Low Carb Diet Book

Low Carb 1-2-3

By Rozanne Gold

To be specific, this low carb diet book is a low carb cookbook.   When one thinks of a low carb diet they may be thinking of any number of diets, so let me quote this from the introduction:

Low Carb 1-2-3 addresses the needs of everyone following today’s profusion of low carb diets.  This uniquely versatile cookbook cross-references all the popular plans and establishes a common ground of recipes that work superbly for any low-carb program – including Atkins, the South Beach Diet, Sugar Busters, Glycemic  Index diets, and many more.  Unlike other low-carb cookebooks, Low Carb 1-2-3 is full of  recipes that use only 3 ingredients.  Herein lies the magic.  as I have demonstrated in my award-winning 1-2-3 cookbook series, less is more.  This innovative approach to keeping it simple unlocks the inherent flavors of the best ingredients, allowing them to shine through, unmasked and ummuddled."

I have found these recipes to be great, that is both easy and low calorie. Why not cook mostly from this cookbook for a couple of months and see how much weight you lose?

Just a word of warning about low carb diets: Most of us will still gain weight if we eat too much fat and protein. Also some good carbs can add much needed vitamins and nutrients to our diet. See what the American Cancer Society has to say about Carbs:

Carbs:Friend or Foe?

American Cancer Society

“From bread baskets to bowls of  tortilla chips, carbohydrates, or “carbs,”  are diet busters for many folks.  But not all carts are bad. In fact, the right carbs can be an important part of a healthy diet.There are two types of carbs: simple and complex. “Simple” carbs are more easily digested by the body and can be found in fruits, dairy and processed, refined foods like sugar, pasta, and white bread. “Complex” carbs take longer for the body to break down and are found in vegetables, whole-grain pasta and bread, brown rice, and legumes.You don’t have to give up carbs to have a healthy diet; the key is choosing wisely.  American Cancer Society nutrition guide-lines recommend avoiding processed and refined carbs in favor of complex ones whenever possible.  Here are some easy ways to fit in more of those:

  • Use 100% whole-grain bread or wraps instead of white bread for sandwiches.
  • Choose oatmeal or oat cereal for breakfast.
  • Substitute brown rice for white rice.
  • Add whole barley to soups and stews or bulgur to salads and casseroles.
  • When snacking, go for low –fat microwave popcorn, whole-wheat crackers with low-fat cheese, or low-fat, whole-grain muffins.”