21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart: Boost Metabolism, Lower Cholesterol, and Dramatically Improve Your Health

21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart: Boost Metabolism, Lower Cholesterol, and Dramatically Improve Your Health

Neal D Barnard

Language: English

Pages: 368

ISBN: 0446583820

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

For years, Dr. Neal D. Barnard has been at the forefront of cutting-edge research on what it really takes to lose weight and restore the body to optimal health. Now, with his proven, successful program, in just three short weeks you'll get fast results-drop pounds, lower cholesterol and blood pressure, improve blood sugar, and more. With Dr. Barnard's advice on how to easily start a plant-based diet, you'll learn the secrets to reprogramming your body quickly:

· Appetite reduction: Strategically choose the right foods to naturally and easily tame your appetite.

· Metabolism boost: Adjust eating patterns to burn calories faster for about three hours after each meal.

· Cardio protection: Discover the powerful foods that can help reduce cholesterol nearly as much as drugs do in just weeks.

Whether you are one of the millions who are anxious to get a jumpstart on weight loss or who already know about the benefits of a plant-based diet but have no idea how or where to start, this book is the kickstart you've been waiting for. Complete with more than sixty recipes, daily meal plans for the 21-day program, tips for grocery shopping, and more, this book will teach you how to make the best food choices and get your body on the fast track to better health.

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backaches you’ve been getting lately. “There are other branches,” I reply. “You’ve lost one or two, but some others are still open. They allow blood to detour around the blockage, at least to an extent.” I notice that you do not look reassured. Some outflow points where arteries branch off are still visible; others are narrowed, and some have been completely paved over. Inspecting the side arteries, we see that many have the same streaks and thickened walls, narrowing the passage of blood.

work on Capitol Hill, striving to improve federal nutrition policies. And for your first day on the Kickstart, Rory has this advice: “This is not a diet. This is a way of life. A way to enjoy food. A way to feel healthy, clean, energized, and pure. It’s time to reclaim your mind and body. If you feel like you are ‘giving up’ your favorite foods, keep in mind that you’re not giving up anything. You are simply empowering yourself to make educated, controlled choices about what you will and won’t

already lost thirty pounds and had been able to go shopping for new clothes,” Hillary said. “It was very, very exciting. It was also very exciting to start seeing the reactions of other people as I would attend a conference and see people I hadn’t seen for several months. People really noticed. They could see that there had been a big difference in my attitude and in how I looked physically. It was very inspiring.” “The pounds were dropping like crazy,” Bruce said. “My cholesterol was

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine for being a team that gets things done and makes so many people smarter and healthier. Thank you to Jill Eckart, CHHC, Susan Levin, RD, and Betsy Wason, who played key roles in developing and implementing the Kickstart program and who helped keep many aspects of this book on track. Thank you to Michael Greger, MD, and Joel Fuhrman, MD, for their advice on many aspects of the text. And finally, thank you to Debra Goldstein, a skilled literary agent,

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