Carbohydrate Addict's Diet
Authors: Rachael Heller PhD, Richard Heller PhD
This is a low carb high protein diet, written
by Drs Rachael and Richard Heller. The Hellers consider that a significant
percentage of overweight people have a metabolic problem with their blood
chemistry which causes food cravings and excessive fat storage. The Carbohydrate
Addicts Diet recommends that you don't eat anything which contains more
than 4g of carbs per serving, except at "reward meals".
Carbohydrate Addicts Diet
- A Brief Synopsis
The diet program consists of a 14 Day Induction
Plan, followed by four separate plans (A,B,C and D) to be selected according
to your weight loss progress. Basically, at the end of each week, you
decide how much weight you want to lose during the following week and
choose your eating plan accordingly. The diet advises you to aim to lose
about one percent of your current weight each week.
In simple terms, you may eat two "Complementary"
meals a day, comprising 75-125g of meat, fish or chicken or cheese along
with two cups of salad or non-starchy vegetables. You are also advised
to have two complementary snacks a day - equivalent to about half a complementary
meal. Then, once a day, you are allowed a "Reward" meal in which
there are no banned foods, although you are advised to choose a good balance
of nutrients. The reward meal combines carbohydrates, protein and vegetables.
It must be eaten within an hour from start to finish. As a rule of thumb,
any food that contains more than 4g of carbohydrate per portion can only
be eaten at a reward meal.
The diet recommends exercise. If you don't
follow a specific daily exercise program you are advised to keep active
during the day.
Carbohydrate Addicts Diet - Health Issues
Some diet experts have expressed concern
about the high level of protein on this diet, as well as the ease with
which excessive calories may be consumed.