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01-20-2008, 06:06 PM
One of the wonderful ladies here, whom I cannot thank enough, suggested a book called Living the Low Carb Life by Jonny Bowden. I got the book from the library this week. I love it! :carrot:

Not only does the book explain how low carb works but why low carb works for some and why others don't need it. While there are people out there who can cut their calories and exercise and loose weight, I am not one of them. And although I personally don't think you should have to explain your way of living, this book will help you understand and ultimately explain this way of life, why it is not dangerous and is actually more natural than vegetarianism.

I really think this book should be required reading for anyone living or considering starting a low carb life. It is especially useful to someone who has not decided on a specific plan because he rates 14 low carb plans.

I plan on buying this book for myself.:^:

Amy On a Mission76
01-20-2008, 09:16 PM
Thanks for the tip. This book is on my list on things to get, now!:df:

01-20-2008, 09:47 PM
I love this book!

01-22-2008, 09:33 AM
Awesome! I'll keep my eyes peeled!

On a similar note, I wholeheartedly recommend Gary Taubes' Good Calories, Bad Calories, which is a comprehensive look at the past couple of centuries' work in nutrition research, detailing the painfully scanty evidence upon which the government decided to back the 'low fat' approach, complete with Food Pyramids and all that jazz. It's fascinating. It's the reason I'm low carbing it right now, in fact. It's not light reading, by any means, but it really is fabulous if you want a solid understanding of how low carb and high protein/fat impacts upon your body - written by a hard scientist with no vested interest in selling one scheme or another.