The Insulin Resistance Diet – Overview
How To Turn Off Your Body’s Fat-Making Machine
by Cheryle R. Harte and Mary Kay Grossman
The product description of this book on Amazon.com runs as follows:
Conquer insulin resistance. Reduce cravings. Eat your favorite foods. And lose weight!
If you have tried every diet and are still struggling with your weight, the real culprit may be insulin resistance. When you have more glucose than your body needs, your body responds by producing more insulin to stabilize your blood sugar level and store the excess glucose as fat. In The Insulin-Resistance Diet, Cheryle R. Hart and Mary Kay Grossman show you how to control insulin resistance and lose weight without sacrificing all of your favorite foods.
Overcome insulin resistance and lose weight with:
- The exclusive Link-and-Balance Eating Method, which balances carbs with the right amount of protein at the right time for maximum weight loss
- Self-tests to determine your insulin resistance and check your progress with linking and balancing
- Real-world strategies for eating at home and out on the town
- Easy-to-make, tasty recipes and livable meal plans
Benefits of The Insulin-Resistance Diet
If the above description didn’t make it abundantly clear why this book is a must-read for anyone with insulin resistance, then certainly the testimonials will give you even more reason to trust in its ability to deliver on its promises. Of all the low-carb diets out there, this one seems to be the simplest to adapt to your lifestyle, because it doesn’t completely rule out carbohydrates. It demonstrates a formula of linking and balancing, namely making sure that your carbs are balanced in a very specific ratio with protein.
More importantly, it is a way of eating that anyone could conceivably adopt in the long term – something which those of us who are insulin resistant are seeking. Many other diets are too strict or too boring, and we know that with all the best intentions in the world, this fact alone will eventually make us lose interest in a strict plan – to the detriment of our health.
There is a more comprehensive review of the book here
In other posts I will be comparing the structure, benefits and disadvantages of some of the most well-known low carb diets, such as Atkins, the Paleo (or Caveman) Diet, and I will also review these separately as they are all specifically insulin resistance diets. Each of these diets has its merits, and everyone should research and try the one that is best suited to their lifestyle and needs.