Rosedale Diet, The
Rosedale Diet, The

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Finally -- the ultimate diet for fast, safe weight loss, lifelong health, and longer life, based on more than twenty years of research and the latest findings on appetite and weight. Metabolic specialist Ron Rosedale, M.D., has designed the Rosedale Diet to regulate the powerful hormone leptin, which controls appetite and weight loss by telling the brain when to eat, how much to eat -- and when to stop. New research shows that leptin may be one of the body's most important hunger control mechanisms. Control leptin, and you control your weight.

Most people's leptin levels are out of control, causing them to overeat and to store fat rather than burn it. The only way to flip the "hunger switch" back to normal is through a diet high in healthy fats and low in carbohydrates, saturated fat, and trans-fatty acids often found in processed food -- plus just 15 minutes of daily exercise.

Dr. Rosedale's 21-day diet plan is simple: Just select from the many foods on his "A" list, including "healthy-fat" foods such as avocados, nuts, olives, lobster, crab, shrimp, goat cheese, Cornish game hen, venison, and more. Then gradually add foods from the "B" list, such as steak, lamb chops, fruits, beans, and so on. A 28-day menu plan and more than 100 recipes, such as Dilled Salmon and Fresh Asparagus, Gingery Chicken Soup, Lasagna, Black Bean Wrap, Raspberry Mousse Cake, and French Silk Pie, make eating the Rosedale way deliciously easy.

Weight loss is just the beginning. The Rosedale Diet will make you feel satisfied, reduce cravings, and put you in control of your "sweet tooth." It can even help eliminate or reduce heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, and other conditions associated with "natural" aging, as many of Dr. Rosedale's patients can attest. You'll find inspiring stories from them -- and the power to control your weight and improve your health -- in this groundbreaking book.

Customer Reviews:

  • Hope for Pot Bellies
    This is the first book I have read that turned the three main energy sources into just two. Calories (energy) come from carbohydrates, fats and protein. But if your body is turning protein into energy, it removes the amino portion of the molecule first, and burns the rest as a carbohydrate. This is why both carbs and proteins stimulate the release of insulin, the hormone that is too high in virtually everyone who needs to lose weight. That is especially serious in diabetics, who are told to cut sugar, but encouraged to overindulge in protein. The results of substituting protein for carbs include disappointing results and kidney stress. One needs some protein for its own sake, so Dr. Rosedale--unique among low-carb diets--recommends calculating how much you need, and then sticking to that level.
    Fats are important in a diet like this, and Dr. Rosedale takes the time to discuss quality of fat. I see little sense in cutting out one bad energy source such as refined sugar, only to replace it with an equally unnatural source such as "liquid plastic" vegetable oil.
    I went ecstatic on trying his recipes. I made the best salad dressing I ever tasted from the Arugula salad dressing on page 240. I also discovered Balsamic Vinegar that day.
    Best of all, though, were the results. I no longer weigh myself--I want to get rid of my pot belly, and re-acquire a waist. So I measure my girth through the belly button, and note the results of many diets and supplements that are supposed to help. I managed to lose only an inch in two years before buying this book. I never applied the book 100 percent, but only partially as seemed good to me. I suffered no stress on this plan. And I finally saw the tape measure hit new lows I had not reached in years. ...more info
  • Rosedale diet healed my diabetes
    This is the best explanation of how what you put in your mouth changes your life! I am a skinny diabetic, wasting away on the vegan diabetes diet. And I still couldn't keep my bgs in check.
    On this diet I went from 200 fasting blood sugar to 113 in a week and I'm staying there. Dr Rosedale says I will eventually get back up to a healthy weight on this diet and I believe him.
    After three years of trying every diabetes diet out there, I am so appreciative of this new information. Thanks so much to Dr Rosedale....more info
  • The Rosedale Diet
    We are currently on the diet and it seems to be working. However, the book has some conflicting data in far as what you can eat each week. It does have meal plans and menus which are helpful...not all the recipes are usuable (they aren't that good)....more info
  • The best diet for Diabetics bar none!!!!
    This diet is not at all like the Atkins Diet. In fact, Dr. Rosedale warns against consuming saturated fats and strictly limits bacon, fatty red meats etc. So please don't pay attention to the reviewer who labeled it Atkinlike as they clearly did not read thru the book, let alone give it a fair try. The book does a marvelous job of telling us the pitfalls of consuming a high carbohydrate, high saturated fats and high protein. It is all about the right fats, balancing the hormones insulin and leptin, eating the right amount and kinds of protein and carbohydrates that produces weightloss in those who need it, reduces harmful triglycerides like no medication I have ever been on, lowers insulin to normal levels... in summary, to those of us who have these problems, this diet is no less than a life saver. A year after following this diet, not only have I lost weight, but more importantly I am off Lipitor, my blood sugar has stabilized and I am so grateful to Dr. Rosedale for his hard work and dedication that led to this book. It is a book you need to read, not just leaf thru... yes, there is work involved, purchasing and preparing whole foods, but its your life, isn't it worth it?...more info
  • Great diet for those who need to understand and remedy food cravings
    I discovered this diet book through a magazine article a couple of years ago. When I finally got motivated to actually follow the advice of this M.D., it was astounding at how easy it was - the hunger switch is turned off like he says. For those who have had the yo-yo syndrome, here's a diet that actually works and yes, it was always about the hormones!...more info
  • Hopelessly impractical
    The diet is an Atkins variation, more limiting and restrictive with fists full of supplements to take that he sells. It also comes with the usual dietary myths, i.e. after 6 weeks of no carbs, no sweets, no fruits, no starchy veggies, you'll adjust and be repulsed by the dessert tray and your palate will awaken to the full range of flavors found in celery...... Don't count on it.

    The diet leaves you with very very limited choices (spinach and almond salad 5x week?). No question weight loss will follow. I just don't believe anyone with the tremendous willpower to follow this diet would need it. Few people would be satisfied on a permanent diet of limited lean meat and green leafy vegetables. ...more info
  • Rosedale diet, he very best there is
    Having tried many other diets I highly recommend this diet to anyone interested in maximum health and maintaining a low body fat. It also lists the supplements that are essential to maintaining optimum health. It is a pity that Dr Rosedale is not a promoter because this book should have sold 20 million copies by now. ...more info
  • Blood Sugar, Not Cholesterol Linked To Heart Disease
    Dr. Ron Rosedale, a nationally known and respected expert on nutrition and health especially in regards to diabetes, has penned an article at which claims a person's blood sugar and not his cholesterol make him more likely to develop heart disease. This is groundbreaking material if you will examine this data he presents for yourself and should be on the front page of every newspaper, magazine and web site in the United States!

    Dr. Rosedale has already written a book entitled The Rosedale Diet which advocates healthy low-carb eating with vitamin supplements and no prescription drugs to eliminate the need for insulin and to help prevent or significantly reduce the chances for heart disease.

    In his article, "Cholesterol is NOT the Cause of Heart Disease," Dr. Rosedale states the longstanding notion that high cholesterol plays a role in heart disease is false. He explains that inflammation of the arteries can occur when cholesterol becomes oxidized and that the inflammation should be addressed, not the cholesterol itself. I love this analogy he used to make his point:

    "Using the same conventional medical thinking that is being used for cholesterol would lead one to believe that doctors should reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease by taking out everybody's brain."

    Yep, that'll solve the problem with Alzheimer's, won't it?! I'll have to use this one sometime!

    Dr. Rosedale said the REAL cause of heart disease can be found in that innocent of all substances we consume on a daily basis -- SUGAR! He believes through his scientific studies that they "inflict on tissues, including the lining of arteries, causing chronic inflammation and resultant plaque." EWWW! He adds that this can cause some "cholesterol abnormalities" that make it appear than cholesterol is the culprit in the damage when in fact it is the sugar in the blood. Hmmmm.
    The focus on the total cholesterol number is useless, Dr. Rosedale asserts because so-called LDL "bad" cholesterol can still "squeeze between the cells lining the inside of the arteries."

    We've always been told to get our "bad" cholesterol number down so we don't clog our arteries. But Dr. Rosedale believes his studies have shown that "cholesterol does not cause heart disease, but improper metabolic signals including improper signals to cholesterol (causing it to oxidize) and perhaps to the liver that manufactures the cholesterol, will cause heart and vascular disease and hypertension."

    Therefore, we should be looking at other possible causes for heart disease other than cholesterol. Dr. Rosedale reveals that getting rid of cholesterol (which he describes as the "Darth Vader" of what most people consider good heart health) will not solve the problem with heart disease and other health problems. He is especially critical of "statin" drugs like Lipitor and Crestor as nothing more than a way for drug companies to fatten their pockets (to the tune of $26 billion!) at the expense of scaring the public into lowering their cholesterol. He backs up that claim with some interesting associations that may make you wonder. Always follow the money!

    Actually, Dr. Mercola said that lowering cholesterol "might not be as healthy as we are being told."

    "More and more studies are coming out showing just how unhealthy lowering cholesterol might be, particularly by the use of statin drugs. In particular, statin drugs have been shown to be harmful to muscles causing considerable damage. A common symptom of this damage is muscular aches and pains that many patients experience on cholesterol-lowering drugs, however most do not realize that these drugs are to blame."

    I used to take Lipitor and can attest that it caused so much pain in my joints that I had to stop taking it. I injured my thumb playing basketball because the muscles were so weak in that hand from taking the Lipitor. My chiropracter called it POISON and urged me to get off of it. So I did. I then turned to Crestor and did not have the same side effects. Maybe Dr. Mercola's findings will blow a hole wide open in this argument that we need "statin" drugs to be normal. What if it's all been a big lie?!

    But he doesn't stop there. Dr. Rosedale said LOW cholesterol can actually "worsen patients with congestive heart failure, a life-threatening condition where the heart becomes too weak to effectively pump blood." YIKES!

    "Statin drugs have been shown to also cause nerve damage and to greatly impair memory. One reason that statin drugs have these various serious side effects is that they work by inhibiting a vital enzyme that manufactures cholesterol in the liver. However, the same enzyme is used to manufacture coenzyme Q10, which is a biochemical needed to transfer energy from food to our cells to be used for the work of staying alive and healthy. Statin drugs are known to inhibit our very important production of coenzyme Q10. Importantly, while many cardiologists insist that lowering cholesterol is correlated with a reduction in the risk of heart attacks; few can say that there is a reduction in the risk of mortality (death). That has been much harder to show. In other words it has never been conclusively shown that lowering cholesterol saves lives. In fact, several large studies have shown that lowering cholesterol into the range currently recommended is correlated with an increased risk of dying, especially of cancer."

    Now doesn't that throw a monkey wrench into everything you've ever known about cholesterol! So what are we supposed to believe? Is cholesterol good for us or not? Dr. Rosedale said there's no such thing as "good" and "bad" cholesterol because it's all "just cholesterol" which is carried through the blood.

    In making his point, Dr. Rosedale presents another great analogy for people to understand what he is saying:

    "There may be a weak correlation of elevated cholesterol with heart attacks, however this does not mean it is the cholesterol that caused the heart attack. Certainly gray hair is correlated with getting older; however one could hardly say that the gray hair caused one to get old. Using hair dye to reduce the gray hair would not really make you any younger. Neither it appears would just lowering your cholesterol.

    Excellent! We automatically assume high cholesterol causes heart attacks, but why? Did one cause the other or is that what we assume because that's what we've always been told? Maybe Dr. Rosedale is on to something here we need to examine a bit further.

    In fact, Dr. Rosedale goes so far as to describe cholesterol as the body's "hero" because it helps "to keep your cell membranes from falling apart" as a kind of cell "superglue."

    "It is a necessary ingredient in any sort of cellular repair. The coronary disease associated with heart attacks is now known to be caused from damage to the lining of those arteries. That damage causes inflammation. The coronary disease that causes heart attacks is now considered to be caused mostly from chronic inflammation."

    So it appears we've been lied to all these years when we've been told that cholesterol causes heart disease. Instead, it's the inflammation that causes the problems as the body attempts to repair the damage to the lining of the arteries. Rather than taking highly expensive "statin" drugs, Dr. Rosedale said you can take an aspirin, vitamin E and fish oil supplments, and make certain dietary changes to reverse the inflammation and prevent the heart problems from occuring.

    Finally, on the subject of triglycerides, Dr. Rosedale said they are nothing more than the fat that flows through the bloodstream. If your body is producing too much fat that isn't being burned off for energy, then your triglycerides will go up and "this indeed is a major problem."

    "The inability to burn fat underlies virtually all of the chronic diseases of aging, and in fact may contribute to the rate of aging itself. As such, one might think that the control [of] all fat burning and storage might be very important in heart disease, and the other diseases of aging such as diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis, and even cancer. Indeed, this appears to very much be the case."

    And guess what kind of eating plan gets your body into fat-burning mode the best. It's livin' la vida low-carb, of course! And since sugar is such a problem when it comes to heart disease, the lack of it in your low-carb lifestyle means your heart will be healthy for a very long time. This is solid proof that the low-carb lifestyle really is the healthy alternative to low-fat I'm always hammering. THANK YOU, DR. ROSEDALE! You have done a great service for the low-carb community and for the sake of good health for anyone willing to heed your scientific advice!

    We should thank Dr. Rosedale for his thorough research on this important subject and to continue to stand strong in the face of strong opposition.

    ...more info
  • Review of my recent book purchase
    My book purchase was everything I expected. It was in good condition as was stated in the description, and there were no markings, tears, or other distinguishing factors to take away from the book's appearance. I was very pleased, once again....more info
  • Terrific diet, awesome recipes!!
    The Rosedale Diet was recommended to me by a nutritionist. I was hesitant to try it; however, it is the best weight loss program I have ever been on. There are wonderful recipes in the back of the book. I was trying to lose 25 lbs. and after the first three weeks on this program I had lost 10 lbs. Sugar is not an option, however, you are eating so many nuts, salads, wonderful fish recipes etc., you are NOT hungry. It is a very healthy heart diet as well. A lot of olive oil, avacado oil, flax oil, walnut oils are used. I plan on sticking with it forever. My husband is extremely pleased with the meals I have made. I have been much more aware of Organic foods and their importance. Now after five weeks, I have lost 16 lbs. Only about 9 more to go!!!! ...more info
  • atkinslike
    Being brief. It is atkin's like. I don't think eating that much fat is good for a person. I never really got into it. Try YOU on a diet. by michael f. roizen and Mehmet oz, it's an amazing diet. It works. I wish I could return the book....more info
  • Rosedale Diet book
    First book for me by Dr Rosedale. Good price and a look at leptin diet which is for me, pretty restrictive. ...more info
  • I can't say enough GOOD THINGS about this program!!
    This is the most incredible diet I've ever been on! I've lost over 40 lbs in 4 months, and the greatest part is, it's easy to stay on! I truly feel for the first time in my life that I'm doing something positive about my over-all health, too. I'm going to be eating this way for the rest of my life~~ coming from me, that's truly amazing, because I've never stuck with a diet regimen for more than a couple of months! I gave the book 4 stars, because the recipe section has a lot to be desired. It would be great if Dr. Rosedale could come up with a new edition that has some better recipes. But the diet gets five-stars from me, HANDS DOWN!...more info
  • Rosedale Diet- Good sense (but inconsiderately American)
    The book describing the diet and the rationale for the diet is easy to read and to follow. The diet itself is effective but as a vegetarian (Indian food mainly) alternative approaches and examples would be useful. I find I have to compromise my vegetarianism to meet the requirements of the diet. Non-the-less applying the principles embedded in the description, explanation and examples of recipes is proving very effective.

    An irritation for me is the use of non-metric measures; this just makes things difficult. It also causes some careful consideration about choice of fish when several of the types used are not readily available in South Australia. In respect of brand specific substances like 'Manna From Heaven Bread' it would be of value to explain their characteristics/formula/why used so that we could find a substitute. However I have made a good start, am a week into the diet and feeling healthier for it.

    Please communicate with the author and ask him to write a supplement for vegetarians....more info
  • must know this!
    The title suggest its another book in diet-land..
    Wrong!.This is totaly different..
    A must know about the body and food.....more info
  • The Rosedale Diet
    I got this book subsequent to being diagnosed with high cholesterol, and being put on statin medication, to reduce it. I was appalled when I went to pick up my first thirty Zocor tablets, and was told "That'll be $155 please." I haven't had health insurance for three years now, and couldn't afford this amount. I was abit dismayed anyway, at being put on this medication. I thought I'd be able to bring my cholesterol down by reigning in my diet, I'd been eating poorly prior to my bloodwork. I found generic medication I could afford, and took it for two months, but wasn't convinced that inhibiting an enzyme in my liver was the way to solve the problem; if anything, the medication allowed me to keep eating crappy, and not have bad blood levels! So, after trying it the conventional way, and seeing that, yes, my cholesterol levels had come down, I decided to try Dr. Rosedale's diet, and supplement plan. I found it online, while researching cholesterol. I am in my third month of the diet, and, while I say I "approximate" the diet, I pretty well stick to the supplement plan. I've had some really good experiences with this, and some fear, at the high levels of some supplements he recommends, but have had remarkable results with Vitamin K. I was diagnosed with osteopenia a year or so ago, and put on Fosamx, which I refused to take. It also was expensive, $14 per weekly pill, and its mechanism of action, as well as potential side-effects turned me off. Dr. Rosedale recommends 2000 mcg of K per day for oseteoporosis prevention, 8000 mcg per day for treatment. Since osteopenia is a milder form of bone loss that osteoporosis, I take 5000 mcg per day, of K-1, which is what you get in most vitamin bottles. The chemical name starts with a P. There's another Vitamin K, which is K-2, and whose chemical name starts with an M, which you have to be careful about, because high levels of it can harm you, but the research I did on the internet says that K-1 isn't harmful at high levels, and can be helpful with connective tissue diseases. This I have to tell you. I have suffered from Dupuytren's in my left hand for five years, and mine was atypically painful. I was also getting Leiderhose, and Peyronies. Devestating. I was scared to take 2000 mcg K per day all at once, from the 100 mcg I was taking, so I ramped up to 1000 mcg the first day, then 2000 mcg the next day, and 5000 mcg the fourth day. After the second or third day, I began to notice dramatic changes in my left hand: reduction of pain, increased comfortable range of motion. Now, three weeks out, my Peyronies is all but gone, my Leiderhose almost gone, and my left hand only mildly affected. I was starting to get it in my right hand as well, and althought I still feel aches sometimes, it's greatly reduced over what I was experiencing before I took the increased doses of K. The stuff is cheap, too. I get 100, 100 mcg pills for $1.96. For a supposedly incurable disease! But I tried ordering Dr. Rosedale's supplements online, at his website, and although it took my order, it didn't ship, and my bankcard was never debited. Also, I wrote to Dr. Rosedale to tell him about the connective tissue disease improvements, with the Vitamin K, and to thank him for writing his book, and my mail came back, "Moved, no new address". I didn't know what to make of this, but the changes have been marvelous. I'm learning what it's like to relax. I was in a hyper state for so long, I guess with all the carbohydrates I used to eat, that the unhyper state seemed strange to me at first. I can look, plan, act. Before, and still sometimes, I act compulsivley, always running, like a hamster on a wheel, but this diet slows me down, allows me to be more in the moment, emotionally, which is not always positive, but at least it's real, and I'm learning to tolerate emotions I previously would have run away from. I used food as a place to hide, and, letting that go, I deal with reality more directly now. I just stop, get ahold of myself, wait, and the overwhelming feeling passes. I experience moments of stopping keeping myself in a perpetual motion cycle, and see outside of the corner I'd painted myself into. ...more info
  • Metabolic Transformation - A Life Saver and Enhancer
    If you are one of the 40 million Americans who are obese or suffer from Metabolic disorder/syndrome (Pre-Diabetes) this program will transform your metabolism back to health and away from a life of suffering from these ailments. Why? Because the program explains in plain english what is going on in your body metabolically and how we are literally killing ourselves with food and the poor food choices we make. Dr. Rosedale explains how Leptin, a master hormone is designed to keep us signaled to being full, being fit - burning fat, and regulate the other critical hormone involved with weight, obesity, and disease -- insulin. Unfortunately through poor food choices and diet, we disrupt the signaling process and deprive and deny our bodies the metabolic regulation that is intended from Leptin. The disastrous result is the cascade of obesity and diabetes that follows over time. It also leads to the disheartening struggle many find through fad diets and exercise, that the person is unable to lose weight or keep the weight off. Here is a program that will change the way you eat and think about food and get you on the track of good health and normal weight. Because diet is not just what you eat, it is also understanding HOW you metabolize food. This is not a diet per-se, but a program to get you to rethink how and what you eat and enjoy all the life-enhancing health benefits of normal weight. I think this book is the beginning of what will evolve to be one of the most important health setting trends as we confront aging and the obesity crisis overwhelming our country. This is beyond Atkins and South Beach as Dr. Rosedale gets to the root foodrelated causes of obesity and type 2 diabetes problems. He explains the connection to you in plain english. Get the book, go to your doctor, learn how efficiently (or not) you metabolize carbohydrates-sugar; learn what your fasting insulin and leptin levels are; learn what your critical postmeal blood sugar (postprandial) response is; and get the information you need to begin a new approach to getting healthy and fit. I look forward to more expanded editions of this book and cookbooks using the science explained by Dr. Rosedale....more info
  • The Rosedale Diet Book
    This is an excellent book for people living with Type II Diabetes as well as obesity. It teaches the science behind the latest theories and treatments which are far beyond the current treatment modalities. Personnally, I would like the book to have had more of the scientific background information but it is geared to every person dealing with metabolic dysharmony. The diet sections are very clear and concise as well as easy to follow. And it does not recommend starvation or calorie counting but rather just a change in the types of foods ingested. Food is Medicine!! I have recommended this book to all of my friends that could benefit from it's information. ...more info
  • My Body Really Did Change - Permanently
    I can only describe this diet as a miracle. After 30+ years of struggling, dieting and exercising, and getting nowhere, this is the one that works. Not only that, when I go off of it to splurge, I don't gain everything back. And I return to the plan time after time. Not only because it works (and it does), but because it is healthy and also it is easy to live with. The habit changes have been permanent. I do have more to lose, but I have no doubt that I will, now that my habits have changed for good. How wonderful not to be burdoned with a huge appetite any more. How wonderful to be able to make good informed choices now: When I put that cookie back on the plate, I now know exactly why it is so bad for me,in so many ways. My only regret is not discovering this plan decades before I did. I applaud Dr. Rosedale and hope he continues in his research, truly bringing us answers, instead of the same old plans that have been recommended for decades, just repackaged. Plans that still completely miss the mark. If nature blessed you with the sort of body that doesn't gain excess weight, maintains endocrine balance, and doesn't have an unhealthy lipid profile, then you don't need this. For the rest of us, this is the best of the lot....more info
  • How can you eat this stuff?
    Like the rest of the reviewers, I have tried most diets over the years. From low carb to low fat, from protein-sparing drinks to fat burning soups. Few of the diet plans have delicious recipes but most are palatable. Most of the recipes in this book are either tasteless or disgusting. One would have to believe in sadistic self-torture to eat this stuff. In particular, such recipes as Nutola should be declared illegal. If you lose weight on this diet, it will be a testament to the resilience of your stomach and colon. Please try some other plan....more info
  • It worked for me
    It worked for me - effortlessly.
    In high school 40 years ago I weighed about 165.
    For many years more recently my weight was in the 195 or so range.
    Several years back I got a desk job and my weight started to creep higher.
    A year ago February it was up to 210.
    This was 30 pounds above the upper range of my ideal weight.
    I had already tried cutting down on carbs but that obviously didn't work.
    I downloaded the e-book and tried it out.
    Within 2 months I lost 45 pounds.
    Now after that I became a little more lax in following the diet and my weight went back up to 180.
    In the last month or 2 I went back to following the diet relatively strictly - with some cheating.
    My weight is now down to 160 and I hope to lose another 5 lbs before I relax the diet.
    (Add more fruits and whole grains in particular.)
    Here is what I am eating now. Obviously you can substitute or broaden this with a wide variety of foods if you want to spend the prep time.

    I usually eat 2 bags of mixed vegetables a day - NOT however the classic mix of corn, carrots, pea etc.
    But various stir fry mixes - broccoli or sugar snap or asparagus stir fry. (not the one with the added pasta.)
    I cover this liberally with olive oil (key in my mind) and sprinkle with Mrs. Dash. Sometimes I'll add a can of sardines or 2 or 3 eggs. (As far as I'm concerned almost any non-processed protein source can be substituted for the sardines or eggs.)

    At night I usually eat a cup of oatmeal (dry measure) and half a pound or so of blueberries. And recently due to 18 holes of golf a day - 2 light beers are included as well.
    (Last year when I lost the weight I was not exercising at all.)

    Within the recent time frame where I have been losing this weight I have had numerous occasions where I have binged - and it shows on the scales - but I get back on the plan and my weight heads back down.

    I have no idea why this worked so well for me.
    I don't count calories.
    So I have no idea if I am eating substantially fewer calories than before.
    I suspect it may in fact change my metabolism so that it burns fat more efficiently.
    Which as I recall is one of the claims Rosedale makes.
    Also it definitely reduces cravings. I am not as hungry as I used to be.
    I don't buy and eat a whole pie anymore or the like.
    This latter is in fact one of the major claims made by Rosedale.
    I.e. the diet will curb hunger cravings.
    For me that is definitely true.

    Bottom line for me is that the diet works.

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  • Good manual for diet control IF you use it!
    I have found the text great because I have stuck with it and lost 22 pounds in 10 weeks. It really made sense for me so it felt like a natural fit to my lifestyle. But like any diet plan, it takes willpower and a real desire to get fit. For me once the weight began falling off, it became easier to stick to it. Nothing like having determination equal results!...more info
  • It's not only about the diet...
    As HMOs change our allopathic medical landscape doctors that hope to reap substantial rewards for their hard work and expertise take a toss at preaching the gospel of healthy living. The ones that win this lotto usually package some basic tools with insights people can use for achieving optimal health--in this case it's a diet book.

    Rosedale's insights are compelling and clear and offer a context for his assumptions of how diet helps people overcome disease and achieve optimal health: on page 44 he simply lists several diagnostic factors demonstrated to correlate to optimum health and well being. He calls these factors the "Longevity Profile":

    -low fasting leptin levels
    -low fasting insulin levels
    -reduction in fasting glucose
    -lower body temperature
    -low percentage of body fat
    -reduced thyroid levels
    -low triglycerides

    Of these Rosedale believes that Leptin (a neurotransmitter produced by fat cells and involved in the regulation of appetite) has been a key metabolic lever that people have not well understood or known how to modulate until recently. He believes the reason most all diets fail is because high leptin levels and leptin resistance invoke a vicious cycle of binge eating and fat storage that leads people to ill health and even greater leptin intolerance. Rosedale states that "It's almost impossible to eat less when..." a person has leptin resistance.

    Rosedale offers his diet as a simple, healthful way to break that cycle while still eating a wide ranging menu and being able to eat a full meal. It's not quite the "eat your cake and have it too" free pass, but Rosedale outlines his diet in a way that should allow most anyone a simple and direct means to comfortably eat their way to a more healthy life. Rosedale delivers a clear and practical approach with enough references in the back of the book to validate that his assumptions are not half-baked. He's also a good businessman (rare for a doctor) with his branding of the Rosedale this and the Rosedale that, as well as a line of supplements called Rosedale Metabolics; however, all these are not necessary to apply his wisdom or achieve better health through his diet and only mildly detract from the message of the book, which is why I give this one four stars.

    Reviewer's context: I've been a competitive athlete all my life, am 44 years old, still active and always had low body fat; I bought this book for understanding pop medical approaches to longevity and common ways to increase my "healthspan". Whether or not you use Rosedale's diet (I don't) please do not undervalue daily nutrition and activity, it is the most powerful influence you can control in your day to day well-being-it's huge. I say "it is" because you must consider activity (even a low level) as an integral part of your daily nutrition and proper digestion-without it your body will not fully repair itself and get better over time as it would if you do have activity in your life. If it's all about feeling better, then why not start now? Best health to everyone....more info
  • A waste of money
    This diet book is a waste of money. If I would go on this diet, I would starve. It is so restrictive that I would very soon be bored with the foods allowed. I want to lose weight but I don't think I would be able to stick to this restrictive a plan. There seems to be some inconsistencies in the book. Recipes include things he says earlier in the book are no-nos. So are they ok or not? Don't waste the money....more info
  • Great Book!
    "Adkins, where protein and saturated fat are unrestricted and vegetables are for the most part verboten"

    Simply not true...again. If you can't take the time to study Aktins please don't make a fool of yourself and misquote it.

    On adkins you NEED to eat 5-6 whole Servings a day of vegitables a day. (More than most eat in America) Even on the FIRST TWO WEEK OF INDUCTION.... however even though its obvious and in print MANY love to PASS IT UP.

    As far as this book goes I feel that it is fantastic. I supremely adresses the MAIN cause and affect of Leptin resistance and the nutrition is sound.

    I am sure it will help many to get themselves on the right track towards health....more info


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