Dieting is just a temporary solution; to be successful it has to be a lifestyle change. I don’t know about you but I’m not prepared to live the rest of my life in fear of eating carbs. So when I found Eating Free: The Carb-Friendly Way to Lose Inches, Embrace Your Hunger, and Keep Weight Off for Good weight loss book I let out a sigh of relief.
Written by Manuel Villacorta, a nutrition counselor and weight-loss expert, Eating Free explains why low calorie, no carb, and high intensity exercise work against our body and cause us to fail. Villacorta explains how ghrelin, a hormone that controls hunger works properly when we eat regularly and eat well. Eating Free reminds readers that it’s crucial to eat small meals compared to skipping or eating large meals. This allows your ghrelin to remain balanced to prevent sugar spikes and weight gain.
The most exciting part of this eating style is the incorporation of carbs in your everyday diet. Your brain needs an average of 130 grams of carbs per day to function properly which explains why I felt insane when doing no carb diets in the past.
Some other exciting recommendations from Villacorta
- Small portions every three to four hours
- Eating a balanced meal that includes 45% carbs, 30% protein and 25% fats
- Ability to eat carbs and chocolate!
Eating Free includes meal plans for multiple calorie levels so you can customize your weight loss based on your starting weight. This is great because every person is different, so starting at being overweight and decreasing to 1000 calories is a recipe for disaster.
This is a great book that comes with easy-to-follow meal plans for a week as well as an easy to use shopping list. The charts and checklists are great for the novice or in some cases even the seasoned dieter. If you are looking to make a lifestyle change that will result in weight loss and increased energy that includes the ability to eat carbs consider picking up Eating Free.
Eating Free: The Carb-Friendly Way to Lose Inches, Embrace Your Hunger, and Keep Weight Off for Good Book Details
- Written by Manuel Villacorta
- Published by Health Communications
- ISBN 978-0-7573-1635-7
- Retail Price: $15.95
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