Average Weight Loss: One to two pounds a week
Type of Diet: High Carbohydrate (with “bad” carbs restricted) and Low Fat
This diet may be unsafe for certain individuals.*
About The Diet
It was hard to find negative reviews about this diet, in fact, it was hard to find much information about this diet on Google searches other than standard book reviews. That’s probably because of the diet’s name (“good carbohydrates” independent of this book is a popular search term) and not because the diet doesn’t have its lovers and its haters.
However, we found a video that at examines (even if with some suspicion) information contained in the book and adequately explains the premise behind this book.
Dr. Terry Shintani is an American physician, attorney, nutritionist, author, lecturer, radio show host and community advocate. He is formally designated a “Living Treasure of Hawaii” and created the Hawaii Diet (1999) and later, the Good Carbohydrates Diet (2002). The Good Carbohydrates diet makes substantial health claims in addition to promising weight loss:
…”In his bestselling book The HawaiiDiet™, Dr. Terry Shintani showed readers how they could eat nearly twice as much food as they usually do and still lose weight. Now, as a much-needed voice of reason amid today’s clamor of weight-loss programs that eliminate carbohydrates from the diet in favor of protein-only foods, Dr. Shintani returns with a revolutionary approach to weight-maintenance and total-body health. Here, you’ll learn how to:
- Identify the “good” carbohydrates, from whole-grain pasta and pita bread to sweet potatoes and brown rice, as well as an array of vitamin-rich fruits and vegetables
- Lower your cholesterol and blood pressure, and control your blood sugar levels to help prevent the onset of osteoporosis, cancer, stroke, and other serious illnesses
- Design a delicious, affordable 21-day meal plan to get you started on the path toward weight loss and total-body wellness
…and much more. Whether you’re seeking permanent weight loss, lower cholesterol, or a crash-course in good nutrition, The Good Carbohydrate Revolution promises to make eating well — and staying well — easier to achieve than ever before.”
It is precisely because of these claims, it is important to talk with your doctor before starting this diet as it may attract people who have health conditions who need more than a diet plan to treat their condition.
- Unable to Locate an Official Website
Because he has so many diet books on the market, and finding accurate reviews was challenging, we are posting this video interview with Dr. Shintani who now claims you can reverse disease in 10 days on his plan and his current line of thinking on diet and lifestyle.
** Provided for information only. This is not an ad but an excerpt from Amazon.com so you can read more about this book. **
The Good Carbohydrate Revolution: A Proven Program for Low-Maintenance Weight Loss and Optimum Health
By Dr. Terry Shintani
The Good Carbohydrate Plan is a high carbohydrate eating plan that helps you control your weight, your blood sugar, and your cholesterol permanently by changing the sources of carbohydrates in your diet. I have used this plan for nearly fifteen years to help my patients lose weight naturally and control their blood sugar without calorie counting. It is centered on good carbohydrates — those that provoke the smallest rise in blood sugar and insulin — and can be tailored to your individual needs.
The Good Carbohydrate Plan translates the latest scientific research about carbohydrates and other nutrients into a set of principles called The Five C’s for finding good carbohydrates and a table I call the Carbohydrate Quotient to help you with your food choices. I’ve also included in this book recipes and tips on how you can make the most of good carbohydrates.
Before starting this, or any other diet, please be sure to consult with your own doctor to make sure that this diet is safe for you to follow.