The Sugar Blockers Diet: The Doctor-Designed 3-Step Plan to Lose Weight, Lower Blood Sugar, and Beat Diabetes--While Eating the Carbs You Love

The Sugar Blockers Diet: The Doctor-Designed 3-Step Plan to Lose Weight, Lower Blood Sugar, and Beat Diabetes--While Eating the Carbs You Love

by Rob Thompson

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Overview

This groundbreaking plan teaches you to outsmart blood sugar spikes so you can eat the carbs you love and still lose weight.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781609612542
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 12/24/2012
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

ROB THOMPSON, MD, is a board-certified cardiologist and the author of The Glycemic Load Diet and The Glycemic Load Diet Cookbook. He lives and practices in Seattle.

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Table of Contents

Introduction viii

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

Conclusion 306

appendix a Sugar Blockers Diet Menus 309

appendix b Sugar Blockers Diet Journal 325

appendix c List of Glycemic Loads 345

acknowledgments 356

Index 357

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The Sugar Blockers Diet: The Doctor-Designed 3-Step Plan to Lose Weight, Lower Blood Sugar, and Beat Diabetes--While Eating the Carbs You Love 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
rsrey More than 1 year ago
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.