The Longevity Diet: Discover Calorie Restriction-the Only Proven Way to Slow the Aging Process and Maintain Peak Vitality by Brian M. Delaney, PDF, 1568583095

The Longevity Diet: Discover Calorie Restriction-the Only Proven Way to Slow the Aging Process and Maintain Peak Vitality

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  • Title: The Longevity Diet: Discover Calorie Restriction-the Only Proven Way to Slow the Aging Process and Maintain Peak Vitality
  • Autor: Brian M. Delaney
  • Publisher (Publication Date): Da Capo Lifelong Books (June 3, 2005)
  • Language: English

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At last, here’s a book that synthesizes the increasingly popular CR (Calorie Restriction) diet for the layperson. CR is not a diet primarily about weight loss, although readers will lose weight. CR is about eating highly nutritious foods to extend your healthy years. Here’s the concept: eat fewer calories and choose foods more carefully. This will reallocate how your metabolism uses its resources to convert food into energy; in other words, what goes in will be used more efficiently. You will feel better and function better—and the big bonus: the CR diet slows aging. CR lengthens the periods of youth and middle age and substantially reduces the risk of virtually all the diseases of aging. Brian Delaney and Lisa Walford, two longtime CR practitioners, will take you on a handheld stroll through the process, including an introduction to CR, how to do it, some of the key issues in the current dialogue, and the skinny on superfoods.

Review, 7/29/10“Everyone wants to live longer. The Longevity Diet teaches you how…[It] gives specific nutritional facts and data that everyone should know.”Tucson Citizen 7/29/10“Provide[s] realistic guidance to people who want to restrict calorie intake…The recipes for such dishes as Veggies Primavera, Spaghetti Squash with Garlic Sauce, and Sweet Potato Fries are almost worth the price of the book.”The New York Times “Beyond Atkins, beyond South Beach, a low-calorie plan promises not only to slim waists, but to slow aging.”Hudson Valley News, 8/4/10“300 pages of excellent advice…And yes, there are recipes, too.” Newsday, 8/17/10“This book…might show you how to live lean.” InfoDad, 8/26/10

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About the Author

Lisa Walford is the coauthor of The Anti-Aging Plan with her father, Dr. Roy Walford, and has been on the CR diet for more than a decade. She lives in Venice, California.Brian Delaney is the president of the Calorie Restriction Society and lives in Jupiter, Florida.

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I bought this book back in September of 2007, so a bit over 4 months ago. Like any “diet book”, I didn’t follow it literally. There’s no way I’m measuring everything I eat. But I did follow the general concepts, and one particular big idea. I focused myself on eating more of what’s good for you. More vegetables, more blueberries and other fruits. I also focused on eating less of things that are nutrient-poor. Less bread, less pasta, etc. I still eat stuff that’s “bad” for you (the common notion of bad – cheese, salami, etc.), though much less than before. Anyway, I lost 5-10 pounds fast. In that first couple of weeks I went hungry at times. It felt too fast, and at times I felt light-headed. So I checked in with my doctor (I was fine) and ate a little more. My weight steadied. I had my cholesterol checked after a couple of months and it was a big improvement. Now I generally eat better and it’s more of a habit than an effort. I’m still losing gradually and have lost 15-20 pounds so far. I’ve read many “diet books” in the past. South Beach wasn’t bad, but this is significantly better. By that I mean it worked better for me. You don’t have to follow the book to the letter to make it work, and to the authors’ credit, they say so and offer advice on that.

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