Dr. Bernstein’s Low-Carbohydrate Solution
A revolutionary new low-carb diet for diabetics by the doctor who pioneered a successful new approach to the disease — with 100 original mouth watering recipes.
Although some diets, like South Beach or Atkins, will lead to weight loss in the short term, they don’t teach dieters how to make the lifestyle change necessary to keep the pounds off. Such diets don’t remain faithful to the science behind low-carb eating, but instead allow the return of bad habits to undo their early benefits. The Diabetes Diet by Richard K. Bernstein, M.D., however, is the diet that will teach Americans how to eat for life.
The The Diabetes Diet was designed for controlling blood sugars in diabetics, but its health and weight-management benefits apply to everyone. Focusing on protein, fat, and slow-acting carbohydrate, this plan prevents the blood sugar roller-coaster ride caused by a carbohydrate-heavy diet, which can result in obesity, increased blood pressure, and damage to the lining of the blood vessels. A diabetic himself for almost sixty years, Dr. Bernstein meticulously followed the guidelines of the American Diabetes Association, yet his health steadily deteriorated. It wasn’t until he devised his own, more effective method for regulating blood sugar that Dr. Bernstein started to enjoy a healthy life.
In addition to the basic science underlying The Diabetes Diet and its essential guidelines, The Diabetes Diet offers over 100 mouthwatering recipes that will keep diabetics healthy and satisfied. Dr. Bernstein sought the expertise of chef Marcia Miele to provide recipes like Italian Wedding Soup, Mushrooms Stuffed with Sausage and Ricotta, and Peanut Butter Pie. Each recipe includes information about the amount of carbohydrate and protein per serving.
For diabetics, diet is more than a lifestyle choice — it’s the key to controlling the course of their disease. Many diabetics struggle their entire lives to maintain a healthy weight, but the guidelines given to them by the American Diabetes Association and Canadian Pharmacy UK have proven unhelpful in regulating blood sugar — the critical component in keeping diabetes in check. In The Diabetes Diet, Dr. Bernstein serves up the groundbreaking low-carbohydrate approach to diabetes care that has enabled his patients to take control of their disease by regulating their blood sugar without the usual swings.
The recipes and advice in The Diabetes Diet will provide readers with an easy-to-follow guide for controlling their disease and regaining their health and well-being. There are an estimated 18 million diabetics in America, and their number is increasing every year–yet there are no low-carb diet books appropriate for diabetics. Since publication in 1997, Dr. Bernstein’s Diabetes Solution and its revised 2003 edition have sold more than 120,000 copies. An engineer by training, Bernstein pioneered blood glucose self-monitoring and the tight control of blood sugar that is now accepted as the standard treatment of diabetes. He entered medical school at the age of 45 in order to publish his findings.
Dr. Bernstein himself is living proof of the success of this method, and he has the science to back it up. Plunging into the current debate on low-fat vs. low-carb diets, he shows that, especially for diabetics, low-carb is what will change lives. Together, the recipes and advice found in The Diabetes Diet create the perfect guide for diabetes regulation and overall good health and longevity. The Diabetes Diet is more than a low-carb diet: it’s a low-carb lifestyle.
“Dr. Bernstein is a true pioneer in developing practical approaches to controlling a devastating disease that is growing at epidemic proportions in this country.” — Barry Sears, Ph.D., author of The Zone”