My Low Carb Story, Diet Book, Cookbook and Shopping List

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I used to think that a bowl of cereal with milk and a banana for breakfast was better than three eggs with bacon. I have changed my mind. I have decided to follow a low carbohydrate diet for the rest of my life. I started with a low carb diet in 1998 and two medicals studies have convinced me that this was the right thing to do.
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About Fernando Urias

Fernando Urias is a manufacturing engineer and manager with experience leading large organizations and projects. His hobbies include cooking, low carb dieting, guitar playing, reading and writing economic theory.

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Review by: Tara Drolma on March 21, 2012 :
This is a great book. It is easy to read and very informative. The author shares his personal experience with a low carb diet and he also provides a lot of information that he has gleened from reading many books on the subjecct. It is an easy read and you can finish it in a few hours. I would discount spookies remarks. The information the author puts forth is documented so you can do your own research. He makes no claim to be a doctor and states that clearly in the disclaimer at the beginning of the book.
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Review by: Kathleen Patel on Oct. 27, 2011 :
Great book! Just the inspiration that I needed : )
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Review by: Fred Harriman on Feb. 21, 2011 :
Being a Road Warrior, I appreciate others' experiences in keeping their weight under control. This was a very useful account of how Mr. Urias was able to eat right. Very interesting.
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Review by: spookie on Sep. 26, 2010 : (no rating)
The author suggests that eating three eggs and bacon for breakfast is healthier than cereal and a banana. On page 2 he clarifies and states he was eating two cups of cereal with the banana, a gigantic amount of cereal! It is simply irresponsible to suggest that eating a half a chicken at a sitting is healthy. Large amounts of animal products simply are not healthy, and vegetables and fruits are. Those 100 year olds he refers to undoubtedly ate very little in the way of animal products and plenty of raw, unprocessed vegetables and a reasonable amount of fruit. Weight loss with high-protein/low carbohydrate diets is the result of an unnatural and unhealthy condition in which the body produces ketones resulting in ketosis. If you doubt this, strips which measure the amount of ketones the body is "spilling" into the urine are available at any drug store. After just a day or two the body will show marked ketosis. The best and safest way to lose weight is to start observing HOW MUCH FOOD one eats, and eating normal portions of food. When one eats without measuring, one often eats two or three times a normal portion. When portions are measured, enough food to stave off hunger are eaten but excess food is not. This approach is far healthier than one in which one food type is eaten to the exclusion of another.

Simply eliminating soda is enough to explain the author's weight loss, as soda is packed with calories more densely than most natural foods. It is a great way to a healthier lifestyle to reduce soda consumption, but studies show that diet soda is just as unhealthy as sugar-sweetened soda. The healthiest drink is water, and, contrary to the author's assertion, it does not hinder digestion. In fact, the stomach's job in digestion is more to mechanically break up food than to chemically break up food. If you doubt this, ulcer patients on medication that block ALL production of stomach acids still absorb foods just fine. Water helps, not hinders the mechanical breakdown of food, and people are well-advised to drink plenty of water, both with meals and between meals. While it is possible to drink too much water, it is VERY difficult, and NO MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL recommends restricting water intake for normally healthy people.

The author is not a medical professional, and this shows.
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Review by: Lynn on March 13, 2010 :
This is quite interesting. As you say a person with diabetes needs to watch this. I try and watch my carbs when I eat. Readers should check with their doctor before trying any kind of diet
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