Starches are one of the biggest culprits when it comes to the nation's weight problems. Starches spike blood sugar levels, which can make losing weight nearly impossible. Unfortunately, many of favorite foods--pasta, bread, rice--are the worst offenders. But who wants to cut out these delicious dishes and feel deprived?
By focusing on certain foods that slow the effect of starches on blood sugar, The Sugar Blockers Diet offers a smart eating strategy that can be maintained for life. These foods, called sugar blockers, include all kinds of everyday foods from steak or cheese to vinaigrette or a glass of wine. Learning how to include these foods at every meal will not only help you lose weight, but also help you reverse insulin resistance and defend against diabetes.
In addition to a robust list of sugar blocking foods and strategies, the book includes more than 50 tantalizing, nutrient-rich recipes; an easy, fun walking plan proven to balance blood sugar and help the pounds melt away; and a proven plan on which real men and women lost up to 18 1⁄2 pounds and 9 1⁄4 inches in just 6 short weeks.
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Table of Contents
I Why Sugar Block?
Chapter 1 Carbohydrates and the Diseases of Civilization 3
Chapter 2 Insulin: The Calorie-Storing Hormone 11
Chapter 3 The Danger of Sugar Shocks 29
Chapter 4 The Power of Sugar Blocking 37
II Sugar Blockers for Sugar Shockers
Chapter 5 Identifying the Culprits 59
Chapter 6 Nature's Most Abundant Sugar Blocker 89
Chapter 7 Activating Your Body's Sugar-Blocking Systems 109
III The Sugar Blockers Diet
Chapter 8 Putting the Plan into Action 127
Chapter 9 Sugar-Blocking Cuisine 143
Chapter 10 Negotiating a Carb-Filled World 211
IV Sugar Blockers: Beyond Diet
Chapter 11 Exercise: Getting the Most Benefit with the Least Effort 231
Chapter 12 Blocking the Sugar That Comes from Within 265
Chapter 13 Sugar-Blocking Medications and Weight Loss 275
Chapter 14 Blocking Sugar's Effects on Your Arteries 289
appendix a Sugar Blockers Diet Menus 309
appendix b Sugar Blockers Diet Journal 325
appendix c List of Glycemic Loads 345
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A friend told me about this book. I looked at several like it and this was the best on how starch and sugar work in your digestion. My husband has both type 2 diabetes and gerd, so his diet is challenging. This book has helped us find foods that work for both. I have also lost weight as a result of the changes we have made.