The twin epidemics of obesity and diabetes are a 21st century time bomb. The Atkins organisation is renowned for its work on diabetes and this book sets out a controlled carbohydrate diet and nutrition regime to help people lose weight and prevent, treat and even reverse diabetes.
The conventional 'healthy' Western diet – based on large amounts of carbohydrates and a small amount of protein and fat – results, for many people, in a state of hyperinsulinism, a key factor in developing diabetes. Insulin is a hormone that helps to regulate blood sugar levels in the body.
The Atkins nutritional plan, based on eating the foods that balance your hormones to regulate blood sugar levels, controls the production of insulin and is therefore a great tool in treating and preventing diabetes. The Atkins plan also promotes healthy weight loss and freedom from other conditions such as high blood pressure and heart disease.
The book contains all the nutritional information diabetes sufferers need to plan their new, healthy diet, as well as recipes so the plan can be put into practice.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 09 / 2006
- 154 x 233mm