Synopses & Reviews
Lose Weight • Slow the Aging Process • Feel Great
. . . and never count calories again!
If you are following a popular diet -- whether it is low-carb, low-fat, food combining or limited calories -- it is killing you. It is breaking down every component of your body, causing destruction of your healthy muscle tissue and aging everything from your brain cells to the skin on your face.
But there is an alternative. You can have the body you want without dangerous diets, unproven supplements and punishing workouts. Dr. Schwarzbein’s revolutionary program uses the body's metabolic system to help you postpone or reverse the degenerative effects of aging and lose weight for life by:
- Balancing carbohydrates and fat - without eliminating food groups or counting calories
- Managing stress and getting a great night's sleep
- Tapering off and reversing cravings such as tobacco, alcohol, caffeine and sugar
- Switching from strenuous cardio exercise to moderate resistance training and stretching
- Balancing your hormones with the right kind of hormone replacement therapy
This is the book Dr. Schwarzbein's hundreds of thousands of fans have been waiting for -- a simple straightforward program that will finally break the cycle and give you longer life, permanent weight loss and increased energy . . . the healthy way.
"In the sea of diet/lifestyle books, The Schwarzbein Principle is one of the most balanced, sensible and effective programs . . . I applaud Dr. Schwarzbein's revolutionary yet realistic approach to food."
- Christiane Northrup, M.D., author of The Wisdom of Menopause
"Bestselling endocrinologist Schwarzbein (The Schwarzbein Principle; The Schwarzbein Principle II: The Transition) expands on familiar topics in her third book touting her health and weight-loss plan. Schwarzbein's philosophy is that good health should precede weight loss, which is not the goal but the natural outcome of achieving a healthy metabolic system and body. While we can't control genetic aging, Schwarzbein says, we can control metabolism. To do so, she suggests readers follow her five-step program, which prescribes healthy eating, stress management, tapering off such toxic chemicals as nicotine and alcohol, cross-training exercises and hormone replacement therapy for those who need it. While many of Schwarzbein's recommendations aren't groundbreaking (e.g., eat whole grains and fresh vegetables), some readers may be encouraged by her insistence on eating good fats and carbs ('eating too few carbs breaks you down'), not skipping meals, not over-exercising and getting plenty of rest. Schwarzbein opts for resistance training and stretching, claiming that 'overdoing' cardiovascular or stimulating exercises will damage the heart and metabolism (like eating too few carbs, it also 'breaks you down'). Schwarzbein offers a moderate, balanced approach that may actually result in weight gain before weight loss kicks in. Her moderate plan is almost revolutionary in these exaggerated dieting times. Forecast: Schwarzbein already has a following, established with her first book, and that, along with an endorsement by Suzanne Somers, should start this book off strongly." Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)
Now, for the first time, Dr. Schwarzbein gives readers what they have been asking for: week-by-week steps they can use to implement this system into their lives. The pay-off for making the switch? A renewed metabolic system that creates long-term health, vitality, energy, slower aging, and the ideal body. While other diet programs promise little more than a temporary crash weight loss regimen, Dr. Schwarzbein's plan offers something much better: a permanent body change and an end to yo-yo dieting.
While other diet programs promise little more than a temporary crash weight-loss regimen, Dr. Schwarzbein's plan offers something much better: a permanent body change and an end to yo-yo dieting.
This groundbreaking book dispels the myths perpetuated by some bestselling diet books that may help people lose weight, but will put them on the fast track to disease. Based on sound research and the success of thousands of people, The Schwarzbein Principle proves that excess weight, degenerative disease and accelerated aging can be controlled -- and reversed -- in a healthful way.
The Schwarzbein Principle is a holistic guide to achieving lasting weight loss, normalizing metabolism and maintaining ideal body composition through lifestyle and nutrition. By bringing the internal systems into balance, the Schwarzbein program has been proven to: reverse type II diabetes; free people from food cravings for chocolate, caffeine and sugar; cure depression and mood swings; and reduce body fat while building lean tissue. The nutritional program consists of two phases --Healing and Maintenance -- which are easy to adopt into any lifestyle. Instead of shunning fat, the program advocates eating all of the good fats and proteins your body needs as well as an unlimited portion of non-starchy carbohydrates. By incorporating the lifestyle components of stress management, exercise and eliminating harmful stimulants, program participants experience renewed energy and vitality. Don't forget to check out the cookbooks!
About the Author
Diana Schwarzbein, M.D., is a leading authority on metabolic healing. She founded The Schwarzbein Institute of Santa Barbara in 1993, where she specializes in diabetes, osteoporosis, menopause, and thyroid conditions.