Celebrated nutritionist Tanya Zuckerbrot knows that when it comes to losing weight, addition is better than subtraction. Her secret? Add the Miracle Carb to your diet so you don't need to subtract delicious, satisfying foods. Read more...
Celebrated nutritionist Tanya Zuckerbrot knows that when it comes to losing weight, addition is better than subtraction. Her secret? Add the Miracle Carb to your diet so you don't need to subtract delicious, satisfying foods.
The Miracle Carb is dietary fiber, and chances are you don't get the recommended daily requirement, even if you're eating a healthy diet. Tanya introduced the world to fiber with the F-Factor Diet, and thousands of people have lost countless pounds, improved chronic conditions like diabetes, and gained more energy and vigor for living. And they did it all without sacrificing their lifestyles or the foods and drinks they love.
With The Miracle Carb Diet, Tanya is making it easy for you to jump right into living life the F-Factor way. This not just an eating plan; it is a simple and effective action plan for achieving your best self without disrupting your best life. Tanya's here to help you lose weight fast, and then keep it off
- The four easy stages of the Miracle Carb Diet-you could lose up to 12 pounds in the first month
- Suggested fiber-rich foods and menu plans ideal for each stage, plus recommendations for eating out and enjoying cocktails from day one.
- More than 100 original recipes and shopping lists and templates for journaling for better results.
- Tanya's inspiring anecdotes, case studies, and tool kits for defense against specific food cravings and obstacles, plus super sidebars, tips, tricks, and more to help motivate and inform.
The Miracle Carb Diet is a life-changing plan that's enjoyable, flexible, and doable, based on Zuckerbrot's extensive clinical experience as well as her in-depth knowledge of cutting-edge food and nutrition science. So go ahead and raise a glass to the Miracle Carb Diet (yes, you can enjoy that wine guilt-free) and celebrate the miracle of fiber that lets you eat more, weigh less, and even add years to your life.
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2012-11-19
- Reviewer: Staff
Dietician Zuckerbrot (The F-Factor Diet) rolls out a four-stage weight-loss plan of filling up with high-fiber foods, reducing calories, losing weight, and reaping many other benefits of fiber consumption: lower risk of major illness, particularly cancer; stable moods; more energy; improved sleep; longevity; clear skin; and a flat belly. The daily regimen consists of three meals and a snack—combining lean protein and carbs to fire up metabolism—dessert, and at least three liters of water. During the first stage, lasting two weeks, carbs are limited to high-fiber crackers, cereal, and fruit. In the next two stages, more fiber is added and, by the end of two months, readers should have lost about 20 pounds. Cooking at home is key to the program, but Zuckerbrot also lists options for dining at restaurants and while traveling, and suggests methods to combat emotional eating. The exercise component is low-key, as she contends that diet “trumps exercise” in the weight-loss equation and recommends strength training to build lean muscle and burn more calories. Her recipes are easy to make, include nutritional content, with most well under 400 calories, and her creative flair with whole foods is impressive—for example, she spices brussels sprouts with star anise, cinnamon, cloves, and soy sauce; makes ice cream sandwiches with high-fiber crackers, Greek yogurt, and powdered peanut butter. Those stressed by the thought of losing their favorite foods along with extra pounds can take comfort in Zuckerbrot’s wry sense of humor, knowing that her version of steak fajitas will keep them, she says, from “looking like an overstuffed piñata.” (Jan.)