Author(s): ELAINE GARDNER
The weight-loss benefits of low-carbohydrate diets are well known and this book provides a balanced view of this type of diet. With a practical, user-friendly introduction that focuses on the benefits of regular exercise and the science behind low-carbohydrate eating, it offers a simple and effective guide to long-term weight loss. Foods to avoid are listed, and foods that your body needs to stay fit and healthy are recommended, with tips on preparation and nutrition, helping you stick to a low-carbohydrate diet.
Over 150 nutrient-packed and low-carbohydrate recipes, which have been specially selected to provide essential fats and proteins, will help you to achieve optimum health. Choose from delicious green beef curry with Thai aubergines, fresh scallops with fennel and bacon, or frittata with sun-dried tomatoes. Tasty low-carb breakfasts include soufflé omelette with mushrooms, and herrings in oatmeal with bacon. Satisfying soups, such as stilton and watercress, are a healthy choice, while even delicious desserts can be low-carb - try baked ricotta cakes with red sauce or a mango and lime fool.
With clear, step-by-step guides, detailed nutritional information for each recipe, structured meal planners and a comprehensive table that outlines the carbohydrate content and glycaemic index of many basic foods, this is a complete reference guide for anybody interested in rapid, effective and healthy weight loss.
Contributing editor Elaine Gardner is a dietician and health writer. She works actively in the field of health promotion and lectures in public health. Her love of food and the desire to obtain the optimum health benefits from it has led her to develop delicious yet nutritious recipes that are ideally suited to both a busy modern lifestyle or slow, relaxing dinner parties. Elaine balances her work with the practical demands of a family and a wish to travel the world.