Average Weight Loss: One to two pounds a week.
Type of Diet: Low-carbohydrate / Carbohydrate-controlled.
About The Diet
While the diet is called “The Carbohydrate Addict’s Diet,” and it limits many carbohydrates you can still have desserts with your “reward meals.” This approach works well for people who can stick to eating only a certain amount of indulging foods and then not go back for more. If you have trouble self-regulating this approach could be Pandora’s box for you — that calculated one small piece of cake could turn into one more bite, and then one more.
Factoring in the ability to indulge (with certain rules) is not uncommon in diets programs (even Weight Watchers allows for “cheat” type foods) but if your goal is to follow a true low-carb ketogenic diet you may have trouble getting into and staying in benign dietary ketosis on this plan.
In the first two weeks the diet allows meat, poultry, fish, oils, dressings and low-carb desserts. After that you can start to slowly bringing back certain carbs into your diet, these types depends on what your weight loss goals are and how quickly you want to meet your goals.
In the late 90s this diet gained popularity among women with polycystic ovarian syndrome who tired of the extreme restrictions of Atkins. If you have tried ketogenic low carb diets, but just could not stick to them this may be a reasonable alternative for you to consider. You may lose weight more slowly, but if you can stick to a plan longer, your chances of long-term success are greatly increased.
- Medicinenet.com’s Look at the Carbohydrate Addict’s Diet
- If you’re a carb addict, don’t think you can’t reward yourself… daily!
- Diet was designed to help decrease or and eliminate cravings for carbs.
- Not as Strict as the Atkin’s diet
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The Carbohydrate Addict’s Diet: The Lifelong Solution to Yo-Yo Dieting
By Dr. Rachael F. Heller, Dr. Richard F. Heller
Now, Drs. Richard and Rachael Heller of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York have discovered a revolutionary new diet that eliminates the cravings and helps you to overcome the yo-yo syndrome–permanently–without deprivation. based on the Hellers’ nine years of research, thousands of case studies, and their own personal victories over cravings and weight (maintaining a 200 pound loss between them!), this healthful, unique diet features a pleasurable way that adapts to your lifestyle and does away with measuring, food exchanges and calorie counting. A daily Reward Meal, along with wholesome, balanced Complementary Meals, fit easily into busy schedules, restaraunt meals, holiday celebrations, and vacations.
If you have insulin resistance, pre-diabetes, type 2 diabetes, or polycystic ovarian disease, talk to your doctor before starting any diet. If you have a metabolic condition you may need more than just dietary changes to lose weight and balance your hormones and blood sugars.