Medical students sit through 3,000 hours of lectures. Out of those 3,000 hours, most of them receive exactly zero hours of training in nutrition. They can take elective classes in nutrition, but those classes just cover the same old, wrong misinformation that has been proven wrong by the studies and books I've read. What they do learn is anatomy and how to identify symptoms and prescribe various drugs to treat those symptoms. They do not learn how to stay healthy or to treat illnesses with methods that don't involve drugs.

    My friend Dana once asked ten medical students why they wanted to become doctors. All ten of them replied, "To get rich." No one said - To help people.

    For more on this, check out: What Your Doctor Doesn't Know About Nutritional Medicine May Be Killing You by Doctor Raymond Strand.

    And this article by Doctor Joseph Mercola: Doctors Are The Third Leading Cause Of Death In The US, Killing 225,000 People Every Year

    In which he lists:

    All these are deaths per year:
    * 12,000 -- unnecessary surgeries
    * 7,000 -- medication errors in hospitals
    * 20,000 -- other errors in hospitals
    * 80,000 -- infections in hospitals
    * 106,000 -- non-error, negative effects of drugs

    These total to 225,000 deaths per year from iatrogenic causes!!
    What does the word iatrogenic mean? This term is defined as induced in a patient by a physician's activity, manner, or therapy. Used especially of a complication of treatment.

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    Stuff Doctor Thompson Got Wrong:

    He thinks you need a custom diet:

    There are people with food allergies and it's even more important for people with diabetes or hypoglycemia to avoid sugar than the rest of the crowd. But you don't need a special diet based on your blood type or your DNA.

    The field of genetics has morphed into the new field of epigenetics. Epigenes are switches that turn genes on and off. Your epigenes play a role in how your body handles your diet, but your genes are one of many factors.

    You can't eat lots of pasta, doughnuts, bread, pizza, cover your salad with salad dressing that's loaded with corn syrup, wash it all down with a 32 ounce soft drink and then blame your hefty weight and diabetes on your genes. People in families with many overweight members are mainly overweight because they eat the same sugary, starchy junk food. And they all sit on the couch, watching television and playing video games. There certainly is a genetic factor, but your diet is the main thing. What are you eating three times a day? On a beautiful, summer evening, are you going for a walk or watching television?

    He thinks saturated fats make one gain weight:

    This is another old bit of dogma. First of all, eating fats does not make you fat.

    The journalist Henry Louis Mencken wrote, "For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong." The idea that eating fat makes you fat is clear, simple and wrong.

    Here's a telling example which appears in the article - On The First Law Of Thermodynamics, written by Barry Groves, PhD:

    Actually, excess fats aren't stored in the body. Any unused fat calories are excreted in urine and feces. (Endocrinology 1962; 70: 579. Experientia 1963; 19: 319. Metabolism 1964; 13: 87-97. Proc Soc Exp Biol Med 1964; 115:424. Nature 1964; 201: 924)

    You can eat all the natural animal fats you want. The idea that eating fat makes you fat is, quite literally, crap. You're body just excretes any excess fats that it doesn't need. It's sugar, corn syrup and starches that make you fat, not meat.

    You're better off eating grass fed beef from cows that eat their natural diet, grass, and spend their time in the sunshine. In factory farms cows eat an unnatural diet of grains, plus their injected with hormones and antibiotics. The grains cause ulcers to grow in the cows' stomachs. Eventually, the ulcers would kill the cows, but they don't live long enough for that to happen. That's another huge topic.

    There are two ways to lose weight:

    1 - Starve yourself. This is also called a low fat diet. It's not healthy and it's no fun at all.
    2 - Restrict insulin. Insulin is the gatekeeper. As long as insulin is high, it prevents triglycerides from being used for fuel. When insulin is low, a process called lipolysis-ketosis begins. Triglycerides are taken from the adipose cells (the fat cells) and burned for fuel.

    This is usually called ketosis for short and it's completely natural. Unfortunately, the name is similar to diabetic ketoacidosis, which is a dangerous condition for diabetics, resulting from a shortage of insulin. So many people, including many doctors, confuse the two and will tell you that ketosis is dangerous.

    On the contrary, you're in ketosis every night while you sleep. If it were not for ketosis, you would use up all your glycogen, your short term energy storage, and die in your sleep. Since you can't eat while you're sleeping, your body converts some triglycerides (body fat) to glucose while you sleep to keep your body and brain running.

    Fruit:
    He says you can eat all the fruit you want. He doesn't understand that fruit is loaded with fructose. It's not as harmful as mainlining sugar, but you don't want to go overboard with fruit. And if you're trying to lose weight, eating more than a little fruit will sabotage your weight loss efforts.

    His glucose shock rating:
    Where did that come from? He has a chart with the glucose shock ratings of various foods. It's the first time I've seen this. Everyone else uses the glycemic index. (It's a young field, so the values for various foods are still being sorted out. That's how it goes with young fields.)

    Exercise:
    His advice about exercise is incredibly vague!

    He did write that exercise helps reduce triglycerides before they are stored as fat. Well done there. But then he wrote that, "High triglyceride levels wash away HDL, the good cholesterol." He added no explanation for that statement.

    He suffers from the HDL is good cholesterol and LDL is bad cholesterol myth:

    HDL is high density lipoprotein and LDL is low density lipoprotein. These are special molecules, from a class of molecules called lipoproteins, that move things around in your body, including cholesterol. HDL and LDL are not cholesterol; they are the vehicles that move cholesterol around. Calling HDL good cholesterol is like looking at a school bus and saying, "You're a 3rd grade student."

    It's right there in the name, high density lipoprotein. The word cholesterol does not appear anywhere. It's amazing how so many people can miss something so obvious.

    LDL takes cholesterol to the cells. HDL takes it away from the cells, back to the liver. The thinking was that taking cholesterol away from the cells must be good and taking it to the cells must be bad. Another bit of wrong thinking.

    On top of that, only 20 percent to 33 percent of the cholesterol in your body comes from the food you eat. Your liver makes the rest. If you eat fewer foods with cholesterol, your livers makes more. If you eat lots of foods with cholesterol, your liver makes less. The amount of cholesterol you eat has only a negligible effect or no effect on the amount of cholesterol in your blood.

    He thinks cholesterol clogs your arteries:

    Here's an idea is from Doctor Ron Rosedale:
    Your liver is not going to make a molecule that's harmful, then make another class of molecules to move it around, then transport that molecule into your arteries and smear it all over your artery walls to give you a heart attack. Nature does not work that way.

    The idea that cholesterol clogs your arteries and leads to heart disease is a complete myth. It was created by Professor Ancel Keys, at the University of Minnesota, in the 1950s. He could have blamed heart disease on sugar or animal fats. He picked animal fats. He was wrong. He was supposed to do a regression analysis to check his hypothesis. Any researcher worth eight bits knows how to do a regression analysis. (I changed that expression for the computer age.) He never did that.

    Tribal people who still eat a high fat diet, such as the Masai in Africa, don't get heart disease. Unless the Masai move to a big city and eat modern foods, including starch and sugar. Then they do get heart disease.

    But many American runners, who run several miles a day, and eat a typical American diet full of sugar and starch, do get heart disease. Most notably, the famous runner Jim Fixx died of a heart attack.

    In the early 1900s, Americans were eating massive amounts of meat and lard. Heart disease was virtually unknown. The first study of heart disease was done in 1912, and there were only four cases!

    Herrick, J.B. "Clinical features of sudden obstruction of the coronary arteries," Journal of the American Medical Association, 1912, LIX, page 2105.

    One side effect of low cholesterol is depression, and even suicide! There's an old picture from the 1950s which shows a happy family of four. They're outside, smiling happily. The caption reads, "They're happy because they eat lard!" Yes, natural animal fats are important brain foods, and they help maintain a pleasant mood.
    From the article - Role of Diet in Depression, Suicide and Violence by Barry Groves PhD:
    If your cholesterol is too low -- that is below about 4.42 mmol/L (170 milligrams/deci-liter) your risk of mood disorders, depression, stroke, and violence is increased. During trials to lower levels of cholesterol in the blood, it became obvious that there was a tendency towards more suicides and violent deaths in the treatment groups. In 1991 Canadian investigators examined this trend.[4] Adjusting for age and sex, they found that those whose cholesterol was below 4.27 were 6 times more likely to attempt suicide that those with cholesterol above 5.77.

    This was confirmed by a study conducted at the Psychiatric Clinic, Charles University of Prague.[5] Patients in this study who had attempted a violent suicide had significantly lower cholesterol levels than patients with non-violent attempts and the control subjects. The authors say 'Our findings . . . are consistent with the theory that low levels of cholesterol are associated with increased tendency for impulsive behaviour and aggression and contribute to a more violent pattern of suicidal behaviour.' They conclude 'These data indicate that low serum total cholesterol level is associated with an increased risk of suicide.'

    [4]. Ellison LF, Morrison HI. Low serum cholesterol concentration and risk of suicide. Epidemiology 2001; 12: 168-72.
    [5]. Vevera J, Zukov I, Morcinek T, Papezova H. Cholesterol concentrations in violent and non-violent women suicide attempters. Eur Psychiatry 2003; 18: 23-7.

    Statins:
    He's also in favor of statin drugs and any other drugs he can push. Cholesterol is ONLY good for you. You don't want to reduce production of cholesterol. That will only harm you.

    Side Effects:
    Statin drugs reduce the production of cholesterol and coenzyme Q10, which helps your muscles work. Cholesterol helps your memory work, so a quick side effect of statin drugs is a very poor memory.

    From the article - Permanent Side Effects From Statin Drugs by Michael Graveline, MD MPH

    Today, with more potent drugs, millions of people taking them and at doses triple and quadruple those of the past, the side effect profile has radically changed. Now, cognitive damage, emotional and behavioral change, neuropathies and even neuro-degenerative damage are increasingly recognized as associated with statin drug use. But there is something even more perverse - the element of permanence of some of these consequences.
    ...
    And the same for neuromuscular - yes, most of the drug companies now admit that peripheral neuropathy may be a consequence of statin use but have never mentioned it might be disabling, crippling or permanent.
    ...
    Michael Hope was one of the first to receive widespread media attention - a former CEO reduced to unemployable status due to persistent loss of short-term memory. Today, four years after the onset, Michael is still grossly impaired. He is one of many hundreds who have persistent cognitive deficits long after stopping their statin.

    Next came reports of muscle aches and pains brought on by statin drugs that persisted and even worsened despite promptly stopping the statin. Two astronaut friends of mine, having no history of muscle problems, experienced muscle pains shortly after their statin was started for mild hypercholesterolemia. Much to their dismay these pains have persisted years after they stopped the offending drug. They are but two of thousands of people in this growing subgroup with persistent and apparently permanent muscle symptoms seemingly triggered by statin drug use. Current research indicates that many of these have an unsuspected genetic predisposition. Some of these cases respond to CoQ10, many do not.
    ...
    Tau protein is now known to promote the formation of neuro-fibrillatory tangles with secondary neuronal damage, offering a possible explanation for the unusual number of cases we are seeing of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Parkinsonism, frontal lobe dementia and Alzheimers' disease and other neurodegenerative conditions shortly after statins are started. This suggests that these diseases are somehow being triggered by statins. Need I add that these diseases are both permanent and progressive.

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    A study done at Nottingham University, and published in the British Medical Journal, confirmed these side effects for statin drugs: muscle weakness, cataracts, acute kidney failure and moderate or severe liver dysfunction.

    Rob did not mention any drug side effects. There's no telling how much harm he's caused his patients. Nutrition is a complex field. Unfortunately, his thinking is far too simple to make the necessary connections between diet, insulin, aerobic exercise, cholesterol, heart disease and the wealth of insight available from our hunter gatherer ancestors and the various tribes around the world who are still eating their native diets.

    The Other Reviews:
    It was disappointing, but not surprising, to see several favorable reviews for such a poorly researched and potentially harmful book. But, as I wrote, most Americans know nothing about nutrition. So if you're eating 180 pounds of sugar, suffering the consequences, you can't see your abdominal muscles or last through an hour long Kung Fu class, and you have a nutritional knowledge base of zero, then this book might seem like a ray of sunshine.

    On the contrary, this book is the worst of the low carbohydrate bunch. If you follow the advice in this book, you'll only hold yourself back and your health will suffer. Yes, cutting down the sugar and exercising is a good start, but those are the only two things he got sort of right. And he still said it's okay to cheat on the sugar.

    If you don't believe me, answer this question: What does glucagon do? If you don't know, you don't understand the biochemistry involved with burning fat. Go do some real research. Glucagon is also not mentioned in Rob's book. That's one more thing that he missed or got wrong.

    Summary:
    I recommend that you don't read this book. He did try, but there are so many things he got wrong. He's too much in the dogma of the medical establishment. American doctors are trained to identify symptoms and write prescriptions. Plus there are 80,000 drug representatives pushing the doctors to write even more prescriptions.

    Doctors are NOT trained in nutrition or exercise or what really causes heart disease, diabetes, attention deficit disorder or osteoporosis. To build and maintain your health, you must gather your own information, do your own reading and think for yourself. So many people refuse to think for themselves or to read a book that challenges what they think is true. They put their faith in the so called experts. They're the ones who are dying from medication errors and the negative effects of drugs in Doctor Mercola's article.

    As Thomas Edison said, "There is no expedient to which a man will not go to avoid the labor of thinking."

    The Good Books:

    A book with many studies, peer reviewed, yada yada, about why cholesterol and saturated fats are not the bad guys that they're made out to be: Fat And Cholesterol Are Good For You by Swedish Doctor Uffe Ravnskov.

    A splendid explanation of the low carb lifestyle: Living Low Carb: Controlled-Carbohydrate Eating For Long-Term Weight Loss by Jonny Bowden, PhD CNS.

    How I Gave Up My Low-Fat Diet And Lost 40 Pounds by Dana Carpender, a bit dated but she gives you the basic intel on low carb living, generous quantities of helpful advice on diet and exercise and she has a chatty, easy to read style.

    Life Without Bread: How A Low-Carbohydrate Diet Can Save Your Life by Christian Allan and Wolfgang Lutz

    And a fine book on why you DON'T want to eat cereal for breakfast, Cereal Killer by Alan Watson.

    I wish you the best of health! To quote Mister Spock, "May you live long and prosper."