21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart: Boost Metabolism, Lower Cholesterol, and Dramatically Improve Your Health

21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart: Boost Metabolism, Lower Cholesterol, and Dramatically Improve Your Health

Neal D Barnard

Language: English

Pages: 368

ISBN: 0446583820

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

For years, Dr. Neal D. Barnard has been at the forefront of cutting-edge research on what it really takes to lose weight and restore the body to optimal health. Now, with his proven, successful program, in just three short weeks you'll get fast results-drop pounds, lower cholesterol and blood pressure, improve blood sugar, and more. With Dr. Barnard's advice on how to easily start a plant-based diet, you'll learn the secrets to reprogramming your body quickly:

· Appetite reduction: Strategically choose the right foods to naturally and easily tame your appetite.

· Metabolism boost: Adjust eating patterns to burn calories faster for about three hours after each meal.

· Cardio protection: Discover the powerful foods that can help reduce cholesterol nearly as much as drugs do in just weeks.

Whether you are one of the millions who are anxious to get a jumpstart on weight loss or who already know about the benefits of a plant-based diet but have no idea how or where to start, this book is the kickstart you've been waiting for. Complete with more than sixty recipes, daily meal plans for the 21-day program, tips for grocery shopping, and more, this book will teach you how to make the best food choices and get your body on the fast track to better health.












see something that might alarm you. Fat from the foods you eat forms tiny droplets that seem to float inside each cell. Now, a small collection of fat droplets in each cell is perfectly normal; everyone has some of them. But if you’ve accumulated quite a number of fat droplets, they interfere with insulin’s efforts to move glucose into the cells. Let me be clear. These are fat droplets inside your muscle cells. This is not a fat layer padding your waistline or rounding your hips. These

of the chest wall, setting it on the table next to the body. That exposed the heart. Knowing that I was headed for medical school, he made sure I saw everything. “These are called coronary arteries,” he said, “because they crown the heart.” Slicing one open, he pointed out atherosclerotic plaques. “Feel them,” he said. I did, and it was frightening. The plaques looked like bits of chewing gum stuck inside the artery, except that they were hard as concrete. And they weren’t just in the heart.

there are no animal products and that they are low in oil—no more than about two or three grams of fat per serving. Q: If I do need to use oil, which one do you recommend? A: Our goal is not to choose a different kind of oil, but to keep all oils to a minimum. There are, of course, traces of natural oils even in foods that you would not think had any at all. Vegetables, fruits, and beans, for example, all contain tiny amounts of natural oils. It’s the added oils that get us into trouble with

lullabies, cooing, and maternal warmth. At the risk of sounding coldly biological, the fact is we’ve just drugged the baby. The natural opiates in mother’s milk seem to be part of the basis for the mother-infant bond. So why do we crave cheese more than milk or yogurt? That’s an easy one. As milk is turned into cheese, the water and whey protein are removed, leaving casein and fat—the most concentrated form of casein in any food. If nature builds opiates into milk products, it also builds the

Don’t get me wrong. His first three weeks were great. But things kept getting better and better. Every week brought him new success and helped him achieve things he had not thought possible. A Doctor’s Prescription Throughout this book, we’ve heard from a great many doctors and researchers, and now that we’re at the end of your 21-day adventure, I’d like you to be able to take them with you. Most are members of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, and you can join us.

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