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The Low-Carb Cookbook

The Original: The Low-Carb Cookbook

The Complete Guide to the Healthy Low-Carbohydrate Lifestyle with over 250 Delicious Recipes, Everything You Need to Know about Stocking the Pantry, and Sources for the Best Prepared Foods and Ingredients.

  • What to eat when you're missing pasta, potatoes, bread, or crispy/crunchies
  • The various sweeteners available, and how to use them most effectively
  • The one and only low-carb tortilla, and where to get it
  • What to drink
  • Sorting out the low-carb gurus
  • Dealing with plateaus
  • How to cope with entertaining and holidays
  • Sources for great low-carb products
  • PLUS: over 250 simple, delicious, real food recipes

Now Also Available in Paperback!

The Essential Guide to the Healthy Low-Carb Lifestyle for Dieters Who Love to Eat

    "A tour de force for low-carbohydrate cooking... [Fran McCullough] has walked the walk and knows first-hand the culinary dilemmas that bedevil people trying to adapt to a low-carbohydrate life in a high-carbohydrate world. And what she offers in The Low-Carb Cookbook is more than a cookbook- it's a primer on how to modify your kitchen, stock your pantry, alter your cooking methods, and change your life to accommodate your new lower-carbohydrate, higher-protein regimen... With The Low-Carb Cookbook boredom will never again be a valid excuse for straying from the path of low-carbohydrate righteousness."

-Michael Eades, M.D., and Mary Dan Eades, M.D., authors of Protein Power

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From the Book Jacket:

    Millions of people with weight problems have discovered that all roads to successful weight loss do not begin with the low-fat diet. For most overweight people, in fact, a high-protein, low-carbohydrate plan is the preferred regimen to correct a metabolic imbalance, the source of the problem. While this eating plan runs counter to all the proscriptions of government nutritionists, it has proven to be not only a safe but also highly effective method of weight reduction and the basis for a lifetime of good health.

    The one stumbling block for many low-carb converts, however, is the restrictive nature of the diet itself: Can anyone really live happily ever after without a lot of sweets, bread, pasta, and all the other grain- and starch-based foods that are so central to the American palate? Diet books themselves offer only a limited selection of "diet" recipes that have little to do with real life — which includes holidays, family dinners, and entertaining. But help — and really good, satisfying eating — have finally arrived in The Low-Carb Cookbook, a collection of over 250 delicious recipes and essential shopping information that prove the low-carb diet can be followed for a lifetime, with pleasurable anticipation instead of grim determination.

    Fran McCullough is the ideal low-carb guide, for she not only brings years of experience as a cookbook editor and writer to the project, but after years of frustration on low-fat and other diet schemes, has also lost over sixty pounds herself the low-carb way. Because turning to low-carb eating is like learning a new kitchen language, McCullough begins the book with an invaluable checklist of pantry essentials as well as creative substitutes for foods you may be missing (like mashed potatoes), and tradeoffs for those times when you do crave a carbo indulgence. The heart of the book, though, is the dozens of wonderful recipes for every course, from appetizers like a Mexican Shrimp Cocktail to an easy and extraordinary Cream of Mushroom Soup, from a Middle Eastern Lamb Salad to Nut-Crusted Swordfish, from vegetable dishes like Roasted Potato Skins and Zucchini "Pasta" to desserts like Berries with Trembling Cream and a made-in-moments Chocolate Mousse.

    If you love to eat, toss out your pasta boxes, and invite even your non-dieting friends to dinner, for with The Low-Carb Cookbook you'll discover that it is finally possible to lose weight and stay healthy without saying goodbye to good eating.

 
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